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Paul A. Bourget, Chairman


March 17, 2020

Woonsocket School Committee Cancellation of Meetings

Woonsocket School Committee Chairman, Paul A. Bourget issued a press release today advising the public and community at large that the School Committee meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the Woonsocket Hamlet Middle School, Cafeteria has been cancelled. All sub-committee meetings of the School Committee are cancelled as well in order to comply with Governor Raimondo’s request to avoid all public gatherings for the next few weeks. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the School Committee is scheduled April 8, 2020. We will keep the public advised if there will be any cancellations of future public meetings.

Woonsocket is a resilient and resourceful community. During these challenging times, let’s make sure we help keep each other safe and healthy.

Coronavirus continues to march across the U.S. with nearly 300-thousand new infections this month alone. The surge has sent states and cities putting some shutdown orders back in place in a bid to slow the spread. Hospitals are running out of space while 12 states hit new high seven-day averages, including West Virginia, Tennessee and Montana.        A state of emergency is now in effect in Georgia following a violent holiday weekend. Governor Brian Kemp is also authorizing the activation of up to one-thousand troops with the Georgia National Guard. Kemp says state property including the Capitol will be protected.        Beats by Dre is sounding off in support of NASCAR's Bubba Wallace. The audio product company announced a new deal with the racing circuit's only black driver. On Twitter, it said the deal wasn't going to be announced until later in the week, but shared the news after President Trump targeted Wallace on Monday. Trump asked Wallace on Twitter if he said sorry to those who came alongside him when a noose was found in his garage ahead of a race.       The FDA is warning the public to avoid hand sanitizers that may contain methanol. The agency said over a dozen brands may contain the potentially fatal ingredient, which is used industrially as a solvent, pesticide and alternative fuel source.        The Kansas City Chiefs and Super Bowl-winning quarterback Patrick Mahomes are making history on a record-breaking contract extension exceeding half a billion dollars. On Monday, the former league MVP signed a ten-year deal worth 503-million dollars, with 477-million in guarantee mechanisms and a no-trade clause.