LINCOLN â€“ A confident John Taylor told the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Wednesday that Twin River will â€śabsolutelyâ€ť be able to compete with the planned Massachusetts casinos if the ballot questions to allow table games at the casino are approved by voters next week.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The practice of voting for members of the School Committee will soon come to an end if voters approve a referendum question at the polls on Tuesday to make the panelâ€™s members appointive.
Question 8 on the ballot would give the mayor the power to select members of committee subject to ratification of the City Council. That would make Woonsocket only the second city in the state where school committee members are appointed, after Providence.
Craig S. Shepherd, Jr.
CHEPACHET- Craig S. Shepherd, Jr., 34, of Wilmington, NC, formerly of Chepachet, died October 17, 2012.
Craig was born in Woonsocket, he graduated from Ponaganset High School in 1996.
He was an avid sports fan who loved the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He also enjoyed gaming and outdoor sports.
National Grid crews worked throughout the day Tuesday, methodically restoring power to many of the estimated 117,000 households that lost electricity when Hurricane Sandy grazed the state on Monday.
As the 2012 election campaign enters its final week, a new poll shows the 1st District congressional campaign virtually deadlocked, with incumbent Democrat David Cicilline holding on to a slender one-point lead over Republican challenger Brendan Doherty.
The poll, taken for WPRI Channel 12 by Fleming & Associates, shows Cicilline with 42.6 percent of the vote to Dohertyâ€™s 41.6, with Independent David Vogel picking up 6.3 percent and 8.3 percent undecided.
On the evening of Thursday, Oct. 18, Glenn Ginish, Jr., a performance analyst for a renowned bank in Boston, was taking the â€śTâ€ť home to Jamaica Plains when he figured he'd call his kid sister, Laura, back at her mom's apartment on Mendon Road.
He did so just so the two could catch up with each other's lives.
All day long, a steady stream of curious spectators traversed the historic stretch of Ocean Road in Narragansett Pier Tuesday, from Monahan's Dock to the south, up to the famous Coast Guard House and historic Towers, to the north. Along the way, one couldn't help to notice an odd sight in between, a huge gap in the seawall, taken out by powerful waves that crashed here all day long Monday. Some onlookers had never seen such a sight in their young lives, and paused to ponder the might of such an angry storm.
Workers survey the damage to the Coast Guard House, a familiar landmark on Ocean Road in Narragansett Pier Tuesday. Wind and waves from Hurricane Sandy swept through the historic structure Monday afternoon at the height of the superstorm, gutting the popular restaurant. Hundreds turned out to view the damage all day Tuesday, many with tears in their eyes, some reminiscing about their own weddings held here years ago.
Gerard R. Cournoyer
HARRISVILLE- Gerard R. "Gerry" Cournoyer, 66, of 100 Whipple Ave. died Mon. Oct. 29 at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, surrounded by his loving family after an illness.
He was predeceased by his wife of 38 years Constance M. (Charpentier) Cournoyer who passed away in 2005.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Polak, Frank, 84, of North Smithfield, passed away Tuesday October 30th. He was the husband of 51 years to Elizabeth (Julien) Polak.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Paul and Tekla Polak.
Frank was the owner of Franks Oil Service in North Smithfield for over 30 years and also worked for the North Smithfield Highway Department.