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Board greenlights fair funding appeal

August 23, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The School Committee yesterday won the Budget Commission’s unanimous support to appeal to the state Supreme Court a recent lower court ruling that put the kibosh on its efforts to pry some additional funding from the state to run public schools.
The litigation, initiated in partnership with Pawtucket in 2009, has cost the two cities roughly $275,000 so far, including $102,000 from Woonsocket, according to Samuel D. Zurier, one of the lawyers handling the suit.

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Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus

August 23, 2012

BLACKSTONE – Mosquitoes captured from a surveillance site off Gaskill Street, just over the state line from Woonsocket, have tested positive for West Nile Virus, the Bay State’s Department of Public Health confirmed on Thursday.
The state now plans on spraying the area with mosquito-killing insecticide after 8 p.m. on Monday. This is the same type of spraying that has been done elsewhere using the pesticide sumithrin, according to the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project.

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Changes to voting locations in North Smithfield

August 23, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD — As a result of statewide voter redistricting, there will be some changes to voting locations in North Smithfield.
For the first time in years, the Kendall Dean School will no longer be used as a polling place, which now reduces the number of polling locations in town to six.
The polling location changes are among several across Rhode Island this election year as a result of redistricting when political boundaries are redrawn to conform with new population numbers in the once-a-decade Census.

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