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June 28th

Fireworks stands popping up everywhere

June 28, 2011

WOONSOCKET — It used to take a trip to New Hampshire or some other state if a Rhode Islander wanted to legally buy fireworks for the Fourth of July.
Not anymore.
Thanks to the state’s approval of a fireworks sales law last year, you don’t have to go any farther than the Diamond Hill Road business district to pick up legal Fourth of July firework display products.

Cumberland American blasts Cumberland National

June 28, 2011

CUMBERLAND — There was a lot of talk last year that the upcoming Cumberland American All-Star team had potential to be something special this season, especially after the latest batch captured the state title for 11-year-olds.
Two games into the District 4 Major Division Tournament, Cumberland American is proving it just may have what it takes to advance far this summer.

Gracia Constantineau

June 28, 2011

Gracia Constantineau

CUMBERLAND- Gracia Constantineau, 84, of Mendon Rd. Cumberland, died Monday evening at Oakland Grove Health Care Center in Woonsocket.
Born in Manville, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Marie (Dumas) Fournier. She was raised in Manville and resided in Woonsocket for many years before moving to Cumberland in 1993.
Mrs. Constantineau was employed at Texas Instruments in Attleboro for over 37 years before retiring in 1993.

Jill Ann Considine

June 28, 2011

Jill Ann Considine

BLACKSTONE- Jill Ann Considine, 38, formerly of Blackstone, MA passed away Sunday at home in Candia, NH.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of James and Kathleen (Madge) Considine of Candia, NH. She resided in Candia for the past 3 years, previously residing in California and Tennessee.
She was a graduate of the Blackstone-Millville Regional High School, Cass of 1991, and graduated from the Berkley College of Music.

Hector "Tee" R. Lavallee

June 28, 2011

Hector "Tee"
R. Lavallee

WOONSOCKET- Hector "Tee" R. Lavallee 88, of Hebert Ave. died Tuesday at Miriam Hospital. He was the husband of Lucille (Malo) Masse Lavallee.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Euclide and Clara (Rondeau) Lavallee.
He was a resident of Delray Beach, FL for fifty four years where he was the owner, operator of Air All Air Conditioning for forty years. Mr. Lavallee was a paratrooper in the US Air Force during WWII.

Christine T. Landi

June 28, 2011

Christine T. Landi

NORTH SMITHFILED- Christine T. (Gagne Lahousse) Landi, 63, of Providence Pike, died Monday, June 27, 2011 at home. She was the wife of Joseph R. Landi.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Therese Gagne, and raised by her grandparents, the late Lucien and Edwidge Gagne.

Maurice L. Gagne

June 28, 2011

Maurice L. Gagne

WOONSOCKET- Maurice L. Gagne, 93 of Third Ave, died Monday in North Bay Manor, Smithfield. He was the husband of Pauline V. (Muron) Gagne.
Born in Roubaix, France, he was the son of the late Joseph and Lucy (Trenteseaux) Gagne.
Mr. Gagne was an electronics engineer for the State of Massachusetts for twenty years before retiring in 1985. He was a pioneer in the television industry and built one of the first sets in RI. He had his own TV Repair business and was instrumental in training others in this field. He proudly served in the US Army Air Force during WWII.

Charles Joseph Ray

June 28, 2011

Charles Joseph Ray

BILOXI, MS- Charles Joseph Ray, 87, of Biloxi, MS died on Sunday, June 26, 2011.
Mr. Ray was born in Blackstone, MA on March 20, 1924.
He enlisted in the US Marines on July 20, 1941 and served 8 years. Mr. Ray worked at Voi Shan/Fairchild, Rhondo Beach, CA for 29 years.
He was the son of the late, Lawrence and Mary Ray.

Gloria N. Pontbriand

June 28, 2011

Gloria N. Pontbriand

HARTLAND, WI- Gloria N. Pontbriand passed away May 21, 2011 at the age of 71.
She was the loving mother of Linda (Doug) Pontbriand-Johnson and grandmother to Erika, Mark and Aaron Johnson. She was preceded in death by her brother Robert Rochefort.
A Celebration of Gloria's Life will be held July 2, 2011 from 2-6 pm at Box Seats Family Restaurant, 332 Famum Pike, Smithfield, RI.

June 27th

Pension reform group assembles

June 27, 2011

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island’s biggest pension problem is in the past.
Devising a plan to take care of the retirement needs of current and future state employees is a relatively simple, do-able and affordable matter. It is filling in the massive hole of unfunded pension liability — estimated at somewhere between $7 billion and $9 billion — that the state’s elected officials have been digging over the last several decades that is going to take back-breaking work and bank-breaking amounts of money.

A little of this, a little of that …   For the purposes of building a foundation...
PAWTUCKET – For reasons no doubt discussed ad nauseam in other forums, “Rocket” Roger Clemens will...
In the state title clash for the 9/10 division at Ayotte Field in Woonsocket on Thursday, Lincoln...
WOONSOCKET – An 18-year-old city man faces a felony assault charge after he allegedly attacked a local police officer...
WOONSOCKET – Members of the International Association of Firefighters Local 732 voted Friday to ratify a collective...
WOONSOCKET – With a good turnout of about 80 motorcyclists helping out, all Cercle Laurier President Roland Cagnon...

 

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