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November 1st, 2012

Drug kingpin gets 25 years

November 1, 2012

WOONSOCKET — A homegrown kingpin of the crack cocaine trade drew 22 years of federal prison time when he was sentenced on drug-trafficking and conspiracy charges in U.S. District Court on Wednesday.
Robert O. Robinson, 30, was the leader and organizer of a drug-distribution network he ran out of Talu’s Cafe on Willow Street, federal prosecutors said.

Candidate makes use of Trump image

November 1, 2012

CUMBERLAND — Billionaire Donald Trump seems to be involved in almost everything these days — but the District 19 RI Senate race?
Yes, that too.
Democratic challenger Ryan Pearson sent out a mailing to voters in the district earlier this month, criticizing incumbent Republican Bethany Moura’s absences and missed votes in the last two years. On one side, the cardboard flyer said “If you missed work as much as Beth Moura…You’d be fired!” Below that was a picture of Trump, pointing an accusatory-looking finger, along with his signature line “You’re fired!” from his TV show “The Apprentice.”

Isabelle M. Bessette

November 1, 2012

Isabelle M. Bessette

WOONSOCKET- Isabelle M. (Michaud) Bessette, 102, Formerly of Harrison Ave., died Friday October 26, 2012 in the Ballou Home with her family by her side. She resided on Harrison Ave. for 71 years prior to living at the Ballou Home. She was the wife of the late Emile Bessette.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Eugene and Cordelia (Corignan) Michaud. She was the 7th, of 13 children.
Isabelle enjoyed quilting, cut away embroidery, loved the sport of baseball and was an avid Red Sox's fan.

Franklyn A. Hall

November 1, 2012

Franklyn A. Hall

BURRILLVILLE - Franklyn A. Hall, 57, of Pascoag, died Monday, October 29, 2012 at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA.
Frank was born in Providence and was the son of the late Robert J. and Katherine (Adams) Hall.
Frank worked as a Power Plant Operator at Zambarano Hospital of Pascoag for many years before retiring in 2004. He was a former member of the Wallum Lake Fire Dept. in Pascoag.

Richard A. Boucher

November 1, 2012

Richard A. Boucher

DOUGLAS- Richard A. "Dick" Boucher, 66, of Reid Rd. formerly of Uxbridge, died Wed. Oct. 31 at home after an illness.
His funeral arrangements with Jackman Funeral Home, 12 Spring St., Whitinsville are incomplete.
www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com

August Dellacona

November 1, 2012

August Dellacona

WOONSOCKET- August "Steve" Dellacona, 87, of Blackstone Street, Woonsocket, died October 31, 2012 at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Mary A. (Keegan) Dellacona and was born in Millis, MA, the son of the late Angelo and Julia (Ragna) Dellacona and has been a city resident for 54 years.
He worked for 37 years for the Kendall Company in Walpole, MA, retiring in 1983 as a Supervisor. Steve had served in the US Army during WWII.

John Francis Casserly III

November 1, 2012

John Francis
Casserly III

DOWNINGTOWN, PA- John Francis Casserly III, 72, passed away suddenly on Friday, October 26, 2012.
Born in Albany, NY, he was the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Skelly) Casserly.

October 31st

Patriots make quick work of Panthers in boys' soccer playoffs

October 31, 2012

LINCOLN — Davies Tech head coach Victor Oliveira usually has an inkling as to how his squad will execute prior to a contest. It’s based on collective attitude, and how they’re conducting themselves.
On Wednesday afternoon, he had no doubt.
Senior tri-captain Paulo Chavez and classmate Daniel Munoz each netted a pair of goals and junior Mauricio Agudelo chipped in a tally and two assists as the sixth-seeded Patriots walloped No. 11-ranked Johnston High, 7-0, in a R.I. Division III Tournament preliminary tilt.

Chamber hears Twin River pitch

October 31, 2012

LINCOLN – A confident John Taylor told the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce Wednesday that Twin River will “absolutely” be able to compete with the planned Massachusetts casinos if the ballot questions to allow table games at the casino are approved by voters next week.

Officials spar over future of ed panel

October 31, 2012

WOONSOCKET – The practice of voting for members of the School Committee will soon come to an end if voters approve a referendum question at the polls on Tuesday to make the panel’s members appointive.
Question 8 on the ballot would give the mayor the power to select members of committee subject to ratification of the City Council. That would make Woonsocket only the second city in the state where school committee members are appointed, after Providence.

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