Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET â€“ Hereâ€™s a sure sign of spring: Members of the Woonsocket Police Department are gearing up for another installment of the annual trek to Washington, D.C., known as Copswalk.
Since 2000, the fundraiser has generated over $90,000 for the Wisconsin-based Concerns of Police Survivors, a non-profit that provides counseling, scholarships, family retreats and other supports for relatives of police killed in the line of duty.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Students at the high school Tuesday were asked to put their lives first and not to even think about texting when they are driving.
The request came from R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, a former police officer, who is trying to warn students around the state about the sometimes fatal risks of texting when in a motor vehicle and getting them to pledge they will be safe.
Within every road trip, there lies a theme. Sometimes itâ€™s apparent the moment the car pulls out of the driveway. Other times, you may elect to start impulse free, the mind filled with vagaries. Then the theme emerges later.
The main objective of Providence Collegeâ€™s sojourn deep into the heart of Texas is short and succinct. The theme is this â€“ â€śGet to the Garden.â€ť
FRANKLIN- Germaine "Jim" J. (Rondeau) Collamati 87, of Franklin, died peacefully, Saturday March 23, 2013 at the Milford Regional Medical Center following an illness. She was the beloved wife of Ernest G. Collamati for 64 years.
Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on July 19, 1925 a daughter of the late Arsene J. and Mary (Boucier) Rondeau, she was a lifelong resident of Franklin.
She was raised and educated in Franklin, and worked at the former Parmenter Poultry Farm and was a homemaker.
Normand J. Casavant
BELLINGHAM- Normand J. Casavant, 85, of Bellingham passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Marlborough, MA with his loving family by his side.
He was the beloved husband of the late Rita M. (Nault) Casavant.
Born in Bellingham on November 27, 1927, he was the son of the late Herve and Amelia (Lavallee) Casavant.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Mayor Leo T. Fontaine says the Budget Commission may cut off collective bargaining with the cityâ€™s labor unions by April 1 if they do not signal a willingness to provide concessions as part of the five-year solvency plan.
Brian A. Aubin
WOONSOCKET- Brian A. Aubin 49, of Vose St, died Friday March 22, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the longtime companion of Wendy Rajotte.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of Pearl Gardner of Woonsocket.
Mr. Aubin was a general contractor for Trac Builders for many years before retiring in December of last year due to illness.
Besides his mother and his companion, he is survived by two daughters; Vicki Lambert and Alicia Aubin, both of Woonsocket, three grandchildren, and two brothers; Raymond Larose and Bruce Aubin.
Georgette R. Boucher
PALM BAY, FLORIDA/ PASCOAG, RHODE ISLAND- Georgette R. (Bizier) Boucher, 80, formerly of Pascoag, RI passed peacefully at home on February 10th, 2013, alongside her family.
Georgette was born on April 12th, 1932 in Fall River, Massachusetts to Maria and Evode Bizier.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ If youâ€™re thinking about getting lost anytime soon, youâ€™ll probably have better luck in another town.
The North Smithfield Police Department has just sworn in Joery, a police dog whose many talents include scent-tracking missing humans. And â€“ oh yeah, donâ€™t even think about running away from the cops, because if Joeryâ€™s snout isnâ€™t enough to rein you in, the teeth may come into play.