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Gist to Woonsocket Schools: We'll think about it

June 14, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The School Committee Wednesday offered the keys to the Woonsocket Education Department to the Rhode Island Department of Education, saying the city simply doesn’t have the money to comply with all the mandates heaped upon it by the state.
“You come in and take care of your unfunded mandates,” Committeeman Chris Roberts said. “You have created all the laws we have to comply with.”
The School Committee will send a letter to Education Commissioner Deborah Gist saying it can’t operate with available funds and still comply with the minimum Basic Education Plan.

Dennis Caron

June 14, 2012

Dennis Caron

WOONSOCKET- Dennis Caron, 57, of Waterview Apts., Woonsocket, passed away at Philip Hulitar House on June 9, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Beverly (Hanson) Caron for 30 years.
Son of Mary (Saporito) Caron of FL and the late Eugene Caron.
Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters Brooke Caron, Chelsea Caron and a son Eric Caron, 5 grandchildren Eric Jr., Jayden, William, Lucas and Sabato, 3 sisters Snooke Niquette of FL, Diane Hovey of Glocester, and Linda Turcotte of Uxbridge, 1 brother Peter Caron of FL.

Raymond E. Pouliot

June 14, 2012

Raymond E. Pouliot

PASCOAG- Raymond E. Pouliot, 89, of Pascoag, died June 13, 2012 at Bayberry Commons in Pascoag. He was the husband of Rolande T. (Lamoureux) Pouliot whom he married May 04, 1946.
Born in Blackstone, MA, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Mary A. (Therrien) Pouliot.
Mr. Pouliot worked as a floor covering expert for many years and as a custodian for the Burrillville School Department from which he retired. Raymond was an army veteran serving during World War II.

Joseph J.B. Parenteau

June 14, 2012

Joseph J.B. Parenteau

WOONSOCKET- Joseph J.B. Parenteau 83, formerly of Chester St., died Monday, June 11, in the Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Cecile (Gaudet) Parenteau.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Joseph and Sarah (Cardin) Parenteau.
Mr. Parenteau was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Germany, Post World War II as an MP. He was a concrete foreman for the former Val's Construction for thirty seven years retiring in 1990. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

School Department seeks state takeover

June 14, 2012

WOONSOCKET – The School Committee voted 4-1 Wednesday night to ask the state of Rhode Island to take control of the city’s cash-strapped public education system.
The School Committee will send a letter to Education Commissioner Deborah Gist saying it can’t operate with available funds and still comply with the state-mandated Basic Education Plan.
“Our fiduciary responsibility is to both educate Woonsocket’s approximately six thousand youths while also operating with a balanced budget,” the letter says. “This simply cannot be done.”

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