November 4th, 2010
Robert J. Wisniowski
NORTH UXBRIDGE- Robert J. Wisniowski, 63, of William Ward St. died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010 in the St. Camillus Health Care Center, Whitinsville.
Mr. Wisniowski was employed for the Stop & Shop in Bellingham for 11 years.
He was born Feb. 3, 1947 in Pawtucket, RI, the son of the late John S. and Eleanor N. (Stankiewicz) Wisniowski. He was a graduate of Uxbridge High School, Class of 1964 and had attended Becker Jr. College in Worcester.
WOONSOCKET- Roland E. Chamberland, 88, of 400 Mendon Rd., died Tuesday, November 2, 2010 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield. He was the husband of Doris A. (Brunetti) Chamberland whom he married May 11, 1946.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Fabien and Alexina (Bourque) Chamberland.
Thomas A. Gilman
WOONSOCKET- Thomas A. Gilman 65, of East School St. died October 18, 2010 at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Dorothy (Lamoore) Gilman.
Mr. Gilman was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Alvin and Irene (Ravenelle) Gilman.
He worked in various manufacturing companies.
Rita R. Wright
CRANSTON- Rita R. Wright, R.N., 89, died Sunday, October 31, 2010 at Village House in Newport. She was the beloved wife of the late Henry E. Wright.
Born in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Narcisse and Rosealba (Peloquin) Ducharme, she had lived in Cranston for over fifty years and was a summer resident of Jamestown for many years.
Mrs. Wright was a registered nurse who worked for the State of Rhode Island at the Institute of Mental Health and previously at the state hospital before retiring in 1981.
Joseph S. Wasilewski
WOONSOCKET- Joseph S. Wasilewski, 85, of Woonsocket, passed away on November 2, 2010 at Landmark Medical Ctr. He was the loving husband to Bertha (Swiech) Wasilewski.
WOONSOCKET â City officials released an accounting report this week that says the Woonsocket Education Department is capable of erasing a projected $1.5 million deficit without touching sports, music or academic programs, but Schools Supt. Robert Gerardi isn't so sure.
âTo me nothing is clear at this point,â said the superintendent. âIt's a good job by the auditors, but it might be overly optimistic.â
PROVIDENCE â Rhode Island has another Governor Chafee.
Independent Lincoln Chafee outpolled a seven-man field Tuesday to win the office his father, the late Sen. John H. Chafee, held more than 40 years ago. He is the first candidate to win the governorship as an Independent.
âRoger Williams would be proud,â Chafee said in his acceptance speech, referring to man who founded of the colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in 1663.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton won re-election easily Tuesday night and thanks to local voters, will also keep her job.
A ballot question that would have changed Hamiltonâs elected administratorâs post to a Town Council-appointed town manager was soundly defeated by local voters turning out at the polls, 2,980 opposed to 1,507 in favor.
The administrator proposal, Question 5, was most significant of a list of eight charter questions placed on the ballot. The remaining items covered largely technical and wording changes for the charter.
WOONSOCKET -- Last yearâs Division II Super Bowl championship season is a distant memory for players on the 2010 Woonsocket High squad.
âThatâs gone,â head coach Carnell Henderson admitted on Tuesday night. âWe were a senior-heavy team last year. The kids on this yearâs team feel like they were recipients of a championship last year. They want to win one for themselves.â
The Villa Novans are 5-1 with one game left in the regular season. That one loss came against unbeaten Tolman by a 6-0 score back in mid-September.
Based on their records and how theyâve played against their league opponents, the Division I semifinals should include top-seed Barrington and No. 2 Shea from Division I-East and third-seeded Bishop Hendricken and No. 4 seed La Salle from Div. I-South.