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‘Macbeth’ at the Mount

July 15, 2013

Ethan Blank as Macbeth, left, and Evan Crocker portraying Banquo conspire to murder a king in this scene from the Shakespeare classic ‘Macbeth.’ Presented by Shakespeare on the Mount and directed by Jason Robert LeClair, the play is being held in the Bell Tower Theatre at Mount St. Charles Academy July 18-20 at 7 p.m. and July 21 at 2 p.m.

Some detractors claim supplemental tax is illegal

July 15, 2013

WOONSOCKET – A protest movement appears to be forming around the belief that the Budget Commission broke the law on July 8 when it approved a resolution to impose a $2.5 million supplemental tax on property and motor vehicles.
The concept was repeated often and loudly as members of the commission gathered in Harris Hall Monday for the first time since passing the resolution a week earlier.
The meeting drew a crowd of about 50, many of whom cheered vigorously each time one of the spectators raised the issue.

Legal challenge on retiree benefits loses first round in court

July 15, 2013

WOONSOCKET – A Superior Court judge on Friday denied a retired policeman’s petition for a temporary restraining order prohibiting the city from cutting his health care benefits without collective bargaining.
Associate Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Lamphear ruled that Glen Hebert faces no imminent harm as a result of a switch in health coverage imposed on him by the Budget Commission, effective July 1, according to his lawyer, Edward C. Roy Jr.

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