KINGSTON —Rhode Island guards Jarvis Garrett and Jared Terrell should no longer carry the label of “freshmen.”
While technically the guards are classified as such until the spring semester ends in May, when it comes to basketball, that status shouldn’t be the first word in any conversation about the pair for the rest of the season.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Even in a small city, politics can be as fleeting as fashion, an ever-changing parade of faces on the red carpet of public life.
Unless youâ€™re Norman G. Frechette.
At 85 years old, Frechette has served on the Zoning Board of Review more than half his life without interruption â€“ 45 years â€“ a plain-spoken voice of common sense as steady as the Rock of Gibraltar.
A longtime construction tradesman whose specialty was excavating with dynamite, Frechette was still working sporadically until very recently.
Technically, Brad Stevens became the head coach of the Boston Celtics in July 2013.
Unofficially, Stevens is still waiting for his ship to come in, i.e. a legit chance to put his stamp on a rebuilding project that for all intents and purposes is still going through the spin cycle – with no apparent end in sight.
KINGSTON — The buzzword when Dan Hurley took over as Rhode Island basketball coach nearly three years ago was culture.
Even though the Rams struggled to win games in Hurley's first two seasons, a winning culture was in the midst of being developed.
On Wednesday night, against rival UMass which has ruined URI's NCAA Tournament chances four times in the last decade, the Rams cemented that culture.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Beacon Charter High School for the Arts is seeking permission from the Rhode Island Department of Education to increase seating capacity by some 70 percent over six years, mostly by adding a middle school to be called Founders Academy.
According to RIDE, Beacon wants to serve 399 students in Grades 6-12, beginning with a class of 45 students in its first-ever Grade 6 in the fall. Currently, the school is allowed a maximum of 225 students in Grades 9-12.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A police investigation is under way after the highway superintendent was involved in an altercation that left one of his employees with a badly broken ankle.
Official sources said the two workers who had physical contact were veteran Highway Supt. Rick Lambert, 58, and Mark Gelinas, 48, a laborer in the highway division.
Gelinas was taken to the hospital from the Michael Simpson Highway Depot on River Street a week ago. Sources said he was in the hospital four days.
PROVIDENCE – There remains some work to be done, but the Providence College Friars are close to feeling good about their NCAA Tournament prospects.
LINCOLN – With Jermaine Perez, Nick Juckett, Connor Sheehan and Tommy Beauchemin all scheduled to return next season for Lincoln High, the future looks very promising for head coach Kent Crooks.
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