If voters pass the referendum, city’s first-ever mayoral election would take place in November 2018.
PAWTUCKET – A national call for artists that received more than 100 responses has been whittled down to three finalists' proposals for an art installation along the George Street overpass.
CUMBERLAND – The National Association of Secondary School Principals has named Cumberland High School Principal Alan Tenreiro as their Principal of the Year.
Tenreiro was awarded the 2016 title on Monday morning in a surprise assembly attended by staff, students and officials including Gov. Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island Education Commissioner Ken Wagner, Sen. Jack Reed and U.S. Rep. David Cicilline.
PAWTUCKET — Last year, Chris Pike and her family and friends ran the Rhode Island Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk and One Mile Walk in honor of her mother Sandy. This year, they ran in memory of her.
BELFAST, Me. – Cumberland’s cross-country teams spent Saturday competing at the Maine Cross Country Festival of Champions. The Clipper boys placed second with 162 points while the girls came in third with 141 points. The La Salle girls iced the team title at Troy Howard Middle School with 30 points.
The Clippers’ top female finisher was senior Amy Laverty in 19:04, good for ninth place. Ben Drezek was the Clippers’ top man, coming in third at 16:12.
Arnie Beyeler was well aware of the risks when the Red Sox signed Hanley Ramirez and proclaimed that he would be taking over the left-field duties.
A former PawSox manager who guided the ball club to the 2012 Governors’ Cup, Beyeler spent the last three seasons Boston’s first-base coach. He was also responsible for coaching outfield play, meaning he had a personal and professional stake in transforming Ramirez into an adequate defender.
PAWTUCKET — A group of students at the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts picketed outside the school Tuesday in support of a teacher who they say was placed on administrative leave after he allegedly discussed sex and birth control during a conversation in class.
About 10 students gathered outside of the school and held signs at the protest, at one point chanting “Bring back Ashton!” in support of English teacher Bill Ashton.
PAWTUCKET – John Martins was recalled as a loving family man, a generous personality, a hard-working self-made success, and a caring father, grandfather, husband, brother, and uncle during a funeral Mass at St. Mary’s Parish Friday.
Stephanie Ribeiro’s return to the UConn women’s soccer team couldn’t have been scripted any better.
Exactly one year ago, Ribeiro dealt with the likelihood that her junior season was over before it actually started. The Cumberland native pulled her hip flexor during the spring of her sophomore year. The frustrating part was that every time Ribeiro believed that she was in the clear, a setback would occur.
PAWTUCKET – Chills and thrills will be on display this month at Slater Memorial Park as exhibits for families and guests of all ages are sure to provide a scary good time for visitors.
Cumberland native Mike Roncarati was in Las Vegas fulfilling his duties with Golden State’s NBA Summer League entry when he found himself standing at the crossroads of his professional career.
The opportunity to climb the Warriors’ organizational ladder was on the table, as the Bishop Feehan graduate had the opportunity to succeed good friend Keke Lyles as the team’s director of athletic performance. The past two seasons had seen Roncarati serve as the strength and conditioning coach for the defending NBA champs.
Workers from Veterans Scaffolding, of Blackstone, Mass. remove scaffolding at Holy Spirit Church in Central Falls on Tuesday after a six-month project of refacing the facade of the church spire of the historic Dexter Street house of worship, also known as St. Matthew’s Church. The imposing French-Gothic style church was built in 1929 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
PAWTUCKET – Warwick resident Kristen Connolly knows all too well the toll that lung cancer can have on a family.
In June 2012, her uncle was diagnosed with lung cancer. A year and a half later, her mother was diagnosed with the disease. She lost her mother just after Mother's Day in 2014 and then her uncle passed away this past March.
“It's a very sad disease,” Connolly said. “Our family is very close, it was kind of a shock.”