Sunday, March 31, 2013
Miss anything that happened this week? Check out these top headlines from around Rhode Island.
Saturday, March 23 Andrew Maksymowicz was 19 years old when his father, Henry Joseph Maksymowicz, died of cancer. He was 26 a year ago when his mother died, also of cancer. It's an incomprehensible amount of loss for someone so young. Sunday, March 24 Sunil Tripathi, a 22-year old student at Brown University went missing last Saturday, March 16 around 11 am. He was last seen on the East Side of Providence, although the search has expanded to Boston, Connecticut, New York, and Philadelphia. Monday, March 25 Fire District Commission Chair Bill Daly said last week he has no plans to seek a vote from the commissioners on bills now pending before the General Assembly that seek to abolish the EGFD and replace it with a municipal fire …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Here are the stories that got the most attention this year
The year is all but over, with a lot of newsworthy and interesting stories in the City on the Move - here's a list of the top 10 most popular pieces of news to appear on Woonsocket Patch: Anthony Lescarbeau's death while fleeing Woonsocket Police - Attorney General Peter Kilmartin's office and the RI State Police are still investigating a fatal crash June 14 caused when Anthony Lescarbeau, 33, fled Woonsocket Police during a traffic stop. A claim filed by attorney Ronald J. Resmini on behalf of Lescarbeau's three minor children alleges police acted on misinformation in the pursuit. 2 - City Council OKs 13 Percent Tax Hike - The ill-fated initiative failed without the support of local legislators, who said the city needed to focus more on…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The public will have a chance to weigh in regarding the proposal to close Fifth Avenue Elementary School in Woonsocket Wednesday morning that could save the district an estimated 198-thousand dollars, according the Rhode Island Department of Education.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Veteran Middle School teacher decries potential layoff notices.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Financial times are certainly tough for the city of Woonsocket. However, the Woonsocket Education Department’s proposed plan to give layoff notices to all of its teachers on Feb. 22 promises to make the situation much worse for everyone. According to the plan, more than 700 Woonsocket public school teachers, teaching assistants, custodians, and clerks will be given pink slips, if approved by the School Committee at its upcoming meeting on Wednesday Feb. 22 at 5:45 pm. Even though fiscal mismanagement is being investigated, it appears that no administrators are slated to lose their jobs. Education is essential for building children’s skills and capabilities, and today’s children are the future work force of Woonsocket. Laying off hundreds …