June 4th, 2013
PROVIDENCE â€” Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that John Rainey, 54, of Cumberland, was found guilty Tuesday by a Superior Court jury on two counts of first-degree child molestation and one count of second-degree child molestation.
The jury returned the guilty verdict 90 minutes after a five-day trial presided over by Superior Court Justice William E. Carnes, Jr.
BLACKSTONE - Kimberly B. Shaver-Hood, who has served as superintendent of the Blackstone-Millville Regional School District since 2009, will be leaving the district to become superintendent of schools in Wareham, Mass.
The Wareham School Committee last Wednesday voted 4-1 to enter into contract negotiations with Shaver-Hood, who was one of three finalists vying for the job. If those negotiations are successful, she will replace Wareham School Supt. Barry Rabinovitch, who is leaving the district on July 31.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Borrowing â€“ and begging â€“ are among the cityâ€™s latest strategies for squeezing through a cash bottleneck officials now say is jeopardizing municipal and school payrolls in July.
City officials confirmed Tuesday theyâ€™ve asked the 10 biggest taxpayers if theyâ€™re willing to pony up all or a portion of their 2014 taxes early to help the city ease through the cash crunch.
Phone calls have been placed to CVS/Caremark, Wal-Mart, Loweâ€™s Home Improvement, National Grid, and others, but so far the city hasnâ€™t gotten any firm commitments, according to Mayor Leo T. Fontaine.
Lucille M. Arpin
BELLINGHAM, MA- Lucille M. (Dubois) Arpin, 85, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Monday, June 3, 2013 after a long illness at Milford Regional Medical Center with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife for 63 years of Robert J. Arpin, Sr.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on October 1, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Marianna (Lacouture) Dubois.
Ronald A. Sharples
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Ronald A. Sharples, 70, resident of North Smithfield passed away June 3, 2013.
He was the loving husband, to the late Carol A. (Levy) Sharples.
He was born in Central Falls RI, a son of the late William & Eva (Flaxington) Blais.
Ronald owned and operated Sharples Plumbing & Heating in North Smithfield for 40 years, retiring in Jan. 2011. He was a US Army veteran, an active member in the Manville Rod & Gun Club and Wallum Lake Rod and Gun Club.
WOONSOCKET- Matteo (Matt) Giuliano, 88, of Woonsocket, RI, passed away June 2, 2013 in the Woonsocket Health and Rehabiliation Center, after a courageous battle with Parkinsons disease, with his family by his side.
He is survived by his loving wife of over 64 years, Margaret (Klowan) Giuliano, a daughter Mary, a son and daughter-in-law, Leonard and Susan Giuliano of North Smithfield, 2 grandchildren, Michael and Alexa Giuliano, a brother Frank Giuliano, his sister-in-law, Alice Lanctot and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
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Rainouts during high school spring sports are always problematic. Sure, thereâ€™s comfort in knowing that you can reschedule, but what happens if the same issue arises on the rescheduled day? Canâ€™t keep pushing the games or matches further and further down the road forever, you know.
A rainout like the one that washed away the vast majority of Mondayâ€™s baseball and softball playoff contests brings with it a whole host of complications.
PAWTUCKET â€“ One day after Jose Iglesias went deep for his first big-league home run of the 2013 season, PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina was asked to weigh in on the suddenly red-hot Red Sox infielder.
The blast at Yankee Stadium continues a stretch that has seen Iglesias shift from short-term fill-in to possibly serving as a full-time backup. The official answer wonâ€™t come until Boston activates third baseman Will Middlebrooks from the disabled list, yet if Iglesias continues to perform at a high level, itâ€™s hard to imagine that the 23-year-old will be back with Pawtucket.
WOONSOCKET â€” Independent consultants hired by the Budget Commission delivered what amounted to an unqualified endorsement Monday of Mayor Leo T. Fontaineâ€™s controversial plan to privatize a proposed water treatment plant, calling it the best possible deal for ratepayers.
PAWTUCKET â€” For Tony Gallo, trying to help his elderly mother receive veteran's benefits she was entitled to was a complicated, frustrating and nearly 17-month process. He turned to Congressman David Cicilline for help, and now the legislator has submitted a package of bills aimed at reducing the backlog for Gallo and countless others.