Archive - Jan 30, 2014
PROVIDENCE â Two Pawtucket lawmakers want to require schools to give age-appropriate education in the prevention of child abduction, child sexual exploitation and child sexual abuse.
The bill, with other laws and proposals like it in other states, is called âErinâs Law,â after Erin Merryn, a young girl in Schaumburg, Ill., who, starting at the age of 6, was repeatedly raped for two-and-a-half years by a neighbor and then, when she was 11, she was molested by a teenaged cousin.
Full story can be found on page A1 of Friday's Times and Call.
PROVIDENCE â There was no word on any decision regarding the case of former Central Falls Mayor Charles Moreau following a status conference held on Thursday in U.S. District Court.
A status conference concerning Moreauâs corruption case, for which he was convicted on a federal fraud charge, was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. before Judge John J. McConnell, Jr. Reporters were not allowed into the chambers where the conference was held.
LINCOLN â High junior Nicole Moneghan had one desire before she and her teammates faced defending state champion South Kingstown in a Division II dual-meet clash on Thursday afternoon.
âI was hoping we wouldnât get absolutely crushed,â she admitted. âThey have a lot of talented girls over there. We were trying not to worry about what they were doing, but just dive in and swim the best we could.â
As expected, the undefeated Rebels did push their unbeaten streak to 7-0 with a 54-40 victory over the steadfast Lions, but the latter went down battling.
Janet M. Frechette
NO. SMITHFIELD- Janet M. Frechette, 72, passed into eternal life on January 24, 2014 after an illness.
She was born in Central Falls a daughter of the late Raymond and Mary (Charpentier) Blake.
Janet had been employed as a 1st class textile mechanic for several years at Wardwell Braid Co. before retiring 11 years ago.
Editor's note: This column was published in The Times on Jan. 27, 2014:
It looks like Democrats in the 2014 gubernatorial primary are about to be vexed by the same Catch-22 that confounds Republican candidates for president: What they have to do and say to win their partyâs nomination in the primary could spell doom in the general election.
If the nascent Democratic primary race for governor next year has showed us anything so far, it is that being liberal is becoming cool again.