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May 12th

City Council recall is dead

May 12, 2014

WOONSOCKET – An effort to force a special election to recall the two newest members of the City Council is dead, members of the grassroots committee that spearheaded the initiative acknowledged Monday.
Today is the deadline for the so-called petitioner’s committee to turn over to the Board of Canvassers the required minimum number of signatures to keep the recall alive. But Jim Cournoyer, one of the committee’s 10 members, said the group would not reach its goal.

Deanne L. Holland

May 12, 2014

Deanne L. Holland

WOONSOCKET - Deanne L. Holland, 52, died Saturday May 10, 2014 at home surrounded by her family. Born in Providence she was the daughter of Jean (Franklin) Gouin of Johnston and the late John Holland. Formerly of Burrillville.
Deanne was a Pharmaceutical Tech at Zambarano Hospital.
Besides her mother she is survived by two sisters, Kimberly Karpeles of Woonsocket, Bonnie Bouley of Ventura, CA, an aunt, uncle, and nieces and nephews.

Marguerite H. Girard

May 12, 2014

Marguerite H. Girard

WOONSOCKET - Marguerite H. Girard, 80, of Harrisville, formerly of Park Ave. Woonsocket died Wednesday evening at The Friendly Home in Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Paul E. Girard. They were married on February 12, 1955 and spent 57 years together until his passing in 2013.
Born in Bellingham she was a daughter of the late Eli and Bernadette (Champagne) Poirier. She was a resident of Woonsocket for most of her life before moving to Harrisville several years ago.
Mrs. Girard was employed at Mark Stevens Inc. and Bancroft Corp.

Roland M. Lanctot

May 12, 2014

Roland M. Lanctot

WOONSOCKET - Roland M. Lanctot, 50, of Woonsocket, died on May 8, 2014. He was the son of Alice (Klowan) Lanctot, of Woonsocket and the late Roland O. Lanctot.
Roland worked as a roofer for Greenwood Industries in Worcester, MA He was a member of Cercle Laurier Club in Woonsocket, as well as an avid Red Sox fan and 49ers fan.

Kenneth T. Rothrock

May 12, 2014

Kenneth T. Rothrock

MILLVILLE - Kenneth T. Rothrock 80, of Millville MA., passed away on May 6, 2014 at the Lydia Taft House in Uxbridge MA.
He was the loving husband of 59 years to Charleen (Bibeault) Rothrock.
He was born in Hope RI., son of the late Carl & Louise (Budlong) Rothrock.
Ken was a machine operator for the Clark, Cutter & Mc Dermott Co., retiring due to illness. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.

May 11th

Business booms, but Hope Global ponders a move

May 11, 2014

CUMBERLAND – With the mighty Blackstone River flowing south along Hope Global’s entrance drive off Martin Street, it is easy to see what problems the company has had with sudden flooding in the past.

But now, Hope Global CEO Cheryl Merchant says the worldwide textile manufacturer may not be able to wait until a solution for those flooding risks is found with the help of federal and state disaster management agencies.

Hope Global may have to take its operations to another community or even out of state to meet its growing operational needs, Merchant said Friday.

Church chef credits listening as the secret to her ‘loaves of love’

May 11, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Listening to bread dough might seem a little odd at first, but to hear longtime Woonsocket baker Emily Lisker describe the art of making bread, it starts to make sense when you consider yeast is a living organism.

“You have to listen to the dough and make sure it wakes up before using it,” says Lisker, who is standing over four trays of sourdough in the basement kitchen of All Saints Parish on Rathbun Street.

May 9th

N.S. takes battle of D-II softball unbeatens with E.G.

May 9, 2014

NORTH SMITHFIELD — This marquee clash of 11-0 teams certainly lived up to its lofty expectations.
North Smithfield scored three times in the bottom of the third inning and received an excellent outing from its senior ace pitcher, Karissa Carlton, to defeat East Greenwich, 4-3, on Friday afternoon before a large gathering on the Northmen’s campus.

Kiln helps fire up creativity

May 9, 2014

BELLINGHAM – It’s located in a retail plaza in the center of town, but you might say Once Upon a Kiln operates at the crossroads of imagination and functionality.

Here, you can create a dinner plate that looks like it came from the home furnishings department at Macy’s. You can eat off of it, throw it in the dishwasher, and treat it just like you would the Macy’s plate, too.

Theresa A. Girard

May 9, 2014

Theresa A. Girard

UPTON- Theresa A. (Beaudoin) Girard, 86, of Upton, died Thursday May 8, 2014. She was the wife of the late George R. Girard who died in 2004.
Mrs. Girard was employed for 25 years as a Machine Operator for General Electric in Ashland until her retirement in 1980. She had previously worked for the former Bickford Shoe and the former Porter Shoe both of Milford.
Mrs. Girard was born September 19, 1927 in Milford the daughter of the late Docithe and Angelina (Gareri) Beaudoin. She attended the former St. Mary's Elementary School in Milford.

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