February 10th, 2015
NORTH SMITHFIELD â This winterâs record-setting stretch of snow is not only weighing on the patience of snow-weary Northern Rhode Islanders, itâs weighing down roofs where heavy loads of snow and ice have many fearing snow-related building collapses.
âIâve been in the roofing business for 20 years and the only other winter I can remember being this bad was the one we had four years ago,â says Shaun Reilly, president of Above All Roofing on Eddie Dowling Highway, a roofing and home improvement company that also provides local roof snow removal.
Arizona State (12-11) 81
(#6) Arizona (20-3) 78
The Arizona Wildcats traveled to Tempe to face in state rival Arizona State for what they expected to be an easy game. Arizona State came into the game at the bottom of the PAC 12 at 3-6 in conference play. The Sun Devils came out firing as they shot 50% from the field (26/52) and 46.7% from 3 (7/15). Guard Bo Barnes paced the Sun Devils with 18 points including a perfect 8 for 8 from the charity stripe.
(#8) Kansas (19-4) 62
Oklahoma State (16-7) 67
WOONSOCKET â Is Mother Nature and all her fury winning the war against the Division of Public Works?
It sure looks like she dropped a bomb on an old city pickup truck in the midst of a snow-clearing detail in Oak Grove on Sunday.
Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt said the truck spontaneously burst into flames after it became overheated and flammable fluids leaked onto the manifold. The driver, who was not identified, escaped without injury.
WOONSOCKET â A gathering of more than 200 revelers attending the 21st annual Mardi Gras celebration, benefiting the Northern Rhode Island Council of the Arts, learned the identity of King Jace Saturday night in what turned out to be a pretty hot surprise for the Cajun-flavored evening.
Woonsocket Fire Chief Paul Shatraw was the person under the Kingâs heavy black beard, black wig, Mardi Gras crown and several layers of robes, and was revealed to the crowd by Mardi Gras Queen Tracey Parenteau during the eveningâs festivities.
PAWTUCKET – In an ideal world, the Triple-A starting rotation is a cross between veterans and youngsters whose ceiling has yet to be officially defined.
When responding to fires, lost minutes can lead to lost lives. With recent storms dumping nearly three feet of snow on the region, and with many fire hydrants throughout the state still caked in a frosty coating of powder, area fire officials are looking to inform the public on just how crucial it is to have cleared hydrants in the event of an emergency.
On Jan. 26 and 27, a blizzard dropped nearly two feet of snow in portions of Rhode Island. As if that wasnât enough, a second storm barraged the Ocean State a week later, dumping almost a foot of additional snow on the area.
PAWTUCKET – Pictured from left, pitcher Keith Couch, manager Kevin Boles, director of player development Ben Crockett, assistant director of player development Brian Abraham, hitting coach Rich Gedman and pitcher Robby Scott, pose for a photo with the Governors’ Cup on Friday at the media portion of the PawSox' annual Hot Stove event.
The team brought the cup home to McCoy last year as champions of the International League, for the second time in three years.
WOONSOCKET – Mount St. Charles mentor Ray Leveille couldn’t have more blunt after his club stole a thrilling yet nail-biting, come-from-behind 40-38 triumph over Tolman High on Thursday night.
“We didn’t deserve to win that game,” he explained after his Mounties improved to 14-3 overall and 11-2 in Division III-North. “We missed too many free throws, we had too many turnovers; Tolman is a difficult matchup for us because of its size. It has a daunting front line, and that forces you to take outside jumpers.
PAWTUCKET – Talk to Rich Gedman and it’s clear that the PawSox have a new, passionate hitting coach who is invested in the game.
With more than 3 feet of snow on the ground and more on the way, the recent battery of storms has wreaked havoc on municipal trash collection with cities and towns either postponing trash pickup by one day or canceling it altogether.
Trash collection has been pushed back for the past two weeks because of two norâeasters in consecutive weeks that have pummeled the area with heavy snow, forcing nearly all cities and towns to suspend and delay pickup by one day.
And it hasnât been pretty.
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