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July 9th, 2014

New RI law requires stringent background checks for firefighters

July 9, 2014

PROVIDENCE – A new General Assembly law signed by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee on July 3 is requiring municipal fire departments to conduct more extensive criminal background checks of new applicants for positions in their departments.
The new background check rules would also require the fire department employee candidates to have a fingerprint check done at their expense with the fingerprint records being destroyed immediately upon completion of the background check, according to the legislation.

David Gagnon

July 9, 2014

David M. Gagnon

PAWTUCKET - David M. Gagnon, 48, of Beecher St. died Saturday, July 5, 2014.
He was the husband of Robin (Harpin) Gagnon, of Pawtucket, R.I.
Born in Woonsocket, son of Jeannette (Desrochers ) Gagnon, of Woonsocket, and the late Robert L’Esperance
He was veteran of the United States Army.
David worked as a clerk, for Vieolia in Stoughton, MA. prior to becoming disabled.

Barabra J. Carter

July 9, 2014

Barbara J. Carter

BURRILLVILLE - Barbara J. (Pinchback) Carter, 86, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014. She was the husband of the late Dr. Ulysses T. Carter, Jr.
Visitation Sunday July 13, 2014 from 3-6pm,in the TUCKER-QUINN Funeral Chapel, 643 Putnam Ave. (Rt.44) Greenville. Her funeral will be held Monday, July 14, 2014 at 10am in the Chepachet Union Church, 1138 Putnam Pike, Chepachet.
Complete Obituary, visit TuckerQuinnFuneralChapel.com

Thomas V. Provencial

July 9, 2014

Thomas V. Provencial

CHEPACHET - Thomas V. Provencial, 67, of Chepachet passed June 21st.
Beloved son of
Giovanna
(Fiorillo) Sullivan and the late
Warren
Sullivan; loving husband of 44 years to Sharon (Moni) Provencial; father of Warren Joseph (Melissa); brother of Maureen Ayick; grandfather of 3 , Tom was a trucker for many years before retiring and he served his country Honorably in the US Army during the Vietnam era.
A Private graveside service with military honors prior to inurnment in the Veterans' Cemetery on Friday, July 11th, at 9:00 am

July 8th

Almeida spins no-hitter for Navigant in 4-0 win over Hurd

July 8, 2014

 
JOHNSTON – It’s considered a “no-no” for any teammates involved in a no-hitter to acknowledge it, but that’s just what Will Andino did before the bottom of the sixth inning on Tuesday night.
 

Reported kidnapping a hoax

July 8, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Local police, the FBI and the state police swung into action Tuesday afternoon after a reported child abduction, but it didn’t take them long to figure out it was all a hoax.
“We’re happy to report there was not an abduction at all,” Detective Sgt. Matt Ryan announced at a press conference about two hours later. “The story was fabricated by our witness.”
The investigation began about 12:30 p.m. after a juvenile reported seeing four men kidnap a young girl on Vose Street. Police wouldn’t say whether the witness was a boy or a girl.

Andre J. Kelleter

July 8, 2014

Andre J. Kelleter

WOONSOCKET - Andre J. Kelleter, 75, of Woonsocket, died Monday, July 7, 2014 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Gloria M. (Piette) Kelleter. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Julian and Christianna (Courchesne) Kelleter.
Andre was a truck driver for Branch Motors, Holmes Transportation and Ryder, retiring in 2003. He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church. Andre was a member of the Teamsters Union Local 170. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mildred A. Geter

July 8, 2014

Mildred A. Geter

WOONSOCKET - Mildred A. Geter, 62, of Main St. died Friday July 4, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center, with her family by her side.
Born , in Newberry, South Carolina, daughter of the late Malcolm and Lela Mae (Harmon) Jeter.
She was an active member of St. James Baptist Church.
She worked as a CNA at Landmark Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital, also for Beverage World Liquor Store, Miller Electric and Rosecraft.
Mildred, enjoyed being with her family and friends, cooking, baking and dancing.

J. Roger Dufault

July 8, 2014

J. Roger Dufault

July 7th

Cumberland American punches ticket to District IV finals

July 7, 2014

SMITHFIELD — The Cumberland American All-Stars came into this R.I. Little League District IV Tournament winners’ bracket final with consecutive “mercy-rule” triumphs over rival Cumberland National and Burrillville.

In the latter tilt, skipper Dave Belisle’s crew clobbered nine extra-base hits and 17 in all to deliver a 19-0 pasting, that following a 10-0 victory over CNLL.

The key question on Monday night was this: Did Smithfield have enough offensive firepower to outduel CALL?

For an inning, the answer was yes. After that? Nope.

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