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August 13th

Lawrence J. Rochefort

August 13, 2013

Lawrence J. Rochefort

CUMBERLAND- Lawrence J. Rochefort, 81, of Cumberland, died Friday, August 9, 2013 in his home. Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Rosario and Sarah (Flanagan) Rochefort. He lived in Woonsocket for most of his life prior to moving to Florida in 2004.
Lawrence was a 1949 graduate of Mt. St. Charles Academy. He was an Air Force veteran, serving in Africa during the Korean War. Lawrence owned Environmental Projects Associates, Inc., Woonsocket, retiring in 1994. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Barbara Babicky

August 13, 2013

Barbara Babicky

WRENTHAM- Barbara (Witusynsky) Babicky 87, of Wrentham, died peacefully, Friday August 9, 2013 at the Maples Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Wrentham, following an illness.
Born January 15, 1926, in Woonsocket, Rhode Island a daughter of the late Harry and Tekla (Pelek) Witusynsky, she was a former resident of Franklin and North Attleboro, before moving to Wrentham.
Barbara was raised and educated in Woonsocket, and also attended the former Hill College. She worked for many years as a kitchen aide at the Wrentham Development Center.

Austin W. Schobel

August 13, 2013

Austin W. Schobel

BURRILLVILLE- Austin W. Schobel, 34, resident of Mapleville, RI died August 8, 2013.
He was the loving son of Norman & Brenda (Proulx) Schobel of Mapleville.
Austin worked as a carpet installer in the Northern RI area. He lived most of his life in Burrillville. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, and New England sports teams, especially the Red Sox. He enjoyed being with his children and family.

Cecile G. Tessier

August 13, 2013

Cecile G. Tessier

NO. SMITHFIELD- Cecile G. (Goyette) Tessier, 85, a resident of the Villa at St. Antoine, No. Smithfield, died Friday, August 9, 2013 in her home. She was the wife of the late Claude G. Tessier, whom she married February 7, 1948.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Sylvia (Tessier) Goyette.

Mary Ellen Mercure

August 13, 2013

Mary Ellen Mercure

BLACKSTONE- Mary Ellen Mercure of Blackstone, MA passed away on August 6, 2013.
She is survived by her son Gary and daughter-in-law Sam, her grandsons Dylan and Julius, her sister Linda Orlando and brother James Ciccone, her niece and nephews, Gina Orlando, Mark Orlando and Brian Orlando-Reno, and her grand-nephews Christian, Dominic and Noah.
Mary Ellen was born in Blackstone but lived most of her life in Woonsocket, RI.

August 12th

Burrillville's new skate park draws a crowd

August 12, 2013

BURRILLVILLE – Four years after it was shut down because of incidents of misconduct, the town has reopened the Burrillville skate park at a new location on Chapel Street in Harrisville.
Town officials are banking on the new location, which has better visibility and is away from school buildings and residential homes, to eliminate the kinds of incidents that forced the original park to close back in 2009.

August 11th

Lincoln Little Leaguers have much to be proud of

August 11, 2013

PAWTUCKET – As Lincoln All-Stars' manager Matt Netto drove the 125-plus miles home to Central Falls from Bristol, Conn. late Saturday night, dozens upon dozens of “What ifs?” flooded his mind – how an extra-base hit with Braedon Carney on first with no one out in the third could've changed matters; how Patrick Gribbin could've scored after beating out a perfect bunt with two down in the fifth; how similar this defeat was to the one Lincoln suffered in this same scenario four years before.

Cicilline slams ‘extreme’ Republicans

August 11, 2013

As a relatively junior Democrat in a Republican-dominated Congress, 1st District Rep. David Cicilline says he finds it “very frustrating” that a significant portion of the GOP “are not moving forward anything we need to get done,” in terms of the important issues facing the country.

Instead, he says, “they seem very focused on passing bills that are used to communicate a message and speak to the most extreme members of their party, knowing that the bill in the form that they pass it is not going to be taken up by the Senate or is promised to be vetoed by the president.”

R.I. football officials still operating under cloud of uncertainty

August 11, 2013

Just when all seemed copacetic, serious doubts have crept in regarding this autumn’s Rhode Island high school gridiron slate and the inclusion of a full complement of registered R.I. football officials.

August 10th

Cumberland's Randall preps for U.S. Amateur

August 10, 2013

As much as Mother Nature tried her best to put a damper on things Friday, Jamison Randall braved the wet weather and walked approximately eight holes at The Country Club, located in Brookline, Mass.

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