September 13th, 2015
The Blackstone Valleyâs 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.
âThere is a drought right now, and the state is in the middle of it,â Marc Viggiani, water superintendent for the City of Woonsocket, said after the rains finally appeared late last week.
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.
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.
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.
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 â There was a specific reason why Providence Collegeâs four-person freshman basketball class did not attend Fridayâs 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 programâs 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.
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.”
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.
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.