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August 21st, 2012

City takes swing at homelessness

August 21, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Pastor Gene Giguere says he’s long felt as though the Harvest Community Church’s efforts to provide seasonal shelter for homeless men were akin to putting a Band-Aid on cancer, but yesterday he could see sunnier prospects for this troubled population.
“Up to now we’ve just been alleviating pain,” he said. “This is a step toward a cure.”
Giguere’s comments came as he joined a who’s who of political figures, affordable housing developers and advocates for the homeless Tuesday to mark the start of construction on a new homeless shelter, just for men, at 96 Burnside Ave.

Therese M. Brodd

August 21, 2012

Therese M. Brodd

BLACKSTONE, MA - Therese M. (Marcotte) Brodd, 86, passed away on Monday, August 20, 2012 at the Beaumont Nursing Home in Northborough, MA. She was the beloved wife of the late Harold E. Brodd.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on July 11, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Emile and Blanche (Surprenant) Marcotte.

Brenda M. Rossi

August 21, 2012

Brenda M. Rossi

WOONSOCKET - Brenda M. (Woodburn) Rossi, 54, died August 13, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. Born in Boston, MA, and raised in Hopedale, MA she was the daughter of Douglas and Catherine (O'Brien) Woodburn.
Brenda attended Milford High School graduating in 1975. She previously worked at Wrentham State School and Middle-School East in Milford, MA. Brenda was an artist and enjoyed oil painting.

Rita D. Boisclair

August 21, 2012

Rita D. Boisclair

WOONSOCKET - Rita D. (Tetreault) Boisclair, 96, of Woonsocket, RI passed away peacefully on Monday, August 20, 2012 at Oakland Grove Health Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Edmond A. "White" Boisclair.
Born in Woonsocket on June 26, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Moise and Rose (Bibeault) Tetrault. She was the loving mother of Paul A. Boisclair and his wife Barbara of Milford, MA and the late Rene E. Boisclair.

Elizabeth R. Hebert

August 21, 2012

Elizabeth R. Hebert

WOONSOCKET - Elizabeth R. Hebert, 65, of St. Germain Manor, died August 19, 2012 in Trinity Health & Rehabilitation Center, Woonsocket. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late John and Catherine (Donnelley) Hebert. Elizabeth lived in Providence for most of her life prior to moving to Woonsocket in 1994.

August 20th

Arrest in mosque vandalism

August 20, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD — A Cumberland man has been arrested for damaging a sign at the region’s most prominent Islamic mosque, an incident worshipers feared might be a hate crime.
But the police charged Robert Scalzo, 20, with misdemeanor vandalism, ruling out — for now, anyway — that his actions at Masjid Al-Islam were motivated by ethnic or religious bias.

Read more in our print edition.

Hainsworth named U.S. Marshal

August 20, 2012

GLOCESTER — Former Glocester Police Chief Jamie A. Hainsworth was officially sworn in Monday as the U.S. Marshal for Rhode Island.
The swearing in, which came more than a year after being nominated and confirmed, took place in U.S. District Court, Providence, at a ceremony attended by more than 200 area police chiefs, law enforcement officials and politicians, including Gov. Lincoln Chafee, and U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Jack Reed (D-RI).

Read more in our print edition.

Ribbon cut on Uxbridge High School

August 20, 2012

UXBRIDGE — Town and state leaders joined hundreds of residents here Monday for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly constructed Uxbridge High School.
The ribbon cutting was followed by a five-hour open house and tours of the new school, located at 300 Quaker Highway.

Cory E. Gaudet

August 20, 2012

Cory E. Gaudet

BLACKSTONE, MA - Cory E. Gaudet 18, resident of Blackstone MA, passed away surrounded by his loving family August 19, 2012 at his home after a courageous battle with his illness. He was the loving son of James & Teresa (Lamoureux) Gaudet.
Cory graduated this year from the Blackstone Millville Regional High School; he had a passion for fishing, camping, baseball, and skating.

Laurent N. Ouellette

August 20, 2012

Laurent N. Ouellette

MANVILLE - Laurent N. Ouellette, 91, of Sayles Hill Rd., Manville, died Monday at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence. He was the husband of Annie (Pandolfi) Ouellette. They were married on October 18, 1952.
Born in Fall River, he was a son of the late Joseph Pierre and Albertine (Caron) Ouellette.
He was a resident of Manville for most of his life.

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