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Archive - Jan 2, 2014

URI staves off spirited Brown rally, wins 75-68

January 2, 2014

PROVIDENCE -- If you measure progress by wins, the Rhode Island men's basketball team has certainly made progress in coach Dan Hurley's second season.

After winning just eight games last season, the Rams picked matched last season's win total Wednesday night against Brown.

Senior guard Xavier Munford had his most efficient day night of the season with 25 points on just 18 shots and freshman E.C. Matthews scored 21 points to earn the Rams their first road win of the season with a 75-68 victory over the Bears at the Pizzitola Center.

Unbeaten Lions, Clippers battle for Division II-North hockey supremacy

January 2, 2014

WOONSOCKET – If the recent past is any indication, Lincoln High should be able to withstand the onslaught Cumberland will bring when the two archrivals meet in a key Division II-North matchup at 7:30 tonight at Adelard Arena.

A year ago, the Lions posted a rather easy win in their first regular-season clash, though the Clippers forged a thrilling 3-3 stalemate on this same ice last February; that became the lone blemish on a slate that included an eventual 23-0-1 mark, not to mention the capture of the R.I. Division II Tournament championship.

‘Tis the season for trees to meet the woodchipper

January 2, 2014

EAST PROVIDENCE – Christmas is over and it’s time to discard that dried-out tree standing in the corner of your living room.

The East Providence Department of Public Works and Parks Division has set up 10 drop-off locations around the city to provide a convenient way for city residents to recycle their needle-dropping trees.

Full story appears on page 1 of Friday's Times.

DePina indicted for daughter’s murder

January 2, 2014

PAWTUCKET – The death of 10-year-old Aleida DePina was the city’s most horrific abuse case in recent years, and now the girl’s father, Jorge DePina, has been indicted by a grand jury in her murder.

On Thursday, the Providence County Grand Jury reported out an indictment charging the 32-year-old DePina, of 48 Knowles St., Pawtucket, with one count of murder. It is alleged that DePina killed his daughter on or about July 3, 2013.

Full story appears on page 1 in Friday's Times.

McGair: Plenty of special moments defined 2013

January 2, 2014

Things have a tendency to move pretty quickly around here – almost too quickly to catch up and fully appreciate what has transpired. On a day-to-day basis, we concern ourselves with concrete items such as wins or losses, how many points a team puts up, or whether the season culminates in championship glory. So sometimes it’s easy to overlook the small, but significant individual moments.

 

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