Titans getting better



The Toll Gate boys’ basketball team knew it was going to be an uphill climb this season with virtually no experience on the roster.

Certainly the Titans were right, as it’s been tough from a wins and losses standpoint thus far. Yet, undoubtedly, Toll Gate is getting better.

With seven games left in the regular season, the Titans are 3-8 in Division III-Central but are in the midst of a five-game stretch where they’ve been close each night out.

They’re 2-3 during that span, with a 47-43 win over Johnston on Jan. 31 and, most recently, a dramatic 50-48 win over North Smithfield on Friday.

In the win over the Northmen, Josh Coleman hit the winning shot after a pass from Austin Giard in the final seconds of the second half. Jake Johnson had 12 points in the game, Adam Brice had 10, Burt Lu had seven and Zach Bacon and Kyle McGuire had five apiece.

Also in the past five games, Toll Gate has lost 59-58 to Scituate, 58-53 to Pilgrim and 51-46 to first-place Burrillville. The Titans haven’t had a lopsided performance since losing to unbeaten East Greenwich back on Jan. 24.

The Titans will have some winnable games coming up as well. Today, they travel to 3-6 Davies for a 6:15 p.m. contest, and then host 2-8 Mount St. Charles on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Also still on the schedule are games with rivals Warwick Vets and Pilgrim, plus a chance to get revenge for a loss to Juanita Sanchez.

Toll Gate can also still qualify for the playoffs, as the top 10 teams in the 16-team D-III make the postseason. Currently, the Titans are in 11th, just a half-game back of Johnston for the 10th spot. They’re only a game and a half out of the eighth spot.


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RI ACLU Stephen Brown Notifies Warwick Minimum Housing Board Violated OMA Open Meetings Act At this meeting the chair jude plante announced there would be no electronics allowed, taping,videoing etc. I objected he related town council atty robt sgroi confirmed they could demand this or call the police if I didn't comply. I shut the tablet off. But I stated I would contact Stephen Brown RI ACLU and AG regarding this violation of open meetings act ri 4246-1. He said alright. I did, Mr Brown sent out notice they violated RI OMA . Town atty Ruggerio related shouldn't of and only Mr Sgroi apologized to me.This was done intentionally to block me . I have had numerous problems with the clerk : annamarie marchetti and she set the attys and board in motion. The day before she told me I couldn't speak at the meeting either.

Please enter cindy cook ri in google or youtube and you will see videos of the beginning of the meeting where they violate my rights and then the audio I received from the town they made at the meeting. Plus the conditions of the cottage we rent that has numerous code violations. Worst matter is bathroom toilet floods from connector hose and underneath,floor soaked rotted,no seal causing it to move around the floor and it cannot flush. It goes to a 200 gal cesspool and the pipes are broken causing the toilet paper to get caught on them . We have to place a plastic bag across the toilet seat down go then empty it into a barrel through the window. Mayor scott avedisian ,blg dept al decorte are fully aware of this and haven't had it repaired. Alfred esposito, 83yrs old,a vet in his fla condo [not hosp] is listed as owner but his niece cindy r cook and her husband barry cook really are the owners. Uncle esposito let them put it in his name in 2003 whereas they filed bankruptcy in 2000 etc and couldn't put it in their names. Barry and cindy had a real estate business he was on east providence housing board,councilman , vp citizens bank 17yrs so the know they should never of rented this uninhabitable property especially to an elderly disabled senior and her caregiver. The water bill hasn't been paid since 2009 $2,100 , lien whereas uncle esposito co-sign for niece cindy's business which failed and they haven't paid rent on this leased land for several mos.Moved in oct & gave them $2,250.The links to the RI ACLU Stephen Brown's letters and town atty.http://tinyurl.com/q7furx3

Tuesday, February 11, 2014