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April 9th

Sequester cuts starting to take their toll

April 10, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Social service agencies in the city are bracing for a rise in demand for assistance with food, shelter and other supports as federal sequester cuts begin taking a toll on extended unemployment compensation at the end of the month.
About 1,120 city residents receive the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits, which is about 14 percent of the total statewide, according to the state Department of Labor and Training. The average EUC check is $377 a month and will shrink by about $47.

April 9th

PC's Ledo declares for NBA Draft; Shammgod, Hart 'wish him the best'

April 9, 2013

PROVIDENCE – Through all the twists and turns on his basketball journey, Ricky Ledo never once lost sight of what he interpreted to be the brass ring.
Mentioning Ledo and the NBA in the same sentence is a parlor game that’s been en vogue for quite some time. The Providence native always seemed to have a twinkle in his eye when it came to pro hoops – his tunnel vision so clairvoyant that the only matter left to itemize was to wait for Declaration Day.

This one's for Skee: Burrillville tops Mount, 4-3

April 9, 2013

BURRILLVILLE — Senior captain Zach LaFleur had just confessed to his “new” head coach, Peter Berthelette, that he needed his help with the bat after striking out twice in his final two at-bats Tuesday afternoon.
But when asked what Burrillville High’s stellar 4-3 victory over Mount St. Charles in both teams’ Division II-North season opener meant to him, LaFleur responded immediately and with feeling.

UPDATE: Murder in Woonsocket

April 9, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Police say a woman whose body was found in her home Monday night was the victim of a homicide, but they aren’t saying much else.
The victim was identified as 57-year-old Donna Pike, who lived on the top floor of 79 Rathbun St., a gray, three-story stucco behind Lee’s Convenience Store.
Saying they don’t want to jeopardize an ongoing investigation, the police disclosed few details about how they believe Pike was murdered, the condition of the body or where in the apartment it was found.

Stephen M. Petrosky Jr.

April 9, 2013

Stephen M.
Petrosky Jr.

CUMBERLAND- Stephen M. Petrosky Jr. , 93, formerly of Diamond Hill Road, passed away Thursday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center, Woonsocket. He was married to the love of his life, the late Stella Zoubra on October 31, 1964 with whom he traveled the world and this country, which they enjoyed tremendously until her passing in 1995.
Born June 4, 1919 in Woonsocket, he was the fourth child and first son of Stephan and Efrosina Petrosky.
Stephen was a 1937 Franklin High School graduate where he received a medal for his essay on American History.

Voters asked to approve plan for ‘solar farm’ at landfill site

April 9, 2013

BLACKSTONE — A proposal to install ground-mounted photovoltaic solar panels at the former landfill on Chestnut Street will go before voters next month.
The plan is to enter into a lease agreement with a solar energy developer who will finance, operate, and maintain the facility while providing reductions in energy costs to the town.

School budget submitted, vote Wednesday

April 9, 2013

WOONSOCKET — The School Committee has received a school administration recommended budget of $65,958,808 for 2013-2014 but whether it can break a committee impasse over that figure won’t be known until Wednesday.
The panel voted 2-2 on the recommended budget at its last meeting but was missing its Chairwoman Vimala Phongsavanh when the vote was taken.

April 8th

Errors plague Villa Novans in season-opening defeat

April 8, 2013

WOONSOCKET — In a 9-0 Injury Fund romp at Smithfield on Saturday, Woonsocket High assembled quite the defensive display, and head coach John Marsella expected the same from his troops in the Division I-North season opener at Barry Field 48 hours later.
Unfortunately for the Villa Novans, they committed a whopping seven miscues on an unseasonably warm Monday afternoon and suffered a 6-5 loss to Cranston East before approximately 75 fans.

Violet A. Boucher

April 8, 2013

Violet A. Boucher

JOHNSTON- Violet A. (Caron) Boucher 97, formerly of Waterview Apts, Woonsocket, died Saturday in Briarcliff Manor, Johnston. S
he was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Philias and Fabiola (Drapeau) Caron. She was a loving and caring mother and grandmother and enjoyed sewing, cooking, and dancing.

Charles R. DiCristoforo

April 8, 2013

Charles R.
DiCristoforo

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Charles R. DiCristoforo, 59, of Pound Hill Rd., died April 6, 2013 in the Hallworth House, Providence. He was the husband of Cynthia R. (Batura) DiCristoforo whom he married June 1, 1980.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Nicholas and Marguerite (Ventry) DiCristoforo.

WOONSOCKET -- The opening game was one to erase from the memory bank. The next three showed why...
SCITUATE --- One third of its way through its Division II-North schedule, North Smithfield is...
BURRILLVILLE – Not long after Susan Burgess turned 17, back in the spring of 1978, someone asked...
WOONSOCKET – The latest plan to resurrect full-day kindergarten is more taxpayer-friendly than ever and no longer...
WOONSOCKET – A man who was using a GPS device to hunt down his missing cellphone was threatened with a handgun after he...
BURRILLVILLE — Given that they have little or no experience in carpentry or the construction trades, the members of six...

 

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