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May 30th, 2012

Pleau pleads not guilty in federal court

May 30, 2012

WOONSOCKET — It’s official: accused killer Jason Wayne Pleau is now a federal prisoner facing a possible death penalty, despite Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s continuing efforts to safeguard the career criminal in state custody.
Pleau appeared for arraignment in U.S. District Court, Providence, for the first time on Wednesday, months after federal prosecutors first sought his transfer from state prison.

Elizabeth Rondeau

May 30, 2012

Elizabeth Rondeau

WOONSOCKET- Elizabeth "Betty" Rondeau 95, of Mendon Rd died Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at The Holiday in Lincoln. She was a resident of Wyndemere Woods for five years prior to her stay at The Holiday. She was the devoted wife of the late Roland W. Rondeau for nearly sixty years.
She was born on January 31, 1917 in Woonsocket , and was a daughter of the late Rt. Rev. Costache and Vasilichia (Alexis) Belba.

Anne M. Frederickson

May 30, 2012

Anne M.
Frederickson

CUMBERLAND- Anne M.(Lemoine) Frederickson 61, of Rawson Rd. did Sunday at home. She was the wife of John Frederickson.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late George and Gloria (VanArsdalen) Lemoine.
Anne was a Junior Underwriter for Allendale Insurance for several years, retiring in 1979. She was an avid skier and loved to play tennis. Anne loved to decorate her home.
Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter, Kristin Coia of Hopkinton, RI and two grandchildren. She was also the sister of the late Renee Starck, and Nancy Raymond.

May 29th

State takes over city finances

May 29, 2012

WOONSOCKET — With the city teetering at the edge of a fiscal cliff, State Revenue Director Rosemary Booth Gallogly appointed a budget commission yesterday to take control of its financial affairs.
The three non-elected members of the panel were identified as Dina Dutremble, Peder A. Schaefer and Bill Sequino Jr. by members of the governor’s staff. By statute, Mayor Leo T. Fontaine and City Council President John Ward are automatically on the panel.

McKee: Town must recommit to education

May 29, 2012

CUMBERLAND — Saying the stakes could not be higher, Mayor Daniel J. McKee has called on the Town Council and the community to recommit to investing in public education, saying restoring Cumberland as a top ranked school district is about much more than budget dollars.
“This is not only an educational journey we're talking about here, it's also a political and economic journey and that's where the Town Council, mayor's office and community are going to have to get engaged,” McKee told the council at last week's public hearing on his proposed $82.8 town operating budget for fiscal 2013.

Lucien G. Desmarais

May 29, 2012

Lucien G. Desmarais

CUMBERLAND- Lucien G. Desmarais, 83, of Mendon Rd., Cumberland, died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Therese R. (St. Sauveur) Desmarais. They were married on January 18, 1947.
Born in Bellingham, he was a son of the late Napoleon and Helene (Moreau) Desmarais. He was a resident of Cumberland for over 60 years.
Mr. Desmarais was employed by Edgar Sutherland Company and also at Pepin Lumber in Woonsocket for many years before retiring in 1990.

Kathryn M. McLaughlin

May 29, 2012

Kathryn M. McLaughlin

BLACKSTONE- Kathryn M. (Maloney) McLaughlin, 84, a lifelong Blackstone resident, died May 28, 2012 in Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford, MA. She was the wife of the late Thomas McLaughlin.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Edward S. and Eileen A. (Brooks) Maloney.

Jacqueline C. Capenito

May 29, 2012

Jacqueline C.
Capenito

BELLINGHAM- Jacqueline C. (Champoux) Capenito, 69, of Bellingham passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at Landmark Medical Center with her loving family by her side after being stricken at home. She was the beloved wife for 48 years of James A. Capenito.
Born in Bellingham on May 24, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Theresa Prefontaine.
She was the loving mother of Lisa M. White and her husband, Robert of Woonsocket, and Sharon A. Pare and her husband, Marc of Bellingham; and leaves her cherished grandchildren, Kelly, James, Jonathan, Scott and Jamie.

Lucien St. Pierre

May 29, 2012

Lucien St. Pierre

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Lucien St. Pierre, 89, of Slatersville, passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, Lucien was a son of the late Ovide and Rosalba (Gallant) St. Pierre.

Carolyn M. Letendre

May 29, 2012

Carolyn M. Letendre

BURRILLVILLE- Carolyn M. Letendre, 68, resident of Burrillville, passed away on Monday, May 28, 2012 at the Bayberry Commons Nursing Home in Burrillville after battling a long illness of COPD.
She was the daughter of the late Edmund Dick and Dora (Riel) Worcester.

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