Archive - Mar 2013
WOONSOCKET- Jeanne M. (Goulet) Desaulniers, 88, of Maple St., died March 13, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Robert A. Desaulniers who passed away in 2000.
A lifelong Woonsocket resident, she was the daughter of the late Nelson and Lilianne (Jolicoeur) Goulet and the step-daughter of the late Lydia (Gendron) Goulet.
Omer A. Plante Jr.
WOONSOCKET- Omer A. Plante Jr. 88, of Pond St, died Monday in the Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of the late Bertha (Figueira) Plante.
Mr. Plante was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Omer A. Plante and Rina (Frappier) Plante, and was a Woonsocket resident all of his life.
WOONSOCKET â€“ California-based Prime Healthcare Services submitted its amended application to buy Landmark Medical Center to state regulators Thursday â€“ a day after the hospital employees union ratified a contract with a rival company that complained it has been unfairly shut out of the bidding.
The United Nurses and Allied Professionals Local 5067 unanimously approved a five-year collective bargaining agreement with Landmark Hospital Holdco LLC of New Jersey on Wednesday.
State Rep. Lisa Baldelli Hunt (D-Dist. 49, Woonsocket) presented Woonsocket High School senior Kyle Mulvey with a citation for rescuing a woman who accidentally drove her car onto the ice on Cass Pond in Woonsocket in January. Baldelli Hunt invited Kyle and his family to the Statehouse to be honored by the House of Representatives recently.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Residential foreclosure deeds dropped 11.4 percent statewide in 2012, but Woonsocket, Central Falls and Pawtucket still have some of the highest foreclosure rates in the state, a new survey says.
The HousingWorks RI survey says 86 foreclosure deeds were filed in Woonsocket in 2012, nearly 20 percent fewer than 2011. But the rate of foreclosures represented 1.7 percent of the cityâ€™s overall housing stock, the third highest in the state and nearly double the statewide average.
WOONSOCKET â€” Fact is, Mount St. Charles Academy chief Dave Belisle likes the way his squad is playing right now.
He admitted being less than ecstatic with the Mounties' 7-4 triumph over Coventry High in the first game of a best-of-three R.I. State Championship semifinal set last Friday night, but couldn't have been more satisfied with their 4-1 victory 24 hours later.
With that sweep, second-seeded MSC earned yet another berth in the state finals, and will take on familiar foe La Salle in the series' initial tilt at Meehan Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., Friday.
NEW YORK â€“ As one Cincinnati make after another settled into the nets at Madison Square Garden Wednesday, the frustration level in Kadeem Batts seemed to rise by the minute.
The Bearcats, desperate for a win that would keep them in the NCAA Tournament mix, were playing loose and free.
On the flip side, Batts and his Providence College teammates were tight and resembled the unit that got off to a dreadful 2-7 start in Big East play â€“ not the one that closed the regular season white-hot with seven wins in nine tries.
NEW YORK â€“ For one final time, the Providence player with deep New York City roots trudged off the floor at Madison Square Garden with an empty feeling in his stomach.
Vincent Councilâ€™s last chance at Big East Tournament glory resembled his previous three experiences at this hallowed cathedral â€“ with the Friars serving as an all-too familiar one-and-done casualty. As a result, the senior point guard hailing from Brooklyn is left to ponder whether the glass is half-full or half-empty.
Michael M. Duffy
WOONSOCKET- Michael M. Duffy, 32, of Woonsocket, passed away unexpectedly on March 9, 2013. He was the loving son of Michael & Lois (Harnois) Duffy of No. Smithfield.
He was the proprietor of J+M Pizza of Millville, MA. He was a 1998 graduate of North Smithfield High School. Mike enjoyed hunting and was an avid fisherman.
LINCOLN â€“ Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. David Cicilline are teaming up to reverse what they say is a perverse incentive in the U.S. Tax Code that provides a tax break to companies that move American jobs to other countries.