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Exclusive: Fabrizio Romano confirms things were “tense” in Belgium’s World Cup squad

There’s been plenty of speculation about trouble and in-fighting in Belgium’s World Cup squad as they suffered a hugely disappointing early exit from the competition. Despite boasting some top talents like Kevin De Bruyne, Youri Tielemans, Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Leandro Trossard and Thibaut Courtois, Roberto Martinez’s side failed to get out of their group, and have now surely missed their last chance for this golden generation to win a major international trophy.
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Anonymous letters, allegations and resignations: What you need to know about PPSD turmoil

If you're following news on the Providence Public School District, you may know it has been plagued by controversy as of late, from contentious School Board talks, scrutiny over a credit recovery program, to calls for an investigation into allegations of a toxic workplace. But if you don't know the details of how it started and where it's headed, here's an explainer to get you up to speed. Trouble began with investigation of Over-Aged, Under-Credited program this...

Polar Plunge returns to Easton's Beach to raise funds for A Wish Come True

The first day of 2023 will be special for many reasons. For one group of brave souls, they will head to the ocean for a great cause while helping two local kids who are battling life-threatening illnesses. The Warwick-based A Wish Come True, the oldest wish-granting organization in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, will host its annual Polar Plunge at Easton’s Beach in Newport on Sunday, Jan. 1, from noon to 3 p.m. Parking is expected to be...

Holiday changes coming to Oak Ridge Public Library

The Oak Ridge Public Library will be closed for the Christmas holidays Dec. 23-26, and for the New Year’s holiday Dec. 31 to Jan. 2. During the time around the holidays, the library will be preparing for some much-needed renovations. The restrooms will be completely rebuilt. The Children’s Room, much loved and well-used,...
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Last step for Batista, City Council: contract

WORCESTER - The City Council is scheduled to go into executive session Tuesday night to negotiate a contract with new City Manager Eric D. Batista. But unlike in the previous two meetings, the council is scheduled to reconvene afterward - suggesting that negotiations may be wrapped up. If so, expect details of a...
Lohud | The Journal News

Change it or not: Mahopac, Ketcham mull nickname changes, consequences

The Mahopac and Wappingers school districts have not yet decided whether to comply with last month's New York state Education Department directive barring schools from using Native American nicknames and mascots for sports teams. The department has threatened schools with a loss of state aid if they don't abandon the names and images by the end of the 2022-23 school year. ...
Autosport Online

Darryn Binder “was a victim” of RNF’s Yamaha MotoGP split for 2023

RNF – formerly Petronas SRT – elected to split with Yamaha for 2023 having been unable to secure a longer-term deal with the Japanese marque, and will become Aprilia’s first satellite squad next year. Binder, who was 24th out of the 26 riders to have scored in...

With Blue Line plans scaled back, city embarks on its own infrastructure project

With IndyGo's Blue Line bus rapid transit project out of the picture for a portion of West Washington Street, the city's Department of Public Works is stepping in with infrastructure improvements to part of that roadway. The work on West Washington Street between Holt Road and Lynhurst Drive extends an already-planned project to address long-time flooding issues in the adjacent Fleming Garden neighborhood. ...

Mitsie Vargas: Those fabric huts or tents in bird cages could be deadly killers

As a bird owner, it irks me whenever I shop at my favorite pet store and still see fabric huts, tents or snuggies marketed for birds. Parrot tents have been responsible for more avian injuries and deaths than any other product type sold. Here are the three reasons why: Crop impaction.Entanglement.Hormonal issues (prolapse,...