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Officials say WMS gym woes will be cured by opening day

August 26, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Concerns over loose masonry block work covering steel supports in the Woonsocket Middle School buildings’ gymnasiums may be resolved sooner than expected, Facilities Director Peter Fontaine told the School Committee Wednesday night.

Fontaine said a member of his staff discovered a loose masonry block high up on the veneer covering a support beam at the Villa Nova Middle School gym last week, and an initial check of the problem with representatives of Gilbane Building Co. suggested that repair of the problem could take three to five weeks to complete.

Woonsocket school chief touts new leaders

August 25, 2015


WOONSOCKET – It has been a busy summer at the school department’s McFee Administration Building and Superintendent Patrick McGee and his staff of directors believe that time has been well spent getting ready for the start of school next week.

McGee, who starts his first school year as Superintendent after recent service as both interim and assistant superintendent, said the filling of most of district’s administrative and director posts for the start of school puts the district a step above the opening days of recent years. 

Judge refuses to block RISE opening

August 25, 2015


PROVIDENCE – A Superior Court judge has refused to issue a temporary order blocking RISE Prep Mayoral Academy in Woonsocket from opening on Monday because, he said, to do so would be akin to “a mandatory death sentence” for the fledgling charter school.

In a ruling from the bench yesterday, Judge Michael Silverstein said if RISE didn’t open it probably never would because, without students, it wouldn’t receive vital tuition aid from the state.

Downtown woes continue: Vino's closes

August 24, 2015

WOONSOCKET – Main Street has lost another of its visible small businesses to a closing — Vino’s pub, at 83 Main St. — that had also been known for a time as Papa Nasuti’s.

The storefront business and residential building’s owner, Gary Fernandes, confirmed on Monday that Vino’s will not be reopening after its owner, Jason Dusablon, informed him he has decided to shut down permanently.

“He owned it and business was real slow and he didn’t want to run it anymore, so he closed it,” Fernandes said of the shutdown.

Gathering hopes to turn political action into results

August 23, 2015

WARWICK — Concerns ranging from the proposed Pawtucket Red Sox ballpark in downtown Providence to the Algonquin Incremental Market pipeline project that runs through Burrillville were among the subjects discussed Saturday as the Green Party of Rhode Island came together at the 2015 Green Gathering.

The gathering, which was held at the Community College of Rhode Island’s Knight Campus in Warwick, brought together Green Party officials, local residents, concerned citizens, and even a presidential candidate.

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WOONSOCKET – Concerns over loose masonry block work covering steel supports in the Woonsocket Middle School buildings’...
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PROVIDENCE – A Superior Court judge has refused to issue a temporary order blocking RISE Prep Mayoral Academy...

 

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