5 hrs ago
Lucille Pinsonneault, 86: Lifelong Woonsocket Resident
Lucille Pinsonneault, 86, formerly of Gilbert Street, Woonsocket, died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence.
6 hrs ago
Thursday Five: Arts Auction, Memorial Day, Almost, ME tonight, Cash Mob
Auction for the Arts - An original painting by Artist T.L. Lange is among the items up for bid at this year's Auction for the Arts on May 30th.
10 hrs ago
Gist by the Numbers: Achievement Gap Failing to Improve
Test scores are up. So are graduation rates. But the gap between white students and those who are minorities, have disabilities, or are not native English speakers has either stagnated or worsened in the four years that Deborah Gist has been at the helm of the Rhode Island Education Department.
Wed May 22, 2013
WANE-TV Fort Wayne
Senate panel OKs Chafee's EDC nominee
The Senate Commerce Committee voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of the nomination of Marcel Valois for executive director of the Economic Development Corp.
RI House OKs extra tax for Woonsocket
The Rhode Island House on Wednesday voted in favor of a $2.5 million supplemental tax for the financially struggling city.
Woonsocket Police Charge Man With DUI After Crash, Open Beer in Car
On Monday, May 20, at about 4:55 p.m., Woonsocket Police Officer Jason Berthelette responded to 16 Federal St.
Tue May 21, 2013
David K. Rainville, 54: Lifelong Woonsocket Resident
David K. Rainville, 54, of Main St., Woonsocket, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at home.
Tuesday Five: Go, Girl! Cash Mob Coming, Garden, RiverzEdge
GoGirlGo! Registration is now open for GoGirlGo!, a summer camp program tailored for young girls ages 6 to 12 at YWCA Rhode Island.
Catherine Thibeault Fundraising for Boston's Run to Remember for her Daughters
Editor's note: Catherine Thibeault is no longer running in this race, but is still raising funds on behalf of family friends also affected by PH.
Mon May 20, 2013
CITY/STATE: How White Providence Really Is
The city of Providence is a very diverse place. In fact, it's over 62% minority, making it a so-called "minority majority" city.
Sat May 18, 2013
Thursday Five: Yizkor, Relay Bazaar, RiverzEdge, Garden
Yizkor Day - This morning at 9:30 a.m. begins day two of Shavuot at Congregation B'nai Israel in Woonsocket.
Municipal Government Committee OKs Baldelli Hunt Tax Rate Bill
The House Municipal Government Committee has approved legislation sponsored by Rep.
Thu May 16, 2013
RI lawmakers to review Woonsocket take hike plan
Lawmakers in Rhode Island are looking at a proposal to allow Woonsocket to raise taxes by $2.5 million to help the city reach a firmer financial footing.
State Trooper Log: Assault, Burglary and Suspended License Arrests
Editor's note: The following reports were posted on the RI State Police website this week: Troopers arrest city man in West Greenwich for skipping court on Woonsocket assault charge, Lincoln reckless driving charge At 2:50 p.m. May 14, Troopers arrested Ricky Caro, age 28, of 565 Rathbun Street, Woonsocket, RI, for 1.) Providence Superior Court ... (more)
Wed May 15, 2013
Guest MINDSETTERa David Fisher: Woonsocket's Waste Issues
Woonsocket, like most urban areas, has issues with how to dispose of its waste. Right now, two proposals are receiving a lot of attention in the city, and both are creating unnecessary controversy.
Tue May 14, 2013
The Providence Journal
Third of R.I. House urges vote to reject Chafee cabinet pay raises
With a deadline only days away, House Speaker Gordon Fox has announced his plan to introduce a resolution on Wednesday to block the compounded pay raises of 3 percent in June and another 3 percent in December that Governor Chafee plans to give state agency directors in June and December.
Do High School Rankings Mean Anything?
Over the past couple of weeks, several sources - both local and national - have issued their rankings of high schools in Rhode Island.
Mon May 13, 2013
Roger Williams Professor, Students To Present Main Street Plan Tonight
Roger Williams University Professor Jeremy Wells and 50 of his students will make their case for using the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Main Street Approach in Woonsocket tonight, 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of Work and Culture .
The Providence Journal
Woonsocket man shot while visiting girlfriend in Providence
Norberto Montijo, 21, told the police he was visiting his girlfriend in the area of 99 Waverly St., in the city's West End, when someone started shooting from a moving car filled with several men.
Top Ten Bills to Watch in Final Weeks of RI General Assembly
With the recent historic passage of gay marriage legislation receiving local and national attention, GoLocal takes a look at some of the legislative proposals still pending that will in part be dictating debate -- and public discussion -- in the weeks ahead as the 2012 General Assembly session nears adjournment in June.