Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET- Richard V. Saillant Sr. 61, of Rodman St. died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Diane (LaCasse) Saillant.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Theodore and Theresa (Kemp) Saillant.
Richard worked for the City of Woonsocket in the Parks and Recreation Department for many years before retiring in 2007. He had previously worked for Owen's Corning for several years. Richard loved his cats and fed many strays.
Aurea L. Vilandre
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Aurea L. Vilandre 89, formerly of Greenville, Rd., died Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Lionel Vilandre.
Born in Manville, she was the daughter of the late Lionel and Bertha (Boss) Martin. Mrs. Vilandre was an assembler for Reliance Products for many years before retiring in 1985.
WOONSOCKET â€“ If the New Year has been rung in, that can only mean one thing: Fat Tuesday is around the corner, and itâ€™s time to start looking for the Queen of Mardi Gras 2013.
The quest for the crown is officially on, according to the Northern Rhode Island Council on the Arts, which is marking the 19th anniversary of Woonsocket Mardis Gras this year.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The 2013 General Assembly session began Tuesday with leaders of both chambers emphasizing the importance of turning Rhode Islandâ€™s ailing economy around and improving its business climate.
Commencing his fourth term as Speaker of the House, Gordon Fox invoked the memory of Abraham Lincoln, saying, â€śThe struggle of today is not altogether for today. It is for a vast future also.â€ť
WASHINGTON â€” Racing the clock, the White House sealed a New Year's Eve accord with Senate Republicans late Monday to neutralize across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts in government programs due to take effect at midnight, according to administration and Democratic officials.
Under the deal, taxes would remain steady for the middle class and rise at incomes over $400,000 for individuals and $450,000 for couples â€” levels higher than President Barack Obama had campaigned for in his successful drive for a second term in office.