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December 14th

Rare territory for Mounties

December 14, 2011

Here’s a look at the early state of affairs in hockey’s three divisions …
For most teams, a 1-2 start to a season usually doesn’t mean much. For Mount St. Charles fans, MSC’s 1-2 start has some of them reaching for the panic button, especially since the four-time defending champions haven’t began a Division I campaign with that mark since the mid-1970s.
Of course, two of their defeats have come to La Salle, which so far, looks like the team to beat. The Rams are 4-0, have outscored their opponents 27-4, and boast the division’s top three scorers.

Anita McGuire-Forcier to lead School Committee

December 14, 2011

WOONSOCKET — The School Committee named Anita McGuire-Forcier as its new chairwoman last night on a 4-0 vote.
Vimala Phongsavanh was named vice-chairwoman also on a 4-0 vote.
Veteran School Committeewoman Eleanor Nadeau, the longest-serving member of the panel, abstained from both decisions.

Schools submit deficit plan

December 14, 2011

WOONSOCKET — A spending freeze, a hiring freeze and the termination of the Feinstein Learning Academy for disruptive students are at the top of Schools Supt. Giovanna Donoyan’s list in a plan ordered by the state’s revenue director to eliminate a $2 million-plus deficit in the School Department’s 2011 budget.
Donoyan submitted the plan yesterday to State Revenue Director Rosemary Booth Gallogly and state Auditor General Dennis Hoyle, in keeping with the deadline laid down by the state officials during an emergency meeting Monday.

Robert F. Kaczor

December 14, 2011

Robert F. Kaczor

BLACKSTONE, MA- Robert F. Kaczor, 63, of Jefferson St., passed away on Monday at Milford Regional Medical Ctr. He was the loving husband of Suzanne (Daignault) Kaczor.
Born April 17, 1948 in Whitinsville, MA. He was the son of the late Frederick & Matilda (Gudanowski) Kaczor.
He resided in Blackstone almost all his life.
Robert was employed as a Mechanical Engineer for the Tegra Medical Co. in Franklin.
Besides his wife he leaves 3 Sons: James M., Brian M. & Steven M. Kaczor, a daughter Kristine E. Kaczor all of Blackstone, MA. Also 11 grandchildren.

Brian A. Dartt

December 14, 2011

Brian A. Dartt

NORMAL, ILL- Brian A. Dartt passed away suddenly on November 24, 2011 with his loving family by his side.
He was the son of the late Ernest Dartt.
He lived in Normal, ILL for two months, prior to moving to Illinois he was a lifelong resident of Millville, MA.
He served in the U.S. Army. He also worked for several years at Blue Lynx Co. in Bellingham, MA.

Man dies in Bellingham crash

December 14, 2011

BELLINGHAM — A 63-year-old Blackstone man was killed Monday in a two-car accident on South Main Street, across from the Bellingham Middle School, police said.
The victim, Robert F. Kaczor, of 1 Jefferson St., was taken by ambulance to Milford Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead following the 5 p.m. accident.
The crash occurred in front of Wenger’s Farm, at 1048 South Main St.

Thundermist relocates its maternity patients, Landmark fights back

December 14, 2011

WOONSOCKET – Landmark Medical Center is fighting back after a longstanding partner in the local health care scene decided to shift its maternity and obstetrics patients to Women & Infants Hospital in Providence.
The city hospital launched an advertising campaign to promote its in-house maternity and related services Tuesday, a day after Thundermist Health Center initiated the patient shift.
“We are marketing our services,” said Landmark spokesman Bill Fischer. “We’re advertising and continuing to reach out to the community about the quality of services we offer.”

December 13th

Lady Northmen edged by Shea, 36-30

December 13, 2011

PAWTUCKET – Short jumpers, three-pointers, lay-ups. It didn’t matter. No matter what North Smithfield tossed up in its Division III matchup with host Shea on Tuesday night, nothing seemed to fall.
When you are inside the small and always-boisterous confines of “The Cage” against a Raider defense that always seems to play their opponents tough, victories are hard to come by when you’re having an off-night from the field.

Iannetta can't wait to play for Angels

December 13, 2011

Chris Iannetta’s “Get Out of Jail Free” card arrived two weeks ago when the St. Raphael Academy alumnus was acquired by the Los Angeles Angels to be their everyday catcher.
Relocating from the Rocky Mountains that adorn Colorado to sun-splashed Southern California has already reaped one major benefit for the 28-year-old. Keep in mind that Iannetta has yet to suit up for his new manager, but that didn’t stop Mike Scioscia from lavishing praise upon his new catcher during last week’s winter meetings.

Aldor J. Lataille

December 13, 2011

Aldor J. Lataille

WOONSOCKET- Aldor J. "Al" Lataille, 80, of Thomas St. Woonsocket, died Monday afternoon at Rhode Island Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in an accident earlier in the day. He was the husband of the late Micheline F. (San Souci) Lataille.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Joseph and Aurore (Cote) Lataille. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Lataille was a veteran of the US Air Force serving during the Korean War.

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