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Schools have depleted taxpayer money

December 15, 2011

WOONSOCKET – There was yet another dose of sobering financial news for the School Department yesterday as Finance Director Thomas M. Bruce III informed officials that its local appropriation of $13 million is exhausted, about a month earlier than last year.
The school department is still due some $4.7 million a month from state and federal sources for the balance of the fiscal year, but Bruce said the depletion of local funds could translate into a cash crunch when salary payouts for teachers and other bills are due.

Helen G. Carpenter

December 15, 2011

Helen G. Carpenter

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Helen G. (Wilson) Carpenter, 94, of Farnum Pike, died Wednesday, December 14, 2011 in Hebert Nursing Home, Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Norris O. Carpenter, Sr.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Nellie (Wright) Wilson.
Mrs. Carpenter worked as an assembler for Amperex No. Smithfield, retiring in 1975. She was previously employed by several other local textile mills. A lifelong member of Primrose Grange #9, Helen enjoyed reading, crocheting and embroidery.

Nancy Virginia Ferschke

December 15, 2011

Nancy Virginia
Ferschke

LISBON, NH- Nancy V. (Cullerton) Ferschke, 62, of Lisbon, NH passed away on Sunday December 11th in Littleton Regional Hospital after a long illness. She was the wife of Marc L. Ferschke whom she married on August 30, 1986.
Born September 26, 1949 in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late James and Rita Cullerton.
Nancy was employed as a production planner at Tech Industries in Woonsocket, RI for 23 years before retiring to the North Country of New Hampshire. Prior to that, she was a nurse's aide. She was a 1967 graduate of Woonsocket High School.

Peter L. Tariela

December 15, 2011

Peter L. Tariela

BURRILLVILLE- Peter L. Tariela, 83, formerly of Narragansett, RI died Wednesday, December 14, 2011 in Bayberry Commons, Burrillville.
Born in North Brookfield, MA, he was the son of the late Peter L. and Mabel (Sargentelli) Tariela, Sr.
He worked twenty-five years for the Raytheon Company, retiring as a Quality Inspector. A WWII Army Air Force Sergeant Veteran, he was a pilot who enjoyed his time flying, playing his guitar and painting.

Fernel M. Pinocci

December 15, 2011

Fernel M. Pinocci

MELBOURNE, FL- Fernel M. Pinocci, 100, passed peacefully on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at Life Care Center of Melbourne.
Born in Springfield, MA, May 2, 1911, a daughter of the late Joseph W. and Bessie Grissim Koger.
She married Joseph A. Pinocci, Sr. in 1937, they were together for 48 years until his death in 1984.

Congressional office to open at City Hall

December 15, 2011

WOONSOCKET — There hasn’t been a federal constituent service office in the city for well over a decade, but all that will change on Tuesday when U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) officially launches one inside City Hall.
The public is invited to join Cicilline as he marks the grand opening of the Woonsocket Congressional Satellite Office at 4 p.m., followed by a small business tour of Main Street, said Raymonde Charles, spokeswoman for the congressman.

December 14th

Rare territory for Mounties

December 14, 2011

Here’s a look at the early state of affairs in hockey’s three divisions …
For most teams, a 1-2 start to a season usually doesn’t mean much. For Mount St. Charles fans, MSC’s 1-2 start has some of them reaching for the panic button, especially since the four-time defending champions haven’t began a Division I campaign with that mark since the mid-1970s.
Of course, two of their defeats have come to La Salle, which so far, looks like the team to beat. The Rams are 4-0, have outscored their opponents 27-4, and boast the division’s top three scorers.

Anita McGuire-Forcier to lead School Committee

December 14, 2011

WOONSOCKET — The School Committee named Anita McGuire-Forcier as its new chairwoman last night on a 4-0 vote.
Vimala Phongsavanh was named vice-chairwoman also on a 4-0 vote.
Veteran School Committeewoman Eleanor Nadeau, the longest-serving member of the panel, abstained from both decisions.

Schools submit deficit plan

December 14, 2011

WOONSOCKET — A spending freeze, a hiring freeze and the termination of the Feinstein Learning Academy for disruptive students are at the top of Schools Supt. Giovanna Donoyan’s list in a plan ordered by the state’s revenue director to eliminate a $2 million-plus deficit in the School Department’s 2011 budget.
Donoyan submitted the plan yesterday to State Revenue Director Rosemary Booth Gallogly and state Auditor General Dennis Hoyle, in keeping with the deadline laid down by the state officials during an emergency meeting Monday.

Robert F. Kaczor

December 14, 2011

Robert F. Kaczor

BLACKSTONE, MA- Robert F. Kaczor, 63, of Jefferson St., passed away on Monday at Milford Regional Medical Ctr. He was the loving husband of Suzanne (Daignault) Kaczor.
Born April 17, 1948 in Whitinsville, MA. He was the son of the late Frederick & Matilda (Gudanowski) Kaczor.
He resided in Blackstone almost all his life.
Robert was employed as a Mechanical Engineer for the Tegra Medical Co. in Franklin.
Besides his wife he leaves 3 Sons: James M., Brian M. & Steven M. Kaczor, a daughter Kristine E. Kaczor all of Blackstone, MA. Also 11 grandchildren.

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