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January 18th, 2015
PROVIDENCE â As the new General Assembly session got under way recently with the traditional swearing in and first-day sessions in both the House and the Senate on Jan. 7, several new legislators joined their veteran counterparts to consider state business in the months ahead.
The following is a listing of area state senators and portions of their biographies listed with the legislative pages at http://www.rilin.state.ri.us.
WOONSOCKET – Brendan W. McGair, a veteran sportswriter and columnist who covers the Pawtucket Red Sox, college and high school sports for the Call/Times, has been named Rhode Island Sportswriter of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA). This is his third NSSA honor in the past five years.
Scott Anderson has taken the concept of wearing your favorite team colors to a whole new level.
Forget the jerseys and hats. Anderson, 38, of Woonsocket, is showing off his team spirit by getting the Patriots logo shaved into the back of his head. And as Sundayâs AFC Championship between the Patriots and Colts approaches in Foxboro, Anderson says heâs getting lots of smiles and thumbs-ups as Patriots fever grips the Blackstone Valley.
âItâs my team and I have to support my time,â says the lifelong Pats fan.
BLACKSTONE â The man prosecutors say fathered three infants whose remains were found in a now-razed home on St. Paul Street last year continues to be held in state custody on $100,000 bail after a pre-trial hearing in Worcester Superior Court Wednesday.
Raymond Rivera, 38, did not appear in court, but his lawyer and state prosecutors were briefly questioned by a judge to see if they had any requests as the case moves forward, said Tim Connolly, spokesman for District Attorney Joseph Early.
Another hearing was scheduled for Feb. 11, he said.
PROVIDENCE - A Superior Court judge has denied the state's motion to dismiss convicted murderer Raymond D. "Beaver" Tempest Jr.'s petition for post-conviction relief.
In a 7-page ruling issued Tuesday, Associate Superior Court Judge Daniel Procaccini said newly discovered DNA evidence and other issues Tempest claims prove he is innocent warrant a full hearing.
WOONSOCKET â As police looked on, the Animal Control Facility was emptied of its canine population in anticipation of staff workersâ being relieved of duty amid an investigation into the theft of donated dog food.
Joseph Warzycha, the stateâs chief animal cruelty investigator, arrived to oversee the operation at the Cumberland Hill Road facility about 12:45 p.m. Monday. He said eight dogs would be transferred to at least three other shelters. There were no cats in the facility yesterday, officials said.
PROVIDENCE â As the new General Assembly session got under way last week with the traditional swearing in and first-day sessions in both the House and the Senate on Tuesday, a list of new area members joined their veteran counterparts to consider state business in the months ahead.
The following is a listing of area General Assembly members and portions of their biographies listed with the legislative pages at http://www.rilin.state.ri.us.
Local police chiefs are encouraging their officers to remain vigilant after the fatal shooting of two officers in Brooklyn last month and heightened hostility from nationwide protests fueled by anti-police sentiment.