WOONSOCKET â€“ Mayor Leo T. Fontaine says heâ€™s advised the major employees unions representing police, fire and teachers that he might ask them for a 10 percent pay cut to help close a $10 million gap in the School Departmentâ€™s budget.
But whether he follows through depends on what happens tonight, when the City Council takes up a resolution to borrow some $4.3 million on the anticipation of collecting supplemental taxes.
WOONSOCKET â€” When police arrested 27-year-old Maurice Godin on drug charges last week, they didnâ€™t just get their man.
They got the last laugh.
Strange as it seems, Godin made no effort to keep his illicit behavior a secret from the authorities. On the contrary, police say he had a history of boasting directly to police officers about being a â€śgood drug dealerâ€ť and sometimes berated them for being unable to catch him.