Archive - Dec 14, 2011 - News Article
PAWTUCKET â€” In a written decision handed down on Wednesday, Pawtucket Police officer Nichalas Laprade, convicted earlier this year on a charge of indecent exposure during an off-duty driving incident, won the right to keep his job from a Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights hearing panel.
Yet, city officials say they will appeal the decision, which they are attributing to a procedural error in filing by another city police officer.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” Trumpeting the success of the sometimes difficult and tumultuous transformation of Central Falls High School that began in 2010 with the threat to fire all the teachers, Superintendent Frances Gallo told a group of educators Tuesday that â€śfrom the depths of despair and resentment, our school has arrived.â€ť
As a result, Gallo said as she addressed the 2011 High School Transformation Summit, â€śfamilies, parents, students and teachers, that core family, can truly dream big because everyone is committed to reaching those big dreams.
LINCOLN â€“ Superinten-dent of Schools Georgia Fortunato informed the School Committee at its regular meeting Monday night that 12 teachers and guidance counselors have chosen to submit their plans for retirement come June, while another will retire in January.
The committee, with three members absent â€” including Julie Zito, Mary Varr and Tracey Cavanaugh â€” voted unanimously (4-0) to accept those retirements.
PAWTUCKET â€” Call it a healthy version of the â€śOscars.â€ť Five individuals who have worked to steer children and teens away from drugs, alcohol and tobacco products and toward making good lifestyle choices were honored recently by the Pawtucket Prevention Coalition.