Ex-Westfield State president drops lawsuit over departure

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) – Former Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle has withdrawn his federal lawsuit against state and school officials blaming them for his departure, saying the legal fight’s cost was too great. The Republican of Springfield reports (http://bit.ly/1wtelbR ) that Dobelle and defendants filed a motion in federal court Thursday saying they agreed […]

Incoming head of transit system cool to refunds

BOSTON (AP) – The incoming leader the region’s storm-battered public transit system says he wants to restore the faith of riders but isn’t sure refunds are the way to do it. Frank DePaola takes over as interim general manager of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority next week. He suggests that offering discounts on future service […]

Suspect in slaying of Connecticut man held without bail

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) – The suspect in the slaying of a Connecticut National Guardsman shot after a night on the town in Springfield before he was due to be deployed overseas has been held without bail. Michael Rodriguez, of Holyoke, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Hampden Superior Court to the February 2009 slaying of 25-year-old […]

Judier Dixon Pleads Guilty to June 2013 Murder of Richard Arenas and May 2012 Shooting of Amaury Santos

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today, Judier Dixon (age), of Providence, pled guilty before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to the June 12, 2013 murder of 46-year-old Richard Arenas and the May 2012 shooting of Amaury Santos. Under the terms of the plea agreement, which was reached to the approval with Amaury […]

Judier Dixon Pleads Guilty to June 2013 Murder of Richard Arenas and May 2012 Shooting of Amaury Santos

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today, Judier Dixon (age), of Providence, pled guilty before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to the June 12, 2013 murder of 46-year-old Richard Arenas and the May 2012 shooting of Amaury Santos. Under the terms of the plea agreement, which was reached to the approval with Amaury […]

Judier Dixon Pleads Guilty to June 2013 Murder of Richard Arenas and May 2012 Shooting of Amaury Santos

Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced that today, Judier Dixon (age), of Providence, pled guilty before Superior Court Justice Robert D. Krause to the June 12, 2013 murder of 46-year-old Richard Arenas and the May 2012 shooting of Amaury Santos. Under the terms of the plea agreement, which was reached to the approval with Amaury […]

AG Kilmartin Urges Rhode Islanders: Use RadioShack Gift Cards ASAP

With electronics retailer RadioShack filing for bankruptcy protection recently and its subsequent announcement that it plans to close stores in Rhode Island in the coming weeks Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is advising consumers to use any gift cards, gift certificates or store credits as soon as possible. “News reports have indicated that ten RadioShack […]

AG Kilmartin Urges Rhode Islanders: Use RadioShack Gift Cards ASAP

With electronics retailer RadioShack filing for bankruptcy protection recently and its subsequent announcement that it plans to close stores in Rhode Island in the coming weeks Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is advising consumers to use any gift cards, gift certificates or store credits as soon as possible. “News reports have indicated that ten RadioShack […]

AG Kilmartin Urges Rhode Islanders: Use RadioShack Gift Cards ASAP

With electronics retailer RadioShack filing for bankruptcy protection recently and its subsequent announcement that it plans to close stores in Rhode Island in the coming weeks Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin is advising consumers to use any gift cards, gift certificates or store credits as soon as possible. “News reports have indicated that ten RadioShack […]

Raimondo Appoints Working Group to Reinvent Medicaid

Group tasked to improve delivery of health care services, lower costs PROVIDENCE, RI – Governor Gina M. Raimondo today appointed a diverse group of health care professionals, patient advocates, businesspeople and other policy leaders to address the structural challenges facing Rhode Island’s Medicaid system. Rhode Island has the opportunity to deliver better health care services […]