Archive - Jan 2012 - News Article
WOONSOCKET â When someone called U.S. Rep. David Cicillineâs constituent services office exactly one minute after the freshman Democrat officially christened the site Monday, it seemed like a good omen.
âAt 10:01 a.m. the phone rang and it was someone with a VA question,â Cicillineâs District Director, Christopher Fierro, said as the congressman arrived. âThey know weâre here.â
CUMBERLAND â It was standing room only as a large gathering of Cumberland police officers, as well as their families, crowded the Town Council's chambers Wednesday to witness the swearing-in of Cumberland's two newest police recruits.
Officers Josh Vaughn and Gregory J. Pomfret were officially sworn in at a 20-minute ceremony presided over by Police Chief John R. Desmarais. Mayor Daniel J. McKee swore-in the two officers.
In his remarks, McKee said the town is proud to have two officers with local roots serving in the Cumberland Police Department, a nationally accredited police department.
PROVIDENCE â Call Tony Cerbo the very definition of enigma.
As a painfully shy teen, he abhorred being in the limelight and wasn't attracted to music, especially singing.
Nowadays, he revels in belting out tunes made famous by Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble before sizable crowds at restaurants, clubs, weddings and receptions throughout southeastern New England.
In fact, back on Dec. 15, this self-described âself-made croonerâ starred in his fourth annual âHome for Christmas Dinner Showâ at the B. Pinelli's Restaurant ballroom in East Providence, and claimed he had âa blastâ doing it.
PROVIDENCE â After huddling behind closed doors for two hours with mayors, town administrators and other municipal officials, Gov. Lincoln Chafee declared that 2012 âshould be the year of the cities and towns.
âWe can not have East Providences and Woonsockets and Coventrys and other towns being read about across the country in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times and other national publications that are going to be a detriment to the economy of Rhode Island,â the governor said. âWe've got to address it.â