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Teachers rally against layoffs

March 22, 2012

WOONSOCKET — After collecting national honors for her role as a Woonsocket High School science teacher, you wouldn't think Claire Laquerre would be worried about whether she might still have her job next year.

Lincoln's DeSimone seeks to close out high school career with title

March 22, 2012

LINCOLN — It was pretty much on a whim that Jillian DeSimone even picked up a lacrosse stick.
As a Lincoln High freshman back in the fall of 2008, she played girls' varsity soccer, and even earned a letter for her rather solid play. A few months later, as spring approached, her dad, Louis, suggested she try out for the school's lacrosse program.

Claire L. Lawrence

March 22, 2012

Claire L. Lawrence

CHEPACHET- Claire L. (Levesque) Lawrence, "Nana" 68, passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of Donald Lawrence Sr. of Chepachet, whom she married Mar. 27, 1963.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Yvon Bob and Evelyn (Searles) Levesque.

Lauretta P. Peloquin

March 22, 2012

Lauretta P. Peloquin

POMONA PARK FLORIDA- Lauretta P. Peloquin of Pomona Park Florida passed away Friday, March 16, 2012 at Lakewood Nursing Center in Crescent City Florida.
Lauretta enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with her grandchildren. Lauretta was born on Jan. 30, 1938, in Woonsocket, R. I. to the late Charles & Loretta Glode. Lauretta owned & operated Bob's Auto Body & Blackstone Motors with her late husband; she also worked for the State of R. I. as a cook at Woonsocket Public Schools for 23 yrs before retiring to Florida in 1995.

Shirley M. Laczynski

March 22, 2012

Shirley M. Laczynski

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Shirley M. Laczynski, 82, of North Smithfield, RI died March 19, 2012 at her home. She was the wife of the late Joseph Laczynski who died in 1990.
Born in Uxbridge, MA she was the daughter of the late Edwin Frisk and Dagmar A. (Sederback) LeClerc.

Alcide P. Lafleur

March 22, 2012

Alcide P. Lafleur

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Alcide P. Lafleur, 86, of Williams Street, North Smithfield passed away peacefully, March 21, 2012 surrounded by his loving family at Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag, RI. He was the loving husband of Dolores G. (Levitre) Lafleur, and celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this past November.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on January 19, 1926, he was the oldest of three sons of the late Alcide J. Lafleur and the late Roseanna (Tessier) Lafleur.

Council consensus: Taxes bad, bankruptcy worse

March 22, 2012

WOONSOCKET — A supplemental tax bill would be an unwelcome burden and a hardship to many city residents, but bankruptcy would certainly be worse.
That appears to have been the consensus among members of the City Council, who debated their options during a three-hour meeting last night.

Meals tax critics stage tea party on Providence River

March 22, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Invoking the tactics, the slogans and in some cases the costumes of Colonial America, opponents of Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s 2 percent surtax on restaurant tabs tossed bags of tea into the muddy, mostly drained Waterplace Basin on Wednesday.
Declaring that Rhode Island suffers “taxation without competent representation,” the protesters decried the negative effects they believe the tax would have not only on restaurants, but on the entire economy of the state.

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Almost everything he witnessed on Monday morning/afternoon, North Smithfield...
The bib numbers in the 30,000s and high 20,000s look awfully strange. And the newly created fourth...
WOONSOCKET — Since last October, Mike St. Germain and dozens of other folks have spent countless...
LINCOLN -- Firefighters doused a blaze at 6 Winterberry Court Tuesday night after a freezer in the garage at the home...
WOONSOCKET – A man who was hospitalized after fighting with his roommate outside a Fairmount bar on Friday died at...
PROVIDENCE – On a fittingly balmy spring Monday, there were signs of a thaw in Woonsocket’s relationship with its...

 

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