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. Chafeeâs 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 cityâs industrial heritage laid to waste.
But the landmark lives on as the inspiration for this seasonâs 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.