Wednesday, June 4
Saturday, May 31
Sandra Cano, a freshman member of the Pawtucket School Committee who was easily the top vote-getter when she won two years ago, will seek to ride that popularity to a seat on the Pawtucket City Council. A Facebook page inviting people to her official announcement next Wednesday already has more than 100 people planning to attend.
Cano, a Democrat and part of a rapidly expanding group of Latin Americans in area politics, would presumably face off against three incumbents, Veterans... more
Thursday, May 29
Someone found this bunny near the intersection of Ambrose Street and Gillen Avenue in North Providence. Workers at the North Providence Animal Shelter are looking for its owner. Call 401-719-1516 with information.
Tuesday, May 27
Rep. William San Bento, who is in his 22nd year representing the residents of House District 58, says he’s ‘teetering on the fence’ about running again in 2014.
San Bento told me Tuesday that he hasn’t made a final decision yet about defending his seat against a likely challenge from Carlos Tobon, and probably won’t decide before "the end of June." Tobon narrowed the gap against the incumbent to just one vote on his second try two years ago.
San Bento said he had been leaning... more
Sunday, May 25
Seniors at North Providence High School made a video to the song "Happy" by Pharrell Williams.
The video appears to be going viral, getting nearly 10,000 hits on YouTube in a week. Check it out.
Wednesday, May 14
Are you the type who can't get enough of the weather? Who, instead of groaning when you hear about an event in the five-day, you cheer? You may just have the knack to be a weather spotter for the National Weather Service, which is always looking to build its network of 6,000 spotters in the region.
Thursday, April 17
Sometimes you don't realize how much "little" local decisions can impact your life until they come back and smack you in the face. Some North Providence residents are about to deal with that reality after someone in the distant past failed to come up with new names for four streets. Whether through a lack of creative thinking, lack of knowing or lack of caring, someone made the decision to give the same name to multiple streets.
Read my story on the situation... more
Wednesday, March 26
In honor the Red Sox season getting started, I found this little compilation of hits from the team's 2013 World Series run to get everyone's juices flowing. Enjoy.
Thursday, March 13
Since before my first son was even born, I’ve dreamed of taking him to a ballgame at McCoy Stadium. It’s hard to believe he'll finally be old enough to go see the PawSox this summer.
Based on my boy’s reaction to dump trucks, zoo animals and cotton candy, I can't imagine the look on his face when he sees a baseball go rocketing over the wall for the first time. I have no trouble admitting that I’ll probably shed a tear when I see his reaction.
Baseball season is my favorite... more
Tuesday, February 25
I found it such a fascinating story that I never needed the finer details. I’d sit on my grandfather’s lap and listen to him tell how he was one of the few people in the stands the day Ted Williams got his 1,000th extra base hit.
Somehow I always pictured him leaping for the home run ball, but my Grampie, rarely one to make himself look better than he was, would always remind me how he actually reached down between a crowds of kids to snatch it away.
Fenway Park officials... more