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December 20th, 2012

RI's own Olivia Culpo named Miss Universe

December 20, 2012

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Twenty-year-old Cranston native who's a self-described "cellist-nerd" brought the Miss Universe crown back to the United States for the first time in more than a decade when she won the televised contest Wednesday.
Olivia Culpo beat out 88 other beauty queens from six continents at the Planet Hollywood casino on the Las Vegas Strip to take the title from outgoing champion Leila Lopes of Angola.

December 19th

City man is sentenced in firearms case

December 19, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Neftali Melendez, 26, of Woonsocket, was sentenced yesterday to 46 months in federal prison, the high end of advisory federal sentencing guidelines, for illegally selling firearms during an undercover investigation by ATF and the Woonsocket Police Department into the trafficking of firearms in Woonsocket.

Council vote puts whitetails in crosshairs

December 19, 2012

LINCOLN — Local deer could soon be the targets of hunters following a 3-2 Town Council vote allowing archery hunting as a way to reduce the town’s growing deer population.
The hunting season measure worked out by the Council’s ordinance committee came up before the five-member full panel for action without a recommendation but was approved with Council President Keith Macksoud, and council members Kenneth Pichette and Arthur Russo in favor and members James Jahnz and John Flynn opposed.

Maurice C. Neyman

December 19, 2012

Maurice C. Neyman

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Maurice C. Neyman, 82, of Great Rd., died December 19, 2012 at his home in North Smithfield. He was the husband of Florence (Carpentier) Neyman whom he married September 8, 1956.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late John and Amelia (Tasca) Neyman.
Mr. Neyman retired as an administrator for the Polaroid Company having worked there for 30 years. He was a Staff Sgt. in the United States Marine Corps serving during the Korean War. Maurice was a member of the American Legion and a former board member at Union Cemetery.

Florence E. Lozeau

December 19, 2012

Florence E. Lozeau

WOONSOCKET- Florence E. (Leclair) Lozeau , 91, of Clinton St. died Saturday December 15, 2012, in Oakland Grove Health Center, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Coral L. Lozeau.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Albert and Eva (McClure) Leclair.
Mrs. Lozeau worked as a meat wrapper, for the former A & P Grocery Store for several years prior to retiring.
She was a former member of the VFW Slatersville Women's Auxiliary.

How will recruiting in new league affect Friars?

December 19, 2012

PROVIDENCE – Now that the fog has dispersed and Providence College along with the rest of its Catholic school brethren have succeeded in making a clean break from the Big East, now seems as good a time as any to raise the question of just how appealing a basketball-centric conference is in the eyes of potential recruits.
To that end, PC head coach Ed Cooley feels that the Catholic Seven and the still-to-be-determined additional schools have an excellent shot to thrive and prosper due to basketball serving as the main draw at every institution.

December 18th

City woman charged with making threatening gesture to teacher

December 18, 2012

WOONSOCKET — A 26-year-old city woman has been charged with disorderly conduct after police say she made threatening actions toward a teacher at Pothier Elementary School Tuesday.
According to police, the teacher was in a conference room, looking out the window shortly after 8 a.m. when she saw a woman later identified as Vanice Armstrong with children on the sidewalk. Armstrong allegedly made direct eye contact with the teacher, posed her hands like guns and gestured shooting the teacher as she laughed.

City Council modifies rezoning plans

December 18, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Members of the City Council accepted the recommendations of local planning officials and voted unanimously Monday night to modify proposed rezoning of two vacant parcels.
The council agreed to amend the rezoning of approximately six acres at the entrance to Highland Industrial Park so that it will now fall under city requirements for design review and also limit the use options allowed under its proposed I-1 (light industrial) zoning.

Dunn dazzles in debut, helps PC whip Colgate

December 18, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Call it a solid first step for Ed Cooley and his new-look Providence Friars.
On a night that saw freshman Kris Dunn make an immediate impact, Providence overwhelmed Colgate, 79-45, before 6,033 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. A point guard who on Tuesday night displayed an uncanny knack in finding his teammates, Dunn tossed 13 assists on his way to becoming the first PC player to reach double figures in said category in his first game with the program.

Therese Cote

December 18, 2012

Therese Cote

WOONSOCKET- Therese "Terry" (Levasseur) Cote, 84 died Monday, December 10, 2012 at Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of Gerald A. Cote, also residing at Oakland Grove Health Care Center.
Terry was born in Montreal, Canada a daughter of the late Joseph and Laura Levasseur. She was employed by TJ Maxx for many years before retiring in 1988. Terry has resided in Woonsocket for most of her life, enjoying time spent with her family. She was an avid reader and enjoyed weekends in Maine.

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