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District 49 aspirants have 2 days to declare

December 11, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The time to act is now if you’re considering running for Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt’s former spot in the R.I. House of Representatives.

The two-day declaration period to get on the ballot began at 8:30 a.m. today at the Board of Canvassers in City Hall. The deadline is tomorrow afternoon at 4.

A special election for the District 49 House seat is scheduled for Feb. 25. If a primary is needed, it will be held on Jan. 21.

Boys' basketball teams waste little time launching new season; Lynch Tournament begins tonight

December 11, 2013

Ready or not, a new Rhode Island high school boys’ basketball season beckons.

For several area squads, Thursday serves as the grand unveiling – a clean slate for all involved parties with role players looking to blossom into stars, and stars seeking to take their team to the next level.

Dunn's season comes to an end; PC guard will require surgery on right shoulder

December 11, 2013

PROVIDENCE — As Kris Dunn’s high school coach noted, “You really have to feel for the young man.”

You feel for the youngster because all roads pointed to the 2013-14 season as one that held much promise. The 19-year-old point guard from nearby New London, Conn. was healthy and ready to serve as the conductor of the Friars’ offense.

Yet in a chilling reminder that even the best-laid plans can vanish in a cloud of smoke, one nasty spill in a preseason game ended up changing the fortune and expectations of both Dunn and the Providence team.

Theodore F. Wrenn

December 11, 2013

Theodore F. Wrenn

BURRILLVILLE- Wrenn, Theodore F. "Ted", 80, of Pascoag, RI, formerly of Woonsocket, passed away November 30, 2013 at Bayberry Commons Nursing Home in Pascoag,.
He was the husband of Helen Lapierre-Wrenn, and the late Pauline M. (Proulx) Wrenn.
He was born June 8, 1933 in Woonsocket, a son of the late Stanley K. & Lena (Hebert) Wrenn.

Lucille C. Benjamin

December 11, 2013

Lucille C. Benjamin

WOONSOCKET- Lucille C. (Carriere) Benjamin, 97, of Woonsocket RI, passed away, Thursday, December 5, 2013, at the Beaumont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Northbridge.
She was born in Woonsocket RI, daughter of the late Alexander and Victoria (Meunier) Carriere and moved to Blackstone in 1980.
She was educated in the Woonsocket, RI schools.
Mrs. Benjamin was employed at the former French Worsted Company in Woonsocket RI and retired in 1989 from the Zayre's Corp in Bellingham where she was employed as a clerk.

Jeannine Marcotte

December 11, 2013

Jeannine Marcotte

BELLINGHAM- Jeannine (Lemay) Marcotte, 77, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Friday, December 6, 2013 at Milford Regional Medical Center. She was the beloved wife for 59 years of Gerald E. Marcotte.
Born in Island Pond, VT on November 22, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Emile and Pauline (Cote) Lemay.

Public housing chief suspended amid allegations of harassment, bullying

December 11, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The executive director of the Woonsocket Housing Authority has been placed on unpaid leave amid allegations of “bullying” workers and making offensive remarks to female workers.
The Board of Housing Commissioners suspended Kulik for 30 days and ordered him to seek sensitivity training before he’s allowed to return to work, on probation, Jan. 2, sources close to the commission told The Call.

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