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April 20th, 2015

NBA Playoffs Recap and Predictions

April 20, 2015

The NBA Playoffs started this past Saturday. We are going to look at the results and give predictions on how the rest of the series goes. We will start in the Eastern Conference first.

Eastern Conference

Game 1
Chicago Bulls 103
Milwaukee Bucks 91

The Bucks came out in the first half and played tough. The much stronger Bulls restored order in the second half behind the strong play of Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose. This was the first playoff game Rose has played in since 2011 when he tore his ACL. He scored 23 points on an efficient 9-16 shooting from the field.

April 19th

Body found in home fire pit

April 19, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Police are investigating the death of a Mason Street man whose body was found lying partially in a backyard fire pit Sunday morning.

Police declined to comment on the case Sunday while the investigation into the discovery outside 268 Mason St. continued. It could not be determined whether police were investigating an accident or medical problem in connection with the man’s death, or possibly foul play.

April 18th

Burrillville volunteers pick up the planet

April 18, 2015

BURRILLVILLE – Residents took time out on a perfect Saturday morning to
ensure that their community stayed just as beautiful as the day's weather during the annual Earth Day Cleanup.

About 30 people converged on the Department of Public Works Town Garage
as early as 8:30 a.m. Saturday to enjoy a breakfast of coffee, hot
chocolate, and doughnuts before donning their neon green T-shirts and a
pair of gloves, grabbing trash bags, and departing to clean various
locations throughout the community.

Blessed with a picturesque spring morning, residents, children, parents,

Woonsocket Little League | Opening Day festivities ring in new season

April 18, 2015

WOONSOCKET -- Woonsocket Little League’s opening day went off with a hitch Saturday at Renaud Field. The celebration officially kicked off the 2015 season and featured a player parade that included all teams in each division, including T-Ball, Instructional, Minor, Majors, Juniors and Seniors baseball teams, as well as 8 & Under, 10 & Under, 12 & Under and juniors softball teams.
 
For more photos, see Sunday's Woonsocket Call

Woonsocket Outdoor Track | Villa Novans capture Cumberland Thrower's Pentathlon

April 18, 2015

CUMBERLAND — Thanks to second-place finishes in the discus, hammer and 25-pound weight, Woonsocket High sophomore Jared Briere helped his squad capture the Cumberland Thrower’s Pentathlon, held Saturday at Tucker Field.

The Villa Novans amassed 4,525 points with Briere accounting for 1,988 of them. Lincoln finished second in the nine-team event with 4,470 points followed by Cumberland, whose third-place finish was the result of 3,913 points.

April 17th

Pawtucket Red Sox | POWER COYLE: Aggressive approach is working for PawSox second baseman

April 17, 2015


PAWTUCKET – The first time players pick up a bat, they are instructed to swing nice and easy … under control. Don’t rush through the zone because you believe that’s the only way the ball is going to clear the fence.

Students aid veterans

April 17, 2015

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Julia Cloutier, an 18-year-old senior at North Smithfield High School, had a general sense of the difficulties faced by veterans returning home from war, but it wasn’t until she attended a weekend-long retreat sponsored by Project New Hope Inc., a non-profit organization that helps veterans transition to civilian life, that she finally understood that the effects of war are felt far beyond the battlefield.

High school softball | Division II preview: Northmen hope to erase last year's painful ending

April 17, 2015

(Editor's note: this article first appeared in the April 11, 2015 edition of the Woonsocket Call)

When it comes to synopsizing this spring’s Division II teams and what they hope to accomplish, there’s no better place to start than North Smithfield High.

In 2014, head coach Paul Mercier’s Northmen rode senior standout Karissa Carlton’s golden arm to a perfect 16-0 II-North slate and the top seed in the D-II state tournament.

April 16th

Uxbridge to vote on new fire station

April 16, 2015

UXBRIDGE – Voters at the Special Town Meeting on May 12 will be asked to approve a plan to build a new central fire station on South Main Street.

If articles approving the plan pass muster at the town meeting, voters will be asked to approve a debt exclusion for the project at the annual town election on May 19.

Lincoln Boys' Tennis | LEARNING SERVE: Young Lions just looking for daily improvement

April 16, 2015


LINCOLN  –  For Lincoln High head coach Tim Potter, it’s a necessary ritual he undertakes every late February or early March.

PAWTUCKET – Mount St. Charles may have failed in its attempt to capture a third...
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CUMBERLAND – For five-plus innings, this Division I-B affair between Cumberland and East...
PROVIDENCE – A longtime friend of James J. Skeffington spoke of his exuberance, caring demeanor, and love for his...
BURRILLVILLE – After searching for more than 10 hours on Thursday, police investigators were back at 505 Douglas Pike...