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September 13th, 2015

Local reservoirs won't run dry anytime soon

September 13, 2015

The Blackstone Valley’s water supply outlook seemingly improved with the arrival of a steady rainfall on Thursday and again overnight Saturday.

The immediate relief will likely be a greening of heat-dried lawns and vegetation, but water officials were also looking to the rains to recharge aquifers and reservoir water supplies.

“There is a drought right now, and the state is in the middle of it,” Marc Viggiani, water superintendent for the City of Woonsocket, said after the rains finally appeared late last week.

Mount St. Charles Baseball | Mounties' Lataille commits to URI program

September 13, 2015

WOONSOCKET – With his size, command and pitch arsenal, it’s hard to imagine many Atlantic 10 batters will be looking forward to facing Alex Lataille.

Yet as Mount St. Charles baseball coach Tom Seaver noted, Lataille’s future destination of higher learning should prove beneficial for both the individual and the in-state college his player has selected.

“We think URI is a great fit for Alex and will be a great place for the 6-foot-6 lefty pitcher to reach his potential,” said Seaver.

September 12th

Five of city’s biggest not-for-profits get property tax bills for first time; effects could be dire

September 12, 2015

WOONSOCKET — Five of the city’s biggest not-for-profit, social service and parochial education institutions, including Mount St. Charles Academy, are facing property tax bills for the first time after the City Council voted to add them to the tax rolls Tuesday.

Southern New England Regional Cancer Center lets patients find treatment closer to home

September 12, 2015

WOONSOCKET – The news a patient fighting cancer will have to undergo intense treatment options such as radiation and chemotherapy can be devastating and almost overwhelming. 

And although the patient is the one who must find the strength to meet their treatment challenges head-on, Marie Zajas, the Southern New England Regional Cancer Center’s regional administrator for Rhode Island and Massachusetts, has found they usually do. 

High school soccer | EYES ON THE BALL: Lincoln's Bacon added to watch list for National High School All-American soccer game

September 12, 2015

LINCOLN – Over the past several weeks, former Lincoln High soccer star Jack Bacon has discovered he will, in fact, attend the school of his dreams – Boston College – on a partial athletic scholarship, and is on the watch list to represent the East squad in the annual National High School All-American Soccer game on Dec. 5 in Raleigh, N.C.

As for the latter laurel, he found out about that rather by mistake.

Providence College basketball | Cooley lauds benefits of Big East’s Freshman Fundamentals Program; PC coach believes big season awaits Bullock

September 12, 2015

PROVIDENCE – There was a specific reason why Providence College’s four-person freshman basketball class did not attend Friday’s season-ticket-holders appreciation party.

With first team All-America candidate Kris Dunn and his fellow Friar returnees standing in front of the podium, Ed Cooley informed the Peterson Recreation Center crowd that the program’s newcomers were on their way to New York City. The trip had a finite purpose as the Big East Conference had scheduled a weekend orientation for first-year college players.

September 11th

Unauthorized skate park prompts city to seek alternatives

September 11, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Just days after the city ordered unauthorized skateboarding ramps to be dismantled at River Island Park, the mayor has instructed the public works director to look for an alternative site for similar facilities.

“Skateboarding is an incredibly popular and growing sport among the younger generation,” Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt said. “Unfortunately without a designated area for them to engage in this activity, it invariably spills out into other areas around the city where it really shouldn’t be happening.”

French Heritage Festival takes place today at River Island Park

September 11, 2015

WOONSOCKET – The annual French Heritage Festival & Soirée is all about spreading Francophile cheer and celebrating the city’s French-Canadian heritage.

And you don’t have to be French-Canadian to enjoy the festivities.

Rhode Island marks anniversary of 9/11

September 11, 2015

PROVIDENCE – Joined by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and U.S. Congressman Jack Reed, the Rhode Island State Police hosted a memorial ceremony at the State House Friday to mark the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

VIDEO: Today in History for September 11th

September 11, 2015

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