February 10th, 2011
WEST WARWICK â When you mention the name Garrick, immediately the West Warwick Wizards boysâ basketball team comes to mind and images conjure up of Tom and Stace filling the baskets on a nightly basis back in the early 80âs and again in 2000.
Both would go onto score over 1,000 points in their illustrious careers sporting the black and orange.
Their legacy left an indelible mark on fans and assured the name Garrick would forever be synonymous with other greats who have played boys basketball in West Warwick alongside Bill Robinson and Chuck Palumbo.
Is North Kingstown ready for a medical marijuana facility? Well, that depends on whom you ask.
At a special meeting Monday, members of the public and local elected officials got to express their support and/or concerns with two proposed "compassion centers" in North Kingstown and, judging from the meeting itself, they're split on whether the centers will do more harm than good.
NARRAGANSETTâThe Town Council began their meeting with a moment of silence for George Lenihan, Sr., a local restaurateur and businessman who died on Feb. 4.
Next, Rep. Teresa Tanzi spoke about her support for an amendment to a 2001 law regarding Galilee. The 2001 law extends a forty year lease on the property. What Tanzi's bill does is extend the lease exclusively for fishing related purposes to help preserve it as a working waterfront. This act would allow property for commercial fishing industries to be rented for up to 40 years by the state. Tanzi also described her desire to look at loopholes and deductions in the tax code that were either outdated our possibly ineffective.
Their resumes include lines like U.S. Attorney, Nobel Peace Prize winner and longtime school nurse.
Their careers have taken them to places like Florida and the Middle East, or no farther than the state of Rhode Island.
The East Greenwich High School Wall of Honor will grow by seven honorees when this yearâs induction ceremony is held April 14 at 6 p.m. at the high school.
Billy Baron - son of URI men's basketball coach Jim - made his first statements to the media since announcing he was transferring from Virginia to URI.
Here are a few of his comments.
(On the decision)
-Itâs good to be back home. I missed my family, I missed being home. Just being able to play for my father, you know. Virginia was great, a lot of great opportunities coming out of there, great people there, great coaching staff. Just the fact of coming home, you only have one of them.
(On being at UVA)
WOOD RIVER JUNCTION â For most basketball teams, the recent snowfall of the region was not welcomed as it put a halt to recent games.
But for the West Warwick Wizards, it may have been a blessing in disguise.
After losing three straight games last week, the Wizardsâ game Friday against Westerly was cancelled which afforded the team much needed practice time and a chance to regroup and gain its confidence.
Chariho was the unfortunate victim of a rejuvenate Wizardsâ squad as they dismantled the Chargers 77-44.
PROVIDENCE -- Rep. Donna Walsh (Democrat, District 36) has introduced H-5122, which will close a loophole used by bad drivers with multiple offenses to evade harsher penalties.
Walshâs bill is a simple measure that would prohibit any driver who has received a third summons in a 12-month-period from mailing in payment. Instead, that driver would have to appear in person before a judge in municipal court or traffic tribunal.
WAKEFIELDâFor the third consecutive year, South County Hospital is proud to be the co-sponsor of the annual Gloria Gemma âPink Outâ men's basketball game tonight at the URI Ryan Center.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â An investigation that began back in September ended last week with Rhode Island State Police and the United States Drug Department of Enforcement Administration (DEA) - Rhode Island Task Force officials, arresting three out of state males, seizing 66 kilograms of cocaine and $1,245,100 in cash during a planned raid at a storage facility on 376 Dry Bridge Road, Unit A-3, North Kingstown. State Police are calling the raid one of the biggest in state history, both in the amount of cash and the amount of drugs seized.
PROVIDENCE â A little dose of humility will hurt on first application, but the benefits of it will pay off in the long run.
Back on Jan. 17 in the third dual meet â and oddly enough, the final dual meet of the season â the West Warwick boys indoor track team, even though it swept both Smithfield and Cranston East, were a bit humbled because its individual performances.
Since that proverbial wake-up call, the coaching staff in the ensuing practices told the Wizards that they were better than that and the team hasnât peaked yet.