Archive - 2013
PROVIDENCE â€“ You have probably received e-mails telling you that $1,000 or more is available to you today by making a phone call or clicking an Internet link. If you live in a low-income neighborhood, there may be a storefront nearby where similar â€śshort-termâ€ť loans are offered.
So-called â€śpayday lendersâ€ť offer you quick cash for emergencies or to help you make ends meet until your next paycheck. But that money comes at a high price.
WOONSOCKET â€“ U.S. Senator Jack Reed, D-RI, paid a visit to Family Resources Community Actionâ€™s 55 Main St. Employment Center Tuesday to call attention to its work and the potential impact of federal budget cuts locally.
Reed toured the Centerâ€™s youth and adult job training classrooms and spoke with Family Resources instructor Melissa Rouleau and Youth Services manager Stump Olsen about their work with area residents in the center.
Jules R.C. Gadoury
WOONSOCKET- Jules R.C. Gadoury, 80, of Woonsocket, formerly of Blackstone, MA, died Sunday, March 24, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Dorothy M. (Riley) Gadoury, whom he married, September 26, 1953.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Sarto A.R. and Ernestine (Roy) Gadoury.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Saying the city canâ€™t afford to lose CVS Caremark, Councilman Robert Moreau has introduced a resolution calling on state lawmakers to quash the governorâ€™s proposal to cut the pharmacy giantâ€™s corporate income tax credits.
The City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on the resolution, which says the proposal exposes the city to too much economic risk.
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.