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Liberty Market back in business

January 25, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Yes, watching smoke billowing from the ceiling of the family business can be a frightening thing, but when fire forced Liberty Market to close last month, no one seemed more annoyed than his customers, says Jamil Sheikh.
Whether they were looking for a quart of milk or a can of soup, “A lot of people were telling me it was too far to go someplace else to get things,” says Sheikh.

WPD able to contact public in an instant

January 25, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The police department will utilize a new communications service that allows police personnel to send important, valuable community information directly to residents.
The Nixle Community Information Service allows police to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cell phone text message and/or email. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixle’s web site at www.nixle.com.

House OKs gay marriage

January 25, 2013

PROVIDENCE — A bill to legitimize same sex marriage, which both its sponsor and its most vehement opponent agreed was, “The most important piece of legislation (the House) will ever consider” passed the House of Representative on a 51-19 vote Thursday.
When Rep. Gordon Fox, the first openly gay man to be elected Speaker of the House, banged his gavel after the vote and declared “the act prevails,” there were loud cheers, a standing ovation in the spectator galleries and sustained whooping and clapping that lasted for several minutes before Fox banged his gavel again to adjourn the session.

Greater Catholic Regional Schools celebrate 40 years

January 25, 2013

WOONSOCKET — While so much public attention has been focused on the fiscal turmoil of the public school system, its private, Catholic counterpart is marking 40 years with stable enrollments and tight but sustainable budgets.
“We’re holding our own,” said Larry Poitras, principal of Good Shepherd School, which, along with Monsignor Gadoury School, make up the Greater Woonsocket Catholic Regional School System. “Unless the economy tanks again, I see growth.”

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