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February 28th, 2015
BURRILLVILLE â€“ The troubled woman behind the convenience store is all by herself, but from her behavior it seems as if sheâ€™s involved in a heated dispute with someone only she can see. Sheâ€™s gesticulating wildly, arguing a blue streak with her invisible nemesis.
â€śMaâ€™am! Whatâ€™s going on today?â€ť Detective Ryan Hughes yells in a loud, affirmative tone. â€śYou hearing voices?
â€śShut up!â€ť the troubled woman screams back. â€śStay away from me!â€ť
UXBRIDGE â€“ Police have issued arrest warrants for a couple who allegedly broke into a home on Hazel Street and stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, coin collections, silver noted dollar bills and a large assortment of tools and family heirlooms.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The state-appointed Budget Commission is expected to disband by April 1, restoring financial control to elected officials for the first time since May 2012, according to Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, a member of the panel.
Baldelli-Hunt said that after the commission dissolves, the state will appoint an overseer to monitor the cityâ€™s financial condition for the foreseeable future.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Lawyers for Raymond D. Tempest Jr. elicited testimony in Superior Court Tuesday from a woman they credit with ferreting out a major flaw in the stateâ€™s case that was unknown to the jury that convicted him in 1992 for murdering Doreen C. Picard.
PAWTUCKET – It will soon be game over for the Pawtucket Red Sox.
The Pawtucket Red Sox, the Boston Red Sox' Triple-A affiliate, have been sold for a reported $20 million to a group of 10 New England businessmen, including current Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino.
The new ownership officially purchased the team on Sunday night from Madeleine Mondor, widow of the late Ben Mondor; President Michael Tamburro; and General Manager Lou Schwechheimer, according to a new release issued by the Red Sox yesterday.
WOONSOCKET â€“ With a year of improvement now behind it, Landmark Medical Center recently took a moment to thank those who helped the longtime local hospital organization find a way out of its fiscal struggles.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Based on the richly detailed statements he had given Woonsocket police, Burrillville farmer Ronald Vaz became the star witness in the 1992 trial that led to Raymond D. Tempest Jr.â€™s conviction for murder in the bludgeoning death of Doreen C. Picard.
But lawyers for Tempest continued hammering away at Vazâ€™s veracity in Superior Court on Monday, as they questioned the lead investigator in the murder, retired Detective Sgt. Ronald Pennington.
PAWTUCKET – A quartet of Rhode Islanders with strong ties to the state’s business community will be part of the new ownership group of the Pawtucket Red Sox, The Times and The Call has learned.
The locally based owners, who according to the Boston Globe will include the Boston Red Sox as a minority shareholder, include Tom Ryan, former president and chief executive officer of CVS/Caremark Corporation; Terry Murray, former Fleet Blank CEO; James Skeffington, a Providence-based attorney; and Ray Mancini, a liquor distributor.
The brutal snow and cold that continues to slam New England is creating a hardship on local churches, where the relentless and record-breaking storms this winter have resulted in empty pews and empty collection plates.
â€śItâ€™s a scary time,â€ť says Rev. Edward G. St-Godard, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Woonsocket. â€śMost of my parishioners are elderly, and this winter has been very hard on them. People are either sick or they are unable to get out because of all the heavy snow and ice.â€ť