March 29th, 2015
PROVIDENCE – Wherever Riley Tupper goes, championships seem to follow.
In the fall, Tupper served as a pass-catching extraordinaire on a Burrillville High football team that went on to achieve a perfect season that culminated with the Division IV Super Bowl. The change in seasons proved just as fruitful with Tupper on Sunday night at Brown University’s Meehan Auditorium finding himself part of a season-concluding celebration.
WOONSOCKET â As the youngsters take their seats at computer stations in an office-like cubicle on Main Street, Arwa Noorali asks if theyâve checked their privacy settings on Facebook lately.
One boy twists around in his chair with a quizzical expression on his face that seems to say, âWhatâs a privacy setting?â
Noorali isnât particularly surprised. In the age of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, the notion of individual privacy doesnât get much respect from teens and twentysomethings â often at their peril.
WOONSOCKET â Running enthusiast and Woonsocket police Capt. Michael Lemoine counted his father-in-law as one of the most influential people in his life.
A brilliant educator and longtime civic leader in Glocester, Donald Driscoll had once been the deputy superintendent of Providence public schools, and for a time worked as a grant administrator for U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.).
When Alzheimerâs claimed Driscollâs life last year at the age of 82, Lemoine desperately wanted to do something to honor his memory and help other victims of the degenerative brain disorder.
PROVIDENCE – Earlier in the week, even Burrillville High head coach Bill Robinson indicated he knew his crew would be an underdog entering the R.I. Division I/Eccleston Tournament's best-of-three championship series opposite Cumberland.
He pointed out that the Clippers had rolled to a 17-1-0 regular-season mark, and three times had posted victories over his own Broncos, which finished with a fine 15-3-0 record.
PROVIDENCE – Immediately after it ended, North Smithfield High’s players skated over to the student section nearest their team bench and began pounding on the glass.
Naturally, their schoolmates responded with the same, and plenty of wild cheering. They all did so for good reason.
CUMBERLAND – From instructional to peewees to interscholastic competition to ... possibly a second straight championship?
It’s been a long road for five senior members of the Cumberland High hockey program. They’ve savored every moment together and have called one another teammates for so long that it’s not a surprise to learn that they think of each other as extended family.
The Blackstone Valley towns of Bellingham, Blackstone, Millville and Uxbridge will get more than a quarter of a million dollars combined from the state Winter Recovery Assistance Program (WRAP), a $30 million targeted effort to assist Massachusetts cities and towns with repairs to roads and bridges damaged by the record-smashing snow and frigid air last winter.
BURRILLVILLE – It didn’t take a very long time after Burrillville High’s impressive sweep of Barrington in the R.I. Division I/Eccleston Tournament semifinal for head coach Bill Robinson to return to work.
Truth be told, his Broncos’ next opponent, Cumberland, just can’t be compared to the Eagles, and that’s not an insult but fact.
CUMBERLAND â The townâs liability insurer has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a police brutality suit brought against the Police Department by a woman who claims she suffered permanent leg injuries when she was arrested in 2010.
Excluding wrongful death cases, the settlement may be the largest on record in a police brutality claim, according to lawyer Ronald Resmini, the plaintiffâs lawyer.
âWe canât think of any other that exceeded it,â he said.
The settlement was reached after a lengthy period of negotiations between the parties, according to Resmini.