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June 18th, 2012

Budget panel OKs recall of teachers

June 18, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The state-appointed Budget Commission overseeing Woonsocket's finances unanimously voted Monday to approve the School Department's request to recall up to 63 teachers laid off earlier this year.
At last week's commission meeting, the panel had said it would delay a vote on the request until after the School Committee's official approval of the recall, which was to take place at a special school board meeting yesterday afternoon.

Rebecca Sadwin

June 18, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD - REBECCA SADWIN (Kilberg), 90, a lifelong resident of Rhode Island, died Saturday, June 16, 2012. She was the wife of the late Daniel Sadwin and the late Irving H. Rosenberg. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Zelda (DeSadnick) Kilberg.

Lucille R. Adam

June 18, 2012

WOONSOCKET - Lucille R. (Roberts) Adam, 90, of Woonsocket, RI formerly of Bellingham, MA, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 18, 2012 at The Friendly Home of Woonsocket with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Eugene Adam.
Born in Woonsocket on October 8, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Wilfed and Eva (Piche) Roberts.

Abraham George

June 18, 2012

CENTRAL FALLS - Abraham George, 92, of Blackstone Falls, entered into eternal life on Friday after an illness. He was the husband of the late Rose George.
Mr. George was born in Central Falls a son of the late Louis and Deba George. He had lived most of his life in the city until moving to Woonsocket 3 years ago. Mr. George had been employed at the former Texas Instruments for more than 25 years. Mr. George was an Army veteran of WW II.

Walter Hrossowyc

June 18, 2012

MANVILLE - Walter Hrossowyc, 99, a resident of the Holiday Retirement Home, passed away peacefully on Saturday with his wife by his side. He was the loving husband to Florence A. (Auclair) Poirier-Hrossowyc of Manville ,and the late Olga (Suptelny) Hrossowyc.
Born May 25, 1913 in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Michael & Tekla (Romanovich) Hrossowyc, he resided in No. Smithfield & Woonsocket for many years before residing at the Holiday.

Earl J. Gingras

June 18, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Earl J. Gingras 77, of Eddie Dowling HWY, died Friday at home. He was the husband of Jeannette (Bois) Gingras. Mr. Gingras was a laminator for the former Glass Craft Co. retiring in 1990. He was a Korean War era army veteran.

June 16th

The son becomes the father: Derwin and Mason Williams

June 16, 2012

What is the most important gift a father can give to his child?
If you answer unconditional love or a top-flight education, you’re right on target. What about providing a supportive and nurturing home life geared toward helping one’s offspring achieve their best? Can’t find fault with that, either.
Yet what if you were fortunate enough to have a father who could deliver on all those fronts and for good measure was a pro athlete? And what if you, his child, stood in a position where chasing after the identical great white whale of athletic prowess was not merely a possibility, but definite?

Soukhamthath delivers first-round TKO at Twin River

June 16, 2012

LINCOLN — For Andre Soukhamthath, Thursday afternoon’s frustration at the weigh-in was dwarfed by Friday night’s jubilation at the Twin River Event Center.
The Woonsocket bantamweight prospect delighted a strong gathering of local fans -- many of them sporting his new white ‘Asian Sensation’ fight t-shirt -- by notching the first knockout of his young career on the undercard of Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc’s “Proving Grounds” show.
Soukhamthath (now 2-1) spoiled the pro debut of Vinny Tisconie of Shrewsbury, Mass. by putting him away with a TKO just 2:06 into the fight.

N.S. gridders will appear in Capitol City All-Star Game

June 16, 2012

PROVIDENCE --- The recently-graduated seniors on the Central Falls and North Smithfield football teams put on their helmets and pads on Wednesday night and worked out together on the Northmen’s turf complex to prepare for one final game before officially turning the pages on their high school careers.
But if you’re thinking that final game they’re getting ready for is the 14th annual Governor’s Cup showdown – the one that pits Rhode Island’s top seniors against Connecticut’s finest 12th graders – on June 30 in Southington, Conn., think again.

Driver dies after crashing car during police chase

June 16, 2012

WOONSOCKET – A 33-year-old man suffered fatal injuries late Thursday night when the car in which he was fleeing police crashed into a tree at the corner of Grove and Blakeley streets.
The victim, identified in media reports as Anthony Lescarbeau of North Smithfield, was pinned in the wreckage of the red 1986 Ford Mustang GT and had to be extricated by rescue personnel using Jaws of Life equipment.

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