Archive - Jun 5, 2013
PAWTUCKET â€” By an 8 to 0 vote, the City Council on Wednesday gave final approval to an amended city operating budget for fiscal year 2014 that requires no property tax increase.
The $111 million spending plan will go into effect at the start of the new fiscal year on July 1. Under this budget, the property tax rates will remain unchanged from FY13, with the residential rate at $23.06 per $1,000 of assessed valuation and the commercial rate at $30.88 per $1,000.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Based on the comments John Farrell made Wednesday, it wouldnâ€™t classify as a tremendous shock to see Will Middlebrooks remain with the PawSox beyond when heâ€™s eligible to come off the disabled list, which is Saturday.
Position players are allotted a 20-day rehab window with Wednesday serving as Day Two of Middlebrooksâ€™ on-the-mend stint. During his weekly radio appearance on WEEI, Farrell mentioned that itâ€™s just not a matter of the third baseman shaking off the cobwebs after landing on the disabled list with a lower back strain.
Kevin B. McBurney, Esq.
PAWTUCKET - McBurney, Kevin B. Esq. of Division Street, Pawtucket, died June 4, 2013 at The Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in Pawtucket. He was born in Pawtucket, the son of John McBurney, Esq. and Ann (Rivello) McBurney of Pawtucket. Kevin was a private practice attorney for many years.
PROVIDENCE â€“ When Sam Ackerman, a Cumberland High School junior, saw news reports last February that Mississippi had, after all these years, finally ratified the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that abolished slavery, he wondered which constitutional amendments Rhode Island hadnâ€™t ratified.His research found that Rhode Island has not ratified four of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, more than any other state in the union. One that piqued his interest was the 17th Amendment, calling for the direct election of U.S.