Spring is just around the corner, and it sure felt like it this week. Above, Bill Callaghan of Northborough, Mass. enjoys a walk through Lincoln Woods Wednesday. Callaghan had just dropped his wife off at Twin River casino and came to Lincoln Woods to enjoy the
beauty of the state park.
WOONSOCKET â€” Police locked down the high school and voc-tech Thursday afternoon following a report of a student with a handgun.
According to Det. Capt. Edward J. Lee Jr., police received information that a 17-year-old old Woonsocket High School student may have brought a handgun onto school property. The high school and vocational school were immediately placed into lockdown.
WOONSOCKET â€” Citing surging deficits driven by deficient financial controls in the School Department, Fitch Ratings knocked down the cityâ€™s bond rating four notches Wednesday from BBB- to BB-.
The move puts the cityâ€™s $117 million portfolio of general obligation bonds in junk territory on the Fitch scale for the first time. The old rating was Fitchâ€™s lowest investment grade.
â€śUnfortunately, itâ€™s not something we didnâ€™t expect,â€ť said Mayor Leo T. Fontaine. â€śClearly the pressure from the school departmentâ€™s $10 million deficit was the last straw for Fitch.â€ť