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EP slates hearing on $167.8M budget proposal

September 24, 2013

EAST PROVIDENCE – A public hearing will be held Oct. 1 on the city’s proposed $167.8 million budget for fiscal 2014, which calls for a 1 percent tax rate increase.

The hearing on the budget will be held at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 145 Taunton Ave.

According to City Manager Peter Graczykowski, the proposed budget comports with the city’s policies and addresses the city’s budget plan as related to the five-year fiscal stability plan constraints adopted by the East Providence Budget Board.

From St. Raphael Academy’s old gym will soon spring new theater building

September 24, 2013

PAWTUCKET — By Thanksgiving, young thespians, singers and musicians at St. Raphael Academy should have a new stage on which to ply their arts. The private, coeducational Catholic high school has begun a major renovation of its former gymnasium to create a state-of-the-art theater.

A blessing and groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the renovation project will be held on Monday, Sept. 30, at 10:30 a.m. The theater will occupy a building that was formerly known as the Lynch Gymnasium at the corner of Maynard and Walcott streets.

Exciting cross country finish as Clippers' Laverty edges out Broncos' Dumais

September 24, 2013

CUMBERLAND – The story Tuesday afternoon at the Monastery wasn’t so much whether host Cumberland High would sweep its Northern Division tri-meet against other local foes.

They did, and then some.

Instead, it revolved around a rivalry that began last year. That is, how would Clipper sophomore Amy Laverty perform against junior Betsy Dumais, one of Burrillville’s top harriers over the past decade or more.

Laverty captured this particular outing, outhustling Dumais to the finish line with a stellar 3.1-mile clocking of 19:50. She edged the runner-up Bronco by a mere four ticks.

Pawtucket policeman charged in theft of gas retires

September 24, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Pawtucket Police Officer Kenneth Provost, a 30-year-veteran who has been accused of stealing gasoline from the city, has retired.

Provost was charged with misdemeanor larceny last month for allegedly stealing more than $700 worth of gasoline from municipal gas pumps. He pleaded not guilty and is due back in Sixth District Court in Providence today for a hearing.

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