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June 18th

Teachers closing in on new contract

June 18, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The school department and members of the Woonsocket Teachers Guild appear to be coming down to the wire on settlement of a new contract.
The Teachers Guild scheduled separate ratification meetings with its 482 represented teachers and 99 paraprofessionals for late this afternoon but whether they are held as planned could depend on resolution of last-minute issues involving the state Department of Education’s position on Basic Education Plan requirements.

Hitman's humble past

June 18, 2013

WOONSOCKET – He looked like he just walked off the set of the Dead End Kids, but the dark-eyed boy from Boston spoke in a soft voice without a hint of swagger.
Some of Johnny Martorano’s classmates assumed his parents had sent him to Mount St. Charles Academy in 1955 because he needed some straightening out.
“The boarders were a thing of mystery,” says John “Clem” McLaughlin, a Cumberland native who now lives in Sherman Oaks, Calif. “Maybe they didn’t have a Catholic high school in their area, like me. Many parents sent their kids to Mount because the discipline was good.”

Roger E. Roy

June 18, 2013

Roger E. Roy

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Roger E. Roy, 51, of North Smithfield, formerly of Woonsocket, died Saturday morning at home.
Born and raised in Woonsocket, he was a son of Vivian D. (Mandeville) Roy and the late Roger N. Roy.
He attended Woonsocket schools was a resident of Woonsocket for most of his life and lived in North Smithfield for the last 12 years.
Roger was a self-employed contractor operating R&R Painting in the local area for many years. He also previously worked at Electric Boat.

Roger A. Fontenault

June 18, 2013

Roger A. Fontenault

GLOCESTER- Roger A., FONTENAULT, 87, formerly of Stirling Drive, died peacefully at his home, Monday, June 17, 2013. He was the husband of the late Beatrice F. (Labrosse) Fontenault and Claire M. (Vezina) Fontenault.
Born in Blackstone, MA, he was a son of the late Aldor and Cecile (Girard) Fontenualt.

June 17th

McGair: Carbo unloads on PED use in baseball

June 17, 2013

PAWTUCKET – Bernie Carbo assumed custody of his grandson when he was two. This same lad has matured into a 14-year-old with big-league hopes, no doubt fueled by a grandfather who authored one of the most memorable home runs in Red Sox lore.

RIIL Principals’ Committee on Athletics talks re-alignment

June 17, 2013

PROVIDENCE – While far from finalized, several realignment proposals were shared and discussed amongst the Rhode Island Interscholastic League’s Principals’ Committee on Athletics Monday afternoon.

Speaking on behalf of the realignment committee, Prout Athletic Director Mike Traficante presented modifications to the formula that has been the determining factor in placing teams in corresponding divisions. The earliest these changes would take effect is the 2014-15 academic year, the first year following the expiration of the current two-year realignment agreement.

Siblings charged in domestic incident

June 17, 2013

WOONSOCKET – A food fight among siblings got out of hand Saturday when a 19-year-old woman allegedly went after her brother with a fork.
Mary Gemma of 249 Grove St. was charged with one count of domestic assault with a dangerous weapon, a felony.
The brother, Christopher Duclos, 25, is also facing misdemeanor charges for pushing his sister and slapping her in the face – before she armed herself with the utensil.

Water-source test drilling on horizon

June 17, 2013

CUMBERLAND – Test drilling will begin later this summer at Franklin Farm’s east field, one of five sites and the primary parcel identified in an evaluation of town-owned properties that have the potential to provide a new source of municipal groundwater.
The Cumberland Water Department has contracted with Layne Christensen Company of Dracut, Mass. to drill test wells and conduct short term pumping tests in late August or early September when groundwater levels are expected to be at their lowest.

Lucille T. Laporte

June 17, 2013

Lucille T. Laporte

CENTRAL FALLS- Lucille T. Laporte, 81, passed June 14, 2013. She was the loving wife of the late Arthur L. Laporte.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Wilfred and Mary-Jane (Raymond) Maurice.
She had been employed as a winding technician for many years, retiring from Quality Ribbon after 20 years.

Commission votes in favor of DBO for new water treatment plant

June 17, 2013

WOONSOCKET î ş Opponents went down fighting as Mayor Leo T. Fontaine narrowly won the authorization he needs to privatize a proposed $50 million water treatment plant from the Budget Commission.
The long impasse over privatization finally broke on a 3-2 vote Friday as Fontaine and Commissioner Peder Schaefer lobbed verbal grenades at each other from opposite sides of the issue.

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