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Archive - 2013

October 2nd

Fontaine unveils city recovery plans

October 2, 2013

WOONSOCKET – After facing criticism from political opponents for his record on economic development, Mayor Leo T. Fontaine outlined a broad, detailed plan for rejuvenating the city’s economy and eliminating blight Wednesday.

Marguerite J. Allen

October 2, 2013

Marguerite J. Allen

BURRILLVILLE- Allen, Marguerite J. "Margie", 75, of Pascoag, RI, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on September 29, 2013 at the Landmark Medical Center.
She was the wife of the late Wallace "Wally" Allen.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Armand & Irene (Gagnon) Lefebvre.

Benny J. Ferigno

October 2, 2013

Benny J. Ferigno

MENDON, MA- Mr. Benny J. Ferigno, 92, of Mendon MA, died Tuesday (October 1, 2013) at his residence after a period of declining health. He was the husband of the late Helen (Zariczny) Ferigno, who died in 2010.
Mr. Ferigno was born in Milford, the son of the late Salvatore and the late Camella (Manguso) Ferigno. He was a WW II US Navy veteran and a longtime builder of homes.

Armand H. Rochefort

October 2, 2013

Armand H. Rochefort

WOONSOCKET - Armand H. Rochefort, 89, of Pond St. Woonsocket died Thursday September 26, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Ethel J. (Rainville) Rochefort. They were marred on April 13, 1942.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Ovila and Oliva (Desilets) Rochefort. He was raised in Woonsocket and resided in Bellingham for over 34 years before returning to Woonsocket.
Mr. Rochefort served in the Army during WWII.

Patricia J. McLaughlin-Dooley

October 2, 2013

Patricia J.
McLaughlin-Dooley

COVENTRY- McLAUGHLIN-DOOLEY, Patricia J. "Patty", 53, of Tillinghast Rd., Greene, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013.
She was the wife of William J. McLaughlin, they had been married for 28 years.
Born in Providence, a daughter of C. Arlene (McKenna) Dooley of Cumberland and the late Frederick E. Dooley.

Dallas R. Edmondson

October 2, 2013

Dallas R. Edmondson

WOONSOCKET- Dallas R. Edmondson, 82, of 300 Privilege St., Woonsocket, died September 27, 2013.
He was the husband of Helene C. (Beauregard) Stevens-Edmondson. He leaves behind a loving extended family.
A celebration of his life will be held Tuesday October 8, 2013 from 5 - 7 PM in the community room at Waterview Apartments, 300 Privilege St., Woonsocket. Arrangements are under the direction of the Holt Funeral Home, 510 South Main St., Woonsocket.
www.holtfuneralhome.com

October 1st

Alleged gaming offenses earn trio Twin River bans

October 1, 2013

LINCOLN – A Twin River table game player was issued a permanent ejection for allegedly counting cards in violation of state table gaming rules following an incident at the casino early Saturday morning.

Lt. Wayne Bouthillette reported John A. Lemieux, 49, of Brockton, Mass., was issued the ejection after Twin River Security Capt. William Shepherd investigated the reported incident of card counting at 3:18 a.m. Saturday.

Autumnfest marshal gets ‘Grand’ salute

October 1, 2013

WOONSOCKET – They lauded Dave Richards for his years of service to the city’s annual Autunmfest Columbus Day weekend festival Tuesday evening at the annual Autumnfest Grand Marshal reception, but it was his initial surprise behind being named for the tribute that still had him smiling.

Richards, the owner of WOON Radio and who has been involved in Autumnfest since the very first event at World War II Veterans Memorial State Park 35 years ago this year, helped with the selection of many other grand marshals over the years.

Local residents are struggling to deal with shutdown of most federal government functions

October 1, 2013

A stalemate in Congress that caused a government shutdown Tuesday for the first time in 17 years came as no surprise for Woonsocket auto mechanic Paul Morin.

“I stayed up and watched the entire thing and, personally, I’m with the Republicans on this one because I believe Obamacare will hurt the country,” Morin says. “Of course I’m upset that we have the first government shutdown in nearly two decades, but I’m more upset the Democrats didn’t do more to negotiate with the Republicans to avert this.”

After injury-plagued freshman year, PC's Dunn enters basketball season fully healthy

October 1, 2013

PROVIDENCE — Ask New London High head basketball coach Craig Parker about the summertime impression made by former player Kris Dunn and you will elicit a response that figures to warm the hearts of Providence College followers.

“A few things stood out to me. He was definitely stronger and his attitude was really upbeat about the upcoming season,” Parker expressed when reached Tuesday. “I think going into this season relatively injury-free as opposed to last year, he’s washed his hands of that so he can be the point guard up at Providence.”

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