Archive - Sep 2013
Albert A. Shakan Sr.
CUMBERLAND- Albert A. Shakan Sr., 86, of Mendon Rd. passed away Tuesday at home peacefully surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Florence M. (Breault) Shakan.
Born in Central Falls he was the son of the late George and Samia Shakan. He resided in Cumberland for the past 54 years previously living in Central Falls.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Itâ€™s never too late to say youâ€™re sorry â€“ for calling in the Budget Commission, that is.
As they gathered for their first public debate at Chanâ€™s Tuesday, nearly every member of the City Council who voted for the state-appointed panel in 2012 said they regretted the decision. Even council challengers who had nothing to do with the decision to seat the panel said the commission must go.
â€śWe need to tell them to stop treating our council like dirt,â€ť said challenger Kathryn M. Dumais. â€śWe need to take back Woonsocket.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€“ It didnâ€™t take long for sparks to start flying as the mayoral candidates squared off in their first debate-style forum at Chanâ€™s last night.
Mayor Leo T. Fontaine took his best shots against his rival, state Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Dist. 49, Woonsocket), over the controversial issue of a $75 million loan guarantee to 38 Studios, while Baldelli-Hunt scored Fontaine for the collapse of the Diamond Hill Road retail strip and allowing the city to become pockmarked by blighted properties.
PROVIDENCE â€” The state Department of Healthâ€™s full Health Services Council on Tuesday gave an overwhelmingly vote of support to the proposed acquisition of Woonsocketâ€™s Landmark Medical Center by Prime Healthcare of California.
CUMBERLAND â€“ The story Tuesday afternoon at the Monastery wasnâ€™t so much whether host Cumberland High would sweep its Northern Division tri-meet against other local foes.
They did, and then some.
Instead, it revolved around a rivalry that began last year. That is, how would Clipper sophomore Amy Laverty perform against junior Betsy Dumais, one of Burrillvilleâ€™s top harriers over the past decade or more.
Laverty captured this particular outing, outhustling Dumais to the finish line with a stellar 3.1-mile clocking of 19:50. She edged the runner-up Bronco by a mere four ticks.
Frances C. Lefebvre
NO. SMITHFIELD- Frances C. (Carter) Lefebvre, 78, of No. Smithfield, died Friday, September 20, 2013 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Raymond J. Lefebvre, whom she married November 3, 1951.
Born in Marlborough, MA, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Eleanor (Jaworek) Carter.
Muriel G. Roberts
WORCESTER- Muriel G. (Dunton) Roberts, 81, formerly of Millville, died Sunday, in the Golden Living Center. She was the wife of the late Wilfred Roberts.
Muriel was born in Providence a daughter of the late Francis and Germaine (Guillette) Dunton.
Dorothea V. Mancini
VERO BEACH, FL- Mancini, Dorothea V. "Dottie" (Maher), 72, of Vero Beach, FL, formerly of Providence and Burrillville, died September 23, 2013 at the home of her son, Robert. She was the wife of the late William P. Mancini.
Born in Providence, she was a daughter of the late William and Rose (Pesaturo) Maher and stepdaughter of the late Thomas Maher.
BLACKSTONE- Jaimie Michael Connors, 41, of Blackstone, MA died Monday September 23, 2013 as a result of a car accident.
He was born in Woonsocket, RI, the son of Dennis Connors and his wife Christine of Hyannisport, MA, and Darlene Cournoyer and her husband Bruce of Manville, RI.
Jaimie attended Nipmuc Regional High School in Mendon, MA. He was a Fire Alarm Technician and was employed by All State Fire Protection of Lincoln, RI.
Philip A. Levesque
CUMBERLAND- Levesque, Philip A. 96, of Cumberland died on August 18th at home after a short illness. He was the husband of the late Anita C. Richer and father of the late Janice T. Levesque.
He started work in 1936 as a lineman for the Blackstone Valley Electric Company in Woonsocket. He retired in 1973, after 37 years, from National Grid as a dispatcher. Upon his retirement, he returned to school receiving