July 27th, 2015
WOONSOCKET â City Council President Albert G. Brien said he is preparing to mount a second flank of a legal attack on RISE Prep Mayoral Academy aimed at preventing the regional charter school from opening its doors here next month.
Brien said he expects the council to take up a measure on Aug. 3 allowing members to appeal to the Zoning Board of Review permits issued by the building inspector that allow RISE to operate at One Social Street.
Upper Deck Post 86/14 posts pair of weekend blowouts
WEST WARWICK – During a winners’ bracket semifinal on Sunday, recent Cumberland High grad Ryan O’Neill spun a superb three-hitter (without a walk) and struck out four as Upper Deck Post 86/14 rolled to an 8-1 win over South Kingstown Post 39.
WARWICK – The Lincoln Little League All-Stars topped Cranston Western, 7-2, on Sunday night at Warwick Continental Field in the winner's bracket final of the Rhode Island major division tournament.
With the win, Lincoln moves on to the two-game state championship series, slated for Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. against the winner of Cranston Western and Portsmouth.
Lincoln needs to win one of the two games to capture the state championship.
More coverage coming tomorrow.
BLACKSTONE â After a delayed spring planting season, area farmers are starting to sell the bounty of their agricultural endeavors with the help of the Daniels Farmstead Foundation farm at 286 Mendon St.
Farmer booths were found at the Daniels Farmstead Farmerâs Market offering fresh vegetables, delicious baked goods and even organic goatâs milk soaps as a sampling of things to come as the growing season progresses.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â You probably think the trombone is a musical instrument.
To Matthew Ethier, itâs also a vehicle, and heâs taking it places.
Next stop: Fort Adams State Park, via the Newport Jazz Festival.
A 2015 graduate of North Smithfield High School, Ethier, 18, will perform in the famed jazz showcase as a member of the Rhode Island Music Educators Association Senior All-State Ensemble for the third year in a row next Saturday.
WARWICK â Nick Toro had a penchant for pounding home runs in the R.I. Little League Major Division (11-12) District IV Tournament, one in which the Lincoln All-Stars swept with relative ease, and he picked up where he left off Saturday afternoon.
The congenial Toro, who already had walloped a three-run dinger, ripped what proved to be the game-clinching blast in the top of the seventh inning to deliver to Lincoln an absolutely thrilling 5-4 triumph over District II champ Portsmouth in the opener of the state tourney at Warwick Continental Little Leagueâs Louis M. DâAbrosca Memorial Field.
PAWTUCKET â When heralded PawSox shortstop Deven Marrero â known for his innate skills with the leather â was called up to the parent club back on June 25, he was naturally elated with the opportunity ahead of him.
The six-foot-one, 195-pound native of Miami, Fla. and former star at Arizona State University didn't fare too well with the bat in five appearances with Boston, manufacturing a .143 bating average (1-for-7), though did record his first major-league hit and run scored against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hurler Mike Morin on July 28.
LINCOLN â As always after the capture of a R.I. Little League Major Division (11-12) Tournament championship, the Lincoln All-Stars were back at practice Tuesday evening with their manager, Charlie Hien, and his mammoth coaching staff of at least five.
WOONSOCKET â Opponents of the proposed RISE Prep Mayoral Academy won big in the first round of their bid to kill the controversial school Friday when a Superior Court judge rejected the stateâs motion to dismiss a lawsuit aimed at preventing it from opening next month.
The plaintiffs are now poised to argue a motion to do just that during a hearing set for Aug. 11, according to attorney William Wray, who represents the City Council.
âYes,â said Wray. âIt was definitely a win for the plaintiffs.â