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April 1st

Lucille T. Cournoyer

April 1, 2013

Lucille T. Cournoyer

WOONSOCKET- Lucille T. Cournoyer 88, formerly of Mt. St. Charles Ave. died Friday at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Albert R. Cournoyer.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Alice (Rainville) Paulette.
Mrs. Cournoyer was a stitcher for the former Rayco Manufacturing Co. for thirty six years before retiring twenty six years ago. She was a member of the Choraleers, the Yultide Carolers, St. Agatha's Sr. Citizens and an avid bingo player. Lucille was a volunteer at St. Antoine Residence for over twenty years.

Peter E. Goulet

April 1, 2013

Peter E. Goulet

SOMERSET, KY- Peter E. Goulet 63, formerly of Blackstone, died Monday, December 10, in the Cumberland Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, Somerset, KY, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Shelley (Thifault) Goulet.
He was a mechanic and truck driver for the Coppello Trucking Co. in Marlborough, MA, and Delta Gulf, retiring in 2006. Mr. Goulet enjoyed antique trucks, and was a member of The American Historical Truck Society. He and his wife Shelley celebrated their thirty eighth wedding anniversary on November 11th of last year.

Priscilla E. Buskey

April 1, 2013

Priscilla E. Buskey

BLACKSTONE- Priscilla E. (Dilloyen), 69, of Carter Ave. died Sunday March 24, 2013, at home with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Richard Buskey.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late William and Stella (Beck) Dilloyen.
Priscilla was a Homemaker.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Douglas Guilmain

April 1, 2013

Douglas Guilmain

WOONSOCKET- Douglas Gordon Guilmain, 86, a native of Woonsocket, RI passed away on March 27th in Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence with his family by his side. He was the son of the late Ulderic and Isabelle (Terry) (Hart) Guilmain.

Chicken backers flocking to City Hall -- meeting tonight

April 1, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The fledgling pro-chicken movement lands at City Hall tonight, but it will have to persuade officials to defy the recommendation of city planners to get the ban on backyard fowl lifted.
The planners have raised questions about the city’s capacity to enforce proposed regulations, up for first passage, that would allow residents to keep up to six chickens.
Planning Board Chairman George Sargent says the board is also concerned about noise, odors and unsanitary conditions that might result from approving the proposal.

Funds for old Milk Can all dried up?

April 1, 2013

NORTH SMITHFIELD – A quick look as you drive by on Route 146 north is more than enough to show that this past winter was a hard one for the historic Milk Can ice cream stand.
The relocated local bit of novelty architecture has been marred by graffiti and also lost a few of the wooden shingles on its circular roof that skirts the three-story wooden milk can.
A sign wards off trespassers but it is possible to get a closer and safer look at the old Route 146 landmark from the Valero gas station next door at 948 Eddie Dowling Highway.

WPD investigating shooting on bridge

April 1, 2013

WOONSOCKET — One man was rushed to the hospital following a shooting in Woonsocket late Saturday night.
It happened on the Fairmount Street bridge shortly after 10. The victim was reportedly shot multiple times, and transported to Rhode Island Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
There was no update on that man's condition as of press time Sunday night. Woonsocket police said their investigation is ongoing.
- WPRI-TV

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