November 5th, 2012
Normand E. Jette
WOONSOCKET- Normand E. Jette, 71, of Salisbury St. Died Thursday November 1, 2012 in the Home & Hospice Care, of Rhode Island, in Providence.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Honorius and Isabelle (Gaudette) Jette.
Normand worked for Flox Tech Industries, and various textile mills in the area.
He is survived by his Partner for 6 years Dennis Bates, of Woonsocket, R.I. and one brother Honorius Jette, of Woonsocket, R.I. One sister, Evelyn Williams, of Woonsocket, R.I. and several nieces and nephews.
LINCOLN- Lucille Y. St. Germain, 102, died October 26, 2012 in The Holiday, Lincoln.
Born in Canada, she was the daughter of the late Ferdinand and Maria (Gauthier) St. Germain.
Ms. St. Germain worked twenty years as an LPN for Dr. Beaudreault, retiring in 1969. She was a communicant of Our Lady Queen of Martyr's Church, enjoyed travelling and was devoted to caring for her family.
Richard Albert Boucher, Sr.
DOUGLAS - "Dick" Albert Boucher, Sr. 66 of 27 Reid Road, Douglas, was called home in the late afternoon on October 31st, 2012. He passed on to glory peacefully at home with members of his family by his side.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Rae-Ann Elise (Denis) Yamzon, 55, of Duane Court, North Smithfield, passed away on October 31, 2012 in Woonsocket after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the wife of Paul L. Yamzon, whom she married March 22, 1986.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Johanne M. (Bombardier) Denis of Woonsocket and the late Raymond D. Denis.
WOONSOCKET (AP) â€” With the clock ticking down to Election Day, the candidates in Rhode Island's bitter and heated race to represent the 1st Congressional District spent Sunday shaking hands and stumping for every last vote.
Freshman Rep. David Cicilline got help during visits to senior housing projects from popular Democrats, including Sen. Jack Reed and former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, who brought along his infant son, Owen, as an added sweetener.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee, center, on a recent tour of RiverzEdge Arts Project in Woonsocket, learns the art of screenprinting from assistant instructor Steve Harden, right, and instructor Thomas Engleman, left. The tour was part of the celebration of Arts and Humanities Month in Rhode Island, along with the governorâ€™s interest in the Arts Projectâ€™s record in workforce development, a public policy priority of Chafeeâ€™s. The screenprinting department at RiverzEdge grosses $100,000 from outside printing sales per year.
Wearing pink attire, 300 students, administrators and teachers gathered Friday on the field between Woonsocket Middle School's Villa Novan and Hamlet buildings to form a giant human pink ribbon as a way of celebrating a recent fundraiser to benefit the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation during Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. The school raised $1,500 through students, teachers and school administrators.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A local man is facing a string of drug charges after a motor vehicle stop, police said.
Chyron Abney of 27 Olo St. was already wanted on a warrant for two counts of delivery of cocaine when police stopped his green Pontiac on Arnold Street Thursday, said Detective Jamie Paone, a spokeswoman for the police. After stopping the vehicle, police searched his apartment, where they found crack cocaine, marijuana, pharmaceuticals and cash.
LINCOLN â€“ Voters will face a full election ballot when they enter the townâ€™s 12 polling places on Tuesday.
Decisions for electing the President of the United States, members of Congress and local legislative seats will greet voters, but the single, local ballot question, No. 8, for an expansion of gambling at Twin River Casino will likely represent the most significant local decision before them.
Town Clerk Karen Allen said voters will find that important question on a second ballot sheet with no other items on it.
EAST GREENWICH â€” Throughout the three overtime periods, Burrillville High senior tri-captain Alex LeClair stood in her goalie box physically shaking, not from Saturday evening's chill but from the fear of â€¦ dare we say it? Failure.
â€śI was physically and mentally exhausted, but all of that went away when it finally ended,â€ť she grinned.