Archive - Jan 14, 2014
PROVIDENCE â€“ State Sen. Dawson Hodgson began his bid for the attorney generalâ€™s office Tuesday by taking the offensive, attacking incumbent Peter Kilmartin for his role in the 38 Studios debacle, the Deepwater Wind energy project, pension reform litigation, and the early release from prison of Woonsocket thrill killer Alfred Brissette.
PAWTUCKET â€” Just after delivering positive news about improved graduation rates, Schools Superintendent Deborah Cylke shook up a routine School Committee meeting Tuesday night with a bombshell announcement: that she planned to retire as of June 30.
â€śIt has been my privilege and pleasure to serve you,â€ť Cylke told the members of the School Committee at the first regular meeting of the new year. She also pledged that they would have â€ś110 percent of my effortâ€ť between now and when she leaves at the end of the school year.
For full story, see Page 1 of Wednesday's Times.
PAWTUCKET â€“ St. Raphael Academy coach Fred Saunders calls them the â€śbrains and heart of our team.â€ť
They are the Gonzalez sisters â€“ point guard Danyele and forward Rybecca. Danyele runs the show and Rybecca handles the scoring load. Along with fellow starters Seun Shittu, Felicia Baccari and Kaylee Oliver, they have turned St. Raphael Academy into an unbeaten Division II-Central squad that hopes to go deep into the playoffs this winter.
Janet E. Ames
LINCOLN - Ames, Janet E. (Wescott) of Lincoln passed away peacefully on January 12, surrounded by her loving family. Born in West Brooksville, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Stillman and Clara (Blodgett) Wescott. She was predeceased by her husband George E. and her eldest son Dr. Glenn J. as well as her siblings Helen Farrow and Gordon Wescott.
LINCOLN â€“ A Pawtucket man and a Providence man face larceny charges after they allegedly went Dumpster diving for scrap metal at a local scrap metal company, according to police.
Shawn Sawyer, 46, of Knowles Street, Pawtucket, and Tony Curtis Rowland, 49, of Washington Street, Providence, were taken into custody on charges of attempted larceny under $1,500 following an investigation of a Jan. 5 incident, according to police. Read the full story in Tuesday's edition of The Times.