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May 7th

Police officer bitten by pit bull

May 7, 2013

WOONSOCKET – A police officer was bitten by a pit bull early Tuesday while investigating a report of a domestic assault at 252 Burnside Ave., police said.
Patrolman Patrick Greeno, 24, was struggling with a woman in the kitchen when one of her daughters opened a bedroom door, allowing two pit bulls to get out.
As he and another patrolman were wrestling 44-year-old Katie Acevedo into a pair of handcuffs, Greeno reported, one of the dogs bit him on the right forearm, breaking the skin and opening a laceration about a half-inch long.

Senate FinCom OKs $2.5M supplemental tax levy

May 7, 2013

PROVIDENCE – The Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved Sen. Marc Cote’s bill to approve a $2.5 million supplemental property tax levy in Woonsocket on Tuesday.
The measure will now go to the full Senate, but Cote said if it is approved there, it will be held until other parts of the plan to reduce Woonsocket’s deficit plan are concluded. These include negotiations that Mayor Leo Fontaine and Budget Commission Chairman William Sequino are currently conducting with city employees and retirees to cut payroll and pension costs.

Russell H. Rondeau

May 7, 2013

Russell H. Rondeau

WOONSOCKET - Russell H. Rondeau, 71, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 49 years of Pauline Y. (Grenier) Rondeau.
Born in Woonsocket on January 18, 1942, he was the son of the late Walter and Irene (Giguere) Rondeau.

Lisa A. Brien

May 7, 2013

Lisa A. Brien

WOONSOCKET - Lisa A. Brien, 55, passed away on Sunday at her home. Born Aug. 9. 1957 she was the daughter of the late Marcel & Dorothy (Mosley) Brien. Lisa was employed as a assembler for the Polytop Co. in No. Smithfield for many years before retiring, she was also a school bus monitor for the City of Woonsocket. She enjoyed using her computer and she loved cats & birds.

May 6th

Pasquarelli, Linek snag first titles at Northern Divisions

May 6, 2013

CUMBERLAND — Mount St. Charles junior Anthony Pasquarelli admitted he felt “pretty good” while prepping for the high jump at these Northern Division Championships, held at Tucker Field on Monday afternoon.
But even he didn’t anticipate walking away from the meet with his first-ever divisional crown, thanks to a leap of six feet, two inches.
He had outstanding reason: After all, he had to battle Central Falls High junior phenom Erik Mateo, who back in February became that event’s champion at the state indoor meet at the Providence Career & Technical Academy’s field house.

Fire damages Lincoln triple-decker

May 6, 2013

LINCOLN – It could be upwards of a month before residents are able to move back into a Front Street triple-decker that was heavily damaged by fire Sunday night, fire officials said yesterday.
Lonsdale Fire Chief Timothy Griffin said the 263 Front St. building sustained $75,000 to $100,000 in damages and that extensive repairs will be required before the seven tenants left homeless by the blaze are allowed back in.
All of the tenants are reportedly staying with family members, he said.

Officials to plan next step for city

May 6, 2013

WOONSOCKET – As the city inches closer to a fiscal cliff, the Budget Commission and state lawmakers are to meet with Gov. Lincoln Chafee and State Revenue Director Rosemary Booth Gallogly tomorrow to chart a course forward.
Mayor Leo T. Fontaine, a member of the commission, says state leaders do not support replacing the commission with a receiver who could push the city into municipal bankruptcy.

Backpack left on RIPTA bus causes another stir

May 6, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The state Bomb Squad was in town again yesterday, this time to check out a backpack left aboard a Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus passing through Depot Square.
The squad x-rayed the backpack without removing it from the parked bus and quickly determined that there was no danger, said Detective Sgt. Matt Ryan.
“The backpack was empty,” he said.

Cecile Rivard

May 6, 2013

Cecile Rivard

WOONSOCKET- Cecile Rivard 89, formerly of 547 Clinton St. died Monday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Marcel Rivard.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Eva (Girard) Duhaime. Mrs. Rivard was a molder for the Tupperware Co. for over twenty five years before retiring. She was a member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary.

Stella J. Davis

May 6, 2013

Stella J. Davis

BLACKSTONE- Stella J. Davis, 89, of Blackstone and formerly of Uxbridge, died Sun. May 5, 2013 in Blackstone Nursing Home, Blackstone.
Ms. Davis was employed as an order entry clerk for 13 years at the Hilsinger Company in Plainville, RI, retiring in 1989. She had previously been employed as an administrator for 22 years at the Riverbend Farm in Uxbridge.
Ms. Davis was born Aug. 8, 1923 in Uxbridge, a daughter of the late Fred E. and Myrtie (Parks) Davis. She was a graduate of Uxbridge High School, Class of 1940.

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