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June 15th, 2012

Lionel J. Gagnon

June 15, 2012

Lionel J. Gagnon

BLACKSTONE- Lionel J. Gagnon, 85, of Blackstone, MA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at home with his family by his side. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth M. (Bureau) Gagnon.
Born in Blackstone, MA on November 26, 1926, he was the son of the late Wilbrod and Evea (Fleurant) Gagnon.

Fontaine: Chafee promises not to veto Landmark legislation

June 15, 2012

WOONSOCKET -- Mayor Leo Fontaine announced Friday that Gov. Lincoln Chafee has assured him that he will not veto legislative changes to the Hospital Conversions Act sought by Landmark Medical Center's prospective buyer, Steward Health Care of Boston.
Fontaine said he met with Gov. Lincoln Chafee on Thursday and told him that hospital officials were convinced the veto would kill the deal and hasten the demise of the struggling community hospital.

June 14th

Gist to Woonsocket Schools: We'll think about it

June 14, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The School Committee Wednesday offered the keys to the Woonsocket Education Department to the Rhode Island Department of Education, saying the city simply doesn’t have the money to comply with all the mandates heaped upon it by the state.
“You come in and take care of your unfunded mandates,” Committeeman Chris Roberts said. “You have created all the laws we have to comply with.”
The School Committee will send a letter to Education Commissioner Deborah Gist saying it can’t operate with available funds and still comply with the minimum Basic Education Plan.

Dennis Caron

June 14, 2012

Dennis Caron

WOONSOCKET- Dennis Caron, 57, of Waterview Apts., Woonsocket, passed away at Philip Hulitar House on June 9, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Beverly (Hanson) Caron for 30 years.
Son of Mary (Saporito) Caron of FL and the late Eugene Caron.
Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 daughters Brooke Caron, Chelsea Caron and a son Eric Caron, 5 grandchildren Eric Jr., Jayden, William, Lucas and Sabato, 3 sisters Snooke Niquette of FL, Diane Hovey of Glocester, and Linda Turcotte of Uxbridge, 1 brother Peter Caron of FL.

Raymond E. Pouliot

June 14, 2012

Raymond E. Pouliot

PASCOAG- Raymond E. Pouliot, 89, of Pascoag, died June 13, 2012 at Bayberry Commons in Pascoag. He was the husband of Rolande T. (Lamoureux) Pouliot whom he married May 04, 1946.
Born in Blackstone, MA, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Mary A. (Therrien) Pouliot.
Mr. Pouliot worked as a floor covering expert for many years and as a custodian for the Burrillville School Department from which he retired. Raymond was an army veteran serving during World War II.

Joseph J.B. Parenteau

June 14, 2012

Joseph J.B. Parenteau

WOONSOCKET- Joseph J.B. Parenteau 83, formerly of Chester St., died Monday, June 11, in the Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Cecile (Gaudet) Parenteau.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Joseph and Sarah (Cardin) Parenteau.
Mr. Parenteau was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Germany, Post World War II as an MP. He was a concrete foreman for the former Val's Construction for thirty seven years retiring in 1990. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

School Department seeks state takeover

June 14, 2012

WOONSOCKET – The School Committee voted 4-1 Wednesday night to ask the state of Rhode Island to take control of the city’s cash-strapped public education system.
The School Committee will send a letter to Education Commissioner Deborah Gist saying it can’t operate with available funds and still comply with the state-mandated Basic Education Plan.
“Our fiduciary responsibility is to both educate Woonsocket’s approximately six thousand youths while also operating with a balanced budget,” the letter says. “This simply cannot be done.”

June 13th

Woonsocket’s Soukhamthath part of Friday's MMA event at Twin River

June 13, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Andre Soukhamthath just wrapped up a very productive camp at Tri-Force MMA in Pawtucket.
The 24-year-old Woonsocket bantamweight will be fighting for the first time under the Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc. banner, and he’s a handful of pounds away from making his weight for his upcoming fight.
Now if only he had a scouting report on his opponent.

Thanks to PawSox pitching coach, Bard’s arm, confidence on the rise

June 13, 2012

PAWTUCKET — From his dugout vantage point, Rich Sauveur saw something in Daniel Bard’s delivery that was fixable while the pitcher was toeing the rubber – providing that the PawSox pitching coach could grab the attention of catcher Ryan Lavarnway.

City man clings to life after struck by brick

June 13, 2012

WOONSOCKET (Courtesy WPRI) - A city man is fighting for his life after being struck in the head with a brick early Saturday morning.
According to police, Brian Hicks and three friends were walking near Walnut Hill when someone drove by in a gold truck and threw a brick out the window, hitting Hicks in the head.
"Whoever did this is an animal we want this guy caught," said Hicks' father Russell, according to WPRI.
Doctors say Hicks is battling a severe head injury. He's had multiple surgeries, but so far shown no sign of consciousness. Doctors say they aren't sure what the outcome will be.

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