Mike Carey is dressed for the elements as the rain turns to a heavy, wet snow just as he begins parking cars for â€˜The Little Shop of Horrorsâ€™ at the Stadium Theatre on Saturday afternoon. The calendar may still say fall but a rare early norâ€™easter hit New England anyway.
By JIM BARON
PROVIDENCE â€“ If General Treasurer Gina Raimondoâ€™s pension reform proposal does not pass, Woonsocket Mayor Leo Fontaine told a joint House and Senate Finance Committee hearing Thursday, his already hard-hit city would face a 12 percent tax increase just to fund the cityâ€™s pension plans.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A former textile manufacturing complex that helped put the city on the map is entering its final days before a demolition crew erases it from the Hamlet Avenue and Davison Street landscape.
City Economic Development Director Matthew Wojcik reported this week that plans are moving forward for the razing of the former French Worsted mill complex at 153 Hamlet Ave., the last buildings of a textile manufacturing operation that once filled both sides of Hamlet Avenue.