January 6th, 2012
PROVIDENCE â€“ John Harwood, the attorney for the Lincoln police officer accused of kicking a seated, handcuffed woman in the head outside the Twin River casino on May 31, 2009, indicated in Superior Court on Friday he wanted to enlist the expertise of Dr. Frank Gallo as part of his client's defense.
Gallo, renowned statewide for his expertise on â€śuse of force,â€ť is an instructor for various law enforcement agencies around the region.
Bill Oâ€™Brien could be walking into a no-win situation as the next head football coach at Penn State. While the current Patriotsâ€™ offensive coordinator may seem like a solid choice on the surface, the news of his selection hit hard with Penn State alumni on Friday.
Former Penn State linebacker LaVar Arrington represented the thoughts of many ex-players upon hearing the news that an â€śoutsiderâ€ť would be the next head coach.
Raymond A. Allard
James E. Halliday
PAWTUCKET - James "Bud" E. Halliday, Jr., 89, passed away Friday, January 6, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Pauline R. (Lussier) Halliday, they were married for sixty-four years. Born in Providence, a son of the late James E. and Ruth (Gray) Halliday, he resided in Pawtucket since 1947.
Annette M. Fecteau
PAWTUCKET - Annette M. Fecteau, 69, of Trenton Street, Pawtucket died Friday, January 6, 2012.
She was born in Central Falls the daughter of the late Leonard E. Fecteau and Marie Yvonne (Maillet) Fecteau. Annette was a homemaker.
Annette was a longtime member of the ARC of Blackstone Valley and the Citizens of Power.
She was the sister of the late Lucille LaPlume.
Alice A. Heroux
CENTRAL FALLS - Alice A. (Benoit) Heroux, 96 of Henry Street, Central Falls, died Friday, January 6, 2012 at Saint Antoine Residence. She was the beloved wife of the late Laurier P. Heroux. They were married 29 years.
Robert R. Gilkenson - Revised Notice
PAWTUCKET - Robert R. Gilkenson, 91, passed away on January 4, 2012. Beloved husband of Rita (Rousseau) Gilkenson. Father of Robert K. Gilkenson. Brother of the late William Gilkenson and Marjorie Douglas. VISITATION will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. followed by Services with Military Honors at 11:30 A.M. at WILLIAM W. TRIPP Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. Relatives and friends are invited. Memorials to the American Cancer Society. www.TrippFuneralHome.com
PROVIDENCE â€” After huddling behind closed doors for two hours with mayors, town administrators and other municipal officials, Gov. Lincoln Chafee declared that 2012 â€śshould be the year of the cities and towns.
â€śWe can not have East Providences and Woonsockets and Coventrys and other towns being read about across the country in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times and other national publications that are going to be a detriment to the economy of Rhode Island,â€ť the governor said. â€śWe've got to address it.â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” If Tolman High ever fits the pieces together, the Tigers could be a tough out in the Division II playoffs.
It is coach Mike Kayataâ€™s job to develop his players into a cohesive unit over the next seven weeks, trying to get the most out of a roster that contains an explosive scoring guard in Juan Velez, a 6-foot-7 junior center named Jon Percy who is a sleeping giant, and several role players who might hold the key to this teamâ€™s ultimate outcome.
PAWTUCKET â€” Thanks to a $2,500 legislative grant, Mixed Magic Theatre will be able to embark on one of its favorite journeys: bringing the timeless tale of â€śMoby Dickâ€ť to new audiences in a unique and modern way.
On Thursday, state Sen. Donna M. Nesselbush (D-Dist. 15) presented a check to Mixed Magic Theatre, a non-profit arts organization based in the historic mill complex at the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Count Jim Boeheim as a fan of the turnaround act Ed Cooley is trying to perform at Providence College.
While receiving praise from the dean of Big East coaches is a sign that Cooleyâ€™s work is not going unnoticed around the league, the PC head coach was in no mood to talk about moral victories following his teamâ€™s third straight loss, the latest a 87-73 setback to top-ranked Syracuse Wednesday night at The Dunk.
PAWTUCKET â€” Charles Correa admits that Saturday, Jan. 7 has been in his sights the moment he first laid eyes on St. Raphaelâ€™s schedule.
As the date thatâ€™s been circled in red and ingrained in his mind draws near, Correaâ€™s competitive fire only intensifies. Come Saturday night at CCRI-Warwick, the 5-foot-8 junior will draw the assignment of shadowing New London (Conn.) High School senior and Providence College-bound Kris Dunn.
PROVIDENCE â€” When the General Assembly abruptly dropped the exemption of car values for local tax purposes from $6,000 to $500 last year, drivers suddenly hit with tax bills several times higher than they were before started paying attention to the way values are placed on their automobiles, and they didn't like what they saw.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” On Monday, Jan. 9, city residents will have a chance to speak about the controversial new overnight parking ban that state-appointed officials want to start enforcing next week. The appointed City Council will be holding a public hearing on the parking ban as part of its regular meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. at Central Falls City Hall.
Eva M. Hebert
PAWTUCKET - Eva M. (Houle) Hebert, 102, of Pawtucket, passed away Sunday January 1, 2012. She was the wife of the late Henry Hebert. Born in Canada, she was a daughter of the late Godfrey and Celendee (Beaudry) Houle. She had been a line worker with American. She is survived by two sons, Normand Hebert of Pawtucket and Rene Hebert of Newport, NC; six grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She was a sister of the late Amanda Genest, Alice Forget, Oliver Houle, George Houle, John Houle, Ellen Vaillencourt and Armand Houle.
BRUNSWICK, OH - Pauline Crawley, 64 of Brunswick, passed away on January 3, 2012 with her loving family by her side.
She was born July 31, 1947 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island to Arthur and Rose (nee Bolduc)Bissonnette.
Robert R. Gilkenson
PAWTUCKET - Robert R. Gilkenson, 91, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Rita (Rousseau) Gilkenson for sixty-five years.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) â€” Mitt Romney eked out a minuscule 8-vote victory over Rick Santorum in Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses, the state party chairman said early Wednesday, ringing down the curtain on an improbable first act in the campaign to pick a challenger to President Barack Obama in the fall.
Appearing hours after the caucuses had ended, Matt Strawn said Romney had 30,015 votes, to 30,007 for Santorum, whose late surge carried him to a near win.
PAWTUCKET â€” When St. Raphael Academyâ€™s senior forward, Cesar Mejia, picked up his fourth personal foul early in the second half of Tuesday nightâ€™s Division I game with Cranston East, point guard Charles Correa had a bad thought.
â€śI thought we were in trouble without Cesar,â€ť Correa admitted.
Then Correa, arguably the best high school player in Rhode Island, had another thought.
PROVIDENCE â€“ When provisions for reforming locally-administered pension plans (called non-MERS) were dropped from the comprehensive pension reform late in the process last year, Gov. Lincoln Chafee vowed to introduce legislation on the first day of the 2012 General Assembly session to reform struggling plans that are causing fiscal misery for certain cities and towns.
He missed that self-imposed deadline on Tuesday.