Commission letter: Charter schools pose 'critical risk' to city finances

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WOONSOCKET - At the final meeting of the Woonsocket Budget Commission, members voted to advise the Rhode Island Department of Education that the city could lose a net total of $2.4 million in funding... more

Luba begins five-year stint as Woonsocket's fiscal adviser

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WOONSOCKET - Paul Luba made it from a working class neighborhood in Chicopee, Mass., to the halls of Yale University. He's been both a psychologist in a state psychiatric hospital, and the senior... more

Improvements to begin on 'deplorable' state-owned Cumberland Hill Road

WOONSOCKET - State Department of Transportation Director Peter Alviti has agreed to provide funding for the immediate upgrade of Cumberland Hill Road, according to a press release from the office of... more

Tax amnesty program brings in $120,000

WOONSOCKET - Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt announced the interim results of the city's tax amnesty program this week, stating that 204 people took advantage of the opportunity to catch up on past due... more

City councilors to attend Main Streets Conference

WOONSOCKET - Woonsocket City Councilors Garrett Mancieri and Melissa Murray will be attending the 2015 National Main Streets Conference in Atlanta, Ga., a four-day conference from March 30 until... more

WNRI's Bouchard named to Radio Hall of Fame

WOONSOCKET - Roger Bouchard, president and general manager of WNRI, has been named to the Rhode Island Radio Hall of Fame, an organization created in 2008 by radio professionals to honor the men and... more

MSC students prepare for drama production, 'glow dance'

Spring has finally arrived and the Lenten season at Mount is reaching its end. Mount's Easter celebrations are nearly here and the fourth and final quarter of the school year will be beginning Monday... more

Woonsocket egg hunt postponed to April 12

WOONSOCKET - The city of Woonsocket will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Sunday after Easter, April 12, to give the snow a chance to melt. The event was originally planned for Sunday, March... more

Beals is treasurer

WOONSOCKET - An article in the March 18 edition of The Valley Breeze headlined "Beals chosen as finance director" discussed the appointment of Sue-Ellen Beals to the position of treasurer. The... more

Two Woonsocket men indicted for robbery, assault

WOONSOCKET – Two of the three men accused of committing a series of robberies in the city throughout the month of December have been indicted each with one count of first degree robbery, assault with... more

CCF offers free health care training

WOONSOCKET - Connecting for Children and Families, in partnership with Stepping Up, is offering a free health care career exploration training program for adults interested in pursuing a career in... more

Spring Party planned at Woonsocket library

WOONSOCKET - The Woonsocket Harris Public Library will host a Spring Party on Saturday, March 28. Ages 2-5 may attend from 1 to 2 p.m., and ages 6-8 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The event will feature... more

St. Joe's Vets raffle

WOONSOCKET - St. Joseph Veterans Association, 99 Louise St., is holding a Calendar Raffle during the month of May. A total of $2,225 will be given away. Calendars can be purchased at the association... more

Woonsocket police seek help in catching robbery suspect

WOONSOCKET – The Woonsocket Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a man who is believed to have committed several armed robberies, including one at a Park Avenue gas station... more

Register for spring programs at YWCA

WOONSOCKET - YWCA Rhode Island is now accepting registration for its spring session. Classes for youth and adults begin on Monday, March 30. Youth programs include socialization activities,... more

Man arrested in Woonsocket shooting

WOONSOCKET – A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a shooting on Diamond Hill Road Tuesday, March 24 that left one man hospitalized. Lorenzo Dominiques Hicks-Hinson has been charged... more

Woonsocket mans pleads guilty for role in armed robbery, shootout

WOONSOCKET – One of two men involved in an armed robbery and shootout on West Park Place in 2013 has pleaded guilty in federal court to Hobbs Act robbery and firearm charges and is now facing 10... more

St. Agatha Seniors lists trips

WOONSOCKET - St. Agatha Senior Group is offering the following trips: Neil Sedaka at Mohegan Sun, April 21; Mohegan Sun, July 21, Sept. 15; The Beach Boys at Venus De Milo, Sept. 22; New Hampshire... more