November 8th, 2012
BLACKSTONE â€” Former Blackstone Selectman Robert J. Dubois Tuesday lost his election bid for state representative of the 8th Worcester District after incumbent Republican state Rep. Kevin Kuros won re-election to the seat by a vote of 10,475 to 9,972. Dubois, a Blackstone Democrat, lost the seat by a margin of 503 votes.
WOONSOCKET â€” A legislative crackdown on pit bull dogs has been tabled by the City Council, which now says it wants to work more closely with pet owners to address growing concerns about the burgeoning population of the controversial canines.
City Council President John Ward, who proposed curbs on the dogs that mirror those in effect in Pawtucket for several years, says the council might have to be a little more creative to find a solution that balances the interests of responsible pet owners and the need to protect the public from vicious dogs.
KINGSTON --- After handing Mount St. Charles its most lopsided defeat of the regular season, Coventry found a way to deal the Mounties an agonizingly close loss on Wednesday night in the Division I semifinals.
Owners of a 14-13 lead in a back-and-forth fifth and deciding game, the Mounties were unable to tally the magical 15th point that would have sent them to Saturdayâ€™s 5 p.m. championship match back at URIâ€™s Keaney Gym.
PAWTUCKET â€” The defending Governorsâ€™ Cup Champion Pawtucket Red Sox will play their 2013 home-opener at McCoy Stadium on Thursday, April 11 against the Rochester Red Wings at 7:05 p.m.
The PawSox 2013 season will actually start one week earlier on April 4th when they play the inaugural game at the newly-renovated PNC Field in Moosic, PA against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Erica L. Bleakney
MENDON, MA- Ms. Erica L. Bleakney, 42, of Mendon MA, died early Monday morning (November 5, 2012) at her residence surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Erica was born in Trenton NJ, the daughter of Kenneth M. and Ruth Anne M. (Hutchison) Bleakney. She was a graduate of Mt. St. Charles Academy, Class of 1988. Erica also attended Northeastern University and was a graduate of West Chester University, located in West Chester PA.
RIPTA riders wait for their bus as the first snowflakes of the season begin falling in Woonsocket Tuesday. A Winter Weather Advisory was posted by the National Weather Service for northwest Rhode Island forecasting 1-4 inches of snow before changing to freezing rain and rain Wednesday night.
Jeannette P. Bouvier
LINCOLN- Jeannette P. Bouvier, 91, of Sayles Hill Rd. formerly of Main St. Honora Lippitt, Woonsocket, died Tuesday November 6, 2012 in the Holiday Nursing Home.
Born in Grafton, MA. daughter of the late Albert C. and Antoinette (Belanger) Bouvier.
Jeannette worked as an assembler for U.S. Rubber for 22 years and also for Hasbro, and American Tourister, before retiring.
NORTH SMITHFIELD-, Edith, 87, formerly of North Smithfield, died Monday. She was the widow of William L. Walker and James F. Reynolds, mother of Sybil, Michael, Chester and Robert Walker, Linda Rothwell and Cindy Walker-Gingell and the late Randy Y. Walker.
Committal service Friday at 11am at Highland Memorial Park, One Rhode Island Avenue, Johnston. Visitation Thursday 4-7pm in the ANDERSON-WINFIELD Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville.
For complete obituary please visit www.andersonwinfield.net
PROVIDENCE â€” Freshman Democratic Rep. David Cicilline held off first-time Republican candidate Brendan Doherty in Tuesday's election, notching an easier-than-expected victory against the former head of the state police.
Republicans believed they had their best shot in two decades at winning a U.S. House seat from the heavily Democratic state, and both national parties poured money into TV attack ads, making for one of the ugliest races in Rhode Island in years. The last time a Republican was elected to the House from Rhode Island was in 1992.
WOONSOCKET â€” House aspirant Stephen Casey and incumbent Reps. Robert Phillips and Lisa Baldelli Hunt were all winners last night, but the biggest loser of all wasnâ€™t a person.
It was an institution: The School Committee.