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September 28th, 2015

Providence College Basketball | RIGHT ON POINT: Friars land 2016 PG Maliek White

September 28, 2015

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Friars are looking for a few good point guards to fill Kris Dunn’s talented shoes for the 2016-17 season and beyond.

True, PC already has one Big East-tested point man in Kyron Cartwright along with transfer Isaiah Jackson, who reportedly ran the point at times during his high school days, in the fold. There’s now a third name to add to the list after Virginia native Maliek White supplied the Friars with a verbal commitment late Sunday night.

September 27th

Another reason to smile

September 27, 2015

NORTH SMITHFIELD — Peter Bouley of Chepachet, a 69-year-old Vietnam veteran who recently received $10,000 in free dental work from Aspen Dental in North Smithfield as part of a larger initiative by the company to offer dental care to veterans, recently received another big surprise.

Veteran arriving at North Central in B-17

September 27, 2015

LINCOLN – When Bill Purple flies into North Central State Airport today it will be with a lot mixed memories of his youth.
Purple, a 91-year-old World War II veteran from Petersham, Mass., piloted 35 missions in a B-17 bomber during the war and will be getting a ride to the Rhode Island state airport at the Lincoln-Smithfield line from the Collings Foundation, a non-profit war bird preservation group based Stow, Mass.

Father, son hurt in fall off city porch

September 27, 2015

WOONSOCKET — A 30-year-old city man and his five-year-old son were hurt on Sunday after they toppled off a third-floor porch at 397 Ninth Avenue.
Police said the victims were transported to Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children’s Hospital by rescue personnel where they were being treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

Woonsocket Baseball | RAM TESTED TOUGH: Novans' Beaulieu commits to URI '9'

September 27, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Baseball has served as Kyle Beaulieu’s gateway to different parts of the country. Yet the more his future plans came into focus, the Woonsocket High senior didn’t see himself playing Division I college baseball in New Hampshire, New Jersey, Tennessee, Georgia or Texas … some of the places he’s seen through travel ball and camps.

Burrillville Football | Broncos looking like Division IV favorite after dominant win

September 27, 2015

BURRILLVILLE – Zack Tayes best summed up Burrillville High's complete and utter domination of the Juanita Sanchez/Providence Country Day/Wheeler Co-op squad at Alumni Field on Saturday morning.

Minutes after the 53-14 Division IV thrashing before at least 250 fans, the senior tailback/middle linebacker grinned, “It's great to be 2-0 (in league play). You know, it feels a little like last year.”

September 26th

Stadium Theatre supporters drink to the arts at annual Beer Fest

September 26, 2015

WOONSOCKET – It was an evening to have fun and also help the Stadium Theatre Foundation Thursday as Beer Fest 2015 welcomed the fall season.

The event hosted 22 beer, hard cider, and wine vendors to let patrons sample their products and there was also food to sample from Kay’s Restaurant on Cass Avenue, Edible Arrangements on Park Avenue, River Falls at Market Square and Ciro’s Tavern on Cherry Street. 

Crew members of Cumberland’s Haunted Hill prepare for their 14th straight season

September 26, 2015

CUMBERLAND – A meat shop featuring human body parts. A school bus filled with Michael Myers look-alikes. A room with narrowing walls, and fog so thick that you can’t see the hand in front of your face. It isn’t the description of the next Hollywood blockbuster horror movie, but it is what visitors to Cumberland’s Haunted Hill will experience come opening night Oct. 2.

September 25th

Judge rules firefighter disability pension case must go to jury

September 25, 2015

WOONSOCKET – A Superior Court judge quietly issued a ruling in a local case this week that could end up making it harder for fire fighters who develop cancer to qualify for disability benefits. 

Associate Judge Richard Licht said Gary Boucher, 54, of Bellingham, must prove to a jury that his prostate cancer was work-related in order to convert his regular pension to a disability pension, said City Solicitor Michael Marcello.

Fish, Lions sweep Northmen

September 25, 2015

NORTH SMITHFIELD — Last week’s sweep at the hands of undefeated Barrington could’ve been the beginning of a losing streak for the upstart Lincoln girls volleyball team.
After all, the Lions had a week to stew on the defeat to the Eagles before facing undefeated Tolman Wednesday night and traveling to one-loss North Smithfield Friday night.

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