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March 20th, 2015
PROVIDENCE â Testifying in Superior Court Thursday, Raymond D. âBeaverâ Tempest Jr. repeatedly asserted his innocence in the brutal murder of his 22-year-old neighbor in Woonsocket more than 34 years ago, saying he is incapable of such violence.
BELLINGHAM â Parents in Bellingham will have to start paying for their children to ride the school bus next year.
Citing rising transportation costs and low bus enrollment, school officials announced this week that the district will implement a pay-to-ride service beginning next September.
The plan is to charge students in kindergarten through Grade 7 who live less than two miles from their childâs school, as well as children in Grades 8-12 regardless of where they live.
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. Raimondoâs 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 opponentâs 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 sheâd been benched.
Thatâs when she found out she actually scored a goal in the third period.
PROVIDENCE â The stateâs General Assembly leaders said Thursday that they want to know more about Gov. Gina M. Raimondoâs new budget proposal, but also that it appears to be one supporting business and improving the stateâs economy.
âThe budget is a good budget in light of difficult circumstances,â House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello said after getting an overview of the spending plan. âWe started out with roughly a $200 million deficit and itâs got to be balanced so your choices are always going to be difficult,â he added.
WOONSOCKET â Tuesdayâs 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.