Archive for August, 2015

Tempers flare at Coventry Fire District meeting, layoffs voted down

One of the four fire districts in Coventry is set to run out of money by the end of the week. It’s a bleak picture at the Coventry Fire District. Frank Palin, the fire board chair, said they don’t have enough money to meet payroll, as he noted there’s $ …

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Haggen grocery chain announces store closures throughout the US

The news came only weeks after the Bellingham, Washington-based company announced another round of layoffs affecting 700 to 800 of its workers. There is still no exact figure on how many employees will be affected after all the store closures. The stated …

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Walker’s WEDC disaster continues, with layoffs after tax write-offs

We got a reminder today of how the failures of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) continues to waste taxpayer dollars by giving away funds to companies that not only go back on their promises of creating jobs, but watch those businesses …

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Coventry Fire District board votes to table talk of layoffs

COVENTRY, R.I. — Despite no money to pay its 14 firefighters later this week, the volunteer board of directors for the Coventry Fire District voted 3-to-2 Monday not to discuss layoffs. The meeting, however, contained other contentious debates and …

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More Layoffs for American Coal Workers in Galatia

WSIL — Another round of layoffs hit more than a hundred workers for American Coal Company. Since the Spring nearly 250 people have received layoff notices from the mine in Galatia. In another devastating blow for coal miners in Galatia, leaders with the …

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Coventry Fire District votes to remove fire fighter layoffs from agenda

A quick meeting of the Coventry Fire District Board Monday night, made it clear most are not ready to accept layoffs within the department. Chairman Frank Palin, the target of much frustration. “As long as Frank’s here, he’ll do everything he can to derail …

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