Archive - Oct 2010 - News Article
Police in Blackstone and Millville have finished their investigation into allegations that special needs children were physically abused by a teacher and an aide employed by the Blackstone-Millville Regional School District.
The findings in the case have been turned over to the Worcester County District Attorney's Office, which is to decide whether there is sufficient evidence to pursue criminal charges, said Tim Connolly, spokesman for District Attorney Joseph Early.
â€śNo decision has been made at this point,â€ť Connolly said Thursday.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Town officials are scrambling to get the word out that if voters Tuesday approve local ballot question number five â€” whether or not the current elected town administrator should be changed to an appointed town manager â€” then the effective date of that change would be Dec. 1, 2012.
Due to what town officials are calling an oversight, the town manager versus town administrator question was submitted to the Secretary of State's office without listing an effective date. Therefore, there is no effective date listed on the ballot voters will see at the polls on Tuesday.
PROVIDENCE â€” As soon as Rep. Patrick Kennedy announced he would not seek re-election in the 1st Congressional District back in February, it was clear the race to succeed him would be one of the marquee races this year.
Sure enough, four Democrats battled in a primary to win that partyâ€™s nomination and Providence Mayor David Cicilline bested a field that included former Democratic Party Chairman William Lynch, state Rep. David Segal and Lincoln businessman Anthony Gemma. Lynch, Segal and Gemma have now endorsed Cicilline.
WOONSOCKET â€” Bank of America has honored Connecting for Children and Families with a $200,000 grant to grow its network of support services for struggling families.
Terese Curtin, director of the Fairmount-based agency, was to receive the award today during a ceremony at the John Hope Settlement House in Providence, one of just two non-profits in the state to receive BofA's prestigious â€śNeighborhood Buildersâ€ť Award.
â€śIt's just a tremendous opportunity for Woonsocket,â€ť said Curtin. â€śIt allows us to strengthen the community and provide additional support for families who are in most need.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€” President Barak Obama told about three dozen employees of American Cord and Webbing that, â€śItâ€™s small businesses like this one, after all, that are the bricks and blocks, the cord and webbing, if you will, of our economy.â€ť
After taking a brief tour of the plant in the Highland Corporate Park, Obama boasted that his administration, with the help of Congress has passed 16 different tax cuts for small businesses in the last two years.â€ť
GLOCESTER - Alesia Razumova and Hannah Fast, who graduated from Ponaganset High School last June, could have spent their summer before starting college going to the beach or hanging out with friends.
Instead, the two girls spent most of their summer vacation as research assistants hunkered down in the high school library pouring over historical and death records in Rhode Island to find evidence of the 1918-19 epidemic of Spanish flu that killed thousands of people worldwide.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Ron Gaulin, a retired Woonsocket Middle School teacher, has plenty of connections to the United States Air Force. He served in the Air Force himself in the 1960s and 70s and has two sons and a daughter-in-law currently on active duty.
It should be no surprise then that Gaulin has followed the development of an Air Force Junior ROTC Wing at the high school over the past six years and helped out with wing activities when he could.
WOONSOCKET â€” President Barack Obama will be visiting the city Monday to tour American Cord & Webbing in Highland Industrial Park and speak with the workers.
The Associated Press reports that the president will be joined by U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman Jim Langevin.
Obama was already scheduled to visit Providence Monday to attend a fundraiser for David Cicilline, the Democratic cnadidate for the first congressional district.
WOONSOCKET â€” After his regular classes at Woonsocket High School, Jamel Williams usually heads over to the RiverzEdge Arts Project in Market Square for hands-on training in silk-screen printing. But he couldn't make it yesterday.
He was too busy being honored by first lady Michelle Obama in Washington, D.C.
In a ceremony at the White House, the first lady bestowed the 2010 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards on 15 organizations, including RiverzEdge and the Providence-based Community Music Works.
LINCOLN â€” As she readied herself for school Tuesday morning, Lincoln High junior Taylor Jutras argued vehemently with her mother, Tammy, about a mere two dollars. When â€śMaâ€ť wouldn't budge on the request, she stormed out of the house â€śin a huff.â€ť
About five hours later, Taylor admitted she had texted her mom several times, promising she was sorry for her behavior and understood Tammy's stance on the matter.