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June 14th, 2015

Route 146 traffic stop nets major heroin bust

June 14, 2015

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A motor vehicle stop by R.I. State Police units on Route 146 in North Smithfield Friday night led to the arrest of two men on charges of possessing 850 grams of heroin.

As a result of an investigation by the High Intensity Drug Trafficking (HIDTA) task force, approximately $55,000 worth of heroin was seized, according to Col. Steven G. O’Donnell, superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police.

North Smithfield Softball | Lady Northmen battle to the last out but fall 2-1 to N. Providence

June 14, 2015


PROVIDENCE – You create your own luck, and that’s exactly what the North Smithfield softball team tried to do Sunday afternoon with a spot in the Division II finals on the line.

North Providence responded in calm and cool nature, making defensive plays that took the air out of the Northmen’s attack. It was a scene that repeated several times and represented a major reason why the Cougars emerged from the losers’ bracket with a 2-1 victory. 

June 13th

North Smithfield-Davies Tech Softball | Pasquariello, Northmen bounce Patriots from Div. II Playoffs

June 13, 2015

PROVIDENCE — Jen Pasquariello can almost be described as North Smithfield head coach Paul Mercier’s pet project.

“She’s not a starter. She’s somebody who needed to be pushed and kind of wake up a little bit,” said Mercier. “You’ve got to show the coaching staff during practices that you want to be out there.”

It reached the point where Mercier sat down with Pasquariello as the regular season drew to a close. Since the coach-to-player moment, the naturally skilled Pasquariello has done everything within her power to reward Mercier’s faith in her.

Time to get in the swim

June 13, 2015

With the kids finishing up their last few days of school and the temperature on the thermometer rising every day, local beaches and town pools are preparing for the busy summer season.

June 12th

Treasurer touts infrastructure bank

June 12, 2015

PROVIDENCE – General Treasurer Seth Magaziner is a step closer to winning his first major policy initiative – one he says will create jobs and save millions in energy costs for cities like Pawtucket and Woonsocket, as well as private property owners.

The draft of the $8.6 billion state budget approved by the House Finance Committee a few days ago includes some $7 million worth of funding to rebrand the longtime Clean Water Finance Agency as a new entity, the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank.

VIDEO: World's first 'Comic-Con for cat people' takes LA by storm

June 12, 2015

June 11th

Bellingham family writing new ending to ripoff tale

June 11, 2015

BELLINGHAM – When Dawn Costa met Jose Antonio Mangual Jr. last month, it was as if her prayers had been answered.

Mangual, a professional fundraiser and founder of the Milford, Mass.-based non-profit organization “A 2nd Chance” — which claimed to raise money to help those who need "a second chance" in life — volunteered to raise money to benefit Costa’s 2-year-old granddaughter, Brooklynn Rondeau, diagnosed with childhood leukemia in April.

Mount St. Charles Baseball | Lataille shines as Mounties earn spot in Division II finals

June 11, 2015

EAST PROVIDENCE – According to Mount St. Charles head coach Tom Seaver, the starting pitchers for Thursday night’s Division II Regional Pod II final know each other quite well. MSC’s Alex Lataille and his counterpart from Prout, Mason Feole, are teammates on the same summer baseball team.

June 10th

Potential lawsuit could threaten charter school

June 10, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Now that state education officials have granted final approval to RISE Prep Mayoral Academy, there is a move afoot to file a lawsuit in Superior Court to prevent the school from opening in the fall.
Council President Albert G. Brien said a lawsuit may not be necessary, because there are at least two bills pending in the General Assembly that could prevent the school from opening. But Brien said that if state lawmakers fail to act, he is prepared to ask the City Council to partner with the Woonsocket Teachers Guild as plaintiffs in a suit.

June 9th

Statehouse of Cards: Power, corruption often go hand-in-hand for Rhode Island’s legislative leaders

June 9, 2015

PROVIDENCE – When ex-House Speaker Gordon D. Fox is sentenced in federal court tomorrow on corruption charges, his fall from grace will be complete.

And whatever else he may have accomplished as a state legislator, this may be his crowning achievement: He’ll have given average Rhode Islanders one more reason to believe that it’s virtually impossible to hold the most powerful seat in state government without going bad at the core.

 

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