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Wednesday Five: School Committee, Frigid, Help, Diner

Welcome to Wednesday - bundle up, and check out these things to know:

 

School Committee - The Woonsocket School Committee meets tonight at the Hamlet Middle School building, 60 Florence Dr., at 6 p.m. for a closed session to discuss "job performance". After, they'll start the open session with a financial update from Ralph Malafonte, and discuss "Policy P3-8.6Relating to the Education of Students Experiencing Homelessness."

Frigid - It's going to be extremely cold the next few days. Stay inside if you can, wear layers if you have to go out, and pick up a pair of heavy wool socks. We've got more tips on dealing with extreme cold this morning. Read up and stay warm!

Help out - A bunch of folks are out of a home following yesterday's fire at 170 Lincoln St. Residents have set up collections for the families displaced by the fire on Facebook. The Renaud Family is in need clothing for their 2 young daughters ages 1 and 4. Sizes needed are 5T and 2T. They're in need of every-day items, too. 

Donations can be dropped off at The Primitive Millhouse 1452 Broncos Hwy Unit #15 Harrisville RI (Dunkin Donuts PLaza) and 166 Carrington Avenue in Woonsocket. 

For the Castro family, items are needed for two boys, ages 9 and 7 and size 7 and 8-10. A fund has been set up for them, or you can e-mail dbracamonte2@gmail.com.

If you're running a collection for any of the families displaced by the Front Street fire, post the information here in the comments to alert readers where to send help. 

Diner for lease - Been itching to start up a new restaurant? Neighborworks Blackstone River Valley is offering experienced restauranteurs a lease of the diner car once home to “Champs Diner,” on Park Avenue, now waiting a new tenant and customers at 719 Front St. The car was one of more than 600 diners produced by the Worcester Lunch Car and Carriage Manufacturing Company. 

Applications to win the lease, including a resume and business plan, are due Feb. 13.

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