March 25th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â€” The School Committee appears headed toward another difficult session on Wednesday, this time for an expected debate on whether to seek a State Police investigation into its budgeting errors and a reported language lapse in a school department employment contract.
David D. Koohy's introduction to Kiwanis International came two decades ago when he volunteered to flip burgers and pour beers at the Kiwanis Club of Newport's food concession stand at the Newport Yachting Center.
The club members were so impressed with his enthusiasm, they invited him back to help out at the next waterfront festival.
Members of the Woonsocket High School Chorus, from left, Ebony Densmore, Christine Thompson, Brianna Tavares, Jacob Chippo, Alyson Picard and Devon Lee, rehearse one of the songs they will sing at the R.I. All-State Music Festival to be held Sunday at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence. Joining them will be Woonsocket Middle School student Emily Taft, not pictured. The festival, sponsored by the R.I. Music Educators Association, is a great opportunity for students to perform with some of the most talented musicians in the state.
PROVIDENCE â€“ On the order of a Superior Court judge, Landmark Medical Center and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rhode Island have agreed to enter mediation in attempts to settle their dueling lawsuits over reimbursements.
There are organizational meetings followed by player evaluations with a round of office powwows involving high-ranking team officials. Welcome to the portion of spring training where filling out minor-league rosters starts to take on a more serious tone.
PAWTUCKET â€” The desire to remain current with the times and create a setting thatâ€™s aesthetically pleasing to the eyes of those passing through the turnstiles at McCoy Stadium â€“ the members of the Pawtucket Red Sox front office continue to display a jewelerâ€™s attention to detail.
Ronald L. Pinette
WOONSOCKET- Ronald L. Pinette Sr. 85, died Friday March 16, 2012, in ST. Antoine Residence, with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Murielle (Malboeuf) Pinette.
Born in Biddeford, Maine, son of late Joseph and Rose (Boutin) Pinette.
He was Unites States Navy Veteran serving in WWII.
Mr. Pinette worked as a Freight Conductor for Conrail for several years prior to retiring.
He was a former member of Amvets Post 7, and the Elks BPOE # 850
Sharon M. Mancuso
WOONSOCKET- Sharon M. Mancuso 74, of St. Cecile Ave. passed away Tuesday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Michael Mancuso.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Frank and Olive (Andrews) Reed. Sharon was a homemaker and a devout catholic. She loved her cats and Archie comic books.
Lillian M. Laquerre
BLACKSTONE- Lillian M. (Delong) Laquerre, 89, of Blackstone, MA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the Beaumont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Northbridge, MA with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond J. Laquerre.
WOONSOCKET â€” After collecting national honors for her role as a Woonsocket High School science teacher, you wouldn't think Claire Laquerre would be worried about whether she might still have her job next year.