The Museum of Work and Culture presented a short play about the holidays in Woonsocket during the Great Depression at the Holiday Stroll.
At the Museum of Work and Culture, three showings of "The Holidays at Finlay's Corner" drew full house crowds of 30 people during the Holiday Stroll Dec. 6. The play, according to playwright Ray Bacon, is about three immigrant workers during the Great Depression, a Irishman, French Canadian and Italian. "What they do is talk about the labor conditions in 1931," Bacon said, as well as their respective Christmas traditions.
Final School Committee meeting of the year also tabled plan to create "dean of students" position for Woonsocket Middle School.
The School Committee's last meeting Dec. 12 featured a change of title for School Department secretary Kim Blais, who works in the Superintendent's office. "Ms. Blais has diligently worked for the Woonsocket Education Department for the past five years in the capacity as secretary to the superintedent's office," read Superintendent Giovanna Donoyan to the School Committee. "Her dedication and knowledge of WED (Woonsocket Eductation Department) operations and attending to confidential school, employee and student issues has been exemplary." Donoyan reccomended changing Blais's title to "confidential secretary to the superintendent," which she described as a lateral move, involving no pay increase. Blais's position was listed as secretary…