NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” A mile-long stretch of Route 146A in North Smithfield known as Eddie Dowling Highway will get some major and much-needed repairs before the end of the year, Town Administrator Paulette D. Hamilton said this week.
WILLIAMSBURG, VA- Henri Albert Joseph Julie, 74, of Williamsburg, Va., formerly of Uniondale and Sayville, Long Island, passed away after a short and courageous battle with malignant melanoma on July 31, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Christina Mabel Baker, of Williamsburg, and his sister, Lucille Julie, of Woonsocket, RI. Online condolences may be expressed at
WOONSOCKET- Isabelle (Cinq-Mars) Fregeau died Monday at Miriam Hospital. She was the wife of the late Albert J. Fregeau.
Born in Winooski, VT she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Dolores (Lareau) Cinq-Mars.
Mrs. Fregeau was a dietary supervisor at Rhode Island Hospital for many years before retiring in 1988.
Oviette M. Bernard
BURRILLVILLE- Oviette M. (Lamothe) Bernard, 90, died Saturday, July 28, 2012 in Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag. She was the wife of the late Albert W. Bernard and they resided in Oakland for many years.
Born in Montreal, Canada she was the daughter of the late Evarestide and Ida (St. Pierre) Lamothe.
She worked as a mender for area textile mills for years.
The Mapleville woman for whom we launched a silver alert has been found in the woods behind her house. RI State Police K9â€™s assisted the Burrillville Police and local fire departments in the search.
WOONSOCKET â€” Nobody would ever think about splitting up Peter, Paul and Mary or firing one of the Three Stooges.
But it looks like the end of an era for one of the most famous trios in the city and â€” you guessed it â€” money is whatâ€™s pulling them apart.
Weâ€™re talking sidewalk performers here â€” those blue, green and burgundy garbage carts homeowners have been dutifully putting out for Waste Managementâ€™s trucks every week for some five years now.
WOONSOCKET â€” Boston-based Steward Health Care System now has until Aug. 31 to close on the sale of financially-troubled Landmark Medical Center and Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island.
In a statement released late Monday, Amy Kempe, spokeswoman for State Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, said Steward Health Care's request to waive Kilmartin's condition that the closing on the sale take place 60 days from the date of his May 25 decision to approve the sale was â€śdenied.â€ť
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WOONSOCKET- Jacqueline A. (Caouette) Chamberland, 55, of Transit St., Woonsocket, died July 25, 2012 at home. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Cecile R. (Trudell) Godin and her husband Roger of Cumberland and the late Maurice A. Caouette.
James J. Lavallee
BURRILLVILLE- James J. Lavallee, 62, died Friday July 27, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. Resident of Mowry St. Harrisville, he was born in Providence, son of Joyce H. (Riley) Lavallee of Harrisville and the late Normand Lavallee.
He worked as a Bar tender for the former Pascoag Cafe and also worked in Construction for many years. A graduate from Burrillville High School he played hockey, baseball and football. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in Vietnam.
Besides his mother James is survived by a brother Dennis Lavallee of Harrisville.
WOONSOCKET- Ralph Begin, 70, of Manville Rd. died Wednesday June 18, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Rodolpha and Jeanne (Leroux) Begin.
Mr. Begin served the Library Board of Trustees, the Zoning Board and the Board of Tenant Affairs, all in Woonsocket.
Funeral Services and burial will be private.