WOONSOCKET â€” The legal move by Woonsocket and Pawtucket to overturn the state's school funding formula may be headed for an early court showdown.
Gov. Chafeeâ€™s administration recently filed a motion in Superior Court seeking to have the Woonsocket and Pawtucket suit dismissed. Stephen Robinson, the education law attorney representing the communities, in turn responded with a countering petition.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Once the largest rubber mill in the world, the Alice Mill collapsed in a gale of fire this spring, another icon of the cityâ€™s industrial heritage laid to waste.
But the landmark lives on as the inspiration for this seasonâ€™s installment of the municipal Christmas tree ornament. Mayor Leo T. Fontaine says he could think of no better tribute to a site that has touched so many generations of city residents and their families.