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January 2nd, 2013

Aurea L. Vilandre

January 2, 2013

Aurea L. Vilandre

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Aurea L. Vilandre 89, formerly of Greenville, Rd., died Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Lionel Vilandre.
Born in Manville, she was the daughter of the late Lionel and Bertha (Boss) Martin. Mrs. Vilandre was an assembler for Reliance Products for many years before retiring in 1985.

Quest for Queen of Mardi Gras is under way

January 2, 2013

WOONSOCKET – If the New Year has been rung in, that can only mean one thing: Fat Tuesday is around the corner, and it’s time to start looking for the Queen of Mardi Gras 2013.
The quest for the crown is officially on, according to the Northern Rhode Island Council on the Arts, which is marking the 19th anniversary of Woonsocket Mardis Gras this year.

General Assembly to focus on the economy

January 2, 2013

PROVIDENCE – The 2013 General Assembly session began Tuesday with leaders of both chambers emphasizing the importance of turning Rhode Island’s ailing economy around and improving its business climate.
Commencing his fourth term as Speaker of the House, Gordon Fox invoked the memory of Abraham Lincoln, saying, “The struggle of today is not altogether for today. It is for a vast future also.”

January 1st

Democratic officials: Fiscal 'cliff' deal reached

January 1, 2013

WASHINGTON — Racing the clock, the White House sealed a New Year's Eve accord with Senate Republicans late Monday to neutralize across-the-board tax increases and spending cuts in government programs due to take effect at midnight, according to administration and Democratic officials.
Under the deal, taxes would remain steady for the middle class and rise at incomes over $400,000 for individuals and $450,000 for couples — levels higher than President Barack Obama had campaigned for in his successful drive for a second term in office.

December 31st, 2012

PawSox's Governors' Cup, state titles highlight 2012

December 31, 2012

Just when you thought it was going to be awfully difficult to top all the great accomplishments and moments that took place in 2011...
Another wonderful year has passed in the Blackstone Valley, and 2012 supplied the region’s sports scene with an abundance of state championship teams, remarkable individual performances, and its Triple-A baseball team, the Pawtucket Red Sox, seizing its first Governors’ Cup title since 1984.

Police assaulted while responding to false report

December 31, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Police said they risked crashing their cruisers on icy, snow-choked roads as they rushed to investigate a report of a disturbance involving a gun Saturday, and this was their reward: Two cops assaulted by a man who fabricated the story.
Jody Dilazzaro, 39, was charged with assaulting Officers James Cote and Justin Mowry, who were among several policemen who responded to Dilazzaro’s Oakton Street residence about 6:40 p.m.
He was charged with two counts of assaulting public officials, resisting arrest, possession of an illegal knife and filing a fraudulent report of a crime.

Legislature starts new session

December 31, 2012

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island General Assembly will hit the ground running in 2013, opening its session on New Year’s Day and delving into issues such as taxes, economic development, same-sex marriage and gun control early in the year.

John M. Rabeck

December 31, 2012

John M. Rabeck

CUMBERLAND- John M. Rabeck of Cumberland passed away unexpectedly at his residence.
Born June 1, 1952 in Woonsocket he was the son of Jennie (Tomczuk-Thompson) Rabeck of No. Smithfield and the late John Rabeck.
John was a Pharmacy Technician for area Hospitals he also was self-employed as a Internet web designer and authored many Internet articles on the subject of living with diabetes. He was a graduate of CCRI and the New England Institute of Technology.

Christine L. Cortis

December 31, 2012

Christine L. Cortis

CHEPACHET- Christine L. (Hunt) Cortis, 58, of Chepachet, passed away peacefully on Friday at the Home & Hospice Care Center in Providence with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of Alfred "Pete" J. Cortis Jr.
Born May 7, 1954 in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Harold & Margaret (Marmaud) Hunt.
Christine was employed as a assembler for S.M.T.C. of Foxconn Co. in Milford until illness.

Theresa D. Hebert

December 31, 2012

Theresa D. Hebert

LINCOLN- Theresa D. Hebert 88, of Sayles Hill Rd. died peacefully, Sunday December 30, 2012 at The Holiday with her daughters by her side. She was the wife of the late Normand Hebert to whom she had been married for fifty six years.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Alderic and Alice (Grenon) Laverdiere. Theresa was an accounting clerk for CVS for many years before retiring in 1974.

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