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Teachers closing in on new contract

June 18, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The school department and members of the Woonsocket Teachers Guild appear to be coming down to the wire on settlement of a new contract.
The Teachers Guild scheduled separate ratification meetings with its 482 represented teachers and 99 paraprofessionals for late this afternoon but whether they are held as planned could depend on resolution of last-minute issues involving the state Department of Education’s position on Basic Education Plan requirements.

Hitman's humble past

June 18, 2013

WOONSOCKET – He looked like he just walked off the set of the Dead End Kids, but the dark-eyed boy from Boston spoke in a soft voice without a hint of swagger.
Some of Johnny Martorano’s classmates assumed his parents had sent him to Mount St. Charles Academy in 1955 because he needed some straightening out.
“The boarders were a thing of mystery,” says John “Clem” McLaughlin, a Cumberland native who now lives in Sherman Oaks, Calif. “Maybe they didn’t have a Catholic high school in their area, like me. Many parents sent their kids to Mount because the discipline was good.”

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