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January 10th

Fire guts three-family structure Thursday

January 10, 2013

Woonsocket firefighters battle a structure fire at 179-183 Lincoln St. in Woonsocket shortly after noon Thursday. There were five occupied units in the six-unit structure and all residents, including one cat and one dog, escaped safely. The fire is believed to have started in the cushion of a couch on the porch of the building and spread up the walls. (Photo/Ernest A. Brown)

January 9th

Accused child molester recaptured after flight

January 9, 2013

PROVIDENCE — A man awaiting trial on Burrillville police charges of child molestation was recaptured here Wednesday after a week on the lam from home confinement, the state police said.
Robert Spaulding, 34, surrendered after State Police searched for him at his mother’s house and the homes of other relatives and friends.
“His trial was coming up,” said Detective Commander Michael J. Winquist of the state police. “I guess he thought he wasn’t going to be there.”

McKee sworn in for sixth time

January 9, 2013

CUMBERLAND — Mayor-elect Daniel J. McKee took the oath of office at an inaugural ceremony held Jan. 6 in the Blackstone River Theater.
McKee, 61, ran unopposed in the November general election, winning a sixth term as Cumberland's mayor.
Among those attending the ceremony last Sunday were state Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Congressman David Cicilline, as well as a contingent of state representatives and fellow mayors and town administrators.

Mary Jane Giberson

January 9, 2013

Mary Jane Giberson

WOONSOCKET- Mary Jane (Mariani) Giberson, 96, of Winter St., Woonsocket and formerly of Atlantic City, NJ died January 7, 2013 in The Friendly Home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late William J. Giberson.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Jane (Toomey) Mariani.

Marie Annette Vezina

January 9, 2013

Marie Annette Vezina

WOONSOCKET- Marie Annette Vezina, 94, of Woonsocket, died January 6, 2013 in Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence with family by her side.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Elie and Anne Marie (Paquet) Vezina.
Ms. Vezina worked for Union St. Jean Baptiste for 32 years and was an accounting supervisor. She was a devout Catholic and a communicant of Precious Blood Church. She loved traveling, was an avid reader and dearly loved animals.

Joan C. Briere

January 9, 2013

Joan C. Briere

BLACKSTONE- Joan C. Briere, 66, of Blackstone St. Blackstone, Mass., died Friday January 4, 2013 in the Lydia Taft House in Uxbridge with her family by her side.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Raoul and Jean (Evan) Briere.
She was former owner and operator of Casablanca, in Fall River, Mass. Joan enjoyed gardening and yard work and she loved her animals.

Daniel Normand Paquin

January 9, 2013

Daniel Normand Paquin

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Daniel Normand Paquin age 30 died unexpectedly Friday Jan. 4, 2013.
Born Oct. 9, 1982 in Woonsocket.

January 8th

Lady Northmen drop tight one to Patriots

January 8, 2013

NORTH SMITHFIELD — After the final seconds ticked off the clock in Davies’ battle with North Smithfield on Tuesday afternoon – a hard-fought clash from the opening tap to the final buzzer – Patriots coach Joe Handy took one last glance at the scoreboard on the other end of his gym and let out a sigh of relief.

McGair: It's called the Hall of Fame, not the Hall of Good

January 8, 2013

A little of this, a little of that…

We’ll have some baseball news to chew on Wednesday afternoon when the Hall of Fame balloting is unveiled for public consumption. In the eyes of this non-voter, Cooperstown should roll out the welcome mat for one non-steroid tainted newcomer on the ballot, Craig Biggio, whose inclusion is based purely on achieving 3,000 hits – one of those mythical benchmarks that automatically trigger inclusion into the game’s exclusive fraternity.

New weapon in tax collection arsenal

January 8, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Woonsocket has hopped on the bandwagon of a new and little known state law that has already enabled East Providence to collect millions in previously delinquent property taxes by intercepting state income tax refunds.
It’s called the Tax Refund Offset Program, and it works like this: If you’re running a sizeable enough delinquency with the city on real estate, motor vehicle or business equipment taxes, the state Department of Revenue will capture funds from your Rhode Island income tax return this year so they can be applied to the city debt.

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