Rita R. Dupont
LINCOLN- Rita R. Dupont, 93, passed peacefully December 29, 2012 at Mount St. Rita Health Center. She was the wife of the late Rene Dupont Sr.
Born in Pawtucket, Rita was the daughter of the late Amateur and Rosianne (Raymond) Plouffe.
She had been employed as a textile worker in the Blackstone Valley area for many years. Rita lived most of her life in Central Falls before moving to Lincoln ten years ago and was a Communicant of St. Jude Church. She had a passion for family, friends and bingo.
Diane M. Messier
STRUTHERS, OHIO- Diane M. Messier, 76, died early Saturday morning, December 29, 2012 at the Hospice House in Poland, Ohio, surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Messier was born December 8, 1936 in Woonsocket, RI, a daughter of Isadore and Georgianna Roy Rondeau.
She lived in Rhode Island until moving to Savannah, GA in 1978, and later to Struthers, Ohio in 1998.
Jean L. Fortune
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Jean L. Fortune 81, resident of North Smithfield died December 24, 2012 at her residence.
She was the wife to the late Harvey Fortune Jr.
Born April 17, 1931, in Honolulu, Hawaii, she was the daughter of the late Jesse & Gladys (Rainville) Carpenter.
Jean worked for General Motors for many years. She was a resident of North Smithfield formerly she lived in Ct. Jean enjoyed riding horses.
BURRILLVILLE (AP) â€” Police say a mechanic has been killed after he was found pinned beneath a minivan and a hydraulic lift at an auto repair shop in Burrillville.
Police identified the man as 47-year-old James Cash.
Lt. John Connors of the Burrillville Police Department told NBC 10 that police received a report at about 9:30 a.m. Saturday from a woman checking up on Cash.
Police found him pinned underneath a minivan that had been improperly supported on a hydraulic lift. Police said the lift buckled and the minivan and lift fell on top of Cash.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
LINCOLN â€” It was a beehive of activity over the past two months at Lincoln High School, where students took part in several programs and activities.
BURRILLVILLE â€” School Supt. Frank Pallotta has set up a special assessment team to evaluate existing school safety measures and review ideas and proposals to improve school safety.
In the meantime, until that team reports its findings, police patrol officers will have a presence in all of the schools on a daily basis, town officials said Friday.
The announcement comes two weeks after the Dec. 14 tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, where a guman killed his mother before opening fire at the school, killing 20 children and six adults.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Bileauâ€™s Flowers raised $1,908 for Because He Lives Ministries by raffling off a holiday gift basket this year.
Jeanne Bis, co-owner of the Diamond Hill Road flower shop, said the winning ticket-holder was Wayne Demers, who picked up his prize on Christmas Eve.
This marked the third consecutive season that Bis and Bileauâ€™s co-owner Ralph Bileau raffled off a basket for the benefit of Because He Lives, raising more than $5,000 to date.
BOSTON (AP) â€” Weather watchers say up to a foot of snow fell in parts of southern New England as the latest winter storm moved through the Northeast.
The storm had ended in the region by Sunday morning and dry weather was expected for days, although strong winds may chill the bone.
Meteorologist Frank Nocera of the National Weather Service in Taunton, Mass., said six to 12 inches of snow fell from Saturday afternoon and overnight in Rhode Island, eastern Connecticut and eastern Massachusetts, including Foxboro where the New England Patriots play.
Michael Heaton, left, and Jeff Lambert, employees of the Woonsocket Public Service Division, put the finishing touches on a protective cover for the coolant pipes at the outdoor skating rink at River Island Park in Woonsocket Friday in advance of water poured into the rink on Wednesday. Skating is expected to commence later next week.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Mayor Daniel McKee is mulling a bid for lieutenant governor in 2014.
â€śItâ€™s something Iâ€™m giving serious consideration to,â€ť McKee, a Democrat, told The Times Thursday. â€śI have interest in exploring that as an option. Itâ€™s a few years away, but itâ€™s not too early to start thinking about that if you actually want to make an effort toward it. Itâ€™s something that is worth looking at so I am taking a look at it.â€ť