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March 20th, 2015

Cumberland Boys' Hockey | Cumberland grabs semifinal opener with 2-1 OT win

March 20, 2015


WOONSOCKET – The track record of Cumberland and Coventry hooking up in games decided by one goal continued Friday night at Adelard Arena.

And just like the three regular-season encounters, the Clippers emerged victorious. 

VIDEO OF THE DAY: A Kid-Friendly 'Good Morning' Juice

March 20, 2015

March 19th

Boys' Hockey | SPRING BREAK: Burrillville, Cumberland, North Smithfield ready for semifinals

March 19, 2015


Broncos ready to take on Barrington

BURRILLVILLE  –  Under first-year head coach Bill Robinson, Burrillville High coasted to a 15-3-0 mark in Division I/Eccleston, with its lone losses coming only to league champion Cumberland (twice) and Prout.

Three of those victories came at the expense of Barrington, the Broncos' foe in this weekend's R.I. Division I/Eccleston Tournament semifinal series, one that begins Friday night at 7:30 at Levy Rink.

The respective scores: 4-1 on Dec. 13, 5-3 on Jan. 16 and 5-3 on Feb. 27.

Tempest: ‘That’s not me'

March 19, 2015

PROVIDENCE – Testifying in Superior Court Thursday, Raymond D. “Beaver” Tempest Jr. repeatedly asserted his innocence in the brutal murder of his 22-year-old neighbor in Woonsocket more than 34 years ago, saying he is incapable of such violence.

Town wants parents to pay for school transportation

March 19, 2015

BELLINGHAM – Parents in Bellingham will have to start paying for their children to ride the school bus next year.
Citing rising transportation costs and low bus enrollment, school officials announced this week that the district will implement a pay-to-ride service beginning next September.
The plan is to charge students in kindergarten through Grade 7 who live less than two miles from their child’s school, as well as children in Grades 8-12 regardless of where they live.

March 18th

Woman leaps from moving car in Cumberland

March 18, 2015

CUMBERLAND – A young woman was taken to the hospital after jumping out of the rear passenger seat of a car traveling about 40 mph on Mendon Road Tuesday morning, police and eyewitnesses said.
Donald Stewart of Manville said he was driving a car behind the woman when he saw her tumble onto the roadway. He said her body rolled over several times before landing against the sidewalk.
Amazingly, Stewart said, the woman leapt to her feet after she came to rest, but her face was bloody and she was visibly shaken.

March 17th

University of Rhode Island basketball | URI blows away Iona in opening round of NIT, 88-75

March 17, 2015


KINGSTON — After playing two, slow-down Atlantic 10 Tournament conference games over the weekend, the No. 3 Rhode Island basketball team finally found an opponent that was willing to play an up-tempo, 94-foot contest.
 
In the first round of the National Invitational Tournament, the Rams and No. 6 Iona traded dunks, 3-pointers, transition buckets and free throws – lots and lots of free throws – for 40 minutes Tuesday night.

R.I. High school sports | Plans are in place in the event baseball, softball seasons don't start on time

March 17, 2015

 

PROVIDENCE –  The state’s ball fields are nowhere near ready for use. Bur no, interscholastic spring sports are not being canceled. Nor will regular-season games be reduced, as of yet.

“We put out to the athletic directors: What can we do?” said Interscholastic League Executive Director Tom Mezzanotte during Monday’s Principals’ Committee on Athletics meeting.

March 16th

Medicaid budget gets closer look

March 16, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Overviews of state Medicaid costs, the impact of state budget cuts on those providing services, and ideas for better ways of doing business were discussed at the first town hall forum put on by The Working Group to Reinvent Medicaid at Harris Public Library Monday evening.

Elizabeth Roberts, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s new Health and Human Services secretary, said the session, the first of four around the state, was planned as a way to collect ideas on improving Medicaid services from those who access the system.

Mount St. Charles Girls' Hockey | Warwick Co-op delivers one final comeback to claim DeCosta championship

March 16, 2015

PROVIDENCE – A little divine intervention can never hurt, so why not give it a shot?

Minutes after Mount St. Charles Athletic Director Richard Lawrence arrived at Brown University's Meehan Auditorium prior to the R.I. DeCosta Division Tournament rubber tilt between his Mounties and Warwick Co-op, he strolled down the steps to the near bench.

There, he had a few words for head coach Tony DiLorenzo, then walked slowly back to his seat next to assistant A.D. Ray Leveille.

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