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June 18th, 2015

Burrillville baseball | Broncos capture Div. III state championship with 1-0 win over J Sanchez

June 18, 2015


PROVIDENCE  –  Immediately after senior southpaw Colin Murphy had fielded Eriberto Collado’s grounder and tossed to first for the final out on Wednesday evening, he turned to his Burrillville High infielders, threw his glove in the air and allowed them to tackle him.

It took mere seconds for Murphy, now under a whole lot of poundage, to fall to the turf closest to the Broncos’ third-base dugout, and he had no qualms with the pile-on.

Mount St. Charles Baseball | Mounties reach the mountaintop with Div. II state championship

June 18, 2015


PAWTUCKET – For his final high-school act this year before turning his attention to the summer baseball travel circuit, Alex Lataille turned in flawless performance on the mound that on this particular day was championship caliber. 

June 17th

Council, union plan suit to halt RISE opening

June 17, 2015

WOONSOCKET – The City Council and the Woonsocket Teachers Guild could jointly file suit in Superior Court as early as next week in attempts to prevent RISE Mayoral Academy from opening later this summer.

Council President Albert G. Brien and Jeffrey Partington, president of the WTG, said the council and the teachers union will be co-plaintiffs in the suit because the city and the teachers’ union have a shared interest in preventing the school from opening.

State budget moves to Senate following House approval

June 17, 2015

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island House on Tuesday unanimously approved an $8.67 billion state budget proposal.
"We put out a pro-jobs, pro-economy budget," Democratic House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello said. "The members rallied around it."
House Minority Leader Brian Newberry, a North Smithfield Republican, voted for a budget for the first time since being elected in 2008. He praised the tax cuts, changes to the Medicaid system and other initiatives to help businesses.
"This budget is as good as you're going to get in a Democratic state," he said.

June 16th

Cumberland Baseball | O'Neill, Calabro guide Clippers to Game 1 win over previously-unbeaten Hendricken

June 16, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Cumberland High skipper Andy Tuetken knew long before the start of this R.I. Division I Tournament championship set that upsetting top-ranked and unbeaten Hendricken would be a tall order.
He nevertheless understood his never-say-die squad was peaking at the right time, especially after producing a pair of impressive semifinal wins against a Lincoln team that had been rolling.

Group lobbies for control of charter schools

June 16, 2015

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island School Superintendents and members of local School Committees assembled at the Statehouse on Tuesday to voice support for General Assembly legislation that would give the cities and towns more say on whether a new charter school should serve their community.

Mount St. Charles Baseball | MIRACLE FINISH: Cardiac Mounties deliver walk-off victory over Tolman in Game 1 of Division II finals

June 16, 2015

PAWTUCKET – For the better part of seven innings, Tolman High seemed destined to clinch the opener of its R.I. Division II Tournament best-of-three championship series against Mount St. Charles.

Senior righty Alex Lopez pitched himself out of trouble time after time, with help, of course, from his defense, especially freshman second baseman Kyle Depatie, who managed seven assists and a putout.

June 15th

Chan receives Pell Award for contributions to region's arts scene

June 15, 2015

PROVIDENCE – Anyone who has stopped in at Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining, at 267 Main St., Woonsocket, can tell you how much its owner, John Chan, loves jazz and blues music.

Photographs and paintings of the greats of jazz and blues cover the walls of the restaurant, and also of the adjoining dinner theater that has helped build Chan’s reputation as an advocate and promoter of the music genres.

His reputation in that role was recognized in a very special way Monday night as Chan received the 2015 Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts at Trinity Repertory Co. in Providence.

Mount St. Charles Baseball | READY TO TAKE AIM: Mounties to meet Tolman with Div. II title on the line

June 15, 2015

PAWTUCKET – Virtually every time Tolman High meets Mount St. Charles on the diamond, Tigers' mentor Theo Murray mentions his personal history with the Woonsocket Catholic school.

It seems back in 1992, when Murray represented Shea as a standout senior third/first baseman, his Raiders held a precarious lead over the Mounties in the R.I. Division II Tournament losers' bracket final. In the end, however, MSC prevailed with a late rally, 7-6, eliminating Shea from a berth opposite Westerly, the eventual state champion.

Cumberland Baseball | Clippers ready for challenge against undefeated Hendricken in Div. I finals

June 15, 2015

CUMBERLAND – Because they competed in different leagues within Division I, Cumberland High didn't face fellow state finalist Hendricken during the regular season, but that doesn't mean Clippers' first-year skipper Andy Tuetken hasn't done his homework.

He knows full well what his club is up against when the two meet in the opener of the best-of-three D-I championship set, slated for today at 6 p.m. inside McCoy Stadium.

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