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October 29th

Donald P. Gagnon

October 29, 2012

Donald P. Gagnon

UXBRIDGE- Donald P. Gagnon, 69 of Uxbridge, MA, formerly of North Smithfield, RI, passed away on Oct. 26, 2012, at his home after a two-year illness.

President signs disaster declaration

October 29, 2012

President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration for Rhode Island early Monday morning as Gov. Lincoln Chafee requested on Sunday.
The declaration authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts and to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, and to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in all five Rhode Island counties.

Janet Mary Deschamps

October 29, 2012

Janet Mary
Deschamps

Janet Mary Deschamps, of Spring Street, Wrentham, died surrounded by her loving family on October 26, 2012 at the Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wrentham.
Born in Wrentham on July 21, 1922, she was a loving daughter of the late Guybert and Charlotte (Wheelock) Armitage.
A lifelong Wrentham resident, she had attended Wrentham Schools. Janet had been employed as a dietary aid at the former Wrentham State School, previously working at the former Woonsocket Rubber Company. She had been a longtime member of the First Universalist Church in Woonsocket.

October 28th

Out with the old, in with the new: PawSox to get new playing surface in 2013

October 28, 2012

PAWTUCKET – The past week has featured plenty of heavy lifting at McCoy Stadium. No, this particular exercise has nothing to do with removing the Governors’ Cup trophy from its on-display perch in the team store and whisking the hardware away to the latest destination on the touring caravan.

Will Hurricane Sandy wreak havoc on high school playoff scene?

October 28, 2012

It’s less than an hour’s drive to Rhode Island College, the University of Rhode Island, and Roger Williams University, but starting tomorrow and continuing for the next two weeks, several local high school soccer, girls’ volleyball, and field hockey teams will begin their long roads towards state championship glory.

Lincoln Public Library starting a new chapter

October 28, 2012

LINCOLN – Children using the Lincoln Public Library are about to get more room for their reading and activity programs thanks to an addition project now under construction.
The site work is being conducted by the Bailey Group construction management firm on town-owned land just outside the existing children’s section and periodical reading area.
Becky Boragine, library director, said the approximate 2,300-square-foot addition will provide the library with new space to help alleviate crowded conditions in the 32-year-old building.

Southern New England awaits megastorm

October 28, 2012

HARTFORD, Conn. — Residents in many towns along the southern New England shoreline were forced to leave their homes under mandatory evacuation orders Sunday while officials warned of damaging flooding, high winds and lengthy power outages from a potential superstorm striking the eastern U.S.

October 27th

Suspicion surrounds the Church of the End Times

October 27, 2012

WOONSOCKET – When the 17-year-old girl told her mother – let’s call the mom Theresa – that she wanted to join a church in Uxbridge, Mass., she thought it might signal a positive turn in the life of the emotionally troubled teen.
It was the beginning of a nightmare.

Evans' big game leads Woonsocket past Chariho

October 27, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The vision, the quickness, the bursts of acceleration … Woonsocket senior Jalen Evans was the complete package.
More important than any of the other listed attributes, Evans was the picture of perfect health. The fact he was running just as hard in the fourth quarter as he was during the opening stanza proved that he was over the knee ailment that sidelined him last week. Evans just kept on wielding the hammer, running in and around Chariho’s defense in what amounted to a 34-13 runaway performance for Woonsocket on Saturday afternoon at Barry Field.

Broncos take 7-6 thriller from Lions for first D-III win

October 27, 2012

BURRILLVILLE – As he stood before a jubilant group of Burrillville players, head coach Gennaro Ferraro raised his right index finger and emphatically pointed in the direction of the Alumni Field scoreboard.
All eyes remained dead set on Ferraro as he rattled off the words the Broncos have longed to hear: “It’s a win.”

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