Archive - Jan 2011
NORTH SMITHFIELD- William Messere, 84, of Woonsocket Hill Rd., No. Smithfield, died Thursday, January 27, 2011 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. He was the loving husband of Elizabeth (Wright) Messere. They were married in 1958.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late William and Eva Marie (Mathurin) Messere.
Raymond D. George
BURRILLVILLE- Raymond D. George, 94, of Harrisville, died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, January 27, 2011. Raymond was the husband of the late Margaret E. (Guthrie) George.
Born in Mohegan, he was the son of the late Wilbur and Agnes (Savoie) George.
WOONSOCKET- Madeleine Bastien 73, of Cumberland Hill Rd. died Thursday in Oakland Grove Health Care Center.
She was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Leo and Delphine (Charland) Bruneault. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Bastien is survived by two sons Roland Bastien and Stanley Bastien and his wife Lisa all of Woonsocket and two grandchildren. She was also the mother- in-law of the late Natalie Bastien.
Funeral arrangements are private. Please visit
www.fournierandfournier.com for guestbook.
JOHNSTON- Susan Jarosz 57, of Morgan Ave. died Thursday at Milford Hospital.
She was born in Woonsocket a daughter of Margaret(Charland) St. Jean of Woonsocket and the late Norman Blanchette.
Susan worked for Family Resources Community Action in Woonsocket for twenty-five years as the Director of Homeless and Supervisor of the Family Shelter.
I‚Äôm not a fan of his music, but Elton John‚Äôs ‚ÄúCandle In The Wind‚ÄĚ has been embedded in my mind ever since Rocco Baldelli announced his retirement last week. The ballad has long been viewed as John articulating his feelings for the song‚Äôs subject, Marilyn Monroe, through the power of song. Still, there‚Äôs one portion of the chorus that I feel best sums up Baldelli‚Äôs career ‚Äď as well as other athletes who call it a career sooner than expected:
Your candle burned out long before ‚ÄĒ
Your legend ever did.
WOONSOCKET ‚ÄĒ Tax season is here and Community Action Rhode Island wants working families to know they can receive help with the preparation of their tax returns and applications for federal income tax credits.
In fact, low income families may be eligible for tax credit refunds averaging $2,100 per filer and as much as $5,666 per filer under the federal Earned Income Tax Credit guidelines.
NORTH SMITHFIELD ‚Äď Town Administrator Paulette D. Hamilton will hold two Town Hall-style meetings with seniors this week at Scouter's Hall, 13 Main St.
The first will be held Tuesday, at 1:30 p.m; the second is on Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to noon.
Hamilton said this is an opportunity for residents to discuss issues that are affecting them as well as for her to provide information regarding current issues.
For more information, call 767-2200 ext. 301.
Steve Morse, of Blackstone, escapes the winter blahs, albeit for 12 minutes, in a tanning bed Saturday at Beach Tanning, located at 3 Main St. in Blackstone. With all the snow this winter, some seek respite in any way they can.
BURRILLVILLE --- The Burrillville/Ponaganset co-op team has landed in a territory that it hasn‚Äôt occupied in a number of seasons.
The talented first line of Kelsey Koprusak, Katie Couture, and Kerri Nadeau supplied all the scoring, and the defense brought out its ‚ÄėA‚Äô game to stop one of the state‚Äôs highest scoring teams on Saturday night and help capture a 4-0 victory over La Salle Academy at Levy Arena.
WOONSOCKET ‚Äď The School Committee gained another week to review the city‚Äôs recently completed performance audit of school operations thanks to the heavy snowstorm on Wednesday and Thursday.
The panel had been set to hear a presentation of auditor B&E Consulting‚Äôs findings on ways to lower school budget costs on Wednesday but was forced to postpone the meeting to this coming Wednesday in light of the storm.