Archive - 2012 - News Article
WOONSOCKET â€” Bullied at school, erroneously diagnosed with bipolar disorder and treated with a correspondingly wrongheaded cocktail of prescription drugs, Adam Brunetti arrived at a harrowing crossroads by the time he was in the sixth grade at Woonsocket Middle School in 2006.
No wonder he doesnâ€™t remember much of it.
â€śI pretty much blacked the whole thing out,â€ť he says matter-of-factly.
When Michael S. Krzywonos used to attend Sunday Mass at the former St. Cecilia's Church in Pawtucket he'd see the same friendly faces sitting in the same pews every week. Other than exchanging passing greetings and a few pleasantries at the end of Mass, it eventually dawned on Krzywonos that he really didn't know who his fellow parishioners were.
"For the longest time they were just faces without names," he says.
LINCOLN â€“ Given the new state funding formula, the William M. Davies Jr. Career & Technical High School will receive $649,000 less in state aid during the 2012-13 academic year.
So stated Davies' Business/Education Partnership Coordinator Bernie Blumenthal on Thursday.
Neither he nor Gerry Manning, Supervisor of Career & Technical Instruction, truly know how the institution can continue to survive over the next several years.
Anthony Rison, a longtime Woonsocket resident and Patriots fan, raises his teamâ€™s flag on the front of his Manville Road home Saturday morning. Rison is hosting a Super Bowl party for 20 people, the most he can fit in his house. The
banner, at right, was created by his son-in-law Eric Sherman, who died in a construction accident in February 2005.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ A local man was sentenced to serve 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple counts of raping three children, the attorney generalâ€™s office announced.
Ramiro Morales, 39, will also be on probation for 25 years upon his release from prison and is subject to lifetime supervision with a GPS monitoring device under the Jessica Lundsford Act, said Amy Kempe, spokesman for Attorney General Peter Kilmartin.
Morales has been incarcerated since 2009, but his last known address was 25 Lapre Road.
GLOCESTER â€“ President Barack Obama has nominated former Glocester Police Chief Jamie Hainesworth to be Rhode Island's new U.S. marshal, the White House has announced.
Hainesworth currently serves as the law enforcement liaison and victim advocate for the Rhode Island chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving after some three decades in police work.
â€śItâ€™s a great choice,â€ť said State Sen. Paul Fogarty (D-Dist. 23, Burrillville, Glocester, North Smithfield). â€śHeâ€™s a man of incredible honesty and integrity, heâ€™s a great law enforcement guy, and heâ€™ll do the state and Glocester proud.â€ť
LINCOLN â€” Central Elementary School fourth-grader Maggie Cabana didn't want to let down her fellow students, so she decided to prepare her Wednesday lunch the night before.
â€śI made it at about 7:30 (p.m.); I made my peanut butter crackers, strawberries and an orange with the peel taken off, then put them all in plastic containers,â€ť she admitted. â€śI did it so I wouldn't forget anything. I was scared that I'd put it into plastic bags. I didn't want to forget that's against the rules (for this lunch).â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€” Gov. Chafeeâ€™s proposed $7.9 billion state budget includes a plum the cityâ€™s been grasping at for years â€” $2.6 million to restore long-neglected World War II Veterans Memorial State Park.
Mayor Leo T. Fontaine said the funds were included in the spending package Chafee proposes for the state Department of Environmental Management after an intense lobbying campaign by city officials.
WOONSOCKET â€“ There was a bonus for the police at the end of a trail that led to a man wanted for domestic assault. Just as officers closed in on Steve E. Beaulieu, another man was tossing a backpack containing $1,450 worth of cocaine and marijuana out the window, police said.
The episode unfolded in Apt. No. 3 at 174 Robinson St. Tuesday, said Detective Lt. Eugene Jalette, the police spokesman.
WOONSOCKET â€” YWCA Northern Rhode Island, located at 514 Blackstone St., will merge with the faltering Central Falls-based YWCA of Greater Rhode Island in a deal expected to be finalized by March 1.
â€śThis is not a hostile take-over,â€ť said Deborah Perry, president and CEO of YWCA Northern Rhode Island. â€śWeâ€™re both in favor,â€ť and the news is in the ambitious plans she has for the new YWCA Rhode Island.