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March 20th, 2012

Mayor may ask unions to take 10% cut

March 20, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Mayor Leo T. Fontaine says he’s advised the major employees unions representing police, fire and teachers that he might ask them for a 10 percent pay cut to help close a $10 million gap in the School Department’s budget.
But whether he follows through depends on what happens tonight, when the City Council takes up a resolution to borrow some $4.3 million on the anticipation of collecting supplemental taxes.

Habitual police taunter finally gets arrested

March 20, 2012

WOONSOCKET — When police arrested 27-year-old Maurice Godin on drug charges last week, they didn’t just get their man.
They got the last laugh.
Strange as it seems, Godin made no effort to keep his illicit behavior a secret from the authorities. On the contrary, police say he had a history of boasting directly to police officers about being a “good drug dealer” and sometimes berated them for being unable to catch him.

March 19th

No jail time for Krawetz

March 19, 2012

PROVIDENCE – The Lincoln police officer convicted of kicking a handcuffed woman in the head during a security detail at Twin River has escaped jail time for the offense.

Cicilline hosts women's forum with guest Rep. Nancy Pelosi

March 19, 2012

Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, center, leads a women's forum hosted by Congressman David Cicilline, left, at the Rhode Island Foundation in Providence Monday morning. Taking part in the forum before a packed room of 100 were Laurie White, Executive Director, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce; Elizabeth Burke Bryant, Executive Director, R.I. Kids Count; Constance Howes, president andCeo, Woman and Infants Hospital; Linda Newton, Director, Black Philanthropy Initiative; Deborah Gist, R.I.

March 18th

Odd Fellows about friendship love and truth

March 18, 2012

As its highest ranking official and ambassador last year, George L. Glover III of Coventry, immediate past sovereign grand master of the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, unexpectedly found himself wearing another hat: Globe trotter.
Since his installation as sovereign grand master in August 2010, he's traveled to five continents, logging more than 75,000 miles of flight time winging off to far flung places like New Zealand and Australia.

March 17th

City Council to consider supplemental tax bill

March 17, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The City Council has posted notice of a special meeting on Wednesday during which the panel will consider legislation empowering the city to pass a supplemental tax bill to help plug a $10 million hole in the School Department's budget.

IRISH EYES

March 17, 2012

Autumn Hughes, 5, of Cumberland, left, and Makayla Lorusso, 10, of Woonsocket, try on some St. Patrick's Day hats and beads at Party Town in Woonsocket Friday.

French Worsted demolition debris to be put to good use

March 17, 2012

WOONSOCKET – The name of John Baccaire's company is Coventry Building and Wrecking, but he will tell you his business is actually just another way to recycle.
Baccaire and his daughter, Project Manager Kim Baccaire, have been busy this winter overseeing the “recycling” of the former French Worsted Mill complex off Hamlet Avenue and have reached a milestone in the massive undertaking.

WHS students share their life-changing visit to Rwanda

March 17, 2012

By JOSEPH B. NADEAU

WOONSOCKET — They had heard the stories about the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda and had even met a survivor who visited their school a year ago.
But a group of seniors from the high school now knows just reading about a defining moment in history, or researching media coverage about it, isn't enough to give true understanding of the impact it had on those experiencing it.

March 15th

Chafee unveils municipal reform plan

March 15, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Standing in the City Hall of one of the “highly distressed communities” that he is hoping to aid, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee unveiled his proposal of a legislative package aimed at reforming municipal pension plans run by the State and by cities and towns and providing other types of financial relief from state mandates.

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