Wednesday Five: Casey, Obama, Dino Tracks, Calendar

Here's hoping you weren't up all night watching elections, and some things to know:


Bronco' BamaNBC News called the presidential election for President Barack Obama around 11:15 p.m. last night. It wasn't until very early this morning, though, that Mitt Romney announced he was conceding the election. So, there's some good news for a certain little girl who gets to stop hearing about the election.  

Woonsocket Delegation - Preliminary results point to a new member of the city's delegation to the General Assembly - Stephen Casey, (D-Dist. 50). Casey joins re-elected Reps Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Dist. 49), Rep. Bob Phillips (D-Dist. 51), Sen. Marc A. Cote, (D-Dist. 24) and Sen. Roger A. Picard (D-Dist. 20).

Dino tracking - Designed with homeschooling families in mind, but open to all, Habitats and Tracking is a five-week series of small classes providing an intimate setting for child-driven learning. Each 90-minute class is designed for children ages 6-12 and is taught by an EcoTarium educator. Children will participate in learning groups of ages 6-8 and ages 9-12.

The event will occur from 3 - 4:30 p.m., at the Ecotarium, 222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA. 

Tickets are $35 per child; EcoTarium members get in for  $25 per child http://www.ecotarium.org in Worcester. 

Zoning - The Woonsocket Zoning Board will meet Nov. 13 at City Hall, 7 p.m. On their agenda, seven variance requests. Check out the link to see who may be planning what in your neighborhood.  

Calendar - If you've got an event you want to share with the many readers of the Woonsocket Patch, you can be your own best advocate - post it yourself to the Woonsocket Patch calendar. Fill in the blanks with your event's information, and you're good to go.

John November 08, 2012 at 08:41 PM
Interesting...... when Jon Brien annouced his write-in run to attempt to retain his District 50 seat the Patch and Woonsocket Call couldn't give it enough coverage. There were stories everyday, front page above the fold, press conferences held, rallies and press conferences held out of district, stories and photos galore. Everytime the imcumbent spoke negative comments about Casey it was covered, thus giving free press time and advertising to Brien. Now Casey has once again defeated Brien, the Call buried the story in the back half of a story covering the school commitee story and the Patch makes a brief mention above. It is apparent who the press agencies were pulling for, so much for unbiased sharing of the news. Actually there were some rather involved races in the area that neither news source cared to share with the rest of the news seeking public. I hope that Mr. Casey and the other elected officials are given the proper time from here on in and not become the topic only of the bitter watchdogs that have vowed to surface.
John November 09, 2012 at 02:29 AM
I did finally find coverage of the Casey/Brien results so I apologize to Rob since he did cover the story. That doesn't however let the Call off the hook, there were close and intense races in towns surrounding Woonsocket that still have not been covered very well. Certainly NOT the Call I grew up with.
Rob Borkowski November 09, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Apology accepted. There'll be plenty more coverage of Casey going forward, I'm sure.


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