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April 7th, 2012

Schools mull policy rollbacks

April 7, 2012

WOONSOCKET – The School Committee will consider toughening requirements for a passing grade and attendance in local schools when the panel meets on Wednesday.
School Committeewoman Vimala Phongsavanh is proposing that the committee raise a passing grade to 70, the requirement that had been in place until the committee voted last year to lower it to a grade of 60 as a way to retain more at-risk students in school.
The committee, at that time, also modified the penalties for absenteeism for similar reasons.

C-3 center a ‘fitting tribute’ to Longtin’s dedication to city

April 7, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Think of a place where a young person can get help with their homework from a certified teacher, meet with friends in a safe setting and even spend a little time thinking about college or a future career.
If you are picturing an afterschool program at a local school, think again. It’s the new Mary A. Longtin C-3 (College, Community and Career) Center.
The center, which was dedicated Thursday afternoon, offers its visiting young people two classrooms and a computer center all created in a 3,500-square-foot former industrial building at 120 Northeast St.

Opening Day for East Wooonsocket Little League

April 7, 2012

During Saturday’s East Woonsocket Liitle League Opening Day parade, Logan Coles gives two thumbs up while marching with his Yankee teamates.

April 6th

Carlton, N.S. top Tedeschi, Burrillville, 1-0

April 6, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD — A couple of bunts and a couple of stolen bases decided the Division II-North’s best pitchers’ duel of the young season on Friday.
Jessica Tremblay’s safety squeeze bunt in the bottom of the third inning drove in Jamie LaFazia with the run that allowed North Smithfield sophomore Karissa Carlton to outduel Burrillville junior Cassidy Tedeschi and the host Northmen to squeak out a 1-0 victory that took 85 minutes to complete.

U.S. Attorney explains his stance on pot dispensaries

April 6, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Sometimes painted as the Molly Hatchet of the Rhode Island medical marijuana movement, putting the axe to the state’s three proposed compassion centers before they had a chance to open, U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha says he just wants to make sure everyone knows where his office stands on the issue so there will be “no surprises” when, and if, a dispensary opens up.

Cecile Bernard

April 6, 2012

Cecile Bernard

WOONSOCKET Cecile (Brodeur) Bernard, 82, of Woonsocket, died Friday, April 6, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of Rene G. Bernard whom she married April 30, 1955.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Alphonse and Clotilde (Poirier) Brodeur.
She lived in Woonsocket for most of her life.
She worked eight years as a house keeper for St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield, retiring in 1994.

Maria Josepha Giles

April 6, 2012

Maria Josepha Giles

WOONSOCKET- Maria Josepha (Postigo de la Flor) Giles, 82, of Woonsocket, died Thursday in Oakland Grove Health Care Center in Woonsocket. Born in Port of St. Mary, Spain, she was the daughter of the late Antonio Postigo Naranjo and Ana de la Flor Canas.
She came to the United States in 1969 with her son Jose, settling in Woonsocket in 1971.

Patricia Beaulieu

April 6, 2012

Patricia Beaulieu

PROVIDENCE- BEAULIEU, PATRICIA (Cunningham), 81, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at the Millbury Health Care Center.
She was the wife of the late Ernest A. Beaulieu, and the former wife of the late Angelo A. Notarantonio. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Walter and Lena (Auger) Cunningham.

Amelia M. Chartier

April 6, 2012

Amelia M. Chartier

WOONSOCKET- Amelia M. (Ionta) Chartier 94, died peacefully Sunday April 1, 2012 in the Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Alpherie Chartier.
Mrs. Chartier was born in Manchaug, MA, a daughter of the late John and Theresa (Cacciapuoti) Ionta.
She was a stitcher for the Ark Garment Co. for many years, retiring in 1966. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, bingo and bus trips to Atlantic City. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and sharing stories of the old days. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know her.

Senate panel gives Steward nod

April 6, 2012

PROVIDENCE – The Senate Health and Human Services Committee has scrapped a proposal to amend the 15-year-old Hospital Conversions Act and substituted language proposed by Steward Health Care that will facilitate its purchase of the troubled Landmark Medical Center.
The new version of the bill would eliminate the provision that a for-profit hospital corporation like Steward is prohibited from applying to buy a second hospital for at least three years after it acquires one.

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