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September 18th, 2012
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ A long percolating dispute between the school administration and the North Smithfield Teachers Association (NSTA) boiled over on Monday when the teachers voted down a proposed contract agreement and also issued a vote of no confidence in School Supt. Stephen Lindberg.
The two votes came after the sides have spent the past two years talking about a new contract but were not directly linked, North Smithfield Teachers Association President Marianne Lowe said Tuesday.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The pit bull â€śBizâ€ť was euthanized Tuesday, a day after he attacked three members of a Sayles Street family in their home.
Tracy Cyler, 37, her son, Anthony Perry, 19, and daughter, Keia Perry, 18, were all taken to area hospitals to be treated for severe bite wounds on their ankles, arms and upper thighs.
WOONSOCKET â€“ There may be no place in the city where the sobering legacy of recession and cuts in government aid is revealed so plainly as Main Street.
From vacant storefronts to boarded-up mills where lofty rehab projects were stopped cold, Main Street is in a kind of deep economic sleep, waiting for something to wake it back to life.
Now thereâ€™s something you can do to help: Just show up for a special planning workshop tomorrow night â€“ and bring your imagination.
WOONSOCKET â€” A 29-year-old man was arrested Saturday for allegedly text-messaging digital images of a maleâ€™s genitals to a 14-year-old girl, police said.
The photos allegedly sent by Dereck J. Daniel of Woonsocket were discovered by the girlâ€™s mother while the woman examined her daughterâ€™s cell-phone activity at police headquarters.
Daniel was taken to headquarters with the girl about 2:16 a.m. from his third-floor apartment at 277 Diamond Hill Road after neighbors reported a quarrel, said Detective Jamie Paone, a spokeswoman for the police department.
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Several locations in northern Rhode Island, including the Woonsocket and Pawtucket police stations, will be among dozens of collection sites in another statewide Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Sept. 29, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced.
The event is an opportunity to safety dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs, lessening the likelihood of them falling into the wrong hands.
WOONSOCKET â€” The city's list of former school buildings it wants to sell off is about to get longer.
The School Committee heard this past week that two elementary schools no longer in use by the department, the Second Avenue and Fifth Avenue elementary buildings, should be ready for turnover to the city by the end of October.
WOONSOCKET â€“ That venerable preamble to every City Council meeting during which members of the general public get to speak their minds on their topic of choice may be in for a makeover.
For one thing, it wouldnâ€™t be preamble any more.
If City Council President John Ward has his way, good and welfare will be tucked closer to the middle of the meeting.
Community leaders and city residents turned out for the dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial at the intersection of South Main and Mason streets in Woonsocket Saturday. Police Chief Thomas Carey, who spearheaded the project, welcomed Mayor Leo T. Fontaine and Congressman David Cicilline as well as other local and state dignitaries. Pictured here: Pastor Eugene Kinlow, of All Nations Church of God in Christ on Fairmount Street, gives an impassioned sermon on Dr. King, ending with "Never die, never die, never die." The Rev. Dr. Sammy C. Vaughn, of St.
Dylan Silva, of North Smithfield, paints a face on his pumpkin during last yearâ€™s North Smithfield Great Pumpkin Festival. This year's festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at North Smithfield High School, rain or shine.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Hundreds of city retirees will soon be getting letters in the mail from the Budget Commission, apprising them of possible rollbacks coming in pension and health benefits.