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March 25th, 2012

Changing the world one community at a time

March 25, 2012

David D. Koohy's introduction to Kiwanis International came two decades ago when he volunteered to flip burgers and pour beers at the Kiwanis Club of Newport's food concession stand at the Newport Yachting Center.
The club members were so impressed with his enthusiasm, they invited him back to help out at the next waterfront festival.

March 24th

SOUND OF MUSIC

March 24, 2012

Members of the Woonsocket High School Chorus, from left, Ebony Densmore, Christine Thompson, Brianna Tavares, Jacob Chippo, Alyson Picard and Devon Lee, rehearse one of the songs they will sing at the R.I. All-State Music Festival to be held Sunday at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence. Joining them will be Woonsocket Middle School student Emily Taft, not pictured. The festival, sponsored by the R.I. Music Educators Association, is a great opportunity for students to perform with some of the most talented musicians in the state.

Landmark, Blue Cross agree to mediation

March 24, 2012

PROVIDENCE – On the order of a Superior Court judge, Landmark Medical Center and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rhode Island have agreed to enter mediation in attempts to settle their dueling lawsuits over reimbursements.

March 22nd

Teachers rally against layoffs

March 22, 2012

WOONSOCKET — After collecting national honors for her role as a Woonsocket High School science teacher, you wouldn't think Claire Laquerre would be worried about whether she might still have her job next year.

Council consensus: Taxes bad, bankruptcy worse

March 22, 2012

WOONSOCKET — A supplemental tax bill would be an unwelcome burden and a hardship to many city residents, but bankruptcy would certainly be worse.
That appears to have been the consensus among members of the City Council, who debated their options during a three-hour meeting last night.

Meals tax critics stage tea party on Providence River

March 22, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Invoking the tactics, the slogans and in some cases the costumes of Colonial America, opponents of Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s 2 percent surtax on restaurant tabs tossed bags of tea into the muddy, mostly drained Waterplace Basin on Wednesday.
Declaring that Rhode Island suffers “taxation without competent representation,” the protesters decried the negative effects they believe the tax would have not only on restaurants, but on the entire economy of the state.

March 20th

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.

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