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WOONSOCKET â€“ Freshman Councilman Garrett Mancieri became the fourth elected official to face an ethics complaint in less than three weeks on Thursday.
The Ethics Commissionâ€™s Senior Staff Attorney Katherine Dâ€™Arezzo said the director has preliminarily accepted a complaint against Mancieri for further review.
It will be up to the full commission to determine whether the complaint will be held for further investigation, but itâ€™s unclear whether the matter will be taken up at the next meeting, on Monday.
WOONSOCKET â€“ If youâ€™re thinking of donating blood, you might as well have the spirit of Dracula looking over your shoulder â€“ you know, just to get in the mood.
Thatâ€™s one reason Dacre Stoker will be the featured speaker at a special Halloween-season blood drive sponsored, in part, by the Rhode Island Blood Center at the Museum of Work and Culture on Friday.
UXBRIDGE â€“ Bail for Blackstone mother Erika Murray was set at $1 million cash Tuesday as state prosecutors said they appear to have proof that at least two of the three infants whose remains were discovered in her squalid home last month were alive for some period of time after their births.
Asst. Dist. Atty. John Bradley put to rest any notion that the children were stillborn, telling the court the infants were wearing pajamas and diapers when their bodies were found in the closet of an upstairs bedroom on Sept. 11.
WOONSOCKET â€“ With the state Council on Elementary and Secondary Education expected to grant preliminary approval to the proposed RISE Mayoral Academy at a meeting in Providence this afternoon, the Woonsocket Teachers Guild is pulling out all the stops in a last-ditch effort to put the brakes on the proposal.
The teachers union is offering a free bus ride to the meeting to anyone who wants to protest the proposed K-8 regional academy, designed to serve students in Woonsocket, Burrillville and North Smithfield.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Suspended Patrolman Michael Cahill was convicted of second-degree child abuse in Superior Court Thursday, the attorney generalâ€™s office said.
Judge Daniel Procaccini found the officer guilty of abusing his 9-year-old sister after a seven-day trial, according to Amy Kempe, spokeswoman for Attorney General Peter Kilmartin.
The judge alone considered the testimony and rendered the verdict because the policeman waived his right to a jury trial.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A Framingham man who was in possession of narcotics and a stolen coin collection worth thousands led police on a wild motor vehicle chase in which he crashed into two occupied motor vehicles, leaving one person injured, police said.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Two deputies with the Jasper County Sheriff's Office in Missouri will arrive here Saturday to help build a community playground and park near the Burrillville police station in honor of Tyler Seddon, the Pascoag boy who captured hearts across the country when thousands of police officers and firefighters helped him celebrate his seventh birthday last March.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The state Ethics Commission has accepted a complaint filed against Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt for hiring her 16-year-old son to work in an unadvertised summer jobs program.
Katherine Dâ€™Arezzo, senior staff attorney for the Ethics Commission, said the complaint would be presented to the commission for initial consideration at its next meeting on Oct. 21.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Former City Council President John Ward confirmed he has filed a complaint with the state Ethics Commission against Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt after her teenage son got an unadvertised summer job with the Public Works Department.
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