March 19th, 2012
Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, center, leads a women's forum hosted by Congressman David Cicilline, left, at the Rhode Island Foundation in Providence Monday morning. Taking part in the forum before a packed room of 100 were Laurie White, Executive Director, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce; Elizabeth Burke Bryant, Executive Director, R.I. Kids Count; Constance Howes, president andCeo, Woman and Infants Hospital; Linda Newton, Director, Black Philanthropy Initiative; Deborah Gist, R.I.
WOONSOCKET- Judith Ann (Benson) McGarrigle, age 70, passed away on Friday March 9, 2012 at the Home and Hospice Care of R.I. with her loving family by her side. She was the wife of the late Joseph P. McGarrigle
Born in Milan, Tennessee, daughter of the late Ivan and Alma Jean (Crisman) Benson.
She worked in Food Service for RIARC for 18 years, prior to retiring.
Ruth T. Morin
BELLINGHAM- Ruth T. "Ruthie" (Hoyle) Morin, 84, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Milford Regional Medical Center with her loving family and best friends by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Philibert A. "Phil" Morin, Jr.
Born in Boston, MA on January 20, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Mary (McKenzie) Hoyle.
WARWICK â If nothing else, Sunday offered Rocco Baldelli a rare chance to partake in some deep-seeded reflection.
An intensely private sort, Baldelli more often than not comes across as a man of mystery rather than someone whoâs willing to lay all his cards on the table. Such an introverted/reclusive approach helped the Woonsocket native get through the turbulent times that arose during his career of seven major-league seasons, the belief at the time that the less the general public knew, the better.
As its highest ranking official and ambassador last year, George L. Glover III of Coventry, immediate past sovereign grand master of the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, unexpectedly found himself wearing another hat: Globe trotter.
Since his installation as sovereign grand master in August 2010, he's traveled to five continents, logging more than 75,000 miles of flight time winging off to far flung places like New Zealand and Australia.
If Woonsocketâs Andre Soukhamthath was looking to make his first full year as a professional mixed martial arts fighter a truly exceptional one, then heâs off to a brilliant start.
The electrifying bantamweight prospect kicked off the year by picking up his first pro victory on Feb. 3 with a second-round submission of Gilvan Santos before a large gathering of local fight fans at Twin River.
WOONSOCKET â The City Council has posted notice of a special meeting on Wednesday during which the panel will consider legislation empowering the city to pass a supplemental tax bill to help plug a $10 million hole in the School Department's budget.
Autumn Hughes, 5, of Cumberland, left, and Makayla Lorusso, 10, of Woonsocket, try on some St. Patrick's Day hats and beads at Party Town in Woonsocket Friday.
WOONSOCKET â The name of John Baccaire's company is Coventry Building and Wrecking, but he will tell you his business is actually just another way to recycle.
Baccaire and his daughter, Project Manager Kim Baccaire, have been busy this winter overseeing the ârecyclingâ of the former French Worsted Mill complex off Hamlet Avenue and have reached a milestone in the massive undertaking.
By JOSEPH B. NADEAU
WOONSOCKET â They had heard the stories about the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda and had even met a survivor who visited their school a year ago.
But a group of seniors from the high school now knows just reading about a defining moment in history, or researching media coverage about it, isn't enough to give true understanding of the impact it had on those experiencing it.