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September 1st, 2012

New shelter for homeless veterans

September 1, 2012

WOONSOCKET – A picturesque Victorian in the Globe section will become a new shelter for homeless male war veterans this fall.
Listed on the National and Rhode Island Registers of Historic Places as the Himes Getchell House, the 2½-story dwelling at 492 South Main St. was built in 1875 and will be rechristened the Ballou Harris House when it opens this fall, said Frank DiMaio of the Fogarty Center in North Providence.

August 31st

PawSox's Fields impresses with increased velocity

August 31, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Believe it or not, pitchers do gain velocity as the season deepens. In the case of Josh Fields, the spike in the right-hander’s radar gun readings have proven most dramatic – not to mention raise eyebrows.
These days a fixture in Pawtucket’s bullpen, Fields generally sits at 93-95 miles per hour with his fastball occasionally touching 96 mph.

Betty J. Desjardins

August 31, 2012

Betty J. Desjardins

PINEHURST, NC- Betty J. Desjardins, 84 of Pinehurst, NC died August 29, 2012 at her residence.
Inurnment will be held by the family at Pinelawn Memorial Park at a future date.
Born in Chicago, IL to the late Jesse and Elizabeth Fauth Bauer, she graduated from George Rogers Clark High School in Hammond, Ind. She married her husband Robert on January 14, 1967 in Honolulu, HI., and traveled extensively abroad with him during a 28 year military career. A staunch Republican, she held many state level positions in the Hawaii Republican Party.

August 30th

New principals for Pothier, Coleman

August 30, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Students at the Kevin K. Coleman and Gov. Aram J. Pothier elementary schools will see new faces in the Principals' office at their schools following action by both the School Committee and state-appointed Budget Commission.
The School Committee on Wednesday appointed Lisa Jacques, a veteran math teacher at the high school, to the vacancy at Coleman Elementary School and named Dr. Donna Raptakis, a Coventry School Department administrator and special education teacher, as principal of Pothier Elementary School by unanimous votes.

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City man injured in explosion

August 30, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Vapors from an adhesive product caught fire with an explosive flash that left one man injured at an East Woonsocket residence Wednesday night.
Firefighters said George Butts, 45, was installing a kitchen floor in his second-story apartment at 446 Cumberland Hill Road about 8 p.m. when the room was suddenly engulfed in flames.
“Tenants heard a loud bang,” said Capt. Michael Morin, deputy state fire marshal for the Woonsocket Fire Department. “There was definitely an explosion. The adhesive was all over the walls.”

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Lucien A. Dansereau

August 30, 2012

Lucien A. Dansereau

WOONSOCKET- Lucien A. Dansereau, 87, of Mendon Rd., died peacefully on August 29, 2012 in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Doris (Brissette) Dansereau of Woonsocket, whom he married May 21, 1949.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Henri and Matilde (Lapierre) Dansereau.

Skunk in bed leads to B&E arrest

August 30, 2012

PAWTUCKET — The blizzard of O'Neill and Mercer campaign signs covering District 3 says it all. What was a contentious race two years ago promises to be so again as incumbent City Councilor Christopher O'Neill fights off a challenge from opponent Terrence “Terry” Mercer.
With both O'Neill and Mercer running as Democrats, the District 3 contest is one of two City Council races that will be all but decided by the Sept. 11 Democratic primary. The primary will also be key in the District 1 race between Democratic incumbent David Moran and his challenger, fellow Democrat Michael Cassidy.

August 29th

Bogaerts impresses as 19-year-old Red Sox prospect

August 29, 2012

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – There’s a certain aura that surrounds those lauded as top prospects in the Red Sox farm system, and it only intensifies the higher they progress through the system.

AG gives Steward another extension

August 29, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Steward Health Care’s deadline for closing on the sale of Landmark Medical Center has been extended another month, until Sept. 30, but Attorney General Peter Kilmartin has made it clear he’s running out of patience.
In a letter written to Steward this week, Kilmartin’s office says further extensions of the closing deadline are contingent on continued good-faith negotiations between the for-profit hospital chain from Boston and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rhode Island.

Bernard R. Cyr

August 29, 2012

Bernard R. Cyr

BELLINGHAM- Bernard R. Cyr, 68, of Bellingham passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at home with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 40 years of Muriel S. (Tessier) Cyr.
Born in Woonsocket on March 12, 1944, he was the son of the late Robert J. and Florence (Boisvert) Cyr and step-son of the late Lillian (Blais) Cyr and Doris )Lataille Cyr.

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