January 14th, 2011
MONDAY, January 17
St. Raphael vs. Narragansett at Boss Arena, 1 p.m.
North Kingstown vs. Burrillvile at Levy Rink, 2 p.m.
Boys indoor track
East Greenwich, West Warwick at PAC, 8:30 a.m.
SUNDAY, January 16
St. Bonaventure at URI, 4 p.m.
Richmond at URI, 12 p.m.
South Kingstown, Coventry, Middletown vs. La Salle at Ocean State School of Gymnastics, 6 p.m.
West Warwick, Toll Gate vs. Warwick Veterans at Warwick Dance and Gymnastics, 4 p.m.
Prout vs. Narragansett at Thayer, 12 p.m.
SATURDAY, January 15
Coventry at Cranston West, 4:30 p.m.
East Greenwich at Tiverton, 7 p.m.
Coventry, North Kingstown vs. Portsmouth at AIM High Gymnastics, 6 p.m.
Coventry vs. Toll Gate at Thayer Ice Arena, 9:30 p.m.
South Kingstown at Ledyard, 10 a.m.
Chariho at Shea, 7:30 p.m.
Cranston East at Coventry, 7 p.m.
Burrillville at East Greenwich, 7 p.m.
Davies at Exeter-West Greenwich, 7 p.m.
Narragansett at Tolman, 7 p.m.
North Kingstown at Classical, 7 p.m.
South Kingstown at Central, 7 p.m.
North Smithfield at Prout, 7 p.m.
West Warwick at North Providence, 7 p.m.
Prout at Narragansett, 7 p.m.
Coventry at Pilgrim, 7 p.m.
South Kingstown at Westerly, 7 p.m.
North Kingstown vs. Prout at St. Georgeâ€™s, 6:30 p.m.
Narragansett vs. La Salle at Rhode Island College, 6:30 p.m.
CHARLESTOWN â€“ The Town Council voted unanimously Monday night to create an ad hoc committee that will look into solutions, both permanent and temporary, for the facilities at the Charlestown and Blue Shutters town beaches.
The new year has started and for one committed group of student athletes a new tradition has begun.
The Coventry High School indoor track team participated on Jan. 1 in the polar bear plunge that takes place locally and all across the country.
Their group specifically, took part in the Newport Polar Bearâ€™s Plunge raising money for A Wish Come True.
The pessimist sees the glass as half empty. The optimist sees the glass as half full.
Patricia Raskin, host of the â€śPatricia Raskin Positive Livingâ€ť radioÂ show on WPRO 630 AM, canâ€™t sit still without filling that glass to the top, while bringing a tray of other filled glasses for guests.
Raskin, an East Greenwich resident, is launching a new radio show on AM 790 WPRV, called â€śPositive Business with Patricia Raskin,â€ť which airs on Jan. 7. The West Hartford, Conn. native puts such a positive spin on things, it can get dizzying.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ As the Tuesday nightâ€™s snowstorm dumped a foot of snow on South Kingstown, it forced schools and businesses to close, making it a lot easier for those who have to get rid of the snow to do their job.
â€śAt this point, crews came in about midnight and worked right through,â€ť Jon Schock, the townâ€™s Public Services Director said Wednesday morning. â€śMany roads are passable. There are very few cars on the roads, which helps with plowing.â€ť
COVENTRY â€” Thereâ€™s no question Coventry senior guard Nate Stitchell is the Oakersâ€™ best and most indispensable player.
It also comes as no surprise that the Oakers will only go far in the Division I tournament and the Open tournament as Garrett Douglassâ€™s outside shot and Aaron Greenwoodâ€™s inside game will take them.
NARRAGANSETTâ€“Education Commissioner Deborah Gist spent Thursday touring the town's schools and meeting for an hour with 50 teachers. The Board of Regents, meeting in Narragansett High School, voted to have a public hearing on their suggested three-tier diploma system. The system would award a Rhode Island diplomaâ€“the same diploma students now receiveâ€“with two additional tiers for high performers.