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September 2nd

Raymond Dion

September 2, 2014

Raymond Dion

LINWOOD - Raymond Dion, 87, passed away on Sat. Aug. 30 at Beaumont Nursing and Rehab Ctr. after a period of declining health. He is survived by many nieces and nephews as well as many great nieces and nephews. He was brother of the late Arthur Dion, Albert Dion, Romeo Dion, Armand Dion, Roland Dion, and Cora LeDrew. Born in Linwood on Jan. 3, 1927 he was the son of Harmas and Bertha (Gazaille) Dion and lived in Linwood 55 years before moving to St. Petersburg FL., where he resided until moving back to MA in 2007.

Anita M. Lussier

September 2, 2014

Anita M. Lussier

September 1st

Council to Budget Commission: Get lost

September 1, 2014

WOONSOCKET – After the Budget Commission got a rancorous lecture from Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt last week about overstaying its welcome, the City Council has followed up with a proposed resolution asking the state-appointed overseers to pack their bags.

Introduced by Councilman Garrett Mancieri, the resolution asks state Revenue Director Rosemary Booth Gallogly to disband the commission and replace it with a fiscal adviser, who would have far less power to control local decisions than the commission.

PawSox bring postseason baseball to local fans once again

September 1, 2014

PAWTUCKET – Four consecutive trips to the second-season derby known as the Governors’ Cup playoffs: since 2011, no other International League can lay claim to this feat. 
 

August 30th

Former R.I. National Guard commander Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio joins fundraising effort for new veterans park on Davison Avenue

August 30, 2014


WOONSOCKET – The United Veterans Council has announced that Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio, adjudant general emeritus of Rhode Island, and Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, have been named as co-chairpersons of fundraising for the development of a new veterans park on Davison Avenue.
 

August 29th

IWC comes to aid of shut-off church

August 29, 2014

WOONSOCKET – After hearing that The River United Methodist Church couldn’t afford to keep its lights on and appliances running, the Italian Workingmen’s Club decided there was only one thing to do: Give the church a check to pay the overdue bill.

“We voted to pay it in full,” said IWC Chairman Mike Kind.

IWC members handed over a check for $1,000 to Pastor Rebecca Lambert on the steps of the Federal Street Church on Friday afternoon.

Joan Ostojich

August 29, 2014

Joan Ostojich

WINTER GARDEN, FL - Joan (Caron) Ostojich, of Winter Garden, Florida died on Friday, August 22, 2014 at her home after a long battle with cancer. Born on June 25, 1940 in Woonsocket she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Blanch Caron. She was a 1958 graduate of Bellingham High School.
She leaves her husband Gerald Ostojich of Winter Garden, Fl., a sister Jacqueline Robillard of North Smithfield, one niece Christine Bonas of North Smithfield, and a nephew Michael Boucher of Mt. Pleasant, SC.
A memorial service will be at the convenience of the family.

Doris M. Depot

August 29, 2014

Doris M. Depot

CUMBERLAND - Doris M. Depot (Smith), 89, of 1 Flat St., passed away Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Donna M. Gingras in Sutton, MA. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward J. Depot Jr.
Born in Waterbury, CT she was the daughter of the late John and Josephine (Gobeille) Smith. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life having left for Florida in 1964 and returning to Cumberland in 1994.
She was employed by the Health-Tex Corp., Pawtucket for many years until her retirement in 1987. Mrs. Depot was a communicant of St. James Church, Manville.

It's Showtime for 'The Souljah' … Pawtucket's Thomas Falowo fights Saturday on national TV

August 29, 2014


PAWTUCKET – Ten years have gone by since Thomas “The Souljah” Falowo first laced up a pair of boxing gloves, and this weekend in Las Vegas the Pawtucket-based pro will bring to bear every bit of that experience as he steps onto the biggest stage of his career.

Falowo, 12-2-0 (8 KO) in his fourth year as a professional, will make his television debut on Saturday night, taking on highly-touted Romanian-born prospect Ronald “The Thrill” Gavril at the Palms Resort Casino.

August 28th

With power still out, city church takes food distribution directly to homeless

August 28, 2014

WOONSOCKET – The line of people, some disheveled and weary-looking, formed behind a red pickup truck that backed into a weed-strewn lot off Social Street.

When the tailgate dropped, it was plain to see why they were there: One by one, they approached to retrieve a sandwich, a slice of pizza or a bread roll from stacks of provisions piled in the bed of the pickup. Others picked through used pieces of clothing and secondhand shoes from a cardboard box.

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