LINCOLN â A letter sent home to parents from the high school concerning a case of head lice (Pediculois) served as a reminder that the troublesome parasitic infestation can crop up just about anywhere and frequently among school children in any school district.
PAWTUCKET -- Life as a Tolman High tennis player is sort of surreal nowadays for senior co-captain Aly Alonzo.
Over the previous two seasons, Alonzo knew before she entered most matches that neither she nor her teammates would win – for a variety of reasons. Among them a carousel of girls quitting, a lack of quality depth or simply issues attracting student-athletes interested in competing.
PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald R. Grebien in a letter to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo requested to meet with the governor's office, the Pawtucket Red Sox organization, and other stakeholders to develop “a comprehensive plan” that would preserve the PawSox in Pawtucket and “best serve the needs of Rhode Island.”
CENTRAL FALLS – A local 16-year-old with 11 previous arrests in Central Falls was arrested Thursday after a picture of him with a handgun and ammunition was posted to a social media site, also indicating in text a threat that he would do harm to police officers, police said.
PAWTUCKET – Her career has taken her around New England and the world and she has taught students at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. But Meghan Kallman is now educating an entirely different group of students: prisoners at the Adult Correctional Institutions, whom she teaches writing and civic engagement.
Upon walking into the Anchor Recovery Community Center on Main Street, it won’t take long to be reminded of the battle everyone there is fighting to overcome.
The center, founded in 2010 by Jim Gillen, was created as a way to not just treat people suffering from substance abuse, but create a community of them, by them and for them.
A man in a blue shirt spoke at an Alcoholics Anonymous session in front of about 50 people, all of whom have been affected by substance abuse. As he spoke to his peers, his voice trembled with sincerity.
PAWTUCKET – Public art will be up for discussion this evening as a public art curator from the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy in Boston will discuss how communities benefit from large-scale creative installations.
CUMBERLAND – The technological revolution has made its impact on just about every industry possible in recent years from banking to newspapers to public libraries. Now, Mayor Bill Murray is looking for his local government is getting in on the mix.
PAWTUCKET â Mayor Donald R. Grebien, in a letter to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, requested to meet with the governorâs office, the Pawtucket Red Sox organization, and other stakeholders to develop âa comprehensive planâ that would preserve the PawSox in Pawtucket and âbest serve the needs of Rhode Island.â
In his letter, Grebien additionally said it is time for âan honest conversationâ with the PawSoxâ ownership group about the franchise remaining in Pawtucket, while at the same time exploring the Phase II reinvestment into McCoy Stadium.
LINCOLN — The Lincoln and East Greenwich girls soccer teams find themselves in similar positions early in the season.
Even though the Lions are only in their second season in Division I compared to the numerous campaigns the Avengers have spent in the state's highest division, both teams are relatively inexperienced in the state's elite division.
PAWTUCKET – As soon as Jason DeLawrence learned longtime Tolman High head coach Dave Caito had opted to take the West Warwick job several months ago, he jumped at the opportunity to apply for a return to the Tigers.
First and foremost, Caito had been the one to give him his first significant coaching opportunity; and, secondly, he thoroughly enjoyed his 10-plus years with the varsity and JV squads.
CUMBERLAND – For military veterans returning home after deployment, the transition into everyday life can be difficult. While qualities like attention to detail and punctuality learned during their time of service make them exemplary employees, other workplace habits, like a tendency to curse, hinder the return to normalcy. Operation Stand Down Rhode Island knows this all too well, and for the 22nd year in a row, the organization is doing something to make that transition easier.
CENTRAL FALLS — During a recent practice at the Francis Corrigan Sports Complex, Central Falls High head coach Jeff Lapierre wore a “Warrior Football” T-shirt with the back stating, “Dawn Of A New Era.”
His assistants' tees were labeled, “One Team, One Mission.” Lapierre is hoping both of those catch phrases will take hold in the hearts and minds of this year's Warriors' contingent.
PAWTUCKET â The thousands that turned out for the Slater Park Fall Festival Saturday were given full exposure to the arts, from performance to visual to culinary â a âminiature Pawtucket Arts Festival all in one event,â the festivalâs chairman said.
The hugely-popular event at Slater Memorial Park celebrated the beauty of the park and art, and included activities at the Daggett Farm, Looff Carousel, the Rhode Island Watercolor Society, and the Daggett House.
SEEKONK – With food that is so good, it’s divine, Heaven on Earth Cafe & Catering is already thriving despite being open for only a few months.
Jeff Paquette, owner and executive chef, said that his interest in the culinary arts began when he was five years old, cooking macaroni and cheese in his mother’s kitchen. He said that he used to watch his grandmother prepare meals, which also inspired him.