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December 14th, 2012

City hires watchdog firm for new plant

December 14, 2012

WOONSOCKET – At a cost of $1.04 million over four years, the city hired a watchdog firm to oversee the planning, design and construction of a new, $36 million wastewater treatment plant.
The Budget Commission voted unanimously Thursday to hire the wastewater consulting firm Weston & Sampson of Peabody, Mass., on the recommendation of Public Works Director Sheila McGauvran.

Flore A. Laferriere

December 14, 2012

Flore A. Laferriere

WOONSOCKET- Flore A. "Flo" Laferriere, 95, formerly of Oakton St., Woonsocket, died peacefully Thursday afternoon in North Kingstown. She was the wife of the late Normand J. Laferriere.
Born in St. Aime P.Q. Canada, she was a daughter of the late Alberic and Amanda (Tardif) Belisle.
She resided in Woonsocket for most of her life and had lived in North Kingstown for the past several years.
Mrs. Laferriere was employed by Yvonne Moreau Handbag Store and later at Betty Cesario Specialty Shop in Woonsocket and Slatersville.

December 13th

Clippers clamp down on Novans

December 13, 2012

WOONSOCKET — It wasn’t pretty, not by any means, but Cumberland High head coach Deb Engels didn’t care.
For the first time since the 2010-11 campaign, the Clippers had manufactured a regular-season triumph, this one a sloppy 38-22 affair against Division I-North rival Woonsocket on Thursday night.

Broncos fall to Townies in girls' hoops

December 13, 2012

EAST PROVIDENCE - After sweating out back-to-back nailbiters that weren’t decided until the final seconds, East Providence was able to relax a bit on Thursday night and enjoy a blowout victory.
Sparked by a game-high 17 points from Mary Monagle and 14 points and as many rebounds by Taylor Wiggins, the Townies, who are back in Division II after a two-year stint in Division I, ran their young league record to 2-0 by rolling to a 58-38 crossover victory over Burrillville on their home floor.

Budget Commission weighs in on pawn shop brouhaha

December 13, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The Budget Commission yesterday instructed Police Chief Thomas Carey to see whether a Fall River-based pawnbroker ran afoul of any laws at a shop in Danvers, Mass., before it decides whether to consider granting the company a license to do business here.
Vincent Mesolella Jr. appealed to the commission after the City Council rejected Spindle City Pawnbrokers’ application for a second-hand dealer’s license last week.

Dr. George Valois Picard

December 13, 2012

Dr. George
Valois Picard

CUMBERLAND- Dr. George Valois Picard, a Woonsocket dentist, died peacefully at home on December 12, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.
He will always be cherished as the wonderful husband, father, grandfather and dentist that he was.

Robert C. Alarie

December 13, 2012

Robert C. Alarie

BURRILLVILLE- Robert C. Alarie, 57, passed away accidently Monday December 10, 2012.
He was born in Providence, a son of the late Robert and Barbara (Chase) Alarie.
Robert was a truck driver for many years and has lived in Harrisville for over 30 years.
He was the father of Christopher R. Alarie of Pascoag and Jason R. Alarie of Exeter. He is also survived by 2 brothers Paul and Jonathan Alarie; 2 sisters Susan Tate and Kathleen Alarie and 1 granddaughter.

Chelsea L. Caron

December 13, 2012

Chelsea L. Caron

BELLINGHAM- Chelsea L. Caron, 24, of Bellingham, formerly of Woonsocket, passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. She was the loving mother of her son, Sebato J. Moses.
Born in Woonsocket on March 28, 1988, she was the beloved daughter of Beverly (Hanson) Caron of Woonsocket and the late Dennis Caron.
She leaves her brother, Eric Caron, Brooke Caron and her cherished nephews, Jayden, Lucas, and William.
Her greatest loves are her son, Sebato and caring for her nephews, Jayden, Lucas and William. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Lorraine G. Jacobson

December 13, 2012

Lorraine G. Jacobson

WOONSOCKET- Lorraine G. Jacobson, 70, died Tuesday at home. She was the former wife of the late Donald G. Jacobson, Sr.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Harold Trudel and the late Rose (Pelletier) Trudel LeBlanc.
Lorraine was employed by CVS in Woonsocket for several years.

December 12th

The green bins can stay, but blues are going away

December 12, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Say so long to the blues — blue trash carts, that is.
The familiar 64-gallon bins will begin disappearing from sidewalks after next week’s trash collection rounds begin on Monday. Their burgundy and green companion bins will be left behind as the longstanding trio of the city’s waste pickup formula is broken up for good.
Deemed obsolete in the age of single-stream recycling, the blue bins — an estimated 10,300 of them in all — have been sold off to the neighboring town of Cumberland for $14 each.

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