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December 13th

Embattled zoning board member asks judge to vacate scathing ruling

December 13, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Embattled Zoning Board member Allen Rivers wants a Superior Court judge to vacate a recent ruling in which he was branded “arrogant and offensive,” saying the jurist was improperly denied all the facts when he issued the decision.

Rivers has hired high-profile lawyer Robert G. Flanders to press the motion before Associate Superior Court Justice Daniel Procaccini. Flanders is a former associate justice of the state Supreme Court but is just as well known these days as the court-appointed receiver who led Central Falls through the state’s only municipal bankruptcy.

December 12th

‘Flash mob’ fills street to salute city teacher in fight with cancer

December 12, 2013

WOONSOCKET — When you are facing life’s greatest challenges, it helps to have people standing strongly behind you.

And that is what Tammy Lamberto Roy found she has Thursday evening when a “flash mob” of co-workers, friends, students and supporters showed up outside her home at 61 Mount St. Charles Ave. with all the love and warmth needed to push back the darkness of a freezing December night.

The crowd marching down the hill from the parking lots at Mount St. Charles Academy carried candles and signs stating boldly “We love you Tammy,” and “We believe in You.”

Woonsocket drops OT decision to Central Falls in opening game of Dennis Lynch hoop tournament

December 12, 2013

PAWTUCKET — Tom “Saar” Sorrentine had heard whispers that PCD was pretty good, which in turn had the veteran St. Raphael mentor quite concerned heading into Thursday’s opening semifinal of the Dennis M. Lynch Memorial Tournament.

Tom Horvat, Alex Minetti and the rest of the Knights did little to ease Sorrentine’s worries as a strong push to the finish line enabled PCD to knock off St. Raphael 57-51 and advance to the title match for the second straight year. The tide turned in the Knights’ favor thanks to an 11-0 spurt that saw them go from six points down to up 51-46 with 3:25 remaining.

Armand G. Horent

December 12, 2013

Armand G. Horent

SURFSIDE BEACH, SC- Horent, Armand G., 86, Surfside Beach, SC, former resident of Woonsocket, RI and Summerfield, FL passed away December 10, 2013. He was the husband of the late Louella B. (Robidoux) Horent for more than 57 years.
He was the son of the late George Horent and Lucienne (Gagnon).

December 11th

District 49 aspirants have 2 days to declare

December 11, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The time to act is now if you’re considering running for Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt’s former spot in the R.I. House of Representatives.

The two-day declaration period to get on the ballot began at 8:30 a.m. today at the Board of Canvassers in City Hall. The deadline is tomorrow afternoon at 4.

A special election for the District 49 House seat is scheduled for Feb. 25. If a primary is needed, it will be held on Jan. 21.

Boys' basketball teams waste little time launching new season; Lynch Tournament begins tonight

December 11, 2013

Ready or not, a new Rhode Island high school boys’ basketball season beckons.

For several area squads, Thursday serves as the grand unveiling – a clean slate for all involved parties with role players looking to blossom into stars, and stars seeking to take their team to the next level.

Dunn's season comes to an end; PC guard will require surgery on right shoulder

December 11, 2013

PROVIDENCE — As Kris Dunn’s high school coach noted, “You really have to feel for the young man.”

You feel for the youngster because all roads pointed to the 2013-14 season as one that held much promise. The 19-year-old point guard from nearby New London, Conn. was healthy and ready to serve as the conductor of the Friars’ offense.

Yet in a chilling reminder that even the best-laid plans can vanish in a cloud of smoke, one nasty spill in a preseason game ended up changing the fortune and expectations of both Dunn and the Providence team.

Theodore F. Wrenn

December 11, 2013

Theodore F. Wrenn

BURRILLVILLE- Wrenn, Theodore F. "Ted", 80, of Pascoag, RI, formerly of Woonsocket, passed away November 30, 2013 at Bayberry Commons Nursing Home in Pascoag,.
He was the husband of Helen Lapierre-Wrenn, and the late Pauline M. (Proulx) Wrenn.
He was born June 8, 1933 in Woonsocket, a son of the late Stanley K. & Lena (Hebert) Wrenn.

Lucille C. Benjamin

December 11, 2013

Lucille C. Benjamin

WOONSOCKET- Lucille C. (Carriere) Benjamin, 97, of Woonsocket RI, passed away, Thursday, December 5, 2013, at the Beaumont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Northbridge.
She was born in Woonsocket RI, daughter of the late Alexander and Victoria (Meunier) Carriere and moved to Blackstone in 1980.
She was educated in the Woonsocket, RI schools.
Mrs. Benjamin was employed at the former French Worsted Company in Woonsocket RI and retired in 1989 from the Zayre's Corp in Bellingham where she was employed as a clerk.

Jeannine Marcotte

December 11, 2013

Jeannine Marcotte

BELLINGHAM- Jeannine (Lemay) Marcotte, 77, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Friday, December 6, 2013 at Milford Regional Medical Center. She was the beloved wife for 59 years of Gerald E. Marcotte.
Born in Island Pond, VT on November 22, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Emile and Pauline (Cote) Lemay.

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