June 14th, 2011
BURRILLVILLE â€” Calling it an important next step toward potential regionalization, the Town Council has signed the second part of a four-town intermunicipal agreement that will see Burrillville, North Smithfield, Smithfield and Glocester sharing equipment and personnel in an effort to help those communities reduce costs.
PROVIDENCE â€” Christopher Callaci never met a necktie he didn't like. He just doesn't like wearing them.
The lawyer for the union that represents nurses and other health care workers at Woonsocket's Landmark Medical Center keeps his ample collection draped over the door of his office, located in a onetime funeral parlor in this city's gritty North End.
With a sliver of crew-neck T-shirt showing through his unbuttoned dress collar, Callaci seems too big for this cluttered workspace, awash in helter-skelter piles of bulging, oxford-brown legal dossiers and loose papers in search of a clip.
PROVIDENCE â€” It was a match made in heaven (or, more accurately, the Statehouse): Rhode Islanders love the Boston Red Sox and are famously crazy about their license plates. Now they can have the best of both worlds.
Accompanied by Bosox President Larry Lucchino and legislative leaders on Monday, Gov. Lincoln Chafee visited Hasbro Childrenâ€™s Hospital Monday to sign legislation creating special green license plates patterned after Fenway Parkâ€™s Green Monster and carrying the Red Sox logo next to the plate number.
PROVIDENCE --- The Division I state title will come down to one game.
Cumberland High scored early and often and senior ace pitcher Bethany Paul continued her postseason brilliance on the mound in Mondayâ€™s championship round against Mount St. Charles Academy at Rhode Island College.
And the final result was a surprisingly-lopsided 15-3 conquest by the fourth-seeded Clippers that not only dealt the ninth-seeded Mounties their first loss of the double-elimination tournament, but set up tonightâ€™s 8 p.m. winner-take-all clash back at RIC.
Helen J. Sikonski
NEWPORT- Helen J. (Mostek) Sikonski, a resident of the Forest Farm Health Care Center in Middletown passed away peacefully on Friday at the Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Edward Sikonski.
Born: June 28, 1921 in Woonsocket she was the daughter of the late Stanislaus & Aniela (Struzik) Mostek, she resided in Bellingham, MA. most of her life before moving to Newport 15 years ago.
Violet A. St. Germain
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Violet A. (Saucier) St. Germain, 74 of St. Paul St. died Sunday in Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of Aldor J. St. Germain for 56 years.
Born in Upton, MA a daughter of the late Harry and Blanche Rose (Blanchard) Saucier, she resided in North Smithfield for the past forty five years.
Mrs. St. Germain was a machine operator for Polytop Manufacturing Co. for twenty years before retiring twenty years ago.
Paul J. Stone
MILLVILLE, MA- Paul J. Stone, 61, of Millville, passed away on June 4th at home. He was the husband of the late Gail (Hem) Stone.
Born: July 6, 1949, he was the son of the late Raymond & Stasia (Korzeniowski) Stone, he resided in Millville for many years.
Paul was employed as a sub station maintenance foreman for the former MA. Electric Co. which is now National Grid. He was a United States Navy Veteran during the Vietnam Era.
Anita Eva Benzino
DEBARY, FLORIDA- Benzino, Anita Eva (Richard), age 87 of Debary, Florida passed away on June 11, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, RI she was the daughter of the late Walter D. and Marie R. (Allain) Richard.
She was raised in Bellingham, MA. Anita was united in marriage to Ralph Benzino on November 15, 1947. She was a retired Registered Nurse and a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church.
CUMBERLAND- Harold Golden, 99, of Mendon Rd., died Saturday, June 11, 2011 in Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Evelyn (Bernstingle) Golden, whom he married October 1, 1939.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Samuel and Sarah (Yaraus) Golden.
Mr. Golden was a Wool Waste Dealer with his father at Sam Golden & Son, Inc., Woonsocket, in which he would become President and carry on the family tradition. A member of Congregation B'nai Israel and formerly a member of B'nai Brith,
Leo N. Cote
WOONSOCKET- Leo N. Cote, 93, of Woonsocket, died Saturday at The Friendly Home. He was the loving husband of the late Jeannine B. (Durand) Cote.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Hidas and Albertine (Durand) Cote. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Cote was a WWII Army veteran. He served in the Pacific Theatre and was awarded the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with Bronze Star, American Defense Service Medal, and the Asiatic-Pacific-Theatre Campaign Medal.