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May 3rd, 2012

Pawtucket police kill Mass. man during car stop

May 3, 2012

PAWTUCKET(AP) — Pawtucket police say they were defending themselves when they killed a Massachusetts man who pulled a gun on them during a traffic stop.
Two police officers shot the man several times on Sherman Street shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities say they stopped the man because he appeared to match the description of a suspect wanted by Massachusetts state police for an assault with a firearm earlier in the day.

May 2nd

Hundreds rally in defense of memorial

May 2, 2012

WOONSOCKET — An atheist group from Wisconsin may want the World War I monument bearing a prominent Latin cross removed, but a throng of people rallied around the marker yesterday with another idea, expressed in thunderous enthusiasm.
“It’s staying where it is,” boomed Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio, former adjutant general of the Rhode Island National Guard. “It stays where it is, as it is, right here in the city of Woonsocket. A round of applause and cheers rose from the sea of faces as Centracchio’s voice boomed over a high-decibel PA system, “This is the line in the sand.”

WEB ONLY: Agent talks about Aaron Cook getting his shot with Boston and Youkilis landing on the disabled list

May 2, 2012

Call it a case of all’s well that ends well as Aaron Cook is officially a member of the Boston Red Sox.
Reached Wednesday night, Joe Bick, Cook’s agent, says he went ahead and filed the necessary “opt-out notification” paperwork shortly after the clock struck midnight and the calendar read May 2, one day following the May 1 opt-out clause that the veteran pitcher had written into the minor-league deal he signed back in January.

Rainville, Lawrence lead Novans past Northmen

May 2, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Skipper John Marsella refused to let junior Brandon Rainville step into the batter’s box after he suffered an injury to his right pinkie finger earlier in the season.
The hiatus: Two weeks, and Rainville was just itching to get back into the lineup.
“He took some swings (Tuesday) and he looked OK; he said he felt OK, so we let him hit (Wednesday),” Marsella stated. “Still, we batted him ninth (in the order) because we didn’t want him to have too many at-bats.”

Health panel gives preliminary nod to Steward

May 2, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Steward Health Care System surpassed a preliminary but important regulatory hurdle in its bid to acquire Landmark Medical Center Tuesday as a health department subcommittee recommended approval of the Boston suitor’s application to assume “effective control” of the hospital.
An eight-member subcommittee of the powerful Health Services Council voted unanimously in favor of Steward’s application after airing issues of Steward’s financial strength, quality of care and commitment to the needy during a series of earlier meetings.

Blanche Nault

May 2, 2012

Blanche Nault

WOONSOCKET- Blanche Nault 86, of East School St. died Wednesday at the Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Walter Makolandra and Roland Nault.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Cordelia (Chamberland) Beland. Mrs. Nault was an assembler for AT Cross for fifteen years before retiring in 1989.

Ronnie L. McKeage

May 2, 2012

Ronnie L. McKeage

BELLINGHAM- Ronnie L. McKeage, 48, of Bellingham, MA passed away at home on Saturday, April 28, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Margo (Deschamps) McKeage.
He was the loving father of Jason Deschamps and his wife Melissa of Woonsocket, RI; and his cherished grandsons Jason Deschamps, Jr. and Andrew Deschamps.

May 1st

N.E. title bout with local flavor comes to Twin River

May 1, 2012

PROVIDENCE — It seems like almost yesterday, but it was on Oct. 14, 2006 when Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc. presented a marquee intracity duel between Providence super middleweights and bitter rivals Peter Manfredo Jr. and Joe “The K.O. Kid” Spina that generated a ton of buzz across the state and packed the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

Police foil high school robbery

May 1, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Police surprised two masked men as they were lugging computers out of Woonsocket High School through a smashed window early Sunday.
One of the suspects escaped after scaling a fence, but another was captured after a foot chase. Police also recovered about $12,000 worth of computer equipment the alleged intruders had removed from the school.
Maxwell A. Johnson, 19, was charged with breaking and entering in the nighttime with felonious intent and conspiracy to commit a felony.

Michigan man visits City Hall to give fund $1,000

May 1, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The monument defense fund hadn’t even been officially created yet, but Mayor Leo Fontaine accepted the first donation, hand-delivered, all the way from Spring Lake, Michigan.
“I really had no idea this was going to happen,” said Dennis Masson, as he wrote a check for $1,000 to the fund at City Hall yesterday afternoon.

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