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May 26th, 2012

38 Studios violates trust/agreement with state

May 26, 2012

PROVIDENCE – Curt Schilling’s 38 Studios is back in default with the state, Gov. Lincoln Chafee announced at a late Friday afternoon press conference.
Laying off its employees without giving the state 30 days notice is an apparent violation of the company’s loan and trust agreement with the state, Chafee and other state officials said, although the company could once again get back in good graces if it makes certain disclosures to the state in the next 30 days.

Crime drops in Pawtucket; sharp decline among juveniles

May 26, 2012

PAWTUCKET – The latest city crime statistics show an overall decline of 8.6 percent in crime from 2010 to 2011, including a sharp drop in juvenile incidents of almost 25 percent, which police officials are attributing to a number of homegrown factors.
“We are very pleased to announce that our overall crime rate has gone down significantly,” Police Chief Paul King said. “That’s also a positive sign that the many educational programs and partnerships we have developed with the community are having the desired effect.”

May 24th

Viola Davis visits Central Falls Class of 2012

May 24, 2012

CENTRAL FALLS — Although her current Hollywood lifestyle is a far cry from the hardscrabble neighborhood where she grew up, Viola Davis credits this place and its people with making her the highly successful actor that she is today. “Central Falls makes up in heart what it lacks in size,” she told an auditorium filled with graduating seniors and alumni at Central Falls High School on Thursday, prompting an eruption of applause.

Few turn out to grumble over budget

May 24, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Despite a lot of concerns and grumbling by residents about a proposed budget that could result in an 80-cent per $1,000 property tax increase, only a small number of people turned out Wednesday night to speak to city officials about it.

May 22nd

Hearing Wednesday night on proposed budget

May 22, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Wednesday night, residents will have a chance to weigh in on Mayor Donald Grebien's proposed operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year—a spending plan that would require an 80-cent tax increase per $1,000 of assessed valuation for homeowners. A public hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the City Council chambers on the third floor of Pawtucket City Hall at 137 Roosevelt Ave.

SHOWING THEIR COLORS

May 22, 2012

Members of the newly formed Burns Manor Garden Club, sponsored by the Pawtucket Housing Authority, gather with some of the plantings that will go into four new raised beds and become part of a beautification project for the grounds of the seniors complex. Pictured from left: Linda Flanagan, Doris Normandin, Gloria Beauvais, Julia Fitton, Gloria Barrows, Jeannette Flanagan, Ernie Paquin, Terry McAloon, PHA executive director Steve Vadnais, Doris Sirois, Julio Ramos, Fortunato Dossantos, Peggy Mon, Connie Santos, Joe Santos, Maria Cabral, Lou Mossor, Beth Roberge, and Sandy Battersby.

Savastano 'honored' to helm Tolman

May 22, 2012

PAWTUCKET — It's official: an assistant principal at Middletown High School who began his career as a mathematics teacher will take over the helm of the William E. Tolman High School starting July 1.
Christopher Savastano, of Jamestown, was unanimously appointed as principal by the School Committee at its May 15 meeting. Savastano was the top choice of Schools Supt. Deborah Cylke and a search committee, and he was also interviewed by the School Committee.

Cumberland High to honor its best

May 22, 2012

CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland school community will come together May 29 to honor the 35 students who finished in the the top 10 percent of their graduating class .
Those students include Cumberland High School Class of 2012 Valedictorian Katilyn S. Krajanowski and Salutatorian Gabriella K. Cottiero.
The top 10 graduates will be honored at the annual Cumberland High School Distinguished Scholars Ceremony to be held Tuesday, May 29 at 9:15 a.m. in the front foyer of the high Shhool.

May 20th

Thanks for the cherry trees

May 20, 2012

Diane Sweet, center, joins members of Odaiko New England Drummers during a performance at the Chocolate Mill Overlook Park dedication ceremony Saturday. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Nation of Japan's donation of 3,000 cherry blossom trees to Washington, D.C., cherry blossom saplings are donated and planted in Pawtucket and Central Falls during this year's Cherry Blossom Festival in deep appreciation for the aid and assistance given to Japan following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake.

May 19th

Man arresed for phone threats to city councilors

May 19, 2012

PAWTUCKET — A 31-year-old city man employed as a union carpenter was arrested after telephoning members of the City Council and threatening to harm them over issues related to the Pawtucket Fire Department and contract negotiations with the firefighters' union.
David F. Bollwage, of John Street, was arrested on Thursday following an investigation of the complaints by Pawtucket Police detectives. He was arraigned in District Court on Friday on five felony counts of threats to public officials.

Ground-breaking for housing for disabled adults

May 19, 2012

PAWTUCKET — As 60-something parents of a 24-year-old daughter with severe developmental disabilities, Richard Godfrey said that he and his wife worry a lot about her future. He noted that while the young woman, who needs near-constant care, is currently in a good day care situation, she will one day be alone.

May 17th

Pawtucket Police honor their own

May 17, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Over the last year, they've tackled gun-toting suspects, entered burning buildings, located runaways, intervened in violent domestic disputes, talked people out killing themselves, and caught drug dealers. And, as Pawtucket Police Lt. Roberto DaSilva pointed out, this was “just a sampling” of what Pawtucket Police officers have to deal with on a regular basis.

May 16th

City may privatize trash pickup

May 16, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Now that the waste transfer station has been leased to a private company, the city is exploring the possibility of privatizing its trash collection and recycling services as well in a plan that could involve two other communities.

Bay View announces new president

May 16, 2012

EAST PROVIDENCE — Laureen D’Ambra, chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of Rhode Island’s 138-year-old St. Mary Academy-Bay View, has announced the appointment of Vittoria Pacifico-DeBenedictis as the school's new incoming president.
Pacifico-DeBenedictis, who will assume her new role on July 1, succeeds the first president of the academy, Elizabeth A. McAuliffe, who has held the position for the past 18 years.

May 15th

Mayor, others biking in today

May 15, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald R. Grebien will put on his bicycle helmet and get aboard a two-wheeler to take part with dozens of other bicycling enthusiasts when the first ever “Pawtucket Bike to Work Day” is held today.
Bicyclists taking part in the event, which is open to everyone, will gather at 8:30 a.m. at the Veterans Amphitheatre, at Roosevelt and Exchange streets in downtown Pawtucket, for a show of two-wheel strength and a bit of rest before completing the ride to their workplace. Light refreshments will be provided to participants.

May 14th

Chafee: State recognizes out-of-state same-sex marriages

May 14, 2012

PROVIDENCE – Monday was a day for gay and lesbian Rhode Islanders to whoop and cheer.
They were cheering for Gov. Lincoln Chafee, who signed an executive order requiring the state to officially recognize the same-sex unions of couples who were married elsewhere but live here.
At several points during his announcement, Chafee made it clear that he wants his action to be one step toward allowing full gay marriage rights in Rhode Island.

City Police unveil online reporting

May 14, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Thanks to a new computer program, people can report minor crimes, incidents and even anonymous tips to the Pawtucket Police from the comfort and privacy of their own homes.
At a Monday morning press conference, the Pawtucket Police officially launched an online reporting system that is believed to be the first of its kind in the state. Called the Citizens Online Police Reporting System, police say it is an effective tool that offers convenience for the public as well as a faster way to report data that police can then act upon.

May 13th

City visitor

May 13, 2012

PAWTUCKET — A red-tailed hawk that appeared to be sick or injured took up a lengthy perch on a shrub outside the Klibanoff Eye Associates office on Exchange Street on Monday. A passerby and a staffer at The Times called the Pawtucket Animal Control Department out of concern for the bird, and Animal Control, in turn, notified the state Department of Environmental Management. Animal Control Director John Holmes said that DEM workers captured the bird and examined it.

New brewery to open in Pawtucket

May 13, 2012

PAWTUCKET — When tossing around names of cities that are home to well-known breweries, Pawtucket, Rhode Island hardly springs to mind. Yet, a 29-year-old entrepreneur and craft beer enthusiast is embarking on a plan to change that with his High Jinx Brewing Company.

May 12th

HOOD'S-EYE VIEW

May 12, 2012

Six-year-old Kylee Bourgault of Pawtucket has a great vantage point from the hood of her mother’s car as she watches her brother, Anthony Bisbano, play tennis for the Tolman Tigers at Slater Park on Friday.

 

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