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July 14th, 2014

Baldelli-Hunt wants budget board to override council decision on water plant

July 14, 2014

PROVIDENCE – Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt is asking the state-appointed Budget Commission to override the City Council’s decision to build a new $50 million water treatment plant on a 20-acre site off Jillson Avenue, a move she opposes.

During a hastily-called meeting at the state Department of Administration Monday morning, Baldelli-Hunt invited a consulting engineer from Camp, Dresser McKee and the former public works director, Alan Brodd, to make the case to the commission that another site, partially located in North Smithfield, is preferable.

Cumberland American captures District IV Major Division title in thrilling fashion

July 14, 2014

BURRILLVILLE — If you have a penchant for the dramatic, and you attended the Cumberland American-Lincoln All-Star Game on Monday night, your appetite was whetted.

In the end, Jayden Struble walloped a three-run home run to left field with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning to deliver to CALL a 9-6 walk-off victory over Lincoln at Sherman Park. With the triumph, Cumberland American not only captured the Rhode Island District IV Major Division crown, but also sealed a berth in next weekend’s state tournament in Bristol.

Gary G. Tessier

July 14, 2014

Gary G. Tessier

BURRILLVILLE - Gary G. Tessier 48, of Harrisville RI, passed away July 11, 2014 at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
He was born in Webster MA, a son of the late Henri Sr. & Rosalie (Martel) Tessier.
Gary worked for the Cumberland Farms, and previously worked as tech support for the CVS Co. He was a life long Burrillville resident, and was President of the social club at Ashton Court.

Janet F. Dore

July 14, 2014

Janet F. Dore

WOONSOCKET - Janet F. (Shanaman) Dore, 78, of Carnation St. passed away Sunday in the Oakland Grove Nursing Center, Woonsocket. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert Dore Jr.
Born in Myerstown, PA she was the daughter of the late Richard and Sara (Hawk) Shanaman. She resided in Woonsocket for the past 15 years and previously lived in Manville for 10 years. She had studied music at the New England Conservatory and loved playing the piano.

Ernest E. Sauvageau

July 14, 2014

Ernest E. Sauvageau

WOONSOCKET - Ernest E. Sauvageau, 90, of Woonsocket, died Monday, July 7, 2014 in the Friendly Home. He was the husband of Cecile J. (Daignault) Sauvageau. Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Alfred and Edith (Woodward) Sauvageau.
Ernest was an experimental machinist for Dennison Manufacturing, Framingham for 25 years, retiring in 1986. He was a communicant of St. Charles Church, a member of the Park View Social Club and the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers Union.

Paul A. Morel

July 14, 2014

Paul A. Morel

CUMBERLAND - Paul A. Morel (Moe) 75, of Cumberland, and formerly of Mendon Rd. Woonsocket, died Saturday at Philip Hulitar Center. He was the beloved husband of Marcelle "Marcy" (Jolicoeur) Morel. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Dolor and Emma (Paul) Morel. He was a 1956 graduate of Mount St. Charles Academy.

Lydia Torres

July 14, 2014

Lydia Torres

WOONSOCKET - Lydia Torres 74, of Roberta Ave. died Friday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of Juan E. Torres Gomez whom she married in Rio Piedros, Puerto Rico in February of 1967. Born in Adjunta, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Raphael Quiles and Gloria Maria Natal.
Lydia worked as a DCYF certified child care assistant for Belisle Home Day Care in Woonsocket for eight years. She was a very active volunteer and teacher in her church. Lydia was a loving wife, mother, sister, and aunt and will be sadly missed by all.

Wallace Holt

July 14, 2014

Wallace Holt

COREA, ME - Wallace Learned Holt, 84, of Corea, Maine died peacefully on June 14, 2014 in Millbridge, Maine. He was the husband of Marjorie (Forsythe) Holt. Born in Woonsocket, the son of the late Wallace Sumner Holt and Amy (Barker) Holt.
Wally left Woonsocket in 1948 to enter the US Marine Corps and served in the Korean War. He settled in Corea, Maine in 1974 and was a longtime employee of Northwest Airlines, retiring in 1992.

Mary Gauthier

July 14, 2014

Mary Gauthier

NO. SMITHFIELD - Mary Gauthier, 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield, R.I. Born in Fall River, Mass., she was the beloved daughter of Antonio and Maria Mello. Mary was always the apple of her father's eye, and why not? She was always a glass half-full person who loved people and was loved in return.

July 13th

History buffs pay tribute to 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis

July 13, 2014

LINCOLN – The grounds of Hearthside on Great Road were taken back to another era on Sunday, 1904 and its World Fair in St. Louis, to help raise funds for the historic town-owned property and its collections of local and state memorabilia.

Elizabeth Francis of the R.I. Council for the Humanities said her organization also supported the World’s Fair celebration at Hearthside and called it “a brilliant success.”

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WOONSOCKET – Members of the International Association of Firefighters Local 732 voted Friday to ratify a collective...
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WOONSOCKET – It was when a friend’s mother lost a fight with breast cancer that Sheri Delisle decided she wanted to do...

 

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