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February 22nd, 2015

Woonsocket Boys' Basketball | Villa Novans exact revenge on Coventry, earn quarterfinal matchup vs. Hendricken

February 22, 2015

COVENTRY — The Coventry boys basketball team picked the worst time to go into a prolonged offensive funk.

Coventry averaged just 42.7 points a game during a three-game losing streak to end the regular season and the No. 7 Oakers’ struggled on the offensive end again in Sunday’s Division I preliminary round game against high-scoring No. 10 Woonsocket.

Pawtucket Red Sox | New PawSox ownership group to have distinct Rhode Island flavor

February 22, 2015

PAWTUCKET – A quartet of Rhode Islanders with strong ties to the state’s business community will be part of the new ownership group of the Pawtucket Red Sox, The Times and The Call has learned.

The locally based owners, who according to the Boston Globe will include the Boston Red Sox as a minority shareholder, include Tom Ryan, former president and chief executive officer of CVS/Caremark Corporation; Terry Murray, former Fleet Blank CEO; James Skeffington, a Providence-based attorney; and Ray Mancini, a liquor distributor.

February 21st

R.I. Swimming | Bauer sets two school marks as Clipper boys take third

February 21, 2015


PROVIDENCE  –  Jack Bauer wanted desperately to reel in a first-ever individual state title at the R.I. Swimming Championships at Brown University’s Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center on Saturday.
 
Actually, it’s been something he’s talked about since last winter, when he came close in both of his specialties – the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard backstroke.
 

R.I. Swimming | GOOD GOLLY: Lincoln’s Mollie Westrick snares two titles, sets new RI 50-yard record

February 21, 2015


PROVIDENCE – Lincoln High head coach Tom DiIorio is no clairvoyant, but he expected an extraordinary performance from junior phenom Mollie Westrick at the R.I. Girls Swimming Championships on Saturday afternoon.
 

R.I. Indoor Track | Scullin, Talbert soar for Clippers at state championship meet

February 21, 2015


PROVIDENCE – Meaghan Scullin came, she saw, she repeated as an individual state champion.
 

Brutal winter weather takes a toll on area churches

February 21, 2015

The brutal snow and cold that continues to slam New England is creating a hardship on local churches, where the relentless and record-breaking storms this winter have resulted in empty pews and empty collection plates.

“It’s a scary time,” says Rev. Edward G. St-Godard, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Woonsocket. “Most of my parishioners are elderly, and this winter has been very hard on them. People are either sick or they are unable to get out because of all the heavy snow and ice.”

February 20th

R.I. Indoor Track | Local hopefuls look to make marks at Indoor Championships

February 20, 2015


PROVIDENCE – There’s never too little to write about when it comes to the Blackstone Valley region and the indoor track & field state championships. 
 
Saturday’s meet at the Providence Career & Technical Academy field house figures to be no exception with the chase for first-place finishes and berths in the New Englands beginning at 11:30 a.m. with the field events. The running events will commence at noontime.

Cumberland Boys Hockey | LAKE EFFECT: Clippers remain unbeaten as goalie saves 24 in OT win

February 20, 2015


WOONSOCKET – After two shaky periods on Friday night where nothing seemed to go Cumberland’s way, the Clippers rose to the occasion at a most opportune time and in the process succeeded in keeping their perfect league record intact.
 

February 19th

University of Rhode Island basketball | First-year duo Garrett and Terrell lighting up scoreboards for Rams

February 19, 2015


KINGSTON —Rhode Island guards Jarvis Garrett and Jared Terrell should no longer carry the label of “freshmen.”
 
While technically the guards are classified as such until the spring semester ends in May, when it comes to basketball, that status shouldn’t be the first word in any conversation about the pair for the rest of the season.
 

Frechette has held zoning board seat more than half his life

February 19, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Even in a small city, politics can be as fleeting as fashion, an ever-changing parade of faces on the red carpet of public life.

Unless you’re Norman G. Frechette.

At 85 years old, Frechette has served on the Zoning Board of Review more than half his life without interruption – 45 years – a plain-spoken voice of common sense as steady as the Rock of Gibraltar.

A longtime construction tradesman whose specialty was excavating with dynamite, Frechette was still working sporadically until very recently.

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