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May 8th, 2011

Karl Allaire looks back on pro baseball career

May 8, 2011

WOONSOCKET – No regrets. No bitterness. No remorse.
Pride and a sense of accomplishment can remain intact even if the ultimate goal is never reached. No matter if he didn’t reach the sport’s ultimate holy grail after toiling for nine years in the minor leagues. Karl Allaire does not have a sense that something is missing, that somehow his career should have “incomplete” rubberstamped on it because he never reached the majors. The Woonsocket native can look back in earnest and take comfort that he put his best foot forward, that he gave it his best shot.

Woonsocket High takes bio-tech leap

May 8, 2011

WOONSOCKET — In an era when the only talk about education seems to focus on ways to cut back, science teacher Claire Laquerre has somehow found a way to improve the science classroom facilities used by students at the high school.
Laquerre and a team of willing volunteers, both staff and students, yesterday unveiled a new bio-technology lab that they admit was put together with a little begging and a little borrowing.
The in-house renovation project also benefitted from some in kind contributions by Laquerre herself and other members of the Science Department.

Foster parenting means opening your heart, home

May 8, 2011

WOONSOCKET - Zinnia N. Gonzalez believes the three qualities one needs to have to be a good foster mother are patience, love and understanding.
If you have those, she says, and you're willing to open your heart and home to a child with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities or a child who’s been abused and neglected, it might just end up being the most rewarding experience of your life.
Gonzalez, 32, is single and has lived in Woonsocket for 14 years. She works full-time for a bank in Medfield, Mass., and she owns her own home on Social Street.

May 7th

Locals shine at Schomp meet

May 7, 2011

WOOD RIVER JUNCTION – It was a day of reckoning for local athletes at the Schomp Invitational, held Saturday at Chariho Regional High School.
The Woonsocket duo of Jalen Evans and Jessie Charette placed in multiple events, Evans finishing first in the 100-meter dash (11.40 seconds) while Charette was tops in the triple jump (44 feet, 1 inch). Ponaganset’s Luke Jaffa leaped a meet-best 12-8 to cop the pole vault as the Chieftains captured the boys’ team title with 55 points.

May 6th

HANDIWORK

May 7, 2011

Bob Billington, left, president of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, gets a lesson in creating dough figurines by Taiwanese artist Chun-Te Wu during a daylong apprenticeship Thursday for Beacon Charter High School for the Arts in Woonsocket. The dough is made from a mixture of rice and flour, kneaded together, cut, and colored to shape
animals, flowers and figurines. It is a folk tradition in Taiwan. Forty-five students were selected to take part.

Main's alleged killer gets 18 years for probation violation

May 7, 2011

WOONSOCKET – A Providence man accused in the robbery and shooting death of gas station manager David D. Main outside Citizens Bank last fall has been sentenced to serve 18 years for violating his probation in connection with prior armed robberies.
Pleau, 33, was the gunman in a three-way conspiracy to the rob Main, 49, as he was depositing receipts from the nearby Shell station where he worked on Sept. 20, according to federal prosecutors.

Woonsocket jolts Johnston

May 6, 2011

WOONSOCKET –Facing unbeaten Johnston High on Friday, Woonsocket coach John Marsella couldn’t have asked for a better effort from his squad on a windy afternoon at Barry Field.
The Villa Novans had timely hitting, a strong outing from lefthander Brandon Perrico and some top-notch defensive plays.
They even had a controversial, game-ending double play go their way.
All those positives added up to a big win for Woonsocket as it handed its Division II-North rival its first loss of the season with a 5-4 victory.

Faith E. Weekly

May 6, 2011

PASCOAG- Faith E. Weekly, 11, of East Wallum Lake Road, Pascoag, lost her life long battle with cancer on May 4, 2011 at home surrounded by her family.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Sean C. Weekly and Debra L. Wright.

Claudette Kemp

May 6, 2011

Claudette Kemp

LAS VEGAS, NV- Claudette Kemp, 72, daughter of Jeanette & Arbea Gouin, born in Woonsocket, RI, October 8, 1938, passed away March 22, 2011 at her home in Las Vegas, NV from a bout with cancer.

Joseph George Savard

May 6, 2011

Joseph George Savard

NO. SMITHFIELD- Joseph George (Sonny) Savard 75, resident of No. Smithfield RI died surrounded by his family at his home. Husband of the late Lucille (Beauregard) Savard.
Born in Woonsocket RI, a son of the late George & Jeannette (Belair) Savard.

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