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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.

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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