PROVIDENCE â Seconds after a Superior Court judge found Lincoln police officer Edward M. Krawetz guilty of felony battery with a dangerous weapon â in this case, his shod foot â the defendant's wife, Lori, wiped away tears.
Several other family members just looked around in disbelief after Justice Edward C. Clifton announced his decision at about 12:10 p.m., Monday.
WOONSOCKET â Robert Bouchard can still crack a joke about how his neighborhood is starting to remind him of the Hitchcock classic, âThe Birds,â but donât be fooled: Heâs losing his sense of humor about the North Endâs population of gloomy-looking vultures.
Itâs growing, says Bouchard.
And so are his concerns about avian-borne disease and property values.
âThe growth has been exponential,â says Bouchard. âItâs gotten to the point where you donât even see a migratory dropoff of the population in the summertime anymore.â