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Archive - Feb 2014

February 20th

JUST IN: Woonsocket fire victim dies

February 20, 2014

WOONSOCKET – A man who was badly burned in a fire at his apartment on the seventh floor of St. Germain Manor Saturday night has died.
The victim, who was in his mid-50s, died at Rhode Island Hospital Wednesday, said Detective Jamie Paone, spokeswoman for the Woonsocket police. Hospital and other sources previously identified him as Jeffrey S. Reyor of Apt. 705, 429 East School St.
Reyor reportedly suffered burns over 75 percent of his body and had been a patient at the hospital’s trauma center since the fire.

February 19th

Lookout in Main murder sentenced

February 19, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Federal prosecutors wrote the final chapter in the sad tale of a robbery gone bad as the third and last conspirator in the shooting death of gas station manager David Main was sentenced in federal court Wednesday.

Kelley M. Lajoie, 35, of Springfield, Mass., was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison for her role as lookout in the September 2010 homicide of the 49-year-old husband and father from Lincoln.

Hendricken takes hockey showdown with Mount, 4-1

February 19, 2014

WARWICK — In a critical Division I/Cimini showdown against rival Hendricken High on Wednesday night, Mount St. Charles head coach Dave Belisle expected more – much more – from his troops.
Truth be told, the Mounties assembled a decent second stanza against the Hawks, but – before and after – Belisle's bunch failed to display a true want to win.
Senior forward Josh Olson netted a pair of goals while tri-captain Liam Watkinson posted a pair of assists to pace Hendricken to a 4-1 league victory before perhaps 350 fans at Thayer Arena.

Robert "Bob" LeBlanc Jr.

February 19, 2014

Robert "Bob" LeBlanc Jr.

WOONSOCKET- Robert H. LeBlanc Jr. 63, of Bozoian St., died Tuesday, February 18, 2014, in Landmark Medical Center, with his family by his side. He was the husband of Pauline (Ouellette) LeBlanc.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Robert H. LeBlanc Sr. and Florence (Levesque) LeBlanc, of Woonsocket, R.I.
Mr. LeBlanc was a United States Navy Veteran, serving in Viet Nam.
He worked as a Cook, Secretary, and Orderly, and in Maintenance, at Landmark Medical Center, for 40 years, prior to becoming disabled.

Michael J. White

February 19, 2014

Michael J. White

CUMBERLAND- Michael J. White, 60, of Cumberland, died Saturday at home. He was the son of the late Raymond T. and Mary J. (Victoria) White and the brother of the late Elizabeth M. White. For complete obituary and guestbook, please visit www.LincolnFuneralHome.org

Police Taser 60-year-old man

February 19, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Police said they were forced to render a 60-year-old man into submission with multiple blasts from an electronic Taser after he engaged them in a lengthy fight Monday night.
Edwin Marion Warren of 153 Grand St. is facing a string of charges, including assaulting a police officer, two counts of resisting arrest, possession of an illegal knife and disorderly conduct.
Police found Warren passed out behind the wheel of his 2002 Tahoe about 9:36 p.m., after someone reported seeing him parked outside Savini’s Restaurant, 476 Rathbun St., with the engine running for a half hour.

Gary H. Rouleau

February 19, 2014

Gary H. Rouleau

BURRILLVILLE- Gary H. Rouleau, 74, of Harrisville, RI, passed away on February 16, 2014 at the Fatima Hospital in North Providence.
He was born in Woonsocket, the son of the late Gerard & Astrid (Nelson) Rouleau.

RI Public Broadcast Affiliate Picks Up "My Old School" for Pledge Week

February 19, 2014

WOONSOCKET – The guys who turned a gritty remnant of the past into a feel-good documentary about high school life have landed a berth on the same channel known for showcasing Downton Abbey, Sesame Street and other icons of public television.
“My Old School” will be featured on the state Public Broadcasting System affiliate WSBE-TV during “pledge week,” one of the regular on-air drives for private donations that helps keep non-commercial TV alive.

Lawrence A. Reardon Jr.

February 19, 2014

Lawrence A.
Reardon Jr.

MENDON- Lawrence A. Reardon Jr., 93, of Mendon, formerly of Franklin died Sun. Feb.16, 2014 in the Don Orione Home, East Boston.
Mr. Reardon was employed as a Press Operator for over 44 years at the Clark-Cutler- McDermott Co. in Franklin.
He was born May 21, 1920 in Boston, son of the late Lawrence A. and Mary R. (Mucciarone) Reardon Sr. He was a graduate of Franklin High School.
Mr. Reardon enjoyed weight lifting and bicycling in his younger years. He was a former member of St. Mary's Church in Franklin where he was active in church ministries.

February 18th

Blackstone gears up for election

February 18, 2014

BLACKSTONE — Election season in Blackstone is officially underway.
The deadline to return nomination papers with the signatures of at least 50 registered voters was Tuesday.

The annual town election will take place Monday, April 7.

Two three-year seats on the Board of Selectmen held by incumbents Paul Haughey and Margaret Bik are up for grabs in the election. Haughey is not seeking re-election and Bik, who has publicly announced her decision seek re-election, has returned papers.

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