Carolyn Thornton, Providence Journal

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Past articles by Carolyn:

Cumberland team already in Pa. for Little League World Series

On Sunday morning, a little more than 12 hours after the Cumberland American All-Stars clinched the Little League Baseball New England Championship with a 10-6 victory over Fairfield American Little League of Connecticut, the boys were already boarding a bus bound for Williamsport, Pa. → Read More

Cumberland American advances to Little League New England regional final

The Cumberland American All-Stars are headed back to the finals. Exploding for nine runs in the eighth, the Rhode Island state champs downed Maine state champion Falmouth Little League, 13-4, in the semifinals of the Little League New England Regional Tournament, Thursday at Leon J. Breen Memorial Field. → Read More

Cumberland American clinches spot in Little League New England regional semifinals

Cumberland American (above, winning the state championship last month) defeated Vermont state champion Williston Little League, 8-5, Wednesday in the Little League Baseball New England Regional Tournament in Bristol, Conn. → Read More

Cumberland American edges Cranston Western for Little League state title

BRISTOL — If there’s one thing the Cumberland American All-Stars have demonstrated throughout this year’s Little League playoffs, it’s that their boys can hit and they can hit with power. → Read More

Kids’ inner journalist emerges at Write On Camp

CENTRAL FALLS — He admits he wasn’t a willing participant at first.While his younger sister was raring to go, Santiago Najarro Cano wasn’t keen on the idea of spending two weeks of his summer vacation... → Read More

Lindsay Davenport, winner of 6 Grand Slams, inducted into Tennis Hall of Fame

NEWPORT — She towered over and powered past competitors on the way to six Grand Slam titles during her 17-year career as a professional tennis player. → Read More

Familiar faces will be fighting for turf in Newport Hall of Fame tennis

Wimbledon may be wrapping up in London this weekend, but the excitement for tennis fans is only just beginning to heat up in Newport. The 38th annual Hall of Fame Tennis Championships — the only grass... → Read More

La Salle senior reflects on near-fatal car crash that has given her a new perspective on life

Nikki Trupiano was on a stretcher in the emergency room at Rhode Island Hospital, her broken body covered in blood and shards of glass. The 17-year-old swimmer from East Greenwich looked up at her father... → Read More

Moser, Landberg take top marathon honors at Cox Providence Rhode Races

Felix Moser, 29, of Cambridge, Mass., and 29-year-old Amelia Landberg of Boston were the top male and female finishers in the marathon portion of the Cox Providence Rhode Races, this morning in Providence. → Read More

For R.I. runners in the Boston Marathon, a chance to find closure

BOSTON — He was exhausted, probably a little dehydrated. And he was completely and utterly thrilled. Shortly after 4:30 on Monday afternoon, Frank Pazienza crossed the finish line of the 118th Boston Marathon,... → Read More

Pazienza family takes care of “unfinished business” at Boston Marathon

Shortly after 4:30 on Monday afternoon, Frank Pazienza had an opportunity to re-write the ending to his Boston Marathon experience. With his wife Lynne and teenage son Matthew watching from the bleachers set up near the finish, Pazienza crossed the line in 4 hours, 57 minutes and 20 seconds. → Read More

Mission accomplished for Joyal at Boston Marathon

Amanda Joyal’s hopes of finishing last year’s Boston Marathon were dashed  just seven-tenths of a mile from the finish line  when two bomb blasts forced race officials to close down the race. → Read More

Jaswell top female R.I. resident at Boston Marathon

School teacher Megan Jaswell, a native of Johnston who now makes her home in Wakefield, was the top female R.I. resident across the finish line at the Boston Marathon, placing 232nd overall among the women in 3:05:36. → Read More

Dionne, Reilly once again lead R.I. natives at Boston Marathon

Cumberland native Hilary Dionne shattered her personal best by nearly 4 ½ minutes, en route to finishing 23rd overall among the women and eighth among the Americans with a time of 2:35:08. → Read More

Local runner Pazienza: Running Boston “about perseverance, courage and not backing down”

Frank Pazienza’s wife Lynne and son Matthew were sitting in the bleachers at the finish line when the first of two bombs exploded across the street at last year’s Boston Marathon. It took almost an hour before the family from Saunderstown was reunited. → Read More

Doyle honoring memory of late marathon legend father

In honor of his father – late legendary marathoner Bobby Doyle – R.I. State Trooper Brendan Doyle is wearing a Johnson & Wales Athletic Club racing singlet and striped shorts like the ones his dad used to wear when he raced. → Read More

Narragansett woman goes from spectator to participant at Boston Marathon

While a student pursuing her law degree at the New England School of Law in the mid-1990s, Lisa Garzilli lived in an apartment just off Beacon Street, a hop, skip and a jump from the Boston Marathon route. → Read More

Heightened police presence felt at Boston Marathon

As expected, there is an especially strong police presence at today’s Boston Marathon. According to race organizers, there are 3,500 uniformed police officers along the course, including 450 state police. There are also 600 members of the National Guard. → Read More

Patriots Marathon Team racking up the miles – and the money

Cumberland’s Joe VanAllen, Dr. Jennifer Jarbeau of East Greenwich and Paul Botelho of East Providence are among the 52 runners who will be participating in Monday’s Boston Marathon as part of the Patriots Marathon Team. → Read More

R.I. native Cimino taking over Binghamton University women’s basketball program

After eight seasons as the head women’s basketball coach at Caldwell College, Lincoln native Linda Cimino has been appointed head coach at Binghamtom University. → Read More