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August 24th

Richard R. Lussier

August 24, 2012

Richard R. Lussier

PLAINVILLE - Richard R. Lussier, 50, of Plainville, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 21, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen (Howley) Lussier and loving father of Kyle, 13 and Alec, 10.
Born in Woonsocket, RI in 1962, he was the son of the late Gloria and Laurent Lussier.
Richard was a graduate of the New England Institute of Technology and worked in the electronics industry for many years. He was an avid sports fan and also enjoyed watching his boys participate in many sports though the years.

Annie L. Bina

August 24, 2012

Annie L. Bina

BELLINGHAM- Annie L. (McIsaac) Bina, 89, of Bellingham, passed away on Monday, August 20, 2012 at Medway Country Manor after a period of decreasing health. She was the beloved wife of the late Jordan Bina of Dorchester deceased May 3, 1997.
Born in Boston on October 15, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Angus and Catherine M. (McNeil) McIsaac.

YWCA Race Against Racism 5K is Oct. 7

August 24, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The time of the year has changed and so has the location, but the YMCA Race Against Racism 5K is coming back to Woonsocket for a second running and looking to improve on its success from a year ago.
Last year’s event became the first road race in nearly two decades to hit the streets of Woonsocket. Held on a sunny April 10 at River Island Park, over 200 people signed up for the race and 181 finished it.

August 23rd

Board greenlights fair funding appeal

August 23, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The School Committee yesterday won the Budget Commission’s unanimous support to appeal to the state Supreme Court a recent lower court ruling that put the kibosh on its efforts to pry some additional funding from the state to run public schools.
The litigation, initiated in partnership with Pawtucket in 2009, has cost the two cities roughly $275,000 so far, including $102,000 from Woonsocket, according to Samuel D. Zurier, one of the lawyers handling the suit.

Read more in our print edition.

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus

August 23, 2012

BLACKSTONE – Mosquitoes captured from a surveillance site off Gaskill Street, just over the state line from Woonsocket, have tested positive for West Nile Virus, the Bay State’s Department of Public Health confirmed on Thursday.
The state now plans on spraying the area with mosquito-killing insecticide after 8 p.m. on Monday. This is the same type of spraying that has been done elsewhere using the pesticide sumithrin, according to the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project.

Read more in our print edition.

Changes to voting locations in North Smithfield

August 23, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD — As a result of statewide voter redistricting, there will be some changes to voting locations in North Smithfield.
For the first time in years, the Kendall Dean School will no longer be used as a polling place, which now reduces the number of polling locations in town to six.
The polling location changes are among several across Rhode Island this election year as a result of redistricting when political boundaries are redrawn to conform with new population numbers in the once-a-decade Census.

Read more in our print edition.

Yolanda Crete

August 23, 2012

Yolanda Crete

MANVILLE- Yolanda (Campanelli) Crete, 99, of Sayles Hill Rd. died peacefully, Wednesday August 22, 2012 in the Holiday Retirement Home, with her family by her side; after a long battle with Dementia. She was the wife of the late Aram Crete.
Born in Manville, daughter of the late Luigi and Maria (Pandolfi) Campanelli.
She was raised in Manville prior to moving to Woonsocket. Yolanda moved back to Manville to live at the Holiday Retirement Home.
Yolanda worked for many years at Manville Jenkes.
She will be remembered for her warm smile.

August 22nd

Scrimmages mark next phase of H.S. preseason camp

August 22, 2012

Starting Thursday, a series of chess matches will break out on high school football fields across the state.
By definition, scrimmages are akin to shifting pieces around on a square board. Some moves work while others produce less-than-desirable results. Regardless of what transpires during these low-pressure yet highly valuable tussles on the gridiron, coaches understand that the time has come to embark on the next phase of preseason camp following a period of steadily bringing the unit along.

Sister says Officer Cahill strangled her

August 22, 2012

WOONSOCKET — A 23-year-old city policeman who has been suspended without pay and charged with felony assault allegedly choked his 9-year-old sister, according to reports released by the Woonsocket Police Department Wednesday.
Two sisters were at their father’s house when the 9-year-old went downstairs where Patrick Cahill was watching television and asked if she could go outside, according to the report.

Gemma charges Cicilline with voter fraud

August 22, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Painting a lurid picture of what he says is extensive and ongoing voter fraud — people being paid to vote multiple times at different polling places; votes cast in the names of dead people or those who said they would not vote in a given election; mail ballots being “bought” — Democratic congressional candidate Anthony Gemma pointed the finger of accusation directly at his primary opponent, Rep. David Cicilline.

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