PROVIDENCE – Kris Dunn did everything short of taking the tickets and selling the popcorn.
Or to take a page from Fleetwood Mac, which rocked the Dunkin’ Donuts Center less than 24 hours earlier, Dunn was the lead vocalist, bass player and drummer rolled into one spellbinding package.
“Great players want challenges and I challenge Kris to be the best player on the floor every day,” said Providence head coach Ed Cooley.
BURRILLVILLE – When Burrillville High quarterback Isaiah DeSilva helped his team cap an undefeated season with a Division IV Super Bowl win back in December, it seemed like a storybook ending to a magical gridiron career.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The two animal control officers who had been placed on administrative leave earlier this month amid allegations of misappropriating donated pet food have now been fired.
Animal Control Officer Doris Kay and Deputy Animal Control Officer Glen Thuot were let go effective Jan. 23, just days after they were suspended without pay â€“ allegedly for giving away hundreds of dollarsâ€™ worth of cat food, dog food and other supplies intended for use at the shelter.
CUMBERLAND — As a history teacher at Cumberland High School, Andy Tuetken has seen firsthand the passion that this tight-woven community has for interscholastic sports.
The opportunity to climb on board and join in the fun came when the Clippers’ varsity baseball head coaching position opened up. To work and coach in the same locale meant that the 28-year-old Tuetken would have to bid a fond farewell to a place that for a myriad of reasons was near and dear to him.
With the Blizzard of 2015 headed out to sea, the clouds gave way to partial sun just after 9:30 Wednesday morning, a welcome respite for residents slowly digging out from a powerful storm that dumped upwards of three feet of snow in Southern New England.
Massachusetts and Rhode Island lifted statewide driving bans at midnight on Tuesday, and trains, buses and subways were back to normal service Wednesday, although there were plenty of delays for the morning commute.
PROVIDENCE – This much is known: Providence College will not be hosting DePaul in a key Big East Conference men’s basketball matchup Tuesday night.
Whether the rescheduled game takes place Thursday, which PC officials have announced as a tentative date ... your guess is as good as athletic director Bob Driscoll’s
“We have plans, but they could change depending on the weather conditions and their ability to get a charter flight,” said Driscoll. “The weather the way it is, it could be hard to get a plane.”
PROVIDENCE â€“ With the Blizzard of 2015 shaping as one of the most damaging on record, Gov. Gina Raimondo on Monday declared a state of emergency until further notice, banishing vehicular travel as of midnight as crews prepared for a multi-day chore of restoring power and clearing roads.
Raimondo struck a tone of dire urgency during a briefing at the Statehouse, strongly advising storm preppers to get their business finished and get off the roads voluntarily by 8 last night, but she said that by midnight a travel ban would be strictly enforced by the state police.
BURRILLVILLE – Junior center Riley Tupper admitted being amazed when Burrillville High mentor Bill Robinson approached his troops last week and told them The Call wanted to conduct an interview with his icemen.
Weather forecasts for a potentially massive blizzard striking Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts had Woonsocketâ€™s Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt shifting into weather emergency mode on Sunday as communities throughout the state geared up for what could be a demanding multi-day challenge to their resources.
Baldelli-Hunt received assurances from her director of public works, Steve Dâ€™Agostino, that the highway departmentâ€™s plows and sanders and their drivers would be ready for the many hours of work ahead, just as her executive peers in nearby communities were also informed.
THE CONVENTIONAL wisdom of Washington politics is that President Barack Obamaâ€™s proposal for a national plan to abolish the cost of tuition for a two-year college degree is dead on arrival.
Jim Purcell, the stateâ€™s new commissioner of postsecondary education, hopes that isnâ€™t true. But even if it is, Purcell says itâ€™s way past time for the state to do something on its own to make a college education more affordable.