PAWTUCKET â Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, organizations, families and individuals (including many Times readers), The Times was able to donate $9,201 to the Salvation Army of Pawtucket from the annual Merry Christmas Fund.
Kathleen Needham, controller of The Times/The Call newspapers, presented a check in that amount to Salvation Army Capts. Glenys and Juan Urbaez on Tuesday at the monthly board meeting held at the Salvation Army headquarters on High Street.
PAWTUCKET â Itâs that dreaded time of year when teachers, typically the newer ones, get a âpink slipâ from the school district they have been working so hard to impress. It all has to do with budgetary projections and state law, which requires that any teachers facing a potential job cut in September must be notified by March 1.
Yet, for the first time in many years, the number of teachers pink-slipped this year has been cut by more than half, due to a collaborative effort between school administrators and the teachers union.
CENTRAL FALLS â Should TV news programs dealing with violent or tragic
events come with one of those âparental warningâ notices that precede shows with sexual or violent content?
State Rep. Agostinho Silva said he has heard from parents who think they should and he has introduced legislation he says is aimed at âstarting a conversation,â toward action that would probably have to take place at the federal level.
The language of his bill is fairly broad. It says the Public Utilities