June 20th, 2012
LINCOLN â€” A kitchen vent fire at the town's Lincoln Manor housing complex on Franklin St. left nine seniors out of their homes on Tuesday.
The fire in a vent serving four apartments in the eight-unit, single-story building was quickly extinguished by local firefighters and none of the senior residents were hurt, according to the town's Housing Authority.
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WOONSOCKET â€” The state-appointed Budget Commission will give an overview of the city's proposed $122 million budget when the panel convenes Thursday afternoon in historic Harris Hall beginning at 3 p.m.
The City Council held a public hearing on the budget plan during its meeting on Monday but deferred its comment to a work session in Harris Hall Thursday evening.
The Council will vote on its recommendation for a budget on Monday, leaving final action on the budget to Budget Commission possibly on June 29, according to City Finance Director Thomas M. Bruce III.
Claire H. Camp
WOONSOCKET- Claire H. Camp, 74, of Clinton St. Kennedy Manor, died Saturday June 16, 2012, in Oakland Grove Health Center. She was the wife of the late Ralph J. Camp.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Leo P. and Eva (Auclair) Bacon.
Claire was a Homemaker.
She was a member of the John F. Kennedy Senior Citizen Association.
She is survived by two brothers, Leo P. Bacon of Cumberland, and Roger Bacon of Blackstone, Mass. One sister Marie Dion of Woonsocket. Several Nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.
Audrey V. Reid
BELLINGHAM- Audrey V. (Brown) Reid, 89 of Cheshire, CT, formerly of Bellingham died June 19. She was the wife of Roy E.M. Reid.
In addition to her husband she is survived by a daughter Fern Marilyn Simard, three grandchildren, one great grandchild.
Her funeral will be held Saturday, June 23, at 11:a.m. in the Watson Colonial Funeral Home, 24 Congress St. Milford, MA. A calling hour will be held prior to the service from 10 to 11:a.m. To leave a condolence go to
WOONSOCKET- Judith L. Vanmoerkerque of 507 Elm Street passed away suddenly in her home on June 3, 2012. She was the companion of William Holmes for the past 26 years.
She was born on February 2, 1942. She was the daughter of the late Louis and Elsie (Tuba) Horvath.
BARRINGTON â€” Just last year, Morgan Pressel and playing partner Davis Love III had to settle for second at this CVS Caremark Charity Classic after they combined for a 22-under total of 120.
Unfortunately for them, the tandem of PGA standouts Matt Kuchar and Zach Johnson finished two strokes better and garnered the $300,000 first prize, not to mention the tournament trophy.
WOONSOCKET â€” The City Council held a public hearing on Mayor Leo T. Fontaine's proposed $122-million city budget for fiscal year 2012-2013 but heard only a handful of local residents comment on the spending plan before the session concluded about 40 minutes after in began in historic Harris Hall.
The light turnout of residents compared to past years likely had to do with the city's move to put its spending authority in the hands of a state-appointed Budget Commission which met earlier in the day and will continue work on a final 2012-2013 budget on Thursday beginning at 3 p.m.
Angelo Broccoli, 3, watches as Nathan Oum, 9, center, and his brother, Biagio Broccoli, 7, reach for the pass as they play catch on the steps of St. James Church in Manville Tuesday. Hot summer weather is forecast for the next couple of days, with highs reaching the mid-90s.
Cynthia A. Tatum
BURRILLVILLE- Tatum, Cynthia A. (LaTour), 63, of Mapleville, passed away Monday June 18, 2012 at the Greenville Health Center.
She was born in Rutland, VT. on July 21, 1948, she was a daughter of Helen E. (Moran) LaTour of Mapleville and the late Robert S. LaTour.
Cindy leaves her sister and brother in-law, Helen and James Williams of Pascoag. She leaves four nephews Jim, Kevin, Christopher and Seth Williams all of Pascoag; two nieces, Dinalyn Williams of Cumberland and Madison Williams of Pascoag.
Robert J. Hemingway
WOONSOCKET- Robert J. Hemingway 60, of Roberts St. died Sunday. He was the husband of Eva (Limburg) Hemingway.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Arlene (Raymond) Hemingway.
Bob was a truck driver for Swiss Line Precision for over thirteen years before retiring . He served in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Travis R., Todd S. and Tabitha Hemingway, Maurice Godin Jr., and Heather Blanchette, all of Woonsocket, a brother Allen Hemingway of Danielson, CT and fourteen grandchildren.