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February 24th, 2012

Donald A. Lussier

February 24, 2012

Donald A. Lussier

NO. PROVIDENCE- Donald A. Lussier 58, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of Raymond Lussier of Cumberland and the late Pauline (Gonneville) Lussier. He lived most of his life in No. Providence.
He was self employed and owned and operated a tem-agency in Johnston for many years.

Valeda D. St. Amand

February 24, 2012

Valeda D. St. Amand

WOONSOCKET- Valeda D. (Guilbert) St. Amand 98, Formerly of Cumberland and a long time resident of died Wednesday in the Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Centre. She was the wife of the late William Baillargeon and the late Oscar St. Amand.
She was born in St. Hyacinthe, PQ, Canada, a daughter of the late Louis and Orise ( Lambert) Guilbert.

Alberta L.Palmieri

February 24, 2012

Alberta L.Palmieri

BURRILLVILLE- PALMIERI, Alberta L., 84, of Wallum Lake Road, died Wednesday, February 22, 2012. She was the wife of Ralph E. Palmieri. They were married for 56 years.
Born in Burrillville, daughter of the late Albert W. and Elsie L. (Congdon) Wilcox.
Alberta was a past president of the VFW Post 1023 Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by daughters, Rose Shaw of Pascoag and Alberta Hips of Bennetsville, SC, 4 grandsons and 1 great granddaughter; siblings, Lester Wilcox of Green Valley, AZ & Grace Brey of Eastern, MD. She was the sister of the late Carolyn Sherman.

Loretta Champeau

February 24, 2012

Loretta Champeau

HUDSON, FL- Loretta (Lori) Champeau, 70, of Hudson, FL, formerly of Mapleville, RI died January 30, 2012 at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson, FL.
She was the beloved wife of Lionel Champeau for the past 53 years.
Born in Woonsocket, the daughter of the late Pearl and Frederick Archambault.
Loretta worked at General Motors in Framingham, MA for many years, retiring in 1991 when the plant closed.

February 23rd

Chafee hints at withdrawing meal tax hike if revenue strong enough

February 23, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Speaking at a business development forum Thursday, Gov. Lincoln Chafee hinted that he might withdraw his proposed hike in the meals and beverage tax if new revenue forecasts due in May are high enough.
“We’re hoping with those new revenue estimates we can work on the meals and beverage tax,” Chafee said. “Let’s hope those May numbers continue the positive trend they’re on.”

John S. Gomes Jr.

February 23, 2012

John S. Gomes Jr.

UXBRIDGE- John S. Gomes Jr., 88, of 115 King St. died Thurs. Feb. 23 at home after an illness.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years Donna J. (St. Denis) Gomes; his 2 children Marion L. Graves and her husband Jeffrey of Harrisville, RI and Steven J. and his wife Kelly Gomes of Uxbridge; 2 grandchildren Allyson Graves and Joshua Graves with another baby Gomes on the way in August; cousins Laura Burgo and Joey Cravino; and several nephews and nieces.

WEB ONLY: RIIL releases schedule of 'Sweet 16' game for boys' hoops playoffs

February 23, 2012

The unknown variable pertaining to the 30-team boys’ basketball open state tournament is a mystery no more.
On Thursday the Interscholastic League released where the corresponding regions will be heading for the Round of 16 should they safely navigate out of this weekend’s first-round slate of games. The North region will dock at CCRI-Warwick next Tuesday; the South region will play out at Bryant University next Tuesday; the East region heads to Bryant University next Wednesday; the West region is set for next Wednesday at CCRI-Warwick.

February 22nd

Local basketball teams learn their playoff opponents

February 22, 2012

PAWTUCKET – As players and members of the St. Raphael basketball family sat in the film room of Alumni Hall, enjoying pizza and soda while viewing Cox Sports’ presentation of the unveiling of the brackets of the 30-team open state tournament, a feeling of uneasiness engulfed head coach Tom “Saar” Sorrentine.

Pension reform sparks police, fire retirements

February 22, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Continuing concern over pension reform and the city’s shaky financial condition are helping fuel one of the biggest retirement waves among police and firefighters since 2009.
Fourteen workers have tendered retirement papers since December — six police officers and eight firefighters, according to figures supplied by the city’s personnel department.
Nearly 50 additional public safety employees, including 18 police officers and 26 firefighters, are currently eligible to retire with at least minimum basic pension benefits.

Philip W. McMullin, Jr.

February 22, 2012

Philip W.
McMullin, Jr.

PALM BAY, FL- Philip W. McMullin, Jr., 79, of Palm Bay, FL, Whitinsville, MA and formerly of Bellingham, MA, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 20, 2012 at Washburn House in Worcester, MA with his family by his side. He was the husband of Beverly A. (Dunham) McMullin and the late Audrey A. (Willhauck) McMullin.
Born in Newton, MA on November 3, 1932, he was the son of the late Philip W. and Barbara (Connolly) McMullin.

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