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YWCA salutes women’s achievements; Dowdy, Hay honored

September 26, 2013

LINCOLN — YWCA Rhode Island Thursday honored 12 “Women of Achievement,” including Woonsocket’s Jacqueline L. Dowdy and Sally Ann Hay of Lincoln, at its ninth annual awards luncheon at Kirkbrae Country Club.

Among the honorees was Quota International in Woonsocket and Pawtucket/Central Falls, which was recognized as Organization of the Year.

Strangers reported trying to lure Woonsocket pupils into cars near schools

September 26, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The School Department on Thursday issued a warning to parents to be on the alert after multiple incidents of suspicious people approaching local students near their schools.

Patrick McGee, director of curriculum, and Peter Fontaine, director of security and facilities, put out the warning to parents through the department’s communication system after meeting with Police Detective Matt Ryan on the incidents.

“Detective Matt Ryan has made us aware of suspicious male

Budget Commission authorizes filling WFD vacancies with volunteer firefighters

September 26, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Fire Department would become the only urban fire district in the state to employ on-call volunteers under a cost-cutting edict issued this week by the Budget Commission – under the threat of a lawsuit from the firefighters union.

The on-call order was included in a two-part “enactment” which also forces members of Local 732 of the International Association of Fire Fighters onto a cheaper health plan after the union’s contract expires on July 1, 2014.

Dive club staging comedy fundraiser Saturday night

September 26, 2013

BLACKSTONE – The Diverdors dive club, a small informal group of men and
women who share a common interest in the sport of scuba diving, is looking for help.

Since its inception in 1961, the non-profit club has promoted and
encouraged interest in underwater diving sports. All club members are
nationally certified scuba divers, from Open Water to Divemaster. The Dive Club has always been available to proffers services, knowledge and general assistance to and with local civic and municipal organizations engaged in aquatic safety, rescue and recovery operations.

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