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FINAL PREPARATIONS

December 28, 2012

Michael Heaton, left, and Jeff Lambert, employees of the Woonsocket Public Service Division, put the finishing touches on a protective cover for the coolant pipes at the outdoor skating rink at River Island Park in Woonsocket Friday in advance of water poured into the rink on Wednesday. Skating is expected to commence later next week.

McKee considers bid for Lt. Governor post

December 28, 2012

CUMBERLAND – Mayor Daniel McKee is mulling a bid for lieutenant governor in 2014.
“It’s something I’m giving serious consideration to,” McKee, a Democrat, told The Times Thursday. “I have interest in exploring that as an option. It’s a few years away, but it’s not too early to start thinking about that if you actually want to make an effort toward it. It’s something that is worth looking at so I am taking a look at it.”

Plan to tax the exempt is on ice

December 28, 2012

WOONSOCKET – A plan to begin sending property tax bills to some organizations that have traditionally been exempt is apparently on ice after the Budget Commission split on the issue in a 2-2 tie Thursday.
With Mayor Leo Fontaine absent due to an illness, Commission Chairman Bill Sequino and Peder Schaefer voted not to send out the tax bills, while Dina Dutremble and City Council President were in favor of doing so.
Based on the split, Tax Assessor Christopher Celeste says it’s unclear what he should do and he’s going to need a formal legal opinion before he moves one way or the other.

Alfred J. Stand

December 28, 2012

Alfred J. Stand

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Alfred J. Stand, 92, of North Smithfield, died Wednesday, December 26, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Kathleen M. (Bennett) Stand.
Born in North Smithfield, he was the son of the late Charles and Julia (Cichacki) Stand.

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