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March 27th

Councilman Moreau proposes resolution opposing cuts to CVS job creation tax credits

March 27, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Saying the city can’t afford to lose CVS Caremark, Councilman Robert Moreau has introduced a resolution calling on state lawmakers to quash the governor’s proposal to cut the pharmacy giant’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.

WPD ready to lace up for annual Copswalk

March 27, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Here’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.

Kilmartin urges students to take safe driving seriously

March 27, 2013

CUMBERLAND – 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.

March 26th

McGair: Friars’ GPS: Go to Texas, turn right on Broadway

March 27, 2013

Within every road trip, there lies a theme. Sometimes it’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 College’s sojourn deep into the heart of Texas is short and succinct. The theme is this – “Get to the Garden.”

Germaine Collamati

March 26, 2013

Germaine Collamati

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

March 26, 2013

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.

Mayor says city could terminate talks with unions by April 1

March 26, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Mayor Leo T. Fontaine says the Budget Commission may cut off collective bargaining with the city’s labor unions by April 1 if they do not signal a willingness to provide concessions as part of the five-year solvency plan.

March 25th

Brian A. Aubin

March 25, 2013

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.

Evelyn R. Corey

March 25, 2013

Evelyn R. Corey

Georgette R. Boucher

March 25, 2013

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.

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