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October 25th, 2012

Ronald Scott Lawton

October 25, 2012

Ronald Scott Lawton

MARIETTA, GA- Ronald Scott Lawton, 25 originally of Pawtucket, RI passed away October 20, 2012 at Kennestone Hospital.
Ron was the son of Elizabeth MacBurnie Andrews and stepfather Kenneth Andrews of Woodstock, GA and Ronald Lawton of Palm Bay, FL.

Burrillville man charged with knife threat to girlfriend

October 25, 2012

BURRILLVILLE -- A local man who was charged in early October in the death of his girlfriend's dog has been arrested on charges of threatening to kill her the same way.
Police say Eric S. Lemire was held as a bail violator after being arraigned Wednesday in District Court in Warwick on charges of felony domestic assault and disorderly conduct.
North Smithfield police say he held a kitchen knife to his girlfriend's chest and threatened to kill her the same way he is accused of killing the dog.

Frustrated with insurance, doc takes matters into own hands

October 25, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD — Dr. Zaheer Shah is both a physician and a lawyer, but he was never trained to work with one hand tied behind his back.
Unfortunately, when patients refuse a complete physical because they can’t afford the diagnostics, it is like working handcuffed. And it’s an all-too-common occurrence because so many individuals have inadequate health care insurance — if they have any at all.

Woman donates bone marrow, saves life

October 25, 2012

LINCOLN — Free food for blood was the deal during a blood drive at Lincoln Mall that day, but Maxine Renning wasn’t allowed to donate — she was running a slight temperature.
Renning, then 18, had such a hankering for a slice of pizza she did the next best thing. She offered up a cheek swab, providing a sample of her DNA to a bone marrow registry.
And today a woman in Chicago is alive because of it.

October 24th

Norina Gavasso

October 24, 2012

Norina Gavasso

EASTHAM, MASS -- Norina Anna Fiora (Pierannunzi) Gavasso, 73, of Samoset Rd. Died peacefully on Sunday October 21, 2012, at home with her husband by her side. She was the beloved wife of Roy Gavasso.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Francis and Florida (Rotatori) Pierannunzi.
Norina was a 1956 graduate of Bellingham High School graduating with High Honors.

Police to strengthen their relationship with local youth

October 24, 2012

WOONSOCKET -- The city's education department, Head Start Child Development Association and police department announce a new partnership that will bring youth and the police closer together.

Arthur J. Clavio

October 24, 2012

Arthur J. Clavio

BURRILLVILLE- Arthur J. Clavio 84, resident of Pascoag, died October 21, 2012 at the Overlook Nursing Rehabilitation Center.
He was born in Providence RI, a son of the late Thomas & Eva (Grenier) Clavio.
Arthur worked for the School House Candy in Pawtucket; he was a veteran of Korea.
He is survived by his sister, Maria Bradford, nieces, Maria Onyan, and Elizabeth Steele, nephews, Neil and Albert Stilson.
He was the brother of the late Theresa Stilson.

Antonio Haddad

October 24, 2012

Antonio Haddad

WOONSOCKET- Antonio Haddad, 95, of Wood Ave. died Monday October 22, 2012, in the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center, with his family by his side. He was the husband of Lillian Benetti.
Tony and Lillian celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary this passed September.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Abdo and Hysna (Kaboz) Haddad.
He worked as a Shipper for several textile mills in the area.
Besides his wife Lillian he is survived by one brother John Haddad of Woonsocket and several nieces and nephews.

October 23rd

Mounties win volleyball showdown with Townies

October 23, 2012

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence had the spirit and emotion of Senior Night, an adrenaline rush from an energetic section of students rooting them on in the bleachers, and a six-game win streak on its side in Tuesday’s showdown at home with Mount St. Charles.
But the Mounties were able to overcome all that and grab one of their biggest victories of the season -- a win that snapped a tie for first place in the Division I-North standings with the Townies and gave them sole possession of the top spot.

Connolly's killer gets 40 years to serve

October 23, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Vicki Connolly finally got justice Tuesday for her brutal murder at the hands of a Burrillville man in September 2007.
Michael A. Ducharme, 45, stood before Superior Court Judge Netti C. Vogel Tuesday afternoon and admitted to killing Connolly in the state Black Hut Management area of Burrillville shortly after she went missing in Woonsocket on Sept. 5, 2007.

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