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Sony Michel hoped for a better start to his NFL career. The Patriots rookie running back got the bulk of the carries on Sunday and has had the bulk of the carries since making his debut in Week 2. It's a good sign that the Patriots have put a lot of trust into their first rounder so early, but Michel's first two games have resulted in losses. "If you aren't winning games, it's not fun," Michel said. "There's nothing to make me feel... [Read More]
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This isn't how the Patriots defense expected to come out of the gate. For the second-straight week, the unit struggled and for the second-straight week, the Patriots lost. Sunday's 26-10 loss to the Detroit Lions showed more issues for the team's defense. The Patriots allowed the Lions to convert 50 percent of their third downs (7/14) as Detroit ran all over the place on Sunday. The Pats have been in this position before - struggling in the first four... [Read More]
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Rob Gronkowski didn't hold back on Sunday when asked about a recent ESPN report that said he threatened to retire after almost being traded to the Detroit Lions. Following the Patriots 26-10 loss to the Lions, the Patriots tight end confirmed the news and said he didn't want to play with any other quarterback than Tom Brady. "Yeah, it happened," Gronkowski said when asked about the report. "Brady's my quarterback, that's all. I... [Read More]
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Adapted from a recent online discussion.Dear Carolyn,I'd like to warn my husband that I'm unhappy enough that it could destroy us, but I'm not sure how to do it without an ultimatum. I'm unhappy with a general lack of affection, especially the G-rated kind. That bothers me all the more, like I'm only worth an effort when sex is involved.We've had different versions of this conversation every few months for two years — everything from the serious and tearful, "I'm lonely," to a joking,... [Read More]
Police in Rhode Island say a 28-year-old man has been seriously injured in a shooting. WPRI-TV reports the shooting happened Sunday evening in Providence. Police say the victim was shot while riding a bike. The victim was rushed to an area hospital with serious injuries. Maj. David Lapatin says the man is undergoing surgery. No arrests have been reported. An investigation continues. ___ Information from: WPRI-TV,... [Read More]
To the Editor: Candidate for governor Matt Brown has a plan that should turn the head of every person who cares about the environment and climate change. By 2035, Matt's renewable energy plan will build twice as much wind, solar and hydropower as Rhode... [Read More]
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Annual interfaith Blessing of First Responders will 'acknowledge the whole family'- WESTERLY — For the families of police, fire and EMT personnel, it's a scary thought when their loved one is at work. Holidays can be difficult with a first responder away from home, and birthdays can end up with mom or dad skipping cake to help at an... [Read More]
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State plans repairs for Wyoming dam after DEM labels site high hazard, high priority - RICHMOND — The failing Wyoming dam on Wyoming Pond, which is fed by the Wood River and shared by Hopkinton and Richmond, will be repaired next summer.Rep. Justin Price, R-Richmond, who has been pushing for the repair for three years, said he was... [Read More]
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Need help locating an AED device? There's now a map for that.- The Westerly Ambulance Corps Inc., in partnership with WesterlyAED and HEARTSafe Charlestown-Westerly, has launched an interactive map detailing the exact locations of automated external defibrillator machines in locations in Westerly, Stonington,... [Read More]
The Patriots' offense desperately needs some help. The good news is that the team recently traded for Josh Gordon and will get Julian Edelman back in two weeks. The bad news is that neither one of those players was on the field Sunday night, and it showed as the Patriots lost to the Detroit Lions, 26-10. To understand how bad it looked for Tom Brady and his group inside Ford Field, you need to understand how bad the Detroit Lions' defense has been. In the first two weeks, the... [Read More]
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he Republican Party's fight to save President Donald Trump's embattled Supreme Court nominee amid allegations of sexual assault has surfaced deep anxieties over the hypermasculine mind-set that has come to define the GOP in the nation's roiling gender debate. [Read More]
The Nature Conservancy, WPWA recognized with EPA awards- The Environmental Protection Agency's New England regional office presented two local environmental organizations and a salt marsh advocate with Environmental Merit Awards at a recent ceremony at Faneuil Hall.The Rhode Island chapter of The Nature... [Read More]
A Stow man died after suffering a medial emergency on Interstate 290 in Northborough, causing his truck to collide with another truck Sunday night, according to State Police.The man, whose name was not released pending notification of his family, was transported to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, where he was pronounced dead.The driver of the 2000 Ford pickup that struck the Stow man's Ford Ranger is from Johnston, Rhode Island. He suffered minor injuries, according to police. The... [Read More]
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At the Library: Exciting new nonfiction titles to peruse, and a new club- At the library we are constantly striving to add interesting new materials to our collection. I thought it might be fun to highlight a few new nonfiction titles that I encourage you to take a look at, as well as tell you about an exciting new club... [Read More]
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In the 2018 Rhode Island gubernatorial race, Gov. Gina Raimondo has spearheaded college affordability with the proposed expansion of her key initiative, Rhode Island Promise. [Read More]
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Seen through the eyes of a few hundred union activists bestowing election endorsements, all of Rhode Island is a future job site. It's 50 wind turbines spinning off the coast, a power plant humming in Burrillville and a 46-story skyscraper rising in downtown Providence. It's an army of newly unionized home-care workers fanning out across the state and brand-new public school buildings popping up in every town. [Read More]
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Handmade paper flags, grouped by color, fluttered around the railing at the Waterplace Park stage, suggesting Tibetan prayer flags had formed a rainbow that was flattened by the intense heat of the melting pot.Speaking silently for peace, the flags played a role in celebrating the United Nations International Day of Peace, which was Friday, extended to a month of activities, including a performance of Marc Levitt's "Triple Decker" on Sunday."Triple Decker," which has... [Read More]
One of two men in custody after a Boston police officer was shot Sunday afternoon is a Pawtucket man, 35, a Boston police news release said Sunday night.Police responded to 91 West Springfield St. in the South End of Boston at 1:53 p.m. Sunday. An officer assigned to the Youth Violence Strike Force was shot and wounded. He was taken to a hospital with a non-life-threatening injury, a news release from the Boston Police Department said.Two men were arrested: Antoine Mack, 35, of... [Read More]
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Raquon Martin, 21, of Boston, and Antoine Mack, 35, of Pawtucket, Rhode Island face a number of charges. WBZ-TV's Lisa Gresci reports. [Read More]
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FootballCranston East 28, Portsmouth 12Portsmouth could not contain burly Cranston East quarterback Rayven Deoliveira who rumbled for 210 rushing yards and threw three touchdown passes as the Thunderbolts wore down the host Patriots 28-12 on Friday night.The 5 foot, 10 inch, 210-pound quarterback consistently bulled his way through —on this night — an overmatched defense and averaged 7 yards a run."It's frustrating knowing what's coming, knowing where... [Read More]
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