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April 10th, 2012

Barbara J. Jolly

April 10, 2012

Barbara J. Jolly

Barbara J. Jolly, 65, of Burrillville, passed away at her home with her family by her side on Sunday, April 8, 2012. She was born September 2, 1946, daughter of the late James and Evelyn (Bouthillette) Morrison.

Amalia F. "Mully' (Frabotta) Halacy

April 10, 2012

Amalia F. "Mully'
(Frabotta) Halacy

Uxbridge- Amalia F. "Mully" (Frabotta) Halacy, 84, of Oak St. died Mon. April 9 at Milford Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. Her husband of 48 years Thomas E. Halacy Jr. died April 22, 1987.

Diane E. Luttrell

April 10, 2012

Diane E. Luttrell

WOONSOCKET- Diane E. Luttrell, 52, of Bernon St., Woonsocket, died peacefully on Good Friday, April 06, 2012 at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Elaine (Bertini) Luttrell. She remained a lifelong resident of Woonsocket.
Diane was a graduate of Woonsocket High School, Class of 1978. In her earlier year she was employed at Bancroft and later worked at Metal Bellows in Sharon, MA as a precision welder for many years.

Marie T. Erickson

April 10, 2012

Marie T. (Garrity)
Erickson

BLACKSTONE - Marie T. (Garrity) Erickson, 83, of Blackstone, died Wednesday April 4, 2012 in UMASS Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA. She was the wife of the late J. Vincent Erickson. Born in Worcester, MA she was the daughter of the late John and Georgette (Massey) Garrity.

Paul G. LeVasseur

April 10, 2012

Paul G. LeVasseur

CUMBERLAND- Paul G. LeVasseur, 80, a lifelong resident of Cumberland passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012 at home. He was the husband of Yvonne (Arnold) LeVasseur.
Born in Boston, he was the son of the late George and Robina (Fowler) LeVasseur. He was an army veteran of the Korean War.
Paul worked for many years at Cumberland Construction and recently for Arenco Construction in New Hampshire.

Andrew Miller poised to join PawSox after two successful rehab outings with Class A Greenville

April 10, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Finally, there’s some good news concerning Andrew Miller.
Barring any setbacks, the hurler expects to take the next step in his rehab and join the Pawtucket Red Sox at some point on the team’s upcoming nine-game road trip. Miller made his second of two appearances with Single-A Greenville Monday, seeking to build off of Saturday’s one-inning stint that featured no runs on two hits. He did just that, retiring all three batters he faced on two groundball outs and one strikeout.
“I felt healthy and that’s all I can ask for,” said Miller when reached Monday afternoon.

Public speaks out for Landmark

April 10, 2012

WOONSOCKET – A public hearing conducted by Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and the state Department of Health on the proposed acquisition of Landmark Medical Center by the Steward Health Care System of Massachusetts made one thing absolutely clear Monday-- area residents and public officials, Landmark's employees and most importantly its patients all want the 114-bed acute care facility and its Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island (RHRI) to remain open.

April 8th

Look out for all these softball teams this season!

April 8, 2012

If you had to count the number of softball teams in the Blackstone Valley who should post winning records this season, you’re definitely going to need every finger on your two hands to total them up.
First, you have to start with the region’s top three teams who play in arguably the toughest division in the state, the Division I-North circuit. Defending state champion Cumberland, two-time state finalist Mount St. Charles, and Lincoln all reside here and figure to be fiercely battling it out for first place once again this season.

April 7th

Schools mull policy rollbacks

April 7, 2012

WOONSOCKET – The School Committee will consider toughening requirements for a passing grade and attendance in local schools when the panel meets on Wednesday.
School Committeewoman Vimala Phongsavanh is proposing that the committee raise a passing grade to 70, the requirement that had been in place until the committee voted last year to lower it to a grade of 60 as a way to retain more at-risk students in school.
The committee, at that time, also modified the penalties for absenteeism for similar reasons.

C-3 center a ‘fitting tribute’ to Longtin’s dedication to city

April 7, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Think of a place where a young person can get help with their homework from a certified teacher, meet with friends in a safe setting and even spend a little time thinking about college or a future career.
If you are picturing an afterschool program at a local school, think again. It’s the new Mary A. Longtin C-3 (College, Community and Career) Center.
The center, which was dedicated Thursday afternoon, offers its visiting young people two classrooms and a computer center all created in a 3,500-square-foot former industrial building at 120 Northeast St.

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