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June 27th, 2011

Albert R. Gagnon

June 27, 2011

Albert R. Gagnon

STUART, FL- ALBERT R. GAGNON, 75, died Sunday, June 26, 2011 at Martin Memorial Medical Center in Stuart.
Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, Albert was a resident of Jensen Beach, FL for 8 years, coming from Millville, MA.
Before retiring, he worked at BJs Wholesale Club in Quality Control in Warehouse, MA.
Albert served during the Korean War in the United States Marine Corp.

Eugene Dufault

June 27, 2011

Eugene Dufault

WOONSOCKET- Eugene Dufault 86, of Morton St. died Thursday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Wilfred and Clara (Rousseau) Dufault.
Mr. Dufault was a card tender for the former French Worsted Co. for many years. He was a WWII Army Air Force veteran, and an avid fisherman and hunter. Mr. Dufault loved to walk, and did so every day for the past thirteen years accompanied by his sister along the streets of Woonsocket.

Ronald A. Lussier

June 27, 2011

Ronald A. Lussier

WOONSOCKET- Ronald A. Lussier 91, of Diamond Hill Rd. died Sunday at St. Antoine Residence. He was the husband of Vivian (Labonte) Lussier.
Born in Danielson, CT, he was a son of the late Amidee and Mary Jane (Bouley) Lussier.

June 26th

New England Country Club is a hidden jewel

June 26, 2011

BELLINGHAM – New England Country Club is a hidden jewel among public golf courses in the Blackstone Valley.
“We’re located just on the edge of Woonsocket,” said golf pro Mark Copithorne. “In fact, part of our second hole is in Woonsocket, behind the Sears store on Diamond Hill Road. When I first came here, I couldn’t believe you could be driving through Woonsocket and then within three blocks you are in this wooded area where a championship course was built.”

Burrillville police officers promoted

June 26, 2011

BURRILLVILLE — A swearing-in ceremony was held Wednesday for four police officers promoted as part of a major reorganization of the Burrillville Police Department, according to Police Chief Bernard E. Gannon.
The officers were sworn-in before the Burrillville Town Council by Municipal Court Judge Joseph Carroll.
Promoted were:
• Lieutenant Lareto P. Guglietta Sr. to the rank of major. He will also serve as the department's executive officer and commander of field operations.

June 25th

N.S. Town Council to take action on FY ’12 budget

June 25, 2011

NORTH SMITHFIELD — Now that residents have had the opportunity to offer input on the proposed FY 2012 $33.9 million town operating budget, it's time for the town council to take action.
The council is slated to adopt the spending plan at a meeting scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Kendall Dean School auditorium on Green Street. The council will review the proposal and will either accept or make changes for final adoption.

Lincoln Little League rolls past East Woonsocket in district opener

June 25, 2011

LINCOLN — If Lincoln was playing nervous during Saturday’s District 4 tournament opener, it sure didn’t show.
The perennial power looked right at home – literally and figuratively – in coasting to a 10-0 mercy-rule victory over East Woonsocket at Hien Field, the first of four pool play games for each team.
Seeking its 16th District IV title in the past 21 years, a stretch of dominance that dates back to 1991, Lincoln pounded out eight hits and capitalized on sloppy defense from East Woonsocket, which committed five errors.

BMR alum relects on field hockey experience in Australia

June 25, 2011

BLACKSTONE — With its beautiful scenery along with its koala bears and kangaroos, Ashley Caouette always wondered what it would be like to study abroad in Australia.
In her three years at Bridgewater State University, Caouette never got that opportunity.
She never got the opportunity to get to the “Down Under” as a student, that is.

Kurtzman retires after 33 years in school system

June 25, 2011

WOONSOCKET – It was a day to say goodbye to another school year at Woonsocket High School Thursday but unlike his students, school psychologist Mark Kurtzman won’t be returning when school resumes in the fall.
After 33 years with the local department, Kurtzman has made that often-difficult decision to put an endpoint on a career in education. He is among a class of 24 retirees district-wide, but is the only staff member leaving the high school this year as a result of retirement.

Pine disputes AG's version of home invasion case

June 25, 2011

CUMBERLAND – A former attorney general took issue with the current AG over the handling of charges stemming from a home invasion at the former town building inspector's residence.
Jeffrey Pine, now a lawyer in private practice, said Attorney General Peter Kilmartin's press aide “mischaracterized” the reasons for the dismissal of charges against Pine’s client, Christopher Pascale, about two weeks ago.

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