Archive - Jan 28, 2013
WOONSOCKET â€” The Budget Commission has refused to let the cityâ€™s plan to privatize a new water treatment plant move forward after hearing from a well-organized band of opponents at its last meeting.
But Mayor Leo T. Fontaine, a member of the commission and one of the staunchest advocates of privatization, says the panel could revisit the issue as early as Feb. 5.
BURRILLVILLE â€” The Burrillville Police Department has two new officers.
Officers Holly Barrett and Robert Veader were sworn in by Town Clerk Louise Phaneuf on Jan. 23 as family members and friends looked on in Town Hall.
Both officers graduated from the Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy on Dec. 19 and are presently participating in the Field Training Officer Program, said Major Lareto P. Guglietta.
Officer Barrett, 25, is a resident of North Smithfield, a graduate of North Smithfield High School and holds a bachelorâ€™s degree in justice studies from Rhode Island College.
Andre M. DeBlois
WOONSOCKET - Andre "Andy" M. DeBlois, 86, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 at Home & Hospice Care of RI, Providence. He was the husband of the late Loretta (Marcil) DeBlois. Born in Blackstone, MA, he was the son of the late Nepolian and Olina (Picard) DeBlois. He lived in Woonsocket for most of his life.
Andy worked as a machinist for the former St. Regis Paper Company of Attleboro, Ma. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII.
Gerald M. Blanchard
BURRILLVILLE - Gerald M. Blanchard 79, resident of Oakland passed away January 25, 2013 at his residence.
He was born January 3, 1934 in Oakland RI, a son of the late Joseph & Emma (Leduc) Blanchard.
Gerald worked for the Bruins Plastic Co. for 10 years; previously he worked as a radio repair man in Providence. He was a lifelong resident of Burrillville. He was a member of the Townsmens Club.
Paul G. Guilbert
WOONSOCKET - Paul G. Guilbert, 71, of Woonsocket died Tuesday at home. He was the former husband and friend of Pauline (Martin) Farrell of South Carolina.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Edgar and Flore (Gibeau) Guilbert. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Guilbert was employed by Microwave Development Lab with his career spanning over 50 years.
Paul was a member of the Civil Air Patrol.