July 16th, 2012
BLACKSTONE - Roger E. "Chick" LaCasse, 76, of David Dr., Blackstone, MA passed away Tuesday, July 10th 2012, at Milford Hospital with his wife and daughters by his side. He was the beloved husband of Carmen (Bernard) LaCasse. They were married on August 21, 1963.
Born on June 18, 1936 in Berlin, New Hampshire, he was the son of the late Ludger and Antoinette (Huot) LaCasse.
He was educated at the Guardian Angel School and graduated from Notre Dame High School in Berlin, Class of 1954.
He later lived in Milford for several years and was a resident of Blackstone for over 40 years.
PHOENIX AZ- Helena (Haczynski) Kukla, wife of the late Edward M. Kukla died on June 19, 2012 in Phoenix AZ.
Helena was born in Lincoln, RI on October 6, 1916 and lived in Woonsocket until 1997 when she moved to Phoenix AZ.
Helena was the daughter of Beatrice (Zych) and Walter Haczynski.
She is preceded in death by her husband, parents and brothers (Stanley, Michael, Joseph, Thomas, Leo, Edward and Walter) and one sister (Irene).
She is survived by two daughters (Priscilla Boyd and Christine Dicken), a son-in-law (Michael Dicken), seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
WOONSOCKET - Muriel C. (Belhumeur) Vadenais, 78, of New Bedford, MA passed away peacefully on Friday, July 13, 2012 at home with family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward H. Vadenais.
Born in Woonsocket on August 17, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Anselme and Alice (Ouellette) Belhumeur. She was the loving mother of Paul Vadenais and the late Edward A. Vadenais.
LINCOLN - Beatrice Cedras 94, of Sayles Hill Rd. died Wednesday at The Holiday.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Albina Godin. She was a sales clerk at the former Social Department Store for over thirty years.
She leaves a son, Richard Eric Cedras of Berkeley, CA and several nieces and nephews including Connie Brochu of N. Smithfield. Beatrice was predeceased by twelve brothers and sisters.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home are private.
Rhode Island public schools have begun to work with a revised system of school accountability and intervention after the release of the state Department of Education's 2012 School Classifications on Friday.
The revised accountability system is based on the federally-approved waiver the state won in May for the federal No Child Left Behind Act's (NCLB) standardized approach to accountability and intervention requirements.
Read more in our print edition.
Burrillvilleâ€™s Josh Dichario, center (15), makes his team pretty happy after hitting a grand slam during the third inning of last Wednesdayâ€™s game against Bernon. Burrillville and Lincoln will square off for District IV supremecy Monday night at Sherman Park with the winner advancing to next weekendâ€™s state tournament, which will take place at Randy Hien Field in Lincoln. Burrillville and Lincoln were the only two teams in the district to compile undefeated records during pool play, each squad posting identical 4-0 records.
Weâ€™ll guess that Kevin Youkilis steps into the batterâ€™s box at Fenway Park around 7:13 Monday night â€” three minutes after Red Sox pitcher Aaron Cook rocks back and issues the first offering of the game.
WOONSOCKET â€“ State Sen. Roger A. Picard, of 764 Mendon Road, will run for re-election without an opponent and state representatives Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and Jon D. Brien both face primary elections for their seats as a result of the close of the General Assembly candidate nomination process on Friday.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Jamal Lee saw the poster on a building at Bernon Park after playing softball with his adult league: the city was starting up a new recreational program for parents and children.
A few days later, the 38-year-old public health major at Rhode Island College was at Cass Park with his kids, swinging a badminton racket, making crafts, and having fun.
He liked it so much that he and his children, Alanah, 7, Olivia, 5, and Isaiah, 11, did it all over again two days later at Cold Spring Park.
MIDDLETOWN â€” The ever-elusive progress of tracking improvement in oneâ€™s golf game â€¦ itâ€™s actually not that difficult a chore for Cumberland native son Jamison Randall.