The Woonsocket Education Department in collaboration with We Heart Lives will hold a second "Food Giveaway Event for OUR Woonsocket Children and their Families".  This event will take place on Saturday, May 22nd from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (or while supplies last) on the grounds of the middle schools.  Due to COVID restrictions, this will be a drive-thru event.  Please share the attached flyer for further details and please with your family, friends and colleagues to help us spread the word.


The Senate is about to vote on a bill that could advance a Democratic voting rights bill to a full debate in the chamber. However, Republicans are expected to block the move to debate the bill as it needs 60 votes. The sweeping bill would deliver just over two weeks of early and mail-in voting, among other things.       Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says he's not sure if extended unemployment benefits are restraining job growth. Testifying during a House hearing, Powell stressed that hiring is up and the U.S. labor market should gradually improve over the coming months. He said that has been offset by what he called "quits and retirements."       Dr. Anthony Fauci [[ FOW-chee ]] is sounding the alarm over the rise of the Delta coronavirus variant. The nation's top infectious disease expert said 20-percent of all new cases in the U.S. are from the variant that was first found in India, double the rate from two weeks ago. Fauci called it the "greatest threat" to America's effort to get rid of the virus.       The Nasdaq is closing at a record high as the market begins a new winning streak. It's the second straight day of gains for the major indexes as they come off a brutal week. At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 68 points to 33-945. The S&P 500 jumped 21 points to 42-46 and the Nasdaq gained 111 points to 14-253.       The results of today's New York City Primary Elections may not be in for a while due to the new ranked choice voting system. After the polls close this evening, the city's Board of Elections will release data on where the vote count stands, based on voter's first choices. If no candidate gets 50-percent of the vote, the tallies go to round two and second-ranked choices are added to the total until someone gets 50-percent.       The group behind the Grammy Awards is shaking up its leadership after years of criticism about diversity. The Recording Academy's Chief Diversity Officer Valeisha Butterfield Jones will be co-president alongside former president of the Berklee College of Music Panos A. Panay, to oversee the awards process. Many prominent musicians believe the Grammy's favor white artists over people of color.