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Officials spar over future of ed panel

October 31, 2012

WOONSOCKET – The practice of voting for members of the School Committee will soon come to an end if voters approve a referendum question at the polls on Tuesday to make the panel’s members appointive.
Question 8 on the ballot would give the mayor the power to select members of committee subject to ratification of the City Council. That would make Woonsocket only the second city in the state where school committee members are appointed, after Providence.

Craig S. Shepherd, Jr.

October 31, 2012

Craig S. Shepherd, Jr.

CHEPACHET- Craig S. Shepherd, Jr., 34, of Wilmington, NC, formerly of Chepachet, died October 17, 2012.
Craig was born in Woonsocket, he graduated from Ponaganset High School in 1996.
He was an avid sports fan who loved the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He also enjoyed gaming and outdoor sports.

National Grid works to restore power

October 31, 2012

National Grid crews worked throughout the day Tuesday, methodically restoring power to many of the estimated 117,000 households that lost electricity when Hurricane Sandy grazed the state on Monday.

Cicilline, Doherty in dead heat

October 31, 2012

As the 2012 election campaign enters its final week, a new poll shows the 1st District congressional campaign virtually deadlocked, with incumbent Democrat David Cicilline holding on to a slender one-point lead over Republican challenger Brendan Doherty.
The poll, taken for WPRI Channel 12 by Fleming & Associates, shows Cicilline with 42.6 percent of the vote to Doherty’s 41.6, with Independent David Vogel picking up 6.3 percent and 8.3 percent undecided.

October 30th

Remembering Glenn Ginish Sr.

October 30, 2012

On the evening of Thursday, Oct. 18, Glenn Ginish, Jr., a performance analyst for a renowned bank in Boston, was taking the “T” home to Jamaica Plains when he figured he'd call his kid sister, Laura, back at her mom's apartment on Mendon Road.
He did so just so the two could catch up with each other's lives.

Spectators view storm's destruction

October 30, 2012

All day long, a steady stream of curious spectators traversed the historic stretch of Ocean Road in Narragansett Pier Tuesday, from Monahan's Dock to the south, up to the famous Coast Guard House and historic Towers, to the north. Along the way, one couldn't help to notice an odd sight in between, a huge gap in the seawall, taken out by powerful waves that crashed here all day long Monday. Some onlookers had never seen such a sight in their young lives, and paused to ponder the might of such an angry storm.

Hurricane Sandy pummels Rhode Island coast

October 30, 2012

Workers survey the damage to the Coast Guard House, a familiar landmark on Ocean Road in Narragansett Pier Tuesday. Wind and waves from Hurricane Sandy swept through the historic structure Monday afternoon at the height of the superstorm, gutting the popular restaurant. Hundreds turned out to view the damage all day Tuesday, many with tears in their eyes, some reminiscing about their own weddings held here years ago.

Gerard R. Cournoyer

October 30, 2012

Gerard R. Cournoyer

HARRISVILLE- Gerard R. "Gerry" Cournoyer, 66, of 100 Whipple Ave. died Mon. Oct. 29 at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, surrounded by his loving family after an illness.
He was predeceased by his wife of 38 years Constance M. (Charpentier) Cournoyer who passed away in 2005.

Frank Polak

October 30, 2012

Frank Polak

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Polak, Frank, 84, of North Smithfield, passed away Tuesday October 30th. He was the husband of 51 years to Elizabeth (Julien) Polak.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Paul and Tekla Polak.
Frank was the owner of Franks Oil Service in North Smithfield for over 30 years and also worked for the North Smithfield Highway Department.

Evelyn Kling Bosse

October 30, 2012

Evelyn Kling Bosse

CUMBERLAND- Evelyn Kling Bosse, 88, of Putnam Pike, Smithfield, formerly of Norton Drive, passed away Monday at the Village at Waterman Lake, Smithfield. She was the beloved wife of Walter Bosse for the last 67 years.
Born in Summit Hill, PA, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Lorraine Wetzel Kling.
She was a LPN for several years, but primarily was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Arnold Mills United Methodist Church, and was very active in their congregation as well as a member of the choir.

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