March 11th, 2015
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ Students in third grade through the high school this month will be loaned Chromebook laptop computers, which school and city officials believe will aid students as they grow and transition to college and careers.
Classrooms in grades 3 through 12 in Central Falls Public Schools will become 1:1 computer-to-student learning environments, which city officials say supports an â€śequitable distribution and access to technology.â€ť
CUMBERLAND — Abdullah Kaba was getting nervous. The Cumberland High senior had repeatedly emailed the UMass Lowell cross country and track & field head coach to stoke the recruiting fires, but had no luck in receiving a reply back.
Turns out a simple typographical error was preventing Kaba from properly connecting with River Hawks mentor Gary Gardner.
CUMBERLAND – It's more than fair to say Cumberland High varsity head coach Dr. Mark Andreozzi never anticipated the kind of dream season his Clippers have enjoyed.
Because his icemen captured the R.I. Division II Tournament championship a year ago with a near-perfect 22-1-0 overall record (against league opponents), Rhode Island Interscholastic League officials chose to bump his program up to Division I/Eccleston.
There they'd be forced to take on the best public school squads in the state, and Andreozzi knew it would be a big, difficult leap.
PAWTUCKET â€“ A Massachusetts man was charged with felony assault and disorderly conduct after getting loud and then physical over a parking spot on Hatfield Street, authorities told The Times on Tuesday.
According to a police report, on Monday afternoon, 71-year-old Flaminio Lanzillo of Salisbury, Mass., drove to a house on Hatfield Street to assist a family member with a heating unit, police Maj. Arthur Martins said.
PROVIDENCE – For all that he endured injury-wise in his first two seasons in a Providence College uniform, the news of Kris Dunn being named co-winner of the Big East Defensive Player of the Year laurel should be viewed as an organizational achievement.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The woman who died in a wrong-way accident on Route 95 North Sunday was identified by State Police yesterday as 25-year-old Flory Hernandez of Henry Street in Central Falls.
Saturday, March 7
(#1) Kentucky (31-0) 67
Florida (15-16) 50
Kentucky went about business as usual. They beat an in conference foe thoroughly as they should. Karl Anthony towns had 13 points and 9 rebounds as they Wildcats finished their first undefeated regular season in program history.
(#2) Virginia (28-2) 57
(#16) Louisville (24-7) 59
PAWTUCKET â€“ A 23-year-old Providence man faces charges of causing a fatal motor vehicle crash and driving under the influence, death resulting, after a wrong-way driver incident on Route 95 North early Sunday morning.
Jeremy Leiva, of 25 Edgemere Ave, Providence, was expected to be arraigned Sunday on charges related to the death of a 26-year-old woman passenger of his vehicle, according to Col. Steven G. Oâ€™Donnell, superintendent of the R.I. State Police.
NORTH SMITHFIELD – Minutes after this epic Friday night tilt had ended, Mount St. Charles’ girls mentor Tony DiLorenzo peered at an onlooker, gave a mammoth “Whew!” and smiled weakly.
That’s what happens when you eke out an entertaining, not to mention thrilling, playoff triumph.
An open letter to PawSox fans:
The 2015 home opener is scheduled for Thursday, April 16. Clear the schedule and come on down to McCoy Stadium.
There’s also a game at the venerable ballyard the next night, and the following day, and the day after that and … you get the idea.
PAWTUCKET â€“ A state representative whose district contains McCoy Stadium has submitted a request to the state Department of Administration's Division of Statewide Planning and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation to conduct a feasibility study of the ballpark.
The study would be conducted on McCoy Stadium and adjacent municipal
facilities with respect to their continued and future use as a
recreational venue, an entertainment center, or as a site for potential
commercial, industrial, or technological services development.
A year ago, Mount St. Charles and the Lincoln/Cumberland Co-op team were the two teams out of the 10 in the state that did not qualify for the postseason.
This year, the two squads will face off in a best-of-three series in the DeCosta Division playoffs. The Lions are the higher seed, meaning that Game 1 against the Mounties will take place Friday at 7 p.m. at North Smithfield’s Rhode Island Sports Center.
CENTRAL FALLS â€“ The outlook of the rating for the city's general obligation bonds was upgraded from â€śstableâ€ť to â€śpositiveâ€ť and reaffirmed the city's BB rating, credit agency Standard & Poor's announced.
Mayor James Diossa in a release issued Thursday said that the outlook upgrade is proof that the city is moving in the right direction.
EAST PROVIDENCE – St. Raphael Academy coach Fred Saunders calls senior guard Kaylee Oliver “one of the best shooters in the state.”
Oliver lived up to the billing on Wednesday night in the state open tournament when she put the Saints on her thin shoulders and carried them to a 73-67 overtime victory against Johnston. SRA advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinals against the winner of the North Kingstown-Chariho contest.
Oliver finished with 26 points, 15 of them coming on five three-pointers. She also went 5-for-5 at the free throw line.
PAWTUCKET – Veteran Tolman High mentor Mike Kayata still can’t get over his Tigers’ devastating 61-58 to Juanita Sanchez in a R.I. Division II Tournament quarterfinal at their James W. Donaldson home on Feb. 24.
WARWICK â€“ A Pawtucket man faces road rage charges after the state-owned van he was driving was involved in an accident.
The man, employed by the Department of Children, Youth, and Families was arrested Tuesday for his role in the road rage incident on Interstate 95, state police said.
At about 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, troopers from the Rhode Island State Police Wickford and Hope Valley barracks were dispatched to a multi-car accident on I-95 south at the Cowesett Road overpass in Warwick, state police said.
PAWTUCKET – The first-ever R.I. Girls’ Open State Tournament could provide St. Raphael Academy head coach Fred Saunders and his troops a bit of solace, especially after they sustained a disgruntling 62-39 loss to Juanita Sanchez in the Division II title tilt on Saturday.
In that one, Cavaliers’ senior standout Davida Dale, who had already signed a letter of intent to play at Syracuse University, torched the Saints for a game-high 29 points.
WARWICK– Judging by the number of girls’ basketball teams that turned out for Monday night’s selection show at the Warwick Mall, the inaugural 16-team open state tournament figures to not suffer from a lack of interest.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Twelve people are without a home and two people were injured during a three-alarm blaze that ripped through a three-story, multi-family home on Thornton Street early Tuesday morning, a fire official said.
At about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, firefighters responded to the fire at 11 Thornton St. Thirty-one firefighters battled the blaze, which was deemed under control within about 90 minutes, Fire Marshal Capt. Robert Thurber said.
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