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Archive - Jan 25, 2013

Red Sox prospect Jackie Bradley Jr. eyes primetime

January 25, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Jackie Bradley Jr. is a 22-year-old center fielder so polished and poised that your first inclination is to check his driver’s license just to verify his age.

Liberty Market back in business

January 25, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Yes, watching smoke billowing from the ceiling of the family business can be a frightening thing, but when fire forced Liberty Market to close last month, no one seemed more annoyed than his customers, says Jamil Sheikh.
Whether they were looking for a quart of milk or a can of soup, “A lot of people were telling me it was too far to go someplace else to get things,” says Sheikh.

WPD able to contact public in an instant

January 25, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The police department will utilize a new communications service that allows police personnel to send important, valuable community information directly to residents.
The Nixle Community Information Service allows police to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cell phone text message and/or email. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixle’s web site at www.nixle.com.

Leona Ann Paul

January 25, 2013

Leona Ann Paul

UNIONVILLE, CT- Leona Ann (Makowski) Paul, 71, died peacefully on Friday, December 14, 2012 in Unionville, CT.
She is survived by her devoted husband of 47 years, Dale William Paul; her sons, Scott and Cary; daughter-in-laws, Erika and Arlene; six grandchildren, Caitlin, Amanda, Korben, Samantha, Will, and Annika; and many other loving siblings, nieces and nephews and extended family.
Known as Lee to her family and friends, who were many, she was born on April 11, 1941, to Michael and Stella Makowski.

Violet R. Poulin

January 25, 2013

Violet R. Poulin

WOONSOCKET- Violet R. Poulin 92, died Thursday, January 24th at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Oscar Poulin.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Esperalda (Dufresne) Dugas. Violet worked as an assembler for the former Miller Electric Co. for twenty years, before retiring thirty years ago. She enjoyed bingo, crafts, and crochet.

Alfred G. Wright

January 25, 2013

Alfred G. Wright

BURRILLVILLE- Alfred G. Wright, 72, of Round Top Rd., died January 24, 2013 at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late Audrey A. Wright.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late John and Gertrude (O'Neil) Wright.
Mr. Wright was the owner of Wright Construction. He was a truck driver and also a foreman at Poly Vinyl Films, Sutton MA. He enjoyed being outside, whether fishing or splitting wood. He loved camping in the White Mountains of NH with all of his grandchildren. He especially enjoyed sitting by the campfire with his family.

Gordon S. Lang Jr.

January 25, 2013

Gordon S. Lang Jr.

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Gordon S. Lang Jr. 70, resident of North Smithfield died peacefully January 20, 2013 at his residence.
He was born May 2, 1942 in Providence RI, a son of the late Gordon Sr. & Kathleen (White) Lang.
Gordon worked for the Congress Construction Co. in Peabody MA, for many years; retiring in 2008, previously he worked for the Gilbane Construction Co. He lived most of his life in North Smithfield most of his life, previously he lived in Lincoln. He was a Marine Veteran. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Woonsocket.

John R. O'Neill

January 25, 2013

John R. O'Neill

NORTH SMITHFIELD- John R. O'Neill 67, resident of North Smithfield passed away January 23, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
He was the husband of the late Suzanne (Stevenin) O'Neill.
He was born March 5, 1945 in Woonsocket RI, a son of the late James Harry & Rena (Mercier) O'Neill.

House OKs gay marriage

January 25, 2013

PROVIDENCE — A bill to legitimize same sex marriage, which both its sponsor and its most vehement opponent agreed was, “The most important piece of legislation (the House) will ever consider” passed the House of Representative on a 51-19 vote Thursday.
When Rep. Gordon Fox, the first openly gay man to be elected Speaker of the House, banged his gavel after the vote and declared “the act prevails,” there were loud cheers, a standing ovation in the spectator galleries and sustained whooping and clapping that lasted for several minutes before Fox banged his gavel again to adjourn the session.

Greater Catholic Regional Schools celebrate 40 years

January 25, 2013

WOONSOCKET — While so much public attention has been focused on the fiscal turmoil of the public school system, its private, Catholic counterpart is marking 40 years with stable enrollments and tight but sustainable budgets.
“We’re holding our own,” said Larry Poitras, principal of Good Shepherd School, which, along with Monsignor Gadoury School, make up the Greater Woonsocket Catholic Regional School System. “Unless the economy tanks again, I see growth.”

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