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Five challengers throw hat into General Assembly ring

June 26, 2012

WOONSOCKET — As the declaration period winds down today, five challengers have surfaced to run against incumbent lawmakers, with most targeting House members involved in the controversial sinking of the supplemental tax bill two weeks ago.
Stuart Gitlow, a psychiatrist from the North End, Michael Morin, a Woonsocket firefighter, and Michael Moniz, have all taken out papers to run against incumbent State Rep. Lisa Baldelli Hunt (D-Dist. 49).

Read more in our print edition.

Summer Reading

June 26, 2012

Ten-year-old Ansley Girard of Woonsocket, reads her Pokemon book in a comfortable perch in a window sill at the Woonsocket YMCA Tuesday.

Leo P. Beauchamp

June 26, 2012

Leo P. Beauchamp

WOONSOCKET- Leo P. Beauchamp, 84, of Woonsocket, died June 24, 2012 in his home. He was the husband of Priscille (Dumais) Beauchamp, who died in 2004.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Anne (Bonin) Beauchamp.

Joseph L. Levesque

June 26, 2012

Joseph L. Levesque

WOONSOCKET- Joseph L. Levesque, 83, of Paradis Ave., Woonsocket, died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Patricia A. (Tyler) Levesque. They were married on May 22, 1959.
Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Edward and Aurore (Jarvis) Levesque. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Levesque served in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean War.
Following his service Mr. Levesque was employed in the local textile industry at several area firms before his retirement.

William H. Gilbert

June 26, 2012

William H. Gilbert

CUMBERLAND- William H. Gilbert, 83, of Wysteria Lane, died Friday, May 18, 2012, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Patricia (Morley) Gilbert.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Chester and Eda (Koerner) Gilbert, he had lived in Cumberland for the past forty-six years.
Mr. Gilbert was owner of Concordia Music Corp., and prior to that, he was an engineer for Raytheon, and for Sylvania.

Miriam Bourne

June 26, 2012

Miriam Bourne

ENGLEWOOD, FL- Our beloved wife and mother Miriam "Mim" Bourne passed away at her home in Englewood, Fl on May 9, 2012 at the age of 83.
"Mim" was born in Harrisville, RI and worked for the State of RI until retirement.
She is survived by her husband, Stanley E. Bourne, and his family; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Susan Nicholson with grandson Samuel Willneff in Virginia Beach, VA; grandson, Ashley J Nicholson of Cordele, GA; nieces, Laurel Magan and Dale Correia of MA.
Interment will be in Chepachet, RI at Acotes Cemetary at a later date.

Alfred J. Caron

June 26, 2012

Alfred J. Caron

CUMBERLAND/LINCOLN/WOONSOCKET/NORTH SMITHFIELD- Alfred J. "Pete" Caron, 88, a Cumberland resident for almost 50 years, passed away Friday, June 15, 2012 at Mount Saint Rita Health Centre. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Muriel Bergesson.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Alfred and Marie (Chartier) Caron.

Beverly Ruth Gray

June 26, 2012

Beverly Ruth Gray

BELLINGHAM- Beverly Ruth (Dempsey) Gray - On June 24, 2012 after a short period of declining health.
Known by her family as Bevy, her friends called her Bev. As Bevy wished, she passed away at home surrounded by those near and dear to her.
Born in Melrose, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Elsie Dempsey.
Bevy was married to Edwin W. Gray for forty nine years, Eddie passed away in March of 2006.

Richard T. Tokarski

June 26, 2012

Richard T. Tokarski

WOONSOCKET- Richard T. Tokarski, 63, of Woonsocket passed away early Monday morning, June 25, 2012 due to terminal illness.
Richard retired from GM where he had worked for more then 30 years. He was an avid softball player.

Lightning ignites house fire; dog dies

June 26, 2012

LINCOLN – A bolt of lightning from a front of storms passing through the area Monday morning is believed to have sparked a fire in the roof of a home at 1809 Old Louisquisset Pike and left a family of three temporarily homeless.
Mark Rodrigues said he son, Austin, 17, was home at the time of 10:50 a.m. strike and immediately called the fire department.
“The Fire Department said they heard a heavy bang in the area and then got the call,” Rodrigues said while looking over the aftermath of the fire at his home on Monday.

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