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October 9th

James S. Blow

October 9, 2013

James S. Blow

FRANKLIN- James S. "Jimmy" Blow, 92, of Ruggles St. died peacefully at his home surrounded by loved ones on Mon. Oct. 7 after an illness.
He is survived by many family and friends of the "Ruggles Street Gang" and will be sadly missed.
Born in Marathon, FL on April 22, 1921 he was the son of Augusta S. and Agnes (McCann) Blow and grew up working on the farms throughout Wrentham, MA.
He most recently worked as a stock person at Second Impressions store in Wrentham before retiring.

Voters' desire for change spurs high turnout

October 9, 2013

WOONSOCKET — George White was more than a little bit perturbed when he left the Middle School polling place Tuesday night after voting in the city’s nonpartisan primary election for mayor and City Council.

“I’m person No. 41,” White said as he walked across the school’s parking lot. “Nobody was voting.”

Brien tops City Council primary ballot

October 9, 2013

WOONSOCKET — Even though last night’s City Council primary ended up being inconsequential - no one was eliminated from the race - it did show what place the 14 remaining candidates came in and how many votes they received, which could be a barometer of how well their campaigns have been going and how they may ultimately fare in the Nov. 5 election.

The City Council candidates with the seven highest vote tallies last night included five incumbents and two challengers.

Baldelli-Hunt trounces mayoral primary field; faces Fontaine in four weeks

October 9, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Call it the Lisa Landslide.

Backed by an angry electorate demanding change, state Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Dist. 49) finished far ahead of the pack in a four-way primary for mayor last night, outdistancing incumbent Mayor Leo T. Fontaine by a margin of better than 3-1.

October 8th

Smithfield outduels Cumberland, but Clippers' Laverty snags individual cross country title

October 8, 2013

SMITHFIELD – More than anything, Cumberland High sophomore Amy Laverty wanted to team with her harrier friends and upset fellow powerhouse Smithfield to claim a most elusive Northern Division championship.

The Sentinels, however, provided too much depth in this “Battle of Unbeatens,” and closed the season with a perfect 11-0 mark after edging the gutsy Clippers, 24-34, at Deerfield Park on Tuesday afternoon.

Baldelli-Hunt wins big in primary; will face Fontaine Nov. 5

October 8, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Call it the Lisa Landslide.
Backed by an angry electorate demanding change, State Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Dist. 49) finished far ahead of the pack in a four-way primary for mayor last night, outdistancing incumbent Mayor Leo T. Fontaine by a margin of better than 3-1.
Fontaine’s collection of 881 votes gave him a distant second-place finish next to Hunt’s 2,746 – good enough to keep him alive for a general election showdown against Hunt on Nov. 5. But it was the kind of good that had jaws gaping and heads shaking in disbelief as the results were clocked at Ciro’s Tavern.

Supporters rally for candidates

October 8, 2013

WOONSOCKET -- Campaign volunteers for Mayor Leo Fontaine, and candidate for mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, hold signs and wave to passing motorists on Tuesday afternoon. Poll workers reported there has been a steady stream of voters so far today for the primary. The polls close at 8 p.m.

Lorraine Leong Allam

October 8, 2013

Lorraine
Leong Allam

BELLINGHAM- Lorraine Leong Allam, 53, of Bellingham, MA, passed away on Friday, October 4, 2013 at UMASS Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA, with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife for twelve years of John Allam, and the loving mother of Jay Allam.

Lawrence F. Coleman

October 8, 2013

Lawrence F. Coleman

BURRILLVILLE- Lawrence F. "Larry" Coleman, 65, died unexpectedly at home Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. He was born in Providence to the late Frederick and Ann (Simmons) Coleman.
Larry spent his younger years in Bristol and graduated from Cranston East High School. He served honorably in the US Navy during the Vietnam era. He graduated from RI College with a bachelors degree in Social Work and later earned other advanced degrees. He worked for Pascoag Auto Parts for many years.

Debra Ann Miller Schaier

October 8, 2013

Debra Ann
Miller Schaier

MAPLEVILLE- Debra "Deb" Schaier, 54, died September 19, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
Born in Arizona, Deb was the daughter of Barbara Dunkin of Seaside, Oregon. Deb was the loving wife to Fred Schaier for 34 wonderful years.
Deb worked at Honeywell in Woonsocket for 27 years as a test technician.

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