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August 20th

Three enter mayoral race in Woonsocket

August 20, 2013

WOONSOCKET — The first day candidates could declare their intentions to seek local office in the upcoming city election drew enough interest for mayor to suggest a primary may be needed in October.

August 19th

Mailbox, mail damaged by fire

August 19, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The U.S. Postal Service is investigating a possible fire that damaged mail placed in the mail collection box at 996 Cass Ave.
In a statement issued on the incident Monday, the Postal Service said some mail placed in the blue collection box was found “destroyed, apparently from fire.”
No incendiary items were found in the box but a plastic tub inside the box used to gather the deposited mail was found melted along with burned paper debris.

Blackstone-Millville adds to school staff

August 19, 2013

BLACKSTONE – Along with new interim School Superintendent Perry Davis, there will be another new face in the Blackstone-Millville Regional School District this fall.
Joining Perry in the central administration office will be Kirsten Esposito-Balboni, who was recently appointed as the district’s new assistant school superintendent - a position that was reinstated for this school year.

August 18th

R.I. students collect school supplies for children

August 18, 2013

High school students across Rhode Island are organizing a drive collecting school supplies for young children in need this fall. All collections from this drive will benefit Children’s Friend, a charity focused on assisting challenged children and families of Rhode Island.
The 20 students involved with the drive will all set up collection sites at their schools for classmates and teachers to drop off donations. Approximately 15 schools ranging across Rhode Island will be participating in the drive.

August 17th

It’s a farmer’s life, naturally

August 17, 2013

BLACKSTONE – Leaning on a wooden fence, Joe Wojcik watches a young Hereford calf prance alongside its mother, who is doing her best to ignore the calf’s playful gestures as she quietly grazes in the dew-covered pasture.

Diossa: ‘The sky’s the limit’ for Central Falls' future

August 17, 2013

CENTRAL FALLS – Declaring that “the sky’s the limit in this amazing square-mile city,” Mayor James Diossa launched his bid to be mayor for another three years on Saturday.
Diossa, who took his first oath of office on New Year’s Day after winning a special election, grasped the helm of the struggling city as it tried to free itself from the shoals of a difficult bankruptcy, under the storm cloud of his predecessor, former mayor Charles Moreau, pleading guilty to federal corruption charges and preparing to go to prison.

August 16th

North Smithfield council to weigh Dowling open space purchase Monday

August 16, 2013

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A long-standing question as to what will happen to a still-undeveloped parcel of land bordering the Dowling Village commercial development off Eddie Dowling Highway could be answered on Monday with the help of a $400,000 open space grant from the Department of Environmental Management.
The Town Council will consider the acquisition of a 40-acre parcel of land at Dowling Village using the state grant and another $525,000 in available local open space preservation funding when it meets Monday evening in the Kendall-Dean School cafeteria.

Woonsocket's election season to kick off Monday

August 16, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Local voters will begin to learn the lineup for this year’s city election for mayor and City Council as the period for formal declaration of candidacy opens at the Board of Canvassers office in City Hall on Monday.
Declarations for mayor and City Council will be accepted at the office from Monday until 4 p.m. through 4 p.m. on Aug. 27, according to Board of Canvassers Manager Estelle D. Corriveau.

Barnes named top RI school superintendent

August 16, 2013

GLOCESTER — Dr. Michael Barnes, school superintendent of the Foster-Glocester Regional School system, is the 2014 Rhode Island Superintendent of the Year. His selection by the Rhode Island School Superintendents' Association (RISSA) was announced at its general membership meeting on Wednesday.
The award recognizes outstanding achievement in school district leadership, his dedication to the education of all children, his commitment to the community, and his service to RISSA.

August 15th

Burrillville sets new rules for solar panel projects

August 15, 2013

BURRILLVILLE – Town officials have drafted new zoning guidelines to ensure that any solar energy projects that come to town do not compromise public safety or impact natural and historic resources, and are compatible with the neighborhood in which they are located.
The Town Council is inviting public comment on the new guidelines, which are proposed as amendments to the town’s zoning ordinance, at a hearing to be held Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 105 Harrisville Main St., Harrisville.

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