September 28th, 2012
Yvette M. Belisle
WOONSOCKET- Yvette M. Belisle, 62, of Front St., Woonsocket, died Tuesday at home. She was the former wife of Linwood Brooks of Manville.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Therese (Lamoureux) Belisle.
She attended Holy Family School and remained a lifelong resident of the city.
Yvette was employed by Homefront Heath Care, Inc. for several years.
Peter P. Rowey
WOONSOCKET- Peter P. Rowey 71, resident of Woonsocket passed away September 26, 2012 at the Rhode Island Hospital.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Ralph Sr. & Mary (Higazy) Rowey.
Peter worked for Tanury Industries in Lincoln as a quality controller for many years; previously he worked for the former Miler Electric Co. He was a lifelong Woonsocket resident, he enjoyed history, science, reading, and working in his yard.
HOPEDALE, MA- Jean Paul Gilbert Laplume, 73, of Hopedale, MA, formerly of Bellingham, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Milford Regional Medical Center.
He was the beloved son of the late Ovila and Germaine (L'Heureux) Laplume.
Pauline V. Gagne
ALPHARETTA, GA- Pauline V. Gagne, 91, of Alpharetta, GA, formerly of Third Ave. Woonsocket, died September 22, 2012 at Halcyon House Hospice, in Atlanta, GA. She was the wife of the late Maurice L. Gagne.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Viola (Bouchard) Muron.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Landmark Medical Center has signed an asset purchase agreement (APA) with Prime Healthcare Services of Ontario, Calif, after Boston-based Steward Health Care withdrew its offer for the troubled city hospital.
If the name sounds familiar, itâ€™s because Prime Healthcare was one of the four hospital entities that bid on Landmark after its first suitor, the now-defunct Caritas Christi network, backed out in late 2010.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia can look at Ryan Lavarnwayâ€™s quest to become a fulltime catcher and say that not much time has elapsed since the former was in the latterâ€™s shoes.
A coordinatorâ€™s duties seem to be the attention grabber on a rĂ©sumĂ©, the kind that allows a deserving candidate to push to the top of the list whenever head coaching opportunities surface.
BURRILLVILLE â€” Mere seconds after Burrillville High had sailed to a 4-0 Division II-North victory over Cranston East on Thursday afternoon, players â€“ as is standard fare â€“ walked the sideline closest to the team benches and issued other high-fives while stating over and over â€śGood game.â€ť
When it got to the head coaches, the Broncosâ€™ Susan Burgess looked at the Thunderboltâ€™s Sarah Knowlton and offered something undecipherable.
Burgess then placed her arm around her and grinned, and Knowlton responded with a smile before the two embraced right at the midfield stripe.
WOONSOCKET â€” City residents should not get their hopes too high for the return of a Wal-Mart store to Diamond Hill Road â€” at least not for now.
A Wal-Mart spokesman on Thursday said no decision has been made regarding the company's former store at Diamond Hill Road and the future use of the site is still under review.
PROVIDENCE â€” Democratic State Rep. Jon Brien of Woonsocket yesterday filed a federal complaint challenging the legitimacy of the candidate who defeated him in the primary, Woonsocket firefighter Stephen M. Casey.
Brien said Casey is in violation of a law known as the Hatch Act, which prohibits employees of state, county and municipal governments from engaging in partisan political activities if their employers receive federal funds.