WOONSOCKET â After complaining publicly and threatening to file an open meetings complaint, School Committeewoman Vimala Phongsavanh says she was finally furnished with the names of the members of the committee in charge of searching for a new superintendent yesterday.
But Phongsavanh remained highly critical of the process, saying it has been unnecessarily opaque and closed off to input from communities of interest outside the school department.
âIt's been a shady process,â asserted Phongsavanh, the newest member of the School Committee. âI don't understand why they've been so secretive.â
PROVIDENCE â Woonsocketâs long overlooked connections to the Civil War have gone on display at Brown Universityâs John Hay Library thanks to a collaborative effort by the Libraryâs special collections department and the Foss Media Center at Woonsocketâs Oak Hill Cemetery.
Foss Media Director Elizabeth Vangel, a Woonsocket native, worked with Hay Library curator Holly Snyder to offer âRicochet: Woonsocket in the Civil Warâ as a Hay Library exhibit running through Sept. 23. The project marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of the war between the Union and the Confederate states in 1861.
WOONSOCKET â Robert Moreau, the chairman of the Zoning Board of Review, has announced he intends to run for a seat on the City Council.
âAs a lifelong resident of Woon-socket, namely the Bernon District, I am pleased to announce my candidacy,â Moreau said in a statement. âThroughout my lifetime I have been involved in various aspects of the community. To name a recent few, I served 23 years on the police department, am an active volunteer in pioneering a flourishing boxing program at the cityâs Boys and Girls Club, and am currently Director of Security for the Woonsocket Housing Authority.â