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March 19th, 2015

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.

Mount St. Charles Boys' Hockey | Mounties' Dave Belisle sees plenty of good in long, trying season

March 16, 2015

WOONSOCKET– After a season that ran the emotional gamut, Mount St. Charles coach Dave Belisle was thankful for his support system.

His team’s season drew to a close Saturday night as Bishop Hendricken scored five unanswered goals to take Game 2 of the best-of-three State Championship Division semifinals, 6-2, at Adelard Arena.

March 15th

Providence College basketball | Friars head to the big dance with big hopes

March 15, 2015


PROVIDENCE – They are a team that offers fearless freshmen mixed in with gritty veterans.
 
Somehow, these two groups from completely opposite ends of the college basketball spectrum succeeded in meshing together and picking up where their predecessors left off. 
 

Burrillville historians take hands-on care of town’s cemeteries

March 15, 2015

BURRILLVILLE — The Burrillville Historical & Preservation Society is planning a major restoration and conservation project for the Sayles-Cook Cemetery in Pascoag, an abandoned graveyard and final resting place of the Sayles family, who once owned the Granite Mill in Pascoag.

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UXBRIDGE – Voters at the Special Town Meeting on May 12 will be asked to approve a plan to build a new central fire...
WOONSOCKET – A city man was ordered held without bail at the state prison Wednesday following his arrest on arson...