Archive - Jun 2013 - News Article
LINCOLN â Police charged a 47-year-old Railroad Street man with domestic assault by strangulation on his girlfriend following a disturbance early Wednesday morning in an apartment he shares with several other people.
Robert B. Williamson was also charged with domestic disorderly conduct and domestic refusal to relinquish the telephone in connection with the alleged domestic assault on his girlfriend during the incident.
WOONSOCKET â The president of a prominent economic development organization says Gov. Lincoln Chafeeâs proposal to reduce tax credits for companies that create new jobs has already prompted CVS/Caremark to put on hold a substantial expansion of operations it had been planning.
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 cityâs latest strategies for squeezing through a cash bottleneck officials now say is jeopardizing municipal and school payrolls in July.
City officials confirmed Tuesday theyâve asked the 10 biggest taxpayers if theyâre 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, Loweâs Home Improvement, National Grid, and others, but so far the city hasnât gotten any firm commitments, according to Mayor Leo T. Fontaine.
WOONSOCKET â Independent consultants hired by the Budget Commission delivered what amounted to an unqualified endorsement Monday of Mayor Leo T. Fontaineâs controversial plan to privatize a proposed water treatment plant, calling it the best possible deal for ratepayers.
PAWTUCKET â For Tony Gallo, trying to help his elderly mother receive veteran's benefits she was entitled to was a complicated, frustrating and nearly 17-month process. He turned to Congressman David Cicilline for help, and now the legislator has submitted a package of bills aimed at reducing the backlog for Gallo and countless others.
PAWTUCKET â The Samaritans of Rhode Island is once again working to eliminate the stigma of seeking help, thanks to a new round of suicide prevention awareness training seminars for educators and healthcare professionals dealing with young people.
By RUSS OLIVO
WOONSOCKET â State Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Woonsocket) disclosed Friday that sheâs reached an agreement with state environmental officials to restore and transfer ownership of long-neglected World War II Memorial State Park to the city.
Under the pact, the state Department of Environmental Management would begin releasing $2.6 million it already has on hand to rebuild the park, which DEM all but abandoned some four years ago.
Dr. Art Canestrari, of Cumberland, and his friend Claire DiSpirito, of Lincoln, check out one of the units at 2 Monument Square during a Main Street Open House on Saturday. Dr. Canestrari stated he was interested in seeing the buildings on Main Street and their potential. The office space at which he is looking is one of six units available in the building.