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Armory will be hopping for R.I. Brew Fest today

January 31, 2014

PAWTUCKET — Craft beer aficionados will have much to celebrate today when the second annual Rhode Island Brew Fest Winter opens its doors at the Pawtucket Armory on Exchange Street.

Starting at 1 p.m., hundreds of craft beer fans will gather to sample brews from more than 40 breweries and meet the people behind the kegs and casks of some of the Ocean State’s most popular microbreweries.

Full story appears on page A1 of today's Times and today's Call.

NECAP reading scores rise; math remains concern

January 31, 2014

PAWTUCKET — The latest round of scores on the state’s high-stakes standardized tests are in, and they show that both Pawtucket and the Central Falls school districts have made strides in reading, particularly at the secondary school level.

However, there is still much work to be done in mathematics, as in a majority of school districts across the state, where the test scores were flat when it came to showing improvement or downright disappointing.

Full story can be found on page A1 of Saturday's Times.

‘Erin’s Law’ bill to battle sex abuse of kids

January 31, 2014

PROVIDENCE — 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 “Erin’s Law,” 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.

Moreau’s status conference kept private

January 31, 2014

PROVIDENCE — 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 Moreau’s 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.


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