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School Committee fires Busby

March 28, 2012

WOONSOCKET — In a rare move to handle a personnel action in public session, the School Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously to terminate School Department Finance Director Stacey Busby after hearing a recommendation from School Superintendent Giovana Donoyan supporting the action.
The termination of Busby came after School Committee Chairwoman Anita McGuire-Forcier heard no motion from her peers for a move into closed session to consider the sole personnel matter on the evening's agenda.

Valley cities top R.I. foreclosures

March 28, 2012

A new study released today by HousingWorks RI says Central Falls, Woonsocket and Pawtucket ranked among the top four communities with the highest foreclosure rates from 2009 through 2011, with multi-family homes bearing the brunt of the blow.

Normand R. Fontaine

March 28, 2012

Normand R. Fontaine

TOWN CREEK, ALABAMA- Normand R. Fontaine, 88 years old passed away on January 12, 2012 in Town Creek, Alabama.
He was born on December 7th, 1923 and raised on Diamond Hill Road in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
Son of the late Jules and Parmelia Fontaine and the brother of the late Gerard Fontaine, late sisters Doris, Therese, Pauline and one surviving sister and brother-in-law Priscilla and Alfred Boucher of Bellingham, Massachusetts.

Edgar R. Lamarre

March 28, 2012

Edgar R. Lamarre

BELLINGHAM- Edgar R. Lamarre, 80, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital in Westborough, MA. He was the beloved husband for 60 years of Claudette E. (Desjardins) Lamarre.
Born in Lincoln, RI on February 16, 1932, he was the son of the late Armand and Victoria (Paulhus) Lamarre.

Raymond N. Degrange

March 28, 2012

Raymond N.
Degrange

BLACKSTONE, MA- Raymond N. Degrange, 62, Formerly of Blackstone, MA., died unexpectedly on February 1, 2012, while living in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina,
He was the son of the late Albert & Anna (Susla) DeGrange.
Devoted father of Jason DeGrange and his wife Kerri of Granville, MA. and Steven DeGrange of Westfield, MA. Brother of Barbara Dunayeski of Blackstone, MA. Albert DeGrange and Dorothy DeGrange of Plainville, MA. Loving grandfather of Ava and Sam DeGrange. He was the brother of the late Carol Sims.. He also leaves numerous nieces and nephews.

City girl beaten by her peers

March 28, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Police have charged two city girls with assault with a dangerous weapon, a foot, and two other girls with simple assault over the Saturday afternoon attack on a 12-year-old city girl that was recorded and uploaded to the Internet.
The four suspects are also charged with conspiracy over the assault, according to Juvenile Detective Jamie Paone, investigating officer.
The video-recorded beating outside the Plaza Village apartment complex was reported to involve a victim the assailants knew and then spent Saturday night with after the attack.

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