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February 20th, 2015

R.I. Indoor Track | Local hopefuls look to make marks at Indoor Championships

February 20, 2015


PROVIDENCE – There’s never too little to write about when it comes to the Blackstone Valley region and the indoor track & field state championships. 
 
Saturday’s meet at the Providence Career & Technical Academy field house figures to be no exception with the chase for first-place finishes and berths in the New Englands beginning at 11:30 a.m. with the field events. The running events will commence at noontime.

Cumberland Boys Hockey | LAKE EFFECT: Clippers remain unbeaten as goalie saves 24 in OT win

February 20, 2015


WOONSOCKET – After two shaky periods on Friday night where nothing seemed to go Cumberland’s way, the Clippers rose to the occasion at a most opportune time and in the process succeeded in keeping their perfect league record intact.
 

February 19th

University of Rhode Island basketball | First-year duo Garrett and Terrell lighting up scoreboards for Rams

February 19, 2015


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.
 

Frechette has held zoning board seat more than half his life

February 19, 2015

WOONSOCKET – 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 you’re Norman G. Frechette.

At 85 years old, Frechette has served on the Zoning Board of Review more than half his life without interruption – 45 years – 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.

February 18th

Boston Celtics | McGair: It's time for C's to let Stevens perform the duties associated with a head coach

February 18, 2015

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.

URI basketball | Rhody gets even with UMass, moves into first-place tie in A-10 standings

February 18, 2015

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.

Charter school may expand

February 18, 2015

WOONSOCKET – 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.

City workers scuffle, one sent to hospital

February 18, 2015

WOONSOCKET – 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.

February 17th

Providence College basketball | Friars have good chance at dance

February 17, 2015



PROVIDENCE – There remains some work to be done, but the Providence College Friars are close to feeling good about their NCAA Tournament prospects.
 

Lincoln Boys' Basketball | Lions step up on senior night, top Shea 54-40

February 17, 2015


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.