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October 2nd, 2015

Women's College Soccer | Cumberland's Ribeiro enjoying strong bounce-back season at UConn

October 2, 2015

Stephanie Ribeiro’s return to the UConn women’s soccer team couldn’t have been scripted any better.

Exactly one year ago, Ribeiro dealt with the likelihood that her junior season was over before it actually started. The Cumberland native pulled her hip flexor during the spring of her sophomore year. The frustrating part was that every time Ribeiro believed that she was in the clear, a setback would occur.

Bryant Football | Bulldogs to be tested by bigger Monmouth squad

October 2, 2015

SMITHFIELD – On the surface, Saturday’s contest at Monmouth seems the perfect warmup act for Bryant University’s football team prior to sinking its teeth into Northeast Conference play.

The Bulldogs (2-1) and Hawks (1-3) were NEC rivals for five seasons before Monmouth left to join the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, which doesn’t offer football. The Hawks aligned with the Big South – the same league as Coastal Carolina, Bryant’s opponent last week – prior to the 2014 season.

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October 2, 2015

Department to investigate photo appearing to show officer asleep at the wheel

October 2, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Police Chief Thomas Carey says an internal investigation is under way after someone posted a photo on social media that appears to show a city policeman sitting behind the wheel of a parked cruiser, asleep. “We’ll take whatever action is appropriate,” said the chief.

Blackstone Valley Tourism Council honors Belisles, Jacobs

October 2, 2015

LINCOLN – The Blackstone Valley Tourism Council had plenty to celebrate Thursday evening while holding its 30th Annual Dinner at Twin River but also made sure to share that celebration with some local contributors to the Blackstone Valley’s economic and community success. 

FBI grabs evidence from Front Street complex

October 2, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Federal agents descended on a mysterious, windowless Front Street brick building on Thursday, spending hours inside and trucking away bags and boxes of unidentified materials. 

The only hints to what was going on behind the white box truck backed up to a single garage door in the one-time public utility and fur storage building were the FBI Evidence Response Team logos the agents’ blue t-shirts.

October 1st

NBA Basketball | Roncarati on the Rise: Cumberland native now Atlanta's director of rehabilitation

October 1, 2015

Cumberland native Mike Roncarati was in Las Vegas fulfilling his duties with Golden State’s NBA Summer League entry when he found himself standing at the crossroads of his professional career.

The opportunity to climb the Warriors’ organizational ladder was on the table, as the Bishop Feehan graduate had the opportunity to succeed good friend Keke Lyles as the team’s director of athletic performance. The past two seasons had seen Roncarati serve as the strength and conditioning coach for the defending NBA champs.

September 30th

Mid-week rain, wind could be warm-up act for Hurricane Joaquin

September 30, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Drier conditions and cooler temperatures are on tap after yesterday’s long overdue soaking, but don’t put away the galoshes just yet: This is what meteorologists like to call a lull.

And they’re recommending you take advantage of it because things may go from bad to dramatically worse over the next several days in the form of Hurricane Joaquin. He’s packing lots more rain and dangerously powerful winds.

Shelter tells city they can't pay property tax bill

September 30, 2015

WOONSOCKET – The deadline for Haven of Grace Ministries to pay its first-ever property tax bill passed yesterday, but the city probably shouldn’t be expecting a check from the non-profit shelter for battered women anytime soon. 

“We can’t pay it,” said Vice President Susan Mansfield. “We literally don’t have the money.”

September 29th

Autumnfest's dynamic duo honored

September 29, 2015

WOONSOCKET — Lorraine and Paul Jacob were honored by a gathering of family, friends and longtime Autumnfest volunteers during the Grand Marshal Reception at St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center Tuesday evening.
The couple was honored for their own longtime volunteering with Autumnfest, each with separate roles at times, and for also working together on projects.
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