April 12th, 2015
PAWTUCKET – “I’m preparing in spring training to be a starter,” stated Matt Barnes in February, not long after the official report date for Red Sox pitchers and catchers.
When reminded of what the hard-throwing right-hander said during follow-up phone interview late last week, Barnes came across as open-minded individual.
BURRILLVILLE â The Town Council has taken the first step in a lengthy process to designate Chapel Street (from River Street to Union Avenue) in Harrisville; the former Boliden Metech Mill in Mapleville; and the Pliant site in Nasonville as potential sites for redevelopment.
WOONSOCKET – Tom Seaver is typically very even-keeled, but he had to work to contain his excitement after Mount St. Charles eked out an astonishing, come-from-behind 12-11 Division II crossover triumph over Narragansett on Saturday afternoon.
The Mounties had to overcome deficits of 7-0 (after the first frame), 9-3 (following the top of the third) and 11-9 (in the fourth), but manufactured three runs in the back half of the seventh to improve to 2-0 overall and in league action.
WOONSOCKET â A long-abandoned structure on Sunnyside Avenue was destroyed in a fire Saturday morning, and fire officials believe the cause to be suspicious in nature.
Around 11 a.m. Saturday, firefighters responded to the one-story property on Sunnyside Avenue after receiving a call for smoke coming from the building. Woonsocket Fire Chief Paul Shatraw said fire personnel arrived on scene to see heavy fire coming out of the buildingâs exterior and the firefightersâ exterior attack proved successful, as the blaze was deemed under control within 15 minutes.
PAWTUCKET – Tolman High head coach Craig Giarusso admitted he’s never seen such a horrendous winter, one that has so greatly affected his ability to practice with his girls outside.
BOSTON – Being affiliated with the Big East Conference and having all their games televised, Providence College men’s basketball is one of biggest windows into the institution.
People tend to focus on Ed Cooley’s program more than any other sport to the point that it becomes the barometer about how fans and alumni alike feel about PC.
WOONSOCKET â Draped in blankets, they were shaken and cold, and most werenât sure where they were going to sleep the next night.
Forty people were homeless after a careless cooking accident triggered a three-alarm fire Wednesday night at 30 Ascension St., one of the cityâs largest rooming houses.
Amazingly, all escaped without injury, partly because of the heroics of Douglas Lachance, a live-in property manager who pounded on doors to alert sleeping tenants to the danger.
CUMBERLAND â While it may seem harmless enough, Cumberland school officials are warning parents that a popular game where students try to âassassinateâ other students with a squirt gun could go too far.
The game is called "Senior Assassin" and it's played at schools across the country, including Cumberland where about 100 high school seniors are reportedly involved in the game. Rules vary, but it generally involves students stalking and shooting human targets with water pistols until only one remains.