Featured Articles: July 2019

Basketball Courts Re-dedicated in Honor of Ralph Catuogno

Friends, family, and admirers share their memories of the longtime local volunteer By Ron Scopelliti As the ceremony to rededicate the basketball courts outside Anna McCabe Elementary School was set to get underway on Saturday, June 15, the area was filled with activity. Young people shot baskets from the freshly renovated surface. Workers secured vendor…

From your daughter’s heart

By Brittni Henderson Earlier this year, my father John gracefully retired from the Providence Police Department after 20 years of service. For all of us, it was a weird and confusing concept to think of Dad as anything else but a police officer—he was made for the job. My father is the type of person…

THE INSIDER

By Mike D’Abate Amanda Tassoni Calls it Like She Played It…With Heart It has long been the public consensus that officiating is the most controversial task in sports. When all goes well, the name of an official (whether it be an umpire, referee or judge) is seldom heard. One would be hard-pressed to remember a…

The Past and the Present Converge at Esmond Park

By Paul Lonardo A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers but borrowed from his children. – John James Audubon Given the recent Memorial Day holiday celebrations and last month’s tributes commemorating the 75-anniversary of the D-Day Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overland during World…

To The Moon And Beyond

By Jim Ignasher “I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth.” President John F. Kennedy, September 12, 1962. “Houston, Tranquility Base here, the Eagle has landed.” Those words were spoken by Apollo 11 astronaut…

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