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June 25th

Richard R. Pendleton, Sr.

June 25, 2013

Richard R. Pendleton, Sr.

BURRILLVILLE- Pendleton, Richard R. Sr., 62, resident of Mapleville, RI, passed away on June 23, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was the husband of the late JoAnn (Ray) Pendleton.
He was born in Framingham, MA, son of the late Delores Glassey.

Blanche Beauchemin

June 25, 2013

Blanche Beauchemin

CUMBERLAND- Blanche Beauchemin 85, of Diamond Hill Rd. died Monday at home.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Henri and Laura (Lessard) Beauchemin.
Blanche was a molder for The Tupperware Corporation for fifteen years and then retired from Superior Plastics in 1990.
She loved her outings to Twin River, eating out at area restaurants and spending time with her family.

Florette A. Peloquin Pare

June 25, 2013

Florette A.
Peloquin Pare

WOONSOCKET- Florette A. (Lavallee) Peloquin Pare 93, formerly of Chimney Hill Apartments in Cumberland, died Saturday June 22, 2013 at Oakland Grove Health Care Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Arthur O Pare Jr. and Gerald E. Peloquin.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Palmyre (Lamoureux) Lavallee.

Lydia Robillard

June 25, 2013

Lydia Robillard

HIGHLAND SPRINGS, VA- Lydia Sgroi Robillard, 72. passed on Sunday, May 12, 2013.
She was preceded in death by her parents Salvatore and Rose Nisi Sgroi, and her sister Gloria Sgroi Valour.
She leaves behind her husband The Rev. Roger M. Robillard and her sisters Ann Zudekoff, Nina Quatrock (Tom) and brother James Sgroi (Andria).

Richard R. Allard

June 25, 2013

Richard R. Allard

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Richard R. Allard 54, of Great Rd. died Saturday at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Claire (Saumur) Allard.
Born in Woonsocket he was the son of Pauline (Rainville) Allard of Woonsocket, and the late Leo Allard.
Richard was a machine operator for R & R Machine for over eighteen years. He was an avid fisherman.

June 24th

Stricker, Van Pelt take charge at CVS with 62

June 24, 2013

BARRINGTON – Billy Andrade has spent most of his time playing the role of good host at the CVS Caremark Charity Classic. Come Tuesday morning, the Bristol native will look to make a surge that will enable him to capture the $1.55-million tournament he co-hosts with fellow Rhode Islander Brad Faxon.

Thompson, Pressel wow fans before U.S. Women’s Open

June 24, 2013

BARRINGTON – To say that Lexi Thompson has a busy week ahead doesn’t exactly paint the entire picture.
Then again, Morgan Pressel isn’t exactly idling away the hours herself.
Even though Thompson, a rising star on the LPGA Tour, has an eye on the U.S. Women’s Open that’s scheduled for later this week on Long Island’s Sebonack Golf Club, the 18-year-old was dead set on coming to Rhode Island Country Club to participate in the CVS Caremark Charity Classic for the second straight year.

Budget panel considers backup tax

June 24, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The much ballyhooed $2.5 million supplemental tax bill that’s still dangling in limbo as the 2013 session of the General Assembly draws to a close could look unexpectedly palatable compared to what the Budget Commission has in mind as its go-to alternative.
If the supplemental dies, commissioners said Monday, they’ll explore the possibility of raising an “administrative tax” of $4.7 million, on top of regular 2014 taxes, in a manner that lawmakers already approved more than a decade ago.

Area cooling centers open due to the heat

June 24, 2013

WOONSOCKET — It was hot on Monday, up to 93 degrees in northern Rhode Island, and the weather was generating more concern for potential health impacts than a typical summer day due to higher than normal readings of ground level ozone.

C.F. chemical fire draws dozens of responders

June 24, 2013

CENTRAL FALLS — Brutally hot outside temperatures and a fire and chemical spill inside a paint factory combined to cause a hazardous and uncomfortable scene for dozens of area firefighters on Monday.
Firefighters responded to the five-alarm blaze at around 11:30 a.m. at General Polymer Inc., an industrial paints and coatings company located at 59 Foundry St. The company occupies a three-story, 75,000-square foot brick mill building located in a densely populated neighborhood off Broad Street.

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