What’s in…What’s out….
RI Senate Finance Committee Chairman William J. Conley Jr. said Thursday his committee will not vote on the PawSox stadium-financing proposal if it does not get additional financial information from the Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, which is hoping to build a new stadium in Pawtucket. This could be a deal breaker for the much debated stadium project and the Senate is not known to back down especially during an election year. Stay tuned!
The Assistant Principal at Central High School has resigned after an altercation with a student. A video circulating on Facebook has shown a physical altercation of the vice principal and the student. Sources say the incident is being investigated and the school administration will continue to support students and the community.
Announcement week!…Mayor Alan Fung has announced his intentions to run for Governor again against Gina Raimondo.
Supported by his family and friends on Tuesday night, Mayor Fung stated that “We can do Better!” First out of the box with her announcement was Rep. Patricia Morgan who announced on social media with a video highlighting her commitment to work for the people of Rhode Island. Two more Republican candidates are expected to announce, former Senator Giovanni Feroce and former Rep. Joe Trillo.
Also announcing for Lt. Governor is Rep. Aaron Regunberg who vows to be a watchdog for the people of RI. What’s interesting about this announcement, is the fact that incumbent Democratic Lt.Governor Dan McKee has not announced his intentions yet. Is he running for Lt. Governor or something else? If he runs for re-election for Lt. Governor, he will be running in a Democratic primary against Regunberg. This will be a dilemma for the Democratic State Committee. Will they endorse an incumbent Lt. Governor or the State Representative? Everyone knows that the House of Representatives controls the state Party endorsements. The Democratic State Chair is a State Representative and a colleague of Regunberg. Who knows what will happen but no one can make predictions on this one.
Ashley Judd is the latest actress to join over 60 women to out their sexual predator Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Although this happened twenty years ago, Judd said she kept quiet about the incident because she made a deal with him and got away. Give me a break, ladies! How could you all be so vocal on other subjects and not on sexual abuse. These are sad times. We are witnessing the turning of heads because it suited their careers to remain quiet. It’s called keeping mum to get ahead. And it let this sexual predator be on the loose for over 20 years abusing and allegedly raping other women. This is why women need to come forward! Shame on her and all those who knew but did nothing! Sometimes silence is not golden!
The closing of Pawtucket Memorial Hospital….is devastating to Pawtucket and the state. It’s not only the loss of hundreds of jobs but the loss of a much needed health facility. It seems no one was paying attention. Who will stand up and get the answers that are needed? Who will fight for this hospital the way they are fighting for a ball stadium? Time will tell the story. Let’s hope it’s not too late.