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Question 5 could bring $2.1 million to Stadium

September 29, 2014

WOONSOCKET – An engine of the local economy could get a turbo-boost if voters approve Question No. 5 on the November ballot.

The referendum would authorize the state to float $35 million in bonds, much of it to support nine of the state’s most significant arts and culture organizations, including some $2.1 million for the Stadium Theatre, the only potential beneficiary in the Blackstone Valley.

School uniform policy no longer uniform

September 28, 2014

WOONSOCKET – It’s official: the School Committee has abolished the school uniform policy at Woonsocket High School. But the policy is still in full force at the elementary schools, and it’s been scaled back at Woonsocket Middle School.
The panel adopted the recommendations of its review subcommittee on a 3-2 vote Wednesday, modifying the controversial policy for the first time since it was adopted in 2010.

Citizen calls ethics fouls on three councilors

September 25, 2014

WOONSOCKET – A city resident says he filed three separate ethics complaints against members of the City Council Thursday, but staff at the Ethics Commission would not confirm having received them.

Katherine D’Arezzo, senior staff attorney for the Ethics Commission, said state law gives the director three days to decide whether to accept ethics complaints for further review. If he does, then the agency will acknowledge them and make the details public.

“At this point it’s as if they never existed,” D’Arezzo said.

Cumberland's Mitchell is search panel's first choice for schools superintendent

September 24, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Cumberland Assistant Schools Supt. Robert Mitchell has been offered the superintendent’s job here, beating out the hometown favorite, Interim Supt. and Curriculum Director Dr. Patrick McGee, members of the search committee have confirmed.
But Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt said McGee has been offered a promotion to the position of assistant superintendent, a job that doesn’t officially exist, at least not yet.

Handcuffed suspect escapes police; three arrested in housebreak attempt, scuffle

September 22, 2014

WOONSOCKET – When three suspects in an attempted housebreak allegedly became violent and unruly Sunday, one of them managed to escape from police custody with her wrists in handcuffs, officers say.

Yajaira Alvarado, 21, was missing for about an hour before her family called police to tell them she wanted to surrender, according to police.

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