October 25th, 2012
LINCOLN â€” Corey A. Dumas, 37, initially thought he was lucky not to have lost anything as a result of a break into his family business, Lil & Geneâ€™s Restaurant in Manville this week.
But that feeling quickly soured when Dumas later found one of his 29 Winter Street businessâ€™ personal treasures to be missing after all.
No, Dumas didnâ€™t lose a large sum of money or even an expensive piece of business equipment. He lost just a $20 bill â€” but one that had much meaning to someone running a small business like his.
Leo E. Powers, Sr.
BLACKSTONE- Leo E. Powers, Sr., 69, of Blackstone, died Wednesday, October 24, 2012 in his home.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Francis Powers and Gloria (Giguere) Powers-Menard.
Leo worked for the former Federal Products, Providence for 25 years, retiring as quality control supervisor in 2003. He later was an antiques broker. An avid motorcyclist, Leo was a member of the Riders of Kawasaki motorcycle club.
Helen L. Milligan
WOONSOCKET- Helen L. (King) Milligan 97, a resident of the Friendly Home, died peacefully there on Tuesday October 23, 2012. She was the wife of the late Samuel B. Milligan, who died in 1966.
Born in Lockes Millis, Maine August 26, 1915 a daughter of the late Ralph A. and Alice (Brown) King, she was raised and educated in Maine, and had formerly resided in Needham, and Boston for many years.
She retired after many years of service in the housekeeping department at the famed Parker House in downtown Boston.
She loved to read and loved spending time with her family.
William R. Clouart Jr.
EASTHAMPTON, MASS- William R. Clouart Jr., 65, of 35 West St. died at home on Oct. 10, 2012.
Born in Woonsocket, RI. A son of the late William R. and Margaret A. (Casey) Clouart, he was a Blackstone resident most of his life.
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 -- 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.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” 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 canâ€™t afford the diagnostics, it is like working handcuffed. And itâ€™s an all-too-common occurrence because so many individuals have inadequate health care insurance â€” if they have any at all.
LINCOLN â€” Free food for blood was the deal during a blood drive at Lincoln Mall that day, but Maxine Renning wasnâ€™t allowed to donate â€” 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.
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.
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.