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Feds say Casey not violating Hatch Act

October 25, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Firefighter Stephen Casey has been cleared to run for state representative by the Office of Special Counsel in Washington, D.C., saying the prohibitions of the Hatch Act do not apply to him, as his opponent, State Representative Jon Brien (D-Dist. 50), had alleged.
The law is not broad enough to apply to Casey simply because he worked three overtime shifts underwritten by a federal grant between February and May, according to Leslie Grogan, a lawyer in the Hatch Act Unit of the OSC.

Break-in at Manville restaurant; sentimental $20 bill stolen

October 25, 2012

LINCOLN — Corey A. Dumas, 37, initially thought he was lucky not to have lost anything as a result of a break into his family business, Lil & Gene’s Restaurant in Manville this week.
But that feeling quickly soured when Dumas later found one of his 29 Winter Street business’ personal treasures to be missing after all.
No, Dumas didn’t lose a large sum of money or even an expensive piece of business equipment. He lost just a $20 bill — but one that had much meaning to someone running a small business like his.

Burrillville man charged with knife threat to girlfriend

October 25, 2012

BURRILLVILLE -- A local man who was charged in early October in the death of his girlfriend's dog has been arrested on charges of threatening to kill her the same way.
Police say Eric S. Lemire was held as a bail violator after being arraigned Wednesday in District Court in Warwick on charges of felony domestic assault and disorderly conduct.
North Smithfield police say he held a kitchen knife to his girlfriend's chest and threatened to kill her the same way he is accused of killing the dog.

Frustrated with insurance, doc takes matters into own hands

October 25, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD — Dr. Zaheer Shah is both a physician and a lawyer, but he was never trained to work with one hand tied behind his back.
Unfortunately, when patients refuse a complete physical because they can’t afford the diagnostics, it is like working handcuffed. And it’s an all-too-common occurrence because so many individuals have inadequate health care insurance — if they have any at all.

Woman donates bone marrow, saves life

October 25, 2012

LINCOLN — Free food for blood was the deal during a blood drive at Lincoln Mall that day, but Maxine Renning wasn’t allowed to donate — she was running a slight temperature.
Renning, then 18, had such a hankering for a slice of pizza she did the next best thing. She offered up a cheek swab, providing a sample of her DNA to a bone marrow registry.
And today a woman in Chicago is alive because of it.

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