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May 21st, 2015
PROVIDENCE - Gov. Gina Raimondo, Lt. Gov. Dan McKee, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner, Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea and Attorney General Peter Kilmartin, were among those who marked the observance of Memorial Day by participating in an annual wreath-laying ceremony honoring war veterans from Rhode Island.
The event on Wednesday was held at the Garden of Heroes on the southwest lawn at the State House.
The garden is dedicated to Rhode Island service members who died supporting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Two women protesting the Algonquin Incremental Market pipeline project that runs through Burrillville were arrested Tuesday on private Algonquin Gas Transmission Company property in Pascoag and charged with trespassing after one of the protestors positioned herself in a tree stand 60 feet above the ground and refused to come down.
According to police reports, Algonquin Gas officials called the Police Department and asked them to remove two women who were found trespassing on company property at 54 Algonquin Lane just after 6:30 a.m.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A night out at a Providence bar with her boyfriend and friends turned into a night of terror for an East School Street woman after the boyfriend became upset back at home and repeatedly assaulted her â€” punching her, biting her face and breast, and choking her during the attacks.
Three months after orchestrating the team’s purchase and expressing a strong objective to move the Pawtucket Red Sox from McCoy Stadium to a downtown Providence location, PawSox President James J. Skeffington has died.
Patti Doyle, a spokesperson for the Triple-A team, issued the following statement: “It is with profound sadness that I confirm the death of Jim Skeffington. His son, Jim Skeffington, Jr., will issue a statement on behalf of his family later today. Thank you all for your patience.”
BURRILLVILLE â€“ With legislative approval now secured, the town is moving ahead with its plan to dedicate Bridge #672 on Route 102 in memory of Burrillvilleâ€™s Allan B. McCutcheon and James A. Blanchard, who were killed in action in Vietnam.
Last October, the Burrillville Town Council approved a request from Richard E. Peck, commander of the Burrillville Allied Veterans Council; and Conrad P. Zahn, post adjutant of Berard-Desjarlais American Legion Post 88, to ask the townâ€™s legislative delegation to begin the process of naming the state bridge in honor of McCutcheon and Blanchard.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Members of the Burrillville Police Department are raising money to support a fellow officer who is battling cancer.
An ongoing fundraiser called â€śRally for Ryanâ€ť has been created for Burrillville Detective Ryan Hughes, a six-year veteran of the department.
In March, Hughes, 30, was diagnosed with testicular cancer, and has since undergone surgery. Despite the success of the original surgery, further tests revealed that the cancer had spread to other parts of his body.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A Dorchester man was ordered held without bail yesterday in the armed rape of a 19-year-old city woman he met through social media.
Reynaldo Rios, 36, was arraigned Friday in Sixth District Court, Providence, after he waived extradition to Rhode Island during a hearing in Massachusetts a day earlier, according to the judiciaryâ€™s web site. He was arrested in Brockton on Wednesday.
Police say Rios is a registered sex offender in Massachusetts who raped a woman at gunpoint in the Morin Heights Boulevard housing development on May 7.
WOONSOCKET â€“ As promised, Mayor Lisa Baldelli Hunt has brought back the seasonal jobs program for high school and college students looking for temporary summer work.
Public Works Director Steve Dâ€™Agostino said help-wanted ads will begin appearing in newspapers and other venues next week for jobs as laborers.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Police say theyâ€™re looking for a man who raped a woman in public housing complex last week after the two made a date through social media.
The police described the man as a light-skinned Latino male, 25-30 years old, about 5 feet 9 inches tall with long black hair worn in pig tails.
A photograph in which the alleged predator identifies himself as â€śBen Franksâ€ť appeared on the social media dating site where the victim met her attacker, according to police.