November 19th, 2012
NO. SMITHFIELD- Richard R. Charbonneau, 71, of Black Plain Rd., passed away on Thursday at the Home & Hospice Care Center of R.I. in Providence, with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Carol A. (Waskiewicz) Charbonneau
Born, September 17, 1941, in Woonsocket he was the son of the late Ralph & Dorothy (Dumas) Charbonneau, he resided in No. Smithfield for many years.
BURRILLVILLE- Montmagny, Normand R. 87, of Pascoag, Rhode Island, formerly a long time resident of Coventry, Rhode Island, passed away on November 13, 2012 at Pine Grove Health Center, Pascoag, RI. He was the beloved husband of the late Gertrude (Cote) Montmagny who died last year.
Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son of the late Alfred and Elmire (Levesque) Montmagny.
John A. Marois
BURRILLVILLE- John A. Marois 59, resident of Nasonville, died October 26, 2012 at the Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pascoag.
He was born in Woonsocket RI, a son of Theresa (Boisvert) Marois of Nasonville and the late Roland A. Marois.
He worked for Precision Shapes in FL, for a long period of time; previously he worked for Knight Armaments in Vero Beach FL. He lived in Palm Beach FL for years. He enjoyed scuba diving, an avid Patriots fan.
WOONSOCKET â€” The fiscal year is far from complete but School Superintendent Giovanna Donoyan told the School Committee last week early spending projections indicate some improvement over past school budget practices.
The news comes after the school department overspent its budget by approximately $7 million last year while not maintaining clear projections on its incurred costs and unforeseen expenses. The past deficit is expected to be worked out under the five-year city spending plan now being prepared by the state-appointed Budget Commission running city affairs.
GLOCESTER â€” While most outdoor farmers markets have closed down for the winter, you can still get seasonal vegetables and produce as well as preserves, fresh eggs and baked goods at Glocester's Northwest Farmers Market, an indoor farmers market held Sundays in Chepachet during the winter months.
The market is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sticks Tavern, 417 Putnam Pike (Route 44 ) in Chepachet.
The farmers market includes live acoustic music starting at 10 a.m.
WOONSOCKET -- It wasnâ€™t that long ago, June 3 to be precise, that then-Woonsocket High junior Kaylnn Pitts took the jumping events at the R.I. Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Brown Stadium by storm.
She not only won the triple jump with a leap of 37-4 Âľ, but also took third in the high jump (5-3) and teamed with Jasmine White, Marrisa Gelinas and Latoya Dythe to gain fourth in the 4 x 100-meter relay (50.67).
Pitts finished 10th in the long jump (16-1), but that was one placement sheâ€™d rather forget.
If the end game was to create a specific website that shines light on Rhode Island high school athletics, then Tommy Dâ€™Angelo succeeded.
Wish to know which school has captured the most championships in R.I. Interscholastic League history? Dâ€™Angeloâ€™s vision and ultimate creation â€“ www.rihssports.com â€“ contains the answer along with the exact amount. The tally extends to every school thatâ€™s ever won a title.
CUMBERLAND â€” Lisa Beaulieu will lead the school committee after being nominated and unanimously chosen as the new chairwoman of the board during a post-election reorganization meeting last week.
Former chairman Jeffrey Mutter was nominated and accepted the position of vice chairman, as well as chairman of the committee's Fiscal Management Subcommittee.
Member Linda Teel was named clerk and chairwoman of the Policy Subcommittee and Achievement and Communication Subcommittee.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The venerable Champâ€™s Diner has already beaten the odds just by surviving. Now NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley is looking for someone who can really bring it back to life.
The 1920s dining car has anchored the Heritage Place retail plaza on Front Street for nearly six years, but NeighborWorks, the owner of the plaza, has never been able to find anyone to lease it as a going business.
For the most part, the impediments have been the same as those that hold back many small start-ups, including undercapitalization and insufficient access to credit.
PAWTUCKET â€” In a perfect world, Peter Manfredo Jr.â€™s No. 1 reasons for returning to boxing after a full yearâ€™s retirement would be to satisfy his longing to win another world championship or to simply rekindle his love for the sport, which he has spent roughly four-fifths of his life competing on the amateur and professional levels.
Instead, Manfredoâ€™s No. 1 reason for returning to boxing is simple and to the point. Itâ€™s the reason why he wants to keep putting food on the table and providing a roof over his familyâ€™s heads.