July 30th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â€” Boston-based Steward Health Care System now has until Aug. 31 to close on the sale of financially-troubled Landmark Medical Center and Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island.
In a statement released late Monday, Amy Kempe, spokeswoman for State Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, said Steward Health Care's request to waive Kilmartin's condition that the closing on the sale take place 60 days from the date of his May 25 decision to approve the sale was â€śdenied.â€ť
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WOONSOCKET- Jacqueline A. (Caouette) Chamberland, 55, of Transit St., Woonsocket, died July 25, 2012 at home. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Cecile R. (Trudell) Godin and her husband Roger of Cumberland and the late Maurice A. Caouette.
James J. Lavallee
BURRILLVILLE- James J. Lavallee, 62, died Friday July 27, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. Resident of Mowry St. Harrisville, he was born in Providence, son of Joyce H. (Riley) Lavallee of Harrisville and the late Normand Lavallee.
He worked as a Bar tender for the former Pascoag Cafe and also worked in Construction for many years. A graduate from Burrillville High School he played hockey, baseball and football. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in Vietnam.
Besides his mother James is survived by a brother Dennis Lavallee of Harrisville.
WOONSOCKET- Ralph Begin, 70, of Manville Rd. died Wednesday June 18, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Rodolpha and Jeanne (Leroux) Begin.
Mr. Begin served the Library Board of Trustees, the Zoning Board and the Board of Tenant Affairs, all in Woonsocket.
Funeral Services and burial will be private.
WOONSOCKET- Omer LaRose 82, of Estes St. died Sunday, July 22, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Patricia (Dilloyen) LaRose.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Henry and Elodia (Lagace) LaRose.
Mr. LaRose was a United States Air Force Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.
He worked as a custodian for the Woonsocket School System for fifteen years prior to retiring.
He was a member of the Italian Workingmen's Club.
Besides his wife Patricia, he is survived by several nieces and nephews.
WOONSOCKET- Jeannette N. (LaSalle) Tellier Lanowy, 69, of Woonsocket, died July 25, 2012 in Trinity Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late William Lanowy and the late Robert W. Tellier. Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late William and Blanche (Guerard) LaSalle.
Jeannette was a communicant of St. Agatha's Church. A lifelong resident of Woonsocket, she worked for many years at local factories, including The Woonsocket Rubber Company, Bonin Spinning, and ACS Industries.
WOONSOCKET â€” The possible closing of Fifth Avenue Elementary School presented by School Superintendent Giovanna Donoyan drew loud objections from city parents, teachers, and support staff back in April. It was put off at that time due to overwhelming opposition.
But the small elementary school in Fairmount could be closed nonetheless when the state Budget Commission running city affairs considers a final 2012-13 budget at either its Monday or Thursday session.
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WOONSOCKET â€“ Police took a bite out of illegal drug sales this past week, executing search warrants that resulted in the arrests of two city men on drug distribution charges.
Police seized two bags of marijuana, a quantity of Hashish, and 20 pills of oxycodone during the Special Response Team raid at 25 and 27 Founders St. early Thursday morning, according to Det. Thomas Beargeon.
The SRT team made an entry at the apartment at 7:10 a.m. and found several adults and three children inside.
WOONSOCKET â€“ National Night Out will take place at River Island Park on Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The event, which takes place in cities and towns all over the country, is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). It is co-sponsored by the Woonsocket Police Department and Woonsocket Safe Communities.
National Night Out was conceived as vehicle for law-abiding citizens to tell criminals to get out of town.