June 25th, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€“ It was a day to say goodbye to another school year at Woonsocket High School Thursday but unlike his students, school psychologist Mark Kurtzman wonâ€™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.
CUMBERLAND â€“ 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 â€śmischaracterizedâ€ť the reasons for the dismissal of charges against Pineâ€™s client, Christopher Pascale, about two weeks ago.
GLOCESTER â€“ Members of Ponaganset High Schoolâ€™s Class of 2011 are setting out in life with a good understanding of what will face them in the years ahead.
There will be many successes and high points of happiness and also difficult times and feelings of loss.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A day after the governor vowed to protect accused killer Jason Wayne Pleau from a possible federal death penalty by holding him for prosecution on state charges, the attorney general released this bit of news: there are no state charges.
The state dismissed the murder case against Pleau after he was sentenced to 18 years for being in violation of his probation by allegedly shooting to death 49-year-old gas station manager David D. Main on Sept. 20, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin said in a statement released yesterday.
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Alan G. Fernandes
WOONSOCKET- Alan G. Fernandes, 49, of River St. died suddenly Tuesday June 21, 2011, after a unforeseeable accident, at a construction site in the City.
He was the husband of Sara J. (Conley) Fernandes.
Born in Woonsocket, son of Robert J. Fernandes, of Woonsocket, and the late Constance ( Turcotte ) Fernandes.
He worked as a forklift operator for CVS Warehouse for 20 years, and also for the City of Woonsocket.
Mary A. McGuill
NASONVILLE- Mary A. McGuill, 81, resident of Nasonville passed away June 23, 2011 at her home.
Loving wife to the late Edward H. McGuill.
Born Oct. 8, 1929 in Britton SD, a daughter of the late Alfred & Lydia (Schnabel) Johnson.
Mary was a secretary for the Burrillville School Department for many years; she was a lifelong Burrillville resident. She enjoyed traveling and working outdoors.
Emile P. Goyette
UXBRIDGE- Emile P. Goyette, 87, of High St. died Fri. June 24, at his home surrounded by his loving family. His wife of 56 years Theresa "Laura" (Graveson) Goyette died in 2007.
Miriam L. Baldwin
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Miriam L. (Baker) Baldwin, 82, formerly of Slatersville died Monday, June 20, 2011 in Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Pascoag. She was the wife of the late William B. Baldwin.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late James and Grace (Sugden) Baker.
She was a former member of the Slatersville Congregational Church.
She is survived by her son, Richard W. Baldwin of Slatersville. She was the mother of the late Harold A. Baldwin.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A city man was indicted Thursday on charges of repeatedly sexually assaulting a 25-year-old pregnant woman and then trying to persuade a witness to lie about the attack.
The Providence County grand jury charged Jason Nickerson, 30, with four counts of domestic first-degree sexual assault and attempting to procure perjury.
Nickerson is also charged with one count each of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of assault with intent to commit sexual assault.