Archive - Oct 2013 - News Article
PAWTUCKET â€” Recently retired Pawtucket Police Officer Kenneth Provost, accused of stealing gasoline from the city for his own use, pleaded no contest to the charges in 6th District Court on Friday.
Provost, 56, of 303 Woodward Ave., Seekonk, was charged with misdemeanor larceny in August for allegedly stealing more than 200 gallons of gasoline from the cityâ€™s Department of Public Works garage. He had previously pleaded not guilty to the charge at his arraignment.
PAWTUCKET â€“ A state Health Department disciplinary board has suspended a local dentistâ€™s authority to prescribe controlled substances after providing himself and others with drugs that have nothing to do with pulling teeth.
In one incident, Demetrius James Photopoulos, D.D.S., prescribed the growth hormone omnitrope to a three-year-old in 2012, said the Board of Examiners in Dentistry. The child was given the drug for five months.
CUMBERLAND â€“ An elderly woman was killed Thursday morning after she was
struck by a dairy truck while crossing Dexter Street at the intersection
of Dexter and High Street, police said.
According to police, the woman, whoâ€™s name and age were not being released pending notification of next of kin, was struck around 6 a.m. while she was attempting to cross Dexter Street and was struck by the truck, which was traveling west on High Street, according to police.
PAWTUCKET â€” Whether you like your Halloween fun to be scary or â€śilluminating,â€ť there are activities in Slater Park this weekend that fits both bills.
Beginning on Friday at 6:30 p.m., Slater Park will host â€śFright Night in the Park.â€ť Halloween events will take place on Friday and Saturday evenings only, through Oct. 26 (with the exception of inclement weather).
EAST PROVIDENCE â€“ In recognition of the cityâ€™s improving financial performance, Standard & Poorâ€™s Ratings Services Tuesday raised East Providenceâ€™s general obligation bond rating five notches to â€śAâ€ť from â€śBB+â€ť.
â€śThe higher rating is based on our recently released local general obligation criteria, as well as the cityâ€™s improving financial performance and liquidity position and lower long-term pension liabilities,â€ť said Standard & Poorâ€™s credit analyst Victor Medeiros.
PAWTUCKET â€” Thanks to some tireless lobbying on the part of city officials and local legislators, Pawtucket won approval to have a second neighborhood designated as a state-designated â€śEnterprise Zoneâ€ť offering tax incentives to new or expanding businesses.
PAWTUCKET â€” With the winners of its annual Photo Contest announced on Sunday, the 2013 Pawtucket Arts Festival wrapped up another successful year, said event chairman John Baxter.
â€śFor the third year in a row, we were blessed with extraordinary weather, and it contributed to record crowds,â€ť Baxter stated. â€śThe Arts Festival seems to grow incrementally every year.â€ť
PROVIDENCE â€” A 20-year-old man with the nickname of â€śDamageâ€ť pleaded guilty Tuesday before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to second-degree murder for the July 6, 2012, murder of Joshua Burgo of Pawtucket.
A stalemate in Congress that caused a government shutdown Tuesday for the first time in 17 years came as no surprise for Woonsocket auto mechanic Paul Morin.
â€śI stayed up and watched the entire thing and, personally, Iâ€™m with the Republicans on this one because I believe Obamacare will hurt the country,â€ť Morin says. â€śOf course Iâ€™m upset that we have the first government shutdown in nearly two decades, but Iâ€™m more upset the Democrats didnâ€™t do more to negotiate with the Republicans to avert this.â€ť