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Archive - 2012

March 8th

Spring in his step!

March 8, 2012

Spring is just around the corner, and it sure felt like it this week. Above, Bill Callaghan of Northborough, Mass. enjoys a walk through Lincoln Woods Wednesday. Callaghan had just dropped his wife off at Twin River casino and came to Lincoln Woods to enjoy the
beauty of the state park.

Courtney Kent's enjoying a superb swimming career

March 8, 2012

When Courtney Kent took to the starting blocks for the R.I. Interscholastic Girls Swimming Championships at the University of Rhode Island’s Tootell Natatorium back on Feb. 25, she desperately wanted to defend her titles in the 200- and 500-yard freestyles.
Naturally, it had something to do with her desire to achieve personal-best times – not to mention proving to herself she still was the Ocean State's fastest – but much more so to show her father, Michael, how much she had improved over the years.

Student charged with having loaded air pistol in school

March 8, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Police locked down the high school and voc-tech Thursday afternoon following a report of a student with a handgun.
According to Det. Capt. Edward J. Lee Jr., police received information that a 17-year-old old Woonsocket High School student may have brought a handgun onto school property. The high school and vocational school were immediately placed into lockdown.

Fitch sinks city's bond rating

March 8, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Citing surging deficits driven by deficient financial controls in the School Department, Fitch Ratings knocked down the city’s bond rating four notches Wednesday from BBB- to BB-.
The move puts the city’s $117 million portfolio of general obligation bonds in junk territory on the Fitch scale for the first time. The old rating was Fitch’s lowest investment grade.
“Unfortunately, it’s not something we didn’t expect,” said Mayor Leo T. Fontaine. “Clearly the pressure from the school department’s $10 million deficit was the last straw for Fitch.”

Sutliff, Patricia P.

March 8, 2012

Sutliff, Patricia P.

PASCOAG- Sutliff, Patricia P. (Holubesko), 70, of Pascoag, died Tuesday.
She was the mother of Bonnie Phillips, Michael Bonin and his wife, Christine. Grandmother of Quint and Brody and sister of June Rowan.
Patricia was a nurse at Overlook Nursing Home for 30 years before retiring. She had a special place in her heart for animals.
Funeral private. Donations in her memory to Humane Society of the US, Dept MEMIT9, 2100 L St., NW, Washington, DC 20037. For messages of condolence and complete obituary visit andersonwinfield.net

Rita A. Lecourt

March 8, 2012

Rita A. Lecourt

WOONSOCKET- Rita A. (Lambert) Lecourt, 84 formerly of Woonsocket and a resident of The Holiday Retirement Home in Manville passed away on Thursday in The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville. She was the wife of the late Bertrand Carpenter and the late Charles F. Lecourt.
Born in Woonsocket, April 12, 1927 a daughter of the late Elzear and Julie (Mercier) Lambert, she had been a lifelong resident of Woonsocket.
Mrs. Lecourt had been employed in local textile mills until her retirement. She was a communicant of All Saints Church, Woonsocket.

March 7th

Steward seeks new contingencies

March 7, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The company that wants to buy Landmark Medical Center is seeking to add new contingencies to the original terms of the sale to allow for the possibility that maternity and psychiatric wards could be eliminated, along with the personnel needed to run them.
Steward Health Care System’s original asset purchase agreement, or APA, is scheduled to expire on Friday. But the parties are due back in Superior Court that morning on a motion to extend the agreement and incorporate the new terms with the potential, at least, to become dealbreakers for Steward.

Gloria M. Kane

March 7, 2012

Gloria M. Kane

WOONSOCKET- Gloria M. Kane, 86, of Clinton St., died Tuesday, March 6, 2012 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late George C. and Laura (Gauthier) Kane.
Gloria worked as a social service provider for the former Woonsocket Hospital, now Landmark Hospital, until her retirement. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo Church. Gloria was very proud of her Irish heritage and had a great sense of humor.

Donna M. Marshall

March 7, 2012

Donna M. Marshall

PASCOAG- Donna M. (Whitney) Marshall, 64, of Pascoag, passed away Monday, March 5, 2012. She was the wife of the late Anthony Marshall.
Born in Norwood, MA, she was a daughter of the late Elroy and Irene (King) Whitney.
Mrs. Marshall lived in Woonsocket for over 20 years before moving to Pascoag in 2005. She worked for Valley Transportation for 3 years, Hasbro in Pawtucket and the former Rosecraft Jewelry Co. before retiring. She was devoted to her family and touched many lives.

Hasbro lays off 55 in the state

March 7, 2012

PAWTUCKET (AP) — Toy maker Hasbro on Tuesday laid off 55 employees in Rhode Island, part of a larger downsizing that comes just months after announcing an expansion into Providence, company officials said.
Company spokesman Wayne Charness said in a statement that about 170 workers are being laid off worldwide because of the “underperformance” in Hasbro's U.S. and Canadian divisions, which are under new leadership. He also cited the company's need for “different skill sets” in its workforce.
The layoffs will affect workers in Pawtucket and Providence.

CUMBERLAND -- Although Frank Geiselman has officially retired from Cumberland High School...
CUMBERLAND — Even dating back to last summer, skipper Dave Belisle had a feeling his...
  BRISTOL  –  Sean Meers clubbed two homers, drove in five runs and scored...
BELLINGHAM – Like bats to the Batcave, legions of Batman fans swarmed Friendly Neighborhood Comics Wednesday to...
launched a new mass emergency notification system designed to alert residents of public safety threats, parking bans,...
WOONSOCKET – A move to punt City Council President Albert G. Brien from his leadership role on the panel ended...

 

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