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January 25th, 2015

Burrillville High boys' hockey | BAND OF BROTHERS: Broncos roster sports four sets of siblings

January 25, 2015

BURRILLVILLE  – Junior center Riley Tupper admitted being amazed when Burrillville High mentor Bill Robinson approached his troops last week and told them The Call wanted to conduct an interview with his icemen.

Bigger than the Blizzard of ‘78?

January 25, 2015

Weather forecasts for a potentially massive blizzard striking Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts had Woonsocket’s Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt shifting into weather emergency mode on Sunday as communities throughout the state geared up for what could be a demanding multi-day challenge to their resources.

Baldelli-Hunt received assurances from her director of public works, Steve D’Agostino, that the highway department’s plows and sanders and their drivers would be ready for the many hours of work ahead, just as her executive peers in nearby communities were also informed.

January 24th

R.I. urged to invest in ‘human capital’

January 24, 2015

THE CONVENTIONAL wisdom of Washington politics is that President Barack Obama’s proposal for a national plan to abolish the cost of tuition for a two-year college degree is dead on arrival.

Jim Purcell, the state’s new commissioner of postsecondary education, hopes that isn’t true. But even if it is, Purcell says it’s way past time for the state to do something on its own to make a college education more affordable.

January 23rd

Showgoers become captains of dreams

January 23, 2015

PROVIDENCE – At 16 years old, Zach Pope and Dan Calandro aren’t exactly old salty dogs, but they do know a thing or two about boats.

Both juniors at the Sound School Regional Vocational Aquaculture Center, a marine-themed magnet school in Connecticut, Pope and Calandro have studied maritime history, boat building and oceanography, yet even they were impressed with the sheer number of boats and watercraft that filled the Rhode Island Convention Center, where the 22nd annual Providence Boat Show opened Friday and continues today and Sunday.

Woonsocket High boys' basketball | Knotty Oakers chop down Villa Novans, 67-56

January 23, 2015


WOONSOCKET – There are variety of reasons why a basketball team may wish to slow the game down.  For Coventry head coach Tom Campbell, his primary reason was that he did not want to get into a track meet with a Woonsocket outfit that is all about the fastbreak.

“We like to run, but not as fast as they like to run,” said Campbell. “We wanted to control the tempo and get good shots in that tempo. We didn’t want the game to get crazy.”

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 'Bad Lip Readings' video spoofs NFL football stars

January 23, 2015

January 22nd

Former NS officer charged with pension fraud

January 22, 2015

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A local attorney and former policeman who retired on a disability pension in 2002 has been criminally charged with fraudulently obtaining $42,458 in tuition benefits to pay for his son’s and daughter’s education at the University of Rhode Island.

Keith Heroux, 52, of 1172 Old Smithfield Road, was released on $25,000 personal recognizance Wednesday following his arraignment on state police charges of obtaining money under false pretenses over $1,500, a felony.

Providence College basketball | Henton, Friars close out Xavier in OT after almost losing grip, 69-66

January 22, 2015

PROVIDENCE – The term “emotional rollercoaster” definitely applies to what took place at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Thursday.<

January 21st

Mount St. Charles boys' basketball | Murphy, Lataille power Mounties past Patriots, 57-45

January 21, 2015

WOONSOCKET  –  Mount St. Charles first-year chief Henry Coleman provided his troops an earful after entering the break with a mere 29-21 advantage over winless Davies Tech on Wednesday night.

“I thought we settled too much for the outside shot when we could’ve been attacking the basket,” Coleman stated. “We were two for 10 with the three-pointer in the first half, but we also talked about doing a better job on screens, especially with their three-point shots.

Providence College basketball | PLENTY IN RESERVE: Friars’ Harris has taken to coming off the bench

January 21, 2015

PROVIDENCE – The warranty on Tyler Harris’ coming-off-the-bench experiment has officially expired.

Since the probability of the Providence College redshirt junior serving as a reserve for a ninth straight game against Xavier Thursday night is high, the time has officially come to dub Harris as the team’s super sub. When Ed Cooley made the decision to remove Harris from the starting five a month ago – Dec. 20 vs. UMass to be exact – the coach explained the move as a prime chance to bolster the Friars’ firepower off the bench.

BURRILLVILLE  – Junior center Riley Tupper admitted being amazed when Burrillville...
WOONSOCKET – There are variety of reasons why a basketball team may wish to slow the game...
PROVIDENCE – The term “emotional rollercoaster” definitely applies to what took...
Weather forecasts for a potentially massive blizzard striking Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts had Woonsocket’s...
THE CONVENTIONAL wisdom of Washington politics is that President Barack Obama’s proposal for a national plan to abolish...
PROVIDENCE – At 16 years old, Zach Pope and Dan Calandro aren’t exactly old salty dogs, but they do know a thing or two...

 

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