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Walter E. Makolandra

February 28, 2013

Walter E.
Makolandra

WOONSOCKET- Walter E Makolandra 58, of Woonsocket, died Wednesday, February 27, at home. He was the husband of Linda (Robinson) Makolandra.
He was born in Slatersville, a son of the late Walter Makolandra and Blanche (Beland) Nault.
Mr. Makolandra was a baker for many years for the Family Bakery, and Brunetti's Bakery in Woonsocket, before retiring in the mid 90's due to illness. Afterward, he became a dealer in antiques and collectibles. It was his enthusiasm for collectibles, and his love of antiquing that kept him active throughout his illness.

Marlene A. Corkins

February 28, 2013

Marlene A. Corkins

WOONSOCKET- Marlene A. (McDevitt) Corkins, 77, of Fairmount St. died Monday February 18, 2013 in Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of John Corkins.
Born in Walpole, Ma. daughter of the late William and Edna(Gould) McDevitt.
Marlene was a Homemaker.

Town to gauge public on school plan

February 28, 2013

NORTH SMITHFIELD — Residents will get the opportunity on March 4 to offer input on the recommendations proposed in the long-awaited report by the School Buildings Task Force, which went to work three years ago to address school buildings needs, including options for the deteriorating Halliwell Memorial Elementary School.
The School Committe is hosting the special public meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. in the North Smithfield Middle School cafeteria, 1850 Providence Pike.

Study: Arts, entertainment keys to Main Street growth

February 28, 2013

WOONSOCKET – A new plan designed to foster economic growth on Main Street recommends that the city do more of what it’s already doing well – arts and entertainment.
“It specifically builds off the existing businesses and strengths of Market and Monument squares by promoting the growth of additional restaurants and performance spaces,” the plan says. “The squares are already home to several restaurants and performance venues, which attract customers and visitors from Woonsocket and beyond.”

Senate to shake up Parole Board based on Brissette early release

February 28, 2013

PROVIDENCE – The recent parole granted to convicted “thrill killer” Alfred Brissette Jr. of Woonsocket – which shocked the populace and angered law enforcement and correctional officers — is generating proposed legislation to shake up the membership of the state Parole Board and to prevent such early releases in the future.

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