WOONSOCKET â An atheist group from Wisconsin may want the World War I monument bearing a prominent Latin cross removed, but a throng of people rallied around the marker yesterday with another idea, expressed in thunderous enthusiasm.
âItâs staying where it is,â boomed Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio, former adjutant general of the Rhode Island National Guard. âIt stays where it is, as it is, right here in the city of Woonsocket. A round of applause and cheers rose from the sea of faces as Centracchioâs voice boomed over a high-decibel PA system, âThis is the line in the sand.â
WOONSOCKET â Steward Health Care System surpassed a preliminary but important regulatory hurdle in its bid to acquire Landmark Medical Center Tuesday as a health department subcommittee recommended approval of the Boston suitorâs application to assume âeffective controlâ of the hospital.
An eight-member subcommittee of the powerful Health Services Council voted unanimously in favor of Stewardâs application after airing issues of Stewardâs financial strength, quality of care and commitment to the needy during a series of earlier meetings.