Archive - Apr 14, 2011
PROVIDENCE â€” There were some dramatic changes in the bid picture as the parties vying to buy Landmark Medical Center began making their sales pitches in Superior Court yesterday.
The original pool of contenders for both Landmark and its sister facility, the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island, was pared down from four to three, as Capella Health Care of Tennessee withdrew.
WOONSOCKET- Irene (Sjoblom) Hood, 92, of Cumberland Hill Rd, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Earl W. Hood.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Axel A. and Sophie (Anderson) Sjoblom.
She lived in Woonsocket for most of her life before moving to No. Smithfield in 2000.
Mrs. Hood worked twenty-three years as a Packer for the former Uniroyal Company, Woonsocket, retiring in 1970. She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church and the Golden Heart Seniors.
Sister Estelle Lamothe
SAINT-HYACINTHE- Sister Estelle Lamothe of the congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Saint-Hyacinthe passed away on April 13th, 2011 at the age of 88. She was the daughter of Wilfrid Lamothe and Agathe Fortin.
She was born in Providence, R.I on July 11, 1922.
PROVIDENCE â€” Union firefighters from Woonsocket yesterday lost their bid in Superior Court to block Mayor Leo T. Fontaine from sidelining one of the city's two ladder trucks in a belt-tightening move.
Judge Bennett Gallo said Local 732 of the International Association of Fire Fighters had failed to prove that the reduction in apparatus put firefighters or the general public at an increased risk of danger, as the union had argued.