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August 1st, 2014

Iride Benedetti

August 1, 2014

Iride Benedetti

ROME, ITALY - Iride (Zazza) Benedetti, 95, passed away peacefully on July 31, 2014 with her children by her side.
She was the loving wife of the late Alfredo Benedetti. She leaves her daughters, Anna Maria Monti and Antonietta Santandrea both of Rome, son, Ettore Benedetti and his wife, Elaine of North Smithfield, RI, a brother, Mario Spirito of Rome and five grandchildren and three great children. She was preceded to death by her brother Nello Spirito of Rome, Joseph Zazza of Bellingham, Ma. and Franco Monti, her son-in-law.
Internment was held in Rome, Italy

Margaret Champagne

August 1, 2014

Margaret Champagne

WOONSOCKET - Margaret Lorraine (Peloquin) Champagne, 74, of Wood Ave died July 29, 2014 at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Leo Champagne. Born in Woonsocket, September 8, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Lena (Gill) Peloquin.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Palumbo would have run afoul of Ethics Commission

August 1, 2014

PROVIDENCE – Even if he had not withdrawn his high bid, Cranston state Rep. Peter Palumbo would not have been able to be awarded the contract to run concession stands at state beaches.
A RI Ethics Commission regulation prohibits General Assembly members from taking any other employment with the state – explicitly including being an independent contractor – until one year after he or she leaves the legislature.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Health Dept. cites beach concessions

August 1, 2014

Fly strips hanging over food preparation areas; cans of clam chowder stored in restrooms; mold in ice machines; fish fillets thawing on the counter in stagnant water; and foul, noxious odors coming from grease traps are just some of the more than 70 health and food code violations the state Department of Health recently found at concession stands at Rhode Island’s three state beaches - Misquamicut, Scarborough and Roger Wheeler, The Call and The Times has learned.

July 31st

McGair: Power outage on farm was key to Lester, Lackey deals

July 31, 2014


A little of this a little of that…
 
As Red Sox management is already well aware, power-hitting prospects do not grow on trees.
 
There’s no question that the trading of Jon Lester to Oakland is mostly a function of his impending free agency. But what Boston chose for a return package from the Athletics is a rather blunt indictment on the perceived shortcoming in its farm system.    

DaCosta opposes monastery plan

July 31, 2014

CUMBERLAND – Town Councilman Manuel N. DaCosta left no doubt Thursday morning that town plans to place a new public safety complex on land at the town-owned monastery property off Diamond Hill Road is a highlight issue of the campaign for mayor.

Jane A. Jerominek

July 31, 2014

Jane A. Jerominek

NO. SMITHFIELD - Jane A. (Paydos) Jerominek, 98, passed away peacefully on July 30th at the St. Antoine Residence. She was the loving wife of the late Edward F. Jerominek Sr. Born Oct. 23, 1915 in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late John & Anna (Koziol) Paydos. She resided in Woonsocket before entering the St. Antoine Residence. She was a communicant of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Woonsocket.

July 30th

Antonio J. Marcotte

July 30, 2014

Antonio J. Marcotte

HOLLY HILL, FL - Antonio "Tony" J. Marcotte, 82 of Holly Hill FL passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home, surrounded by the love of his family, on July 16, 2014 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

Sylvia Miranda

July 30, 2014

Sylvia Miranda

WYLIE, TX - Sylvia (Fiscaletti) Miranda, 91, of Wylie, Texas, formerly of Denby St. Woonsocket, died Tuesday July 29, 2014, in the Medical Center of Plano. Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Adolfo and Anna (Andreani) Fiscaletti. She was the wife of the late, Emile Bouley, and Fabiano Miranda.
Sylvia was a Manager and a Salesclerk for the former WT Grants Co. for 15 years.
She was a former member of the Royal Travelers, The Marchgino Club, St. Louis and St. Joseph Senior Citizens and the RSVP Linus Program.

July 29th

McGair: Keeping tabs on the travels of some prominent Blackstone Valley athletes

July 29, 2014


A little of this, a little of that …
 
For the purposes of building a foundation that leads directly into his sophomore year at Elon University, Nick Zammarelli’s summertime baseball excursion with the Newport Gulls couldn’t have worked out any better.
 
CUMBERLAND – Following the blueprint that has churned out plenty of athletic success in recent...
PAWTUCKET -- PawSox shortstop Deven Marrero swears by a motto that proves quite handy whenever he’s...
PROVIDENCE – What started out as a conversation between Rhode Island Interscholastic League...
WOONSOCKET – The line of people, some disheveled and weary-looking, formed behind a red pickup truck that backed into a...
WOONSOCKET – After a rocky political fight that goes back months, a new era of full-day kindergarten got off to a...
WOONSOCKET – Feeding the poor: They call it God’s work at The River United Methodist Church on Federal Street. They’ve...