CENTRAL FALLS â Saying it heralds a ânew period in Central Fallsâ recovery,â Gov. Lincoln Chafee has appointed John F. McJennett III, as the cityâs new receiver, replacing the controversial Robert Flanders.
McJennett is the former executive director of DEPCO (Rhode Island Depositors Economic Protection Corporation), the stateâs response to the credit union crisis.
PAWTUCKET â Sixteen-year-old Ryan Gomes patiently points out the parts of a guitar to 6-year-old Chris Brunetti, while the younger boy balances an instrument that is almost bigger than he is on his lap. âWhat's this?â asks Gomes, pointing to the neck of the guitar. âWhat are these?â he asks next, fingering the frets and strumming a few chords. Brunetti supplies the correct answers, smiling back at Gomes with obvious pride.