PROVIDENCE â€” Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that John Rainey, 54, of Cumberland, was found guilty Tuesday by a Superior Court jury on two counts of first-degree child molestation and one count of second-degree child molestation.
The jury returned the guilty verdict 90 minutes after a five-day trial presided over by Superior Court Justice William E. Carnes, Jr.
BLACKSTONE - Kimberly B. Shaver-Hood, who has served as superintendent of the Blackstone-Millville Regional School District since 2009, will be leaving the district to become superintendent of schools in Wareham, Mass.
The Wareham School Committee last Wednesday voted 4-1 to enter into contract negotiations with Shaver-Hood, who was one of three finalists vying for the job. If those negotiations are successful, she will replace Wareham School Supt. Barry Rabinovitch, who is leaving the district on July 31.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Borrowing â€“ and begging â€“ are among the cityâ€™s latest strategies for squeezing through a cash bottleneck officials now say is jeopardizing municipal and school payrolls in July.
City officials confirmed Tuesday theyâ€™ve asked the 10 biggest taxpayers if theyâ€™re willing to pony up all or a portion of their 2014 taxes early to help the city ease through the cash crunch.
Phone calls have been placed to CVS/Caremark, Wal-Mart, Loweâ€™s Home Improvement, National Grid, and others, but so far the city hasnâ€™t gotten any firm commitments, according to Mayor Leo T. Fontaine.