Archive - Mar 8, 2012
PAWTUCKET -- They donâ€™t share the same practice facility anymore, but that doesnâ€™t mean the rivalry between Tolman and East Providence has lost any luster this season.
Their two regular-season meetings â€“ a 3-0 Tolman win on New Yearâ€™s Eve and a 4-1 E.P. victory on Jan. 28 â€“ were hard-fought, physical battles that saw a lot of penalties and hard feelings between the two Blackstone Valley rivals.
That being said, expect another royal slugfest this weekend when the teams renew acquaintances in the best-of-three Division III semifinals.
When Courtney Kent took to the starting blocks for the R.I. Interscholastic Girls Swimming Championships at the University of Rhode Islandâ€™s Tootell Natatorium back on Feb. 25, she desperately wanted to defend her titles in the 200- and 500-yard freestyles.
Naturally, it had something to do with her desire to achieve personal-best times â€“ not to mention proving to herself she still was the Ocean State's fastest â€“ but much more so to show her father, Michael, how much she had improved over the years.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Instead of the â€śyear of the cities and townsâ€ť that Gov. Lincoln Chafee called for in his State of the State speech, restaurateur Robert Burke said 2012 should be â€śthe year of the long-suffering Rhode Island taxpayer.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” After lengthy debate that spanned two meetings, the City Council on Wednesday approved an amended resolution that will increase the membership of the Pawtucket Housing Authority from five to seven commissioners.