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Around the Region: News from Woonsocket, Avon and Winner

Around the Region

A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers:


WWII VETS TO SERVE AS JULY 4TH PARADE MARSHALS: Local World War II veterans have been chosen by the Woonsocket Water Festival Committee to serve as co-marshals for this year's Fourth of July parade in Woonsocket.

Veterans include Ken Anderson, Patrick Cahill, Robert Kappel, Lawrence Miller and Martin Andersen, Jr.

The parade will be held at 11 a.m. July 4.

— Sanborn Weekly Journal


SCHOOL BOARD INTERVIEWS FOR NEW PRINCIPAL: The Avon School Board met in regular session recently and held interviews with four finalists out of a pool of 12 for the open principal position.

James Stubkjaer resigned after two years with the school.

After the interviews, the board tabled hiring a candidate until June 28, at which time they will decide whether to hire a candidate or split the principal duties among qualified teachers already in the district.

— Avon Clarion


SALE OF MIDDLE SCHOOL APPROVED: The Winner School Board on Monday approved the sale of the former middle school property to the city of Winner.

The school board sold the property for $150,000, which includes annual payments of $15,000 for 10 years.

In addition, the school will lease back from the city on a 99-year lease for $1 per year for the gym, locker rooms, Room 100 and the west gym entrance under a separate lease. The school will pay utilities for the leased property.

— Winner Advocate