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May 7th, 2012

Edward Tenczar

May 7, 2012

Edward Tenczar

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Edward Tenczar, 92, one of Greater Woonsocket's veteran photographers, of Smithfield Rd., died on Friday, May 4, 2012 at Overlook Nursing Home. He was the husband of Evelyn M. (Bailey) Tenczar, whom he married on June 23, 1946.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late John and Rozalia (Kwasnicka) Tenczar.

Cecile M. Girard

May 7, 2012

Cecile M. Girard

CUMBERLAND- Cecile M. (Pellitier) Girard, 89, formerly of Old Reservoir Road, passed away peacefully Friday in the St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Joseph P.C. Girard.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Emma Pellitier. She was a life-long resident of Cumberland.

Elizabeth Karakeian

May 7, 2012

Elizabeth Karakeian

BELLINGHAM- Elizabeth (Bedirian) Karakeian, 89, of Bellingham, died May, 4, 2012 in the Metro West Medical Center in Framingham. She was the wife of the late Nishian Karakeian who died in 2003. She was born in Boston daughter of the late Harry and Parinaz (Ouzounian) Bedirian and moved to Bellingham in 1949. She was a graduate of the Franklin High School class of 1940.
Mrs. Karakeian retired in 1986 from the Mass Mailing Service in Holliston where she was employed as a secretary.

Rose-Helene Klowan

May 7, 2012

CUMBERLAND- Klowan, Rose-Helene 92 died Friday May 4, 2012 at St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Alexander Klowan.
Born in Manville a daughter of the late Donat and Helena (Landreville) Raymond. She moved to Cumberland in 1951.
Mrs. Klowan was an office manager for the R.S. Electric Company.
She leaves one daughter Kathleen DiVeglia and her husband Joseph of Oxford, MA. two grandchildren Laura and Angela DiVeglia. She was the sister of the late Martha Franco and Montcalm Raymond.

May 6th

Woonsocket Health & Rehab opens assisted living unit

May 6, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Times never stop changing in the healthcare business, and the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center keeps changing along with them.
The latest update for the 262 Poplar St. facility is the creation of a new assisted living unit, designed to give comparatively healthy individuals a housing option that still provides the security of backup nursing care, if needed.

May 5th

N.S.'s Mercier earns First-Team GNAC honors at N.H.'s Rivier College

May 5, 2012

NASHUA, N.H. — North Smithfield native Marissa Mercier recently put the finishing touches on a tremendous junior season for Rivier College.
Mercier, who was a 2009 graduate and former standout at North Smithfield High, was named a First-Team All-Conference catcher in the GNAC (Greater North American Conference) after batting .450 (49-for-109) with eight home runs and 35 RBIs in 37 games for the Raiders.
She also had 17 doubles, 37 runs scored, 21 walks, 90 total bases, an .826 slugging percentage, and a .541 slugging percentage.

Japanese consulate general to help unveil ‘Hachiko’ May 19

May 5, 2012

The Japanese consulate general will visit Woonsocket on May 19 for a festive unveiling of a permanent statue of the legendary Japanese dog, Hachiko, in front of the city’s historic train depot.
Takeshi Hikihara’s diplomatic excursion is part of a broader celebration of the growing Cherry Blossom Festival in Pawtucket and Central Falls, where he also plans stops earlier in the day, says Robert Billington, executive director of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council.

Schools vote to rehire 350 teachers

May 5, 2012

WOONSOCKET – The school committee voted to rehire 350 teachers for the coming school year Thursday, but will wait until May 11 to begin consideration of the budget covering Fiscal 2013.
School Committee Chairwoman Anita McGuire-Forcier said the panel's 4-0 vote to rehire teachers who were given notices of possible layoff for the coming school year was only the first of what are likely to be many committee votes on the budget in the coming weeks. School Committeewoman Eleanor Nadeau did not attend due to illness, Forcier said.

May 4th

Red Sox' Kalish continues to stay positive on comeback trail; St. Raphael alum Chris Iannetta reflects on catching Jered Weaver's no-hitter

May 4, 2012

In the year-plus quest that has taken Ryan Kalish to the far reaches of dealing with injuries and back again, the Red Sox outfield prospect has learned that it’s best to not get his spirits up too much or sink too low. On the subject of looking ahead, i.e. placing a definitive date on when he might return to game action, Kalish prefers to stay in the moment.
When team officials inform Kalish that he’s passed every single checkpoint, only then will he be allowed to vacate the Fort Myers, Fla. premise that’s served as his holding cell for some time now.

Mounties rally to top Lions

May 4, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Two teams heading in opposite directions met up Friday with Mount St. Charles maintaining its winning ways courtesy of a come-from-behind 5-3 triumph at Lincoln High’s expense.
Now winners of three of its last four, MSC hung on a four-spot on visiting Lincoln in the home portion of the sixth, erasing what was a 3-1 deficit. The inning began innocently enough with Taylor Sutherland reaching on an error with Dan Glod singling to make it first and second.

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