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 wasnâ€™t 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.
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 norâ€™easters 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 hasnâ€™t been pretty.
Tom Brady is the best ever. Bill Belichick is the best ever. Super Bowl XLIX was the best (and most-watched) ever. New England sports fans are the most blessed in the nation. Let’s get those declarations out of the way.
Legacies aside, though, the Patriots’ history-making championship season was also a triumph for some of the oldest of old-school virtues.
Patience. Preparedness. Professionalism.
WOONSOCKET â€”An elderly man was injured Tuesday morning after he was struck by a car while walking along Clinton Street, police told The Call.
According to police, the man, who was not identified on Wednesday, was struck at 8:52 a.m. near 464 Clinton St. by a car driven by woman who also has not been identified by police.
The driver told police she swerved her car to get around a snow plow that was clearing snow in a nearby parking lot when she struck the man, who was walking in the street. The driver told police she did not see the man and was unable to stop in time.
BURRILLVILLE – Isaiah DeSilva is a man of few words, but his elation was obvious after he became one of the newest members of the University of Rhode Island football family on Wednesday afternoon.
PROVIDENCE – It’s becoming a regular habit, that of seeing a Providence College player receive Big East Player of the Week honors.
This time, it was Kris Dunn’s turn to take a bow after the conference bestowed its top weekly honor upon him on Monday. Dunn is the second straight Friar to receive the award as Henton took home the laurel last week. Dunn also received the same honor back on Jan. 12.