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March 18th, 2015
CUMBERLAND â€“ A young woman was taken to the hospital after jumping out of the rear passenger seat of a car traveling about 40 mph on Mendon Road Tuesday morning, police and eyewitnesses said.
Donald Stewart of Manville said he was driving a car behind the woman when he saw her tumble onto the roadway. He said her body rolled over several times before landing against the sidewalk.
Amazingly, Stewart said, the woman leapt to her feet after she came to rest, but her face was bloody and she was visibly shaken.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Overviews of state Medicaid costs, the impact of state budget cuts on those providing services, and ideas for better ways of doing business were discussed at the first town hall forum put on by The Working Group to Reinvent Medicaid at Harris Public Library Monday evening.
Elizabeth Roberts, Gov. Gina M. Raimondoâ€™s new Health and Human Services secretary, said the session, the first of four around the state, was planned as a way to collect ideas on improving Medicaid services from those who access the system.
BURRILLVILLE â€” The Burrillville Historical & Preservation Society is planning a major restoration and conservation project for the Sayles-Cook Cemetery in Pascoag, an abandoned graveyard and final resting place of the Sayles family, who once owned the Granite Mill in Pascoag.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Jennifer Roy was 12 years old when she blacked out in the middle of a hockey game with the Providence Junior Bears.
Slammed to the ice by an opponentâ€™s body-check, Roy had suffered a concussion, though she did not know it at the time. She had no recollection of the rest of the game, and after it was over she threw a temper tantrum because she thought sheâ€™d been benched.
Thatâ€™s when she found out she actually scored a goal in the third period.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The stateâ€™s General Assembly leaders said Thursday that they want to know more about Gov. Gina M. Raimondoâ€™s new budget proposal, but also that it appears to be one supporting business and improving the stateâ€™s economy.
â€śThe budget is a good budget in light of difficult circumstances,â€ť House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello said after getting an overview of the spending plan. â€śWe started out with roughly a $200 million deficit and itâ€™s got to be balanced so your choices are always going to be difficult,â€ť he added.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Tuesdayâ€™s crop of settlements with the state Ethics Commission brought to five the number of sitting elected officials who have been cited for violating the state ethics code.
Though previously unreported, Councilman Daniel Gendron reached a settlement with the commission on Feb. 4. He agreed to pay a $500 fine to resolve charges that he violated the code by twice voting to reappoint Municipal Court Judge Lloyd Gariepy since December 2009.
WOONSOCKET - Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt will pay a fine as agreed to by the state Ethics Commission. The $750 penalty is for the mayor's violation of the state ethics code by hiring her son for an unadvertised summer job in the city.
The Rhode Island Ethics Commission voted Tuesday to accept a settlement and resolve Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt's case.
Read the full story in Wednesday's newspaper.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Burrillville pig farmer Ronald Vaz was the stateâ€™s star witness in the 1992 trial that put Raymond Tempest Jr. behind bars for 85 years in the bludgeoning and strangulation death of Doreen C. Picard.
Called to the witness stand in Superior Court yesterday, Vaz, however, said some of the key components of his trial testimony were not accurate
An unfavorable economic environment not only reduces adoptions of homeless animals, it can force people to surrender pets they already have to a shelter or rescue organization because they can no longer afford pet food or veterinarian bills, especially for senior dogs and cats.