Archive - Feb 28, 2013
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
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.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” 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.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A new plan designed to foster economic growth on Main Street recommends that the city do more of what itâ€™s already doing well â€“ arts and entertainment.
â€śIt specifically builds off the existing businesses and strengths of Market and Monument squares by promoting the growth of additional restaurants and performance spaces,â€ť the plan says. â€śThe squares are already home to several restaurants and performance venues, which attract customers and visitors from Woonsocket and beyond.â€ť
PROVIDENCE â€“ The recent parole granted to convicted â€śthrill killerâ€ť Alfred Brissette Jr. of Woonsocket â€“ which shocked the populace and angered law enforcement and correctional officers â€” is generating proposed legislation to shake up the membership of the state Parole Board and to prevent such early releases in the future.