Archive - Sep 25, 2013
WOONSOCKET â€“ The appeal filed by the local school department and Pawtucket in a challenge of the adequacy of the state aid formula for distressed urban districts could be heading to a hearing by the state Supreme Court.
Stephen Robinson, a Rhode Island education attorney hired by the communities, gave the Woonsocket School Committee that forecast while updating it on the legal case during the panelâ€™s meeting in the Woonsocket Middle School cafeteria Wednesday.
CUMBERLAND â€” A summer-long project to replace the natural grass football field at Tucker Field with state-of-the-art synthetic turf is nearly complete, but whether or not it will be ready in time for the first home game of the season on Oct. 4 is still up in the air.
WOONSOCKET --- In a season where wins have been difficult to come by, Woonsocket had its share of highlights in its Division I crossover affair against South Kingstown at Barry Field.
Topping that list was the fact that the Villa Novans, after getting shut out in their first six games of the season, finally found the back of the net â€“ not once, but twice.
The Villa Novans also kept play in the Rebelsâ€™ end of the field through the better part of the end of the second half, and they played hard right to the final whistle as if they were competing in a one-goal game.
PAWTUCKET â€” Belying a kindly face and cheery demeanor, the words â€śtenaciousâ€ť and â€śpugnaciousâ€ť often pop up when people describe Herb Weiss. That artful blend of being able to act like a pit bull while possessing the personality of, say, a Labrador has contributed to the city official's success and led to his being recognized with the Blackstone Valley Excellence in Arts and Business Award from the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council this year.
Roger R. Desrosiers
WOONSOCKET- Roger R. Desrosiers, 73, of Richelieu St. died Monday September 23, 2013 in Rhode Island Hospital.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Rudolphe and Rhea (Archambault) Desrosiers.
Roger worked as a Professional Truck Driver, for N&D Transportations for several years prior to retiring.
He was a member of the Teamsters, Club Par X, and the Italian Workingmen's Club.
He was a United States Air Force Veteran.
Albert A. Shakan Sr.
CUMBERLAND- Albert A. Shakan Sr., 86, of Mendon Rd. passed away Tuesday at home peacefully surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Florence M. (Breault) Shakan.
Born in Central Falls he was the son of the late George and Samia Shakan. He resided in Cumberland for the past 54 years previously living in Central Falls.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Itâ€™s never too late to say youâ€™re sorry â€“ for calling in the Budget Commission, that is.
As they gathered for their first public debate at Chanâ€™s Tuesday, nearly every member of the City Council who voted for the state-appointed panel in 2012 said they regretted the decision. Even council challengers who had nothing to do with the decision to seat the panel said the commission must go.
â€śWe need to tell them to stop treating our council like dirt,â€ť said challenger Kathryn M. Dumais. â€śWe need to take back Woonsocket.â€ť