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July 2nd, 2012

Mariette Varieur

July 2, 2012

EAST PROVIDENCE - Mariette Varieur, 86, of East Providence, formerly of Woonsocket, died Friday, June 29 at Waterview Villa. Born in Lincoln, she was the daughter of the late Ulysse and Marie Anne (Desjardins) Gousy. Mariette was the wife of the late Leo R. Varieur, to whom she was married for sixty four years.
Mariette had been a sales clerk in the former McCarthy's Department Store and had been a volunteer for the Arc of Northern RI.

July 1st

McGair: Billy Baron considering all options; Rakim Sanders to suit up for Warriors' Summer League team

July 1, 2012

For someone who has been swept up by the winds of change on more than one occasion, Billy Baron finds himself in no particular hurry to make a decision.
Rather than rush to judgment and settle on what will be his third college stop, Baron is adhering to a wait-and-see approach regarding his impending landing destination. A female supporter who engaged in pleasant small talk with Baron on Saturday caught a glimpse of where his collective psyche stands.

Hemond challenges Hamilton in North Smithfield

July 1, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD — Town resident and School Committeeman George R. Hemond announced this week that he will run as an independent candidate for North Smithfield town administrator in the November general election, giving residents a second choice at the polls.
Hemond of 18 Eaton St. will challenge incumbent Town Administrator Paulette D. Hamilton, who has held the position since 2008.

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Schools pass on Garceau extension

July 1, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The School Committee has opted to turn down an extension of its former Director of Instruction and Administration's job-sharing assignment to the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), at least for now.
Mark Garceau has been working for the state agency for the past year under a loan arrangement with Woonsocket, which allows his salary to be paid for through city accounts. He technically no longer works for the local school department under that arrangement, which was up for renewal Wednesday.

Their goal: share soccer with the less fortunate

July 1, 2012

WOONSOCKET – When nine-year-old Nick Kirby found out his soccer coach was donating used soccer equipment to children in Portugal, he knew what he had to do.
Nick rounded up a few pairs of soccer cleats, some shin pads and a slightly scuffed soccer ball, stuffed them in a shopping bag and handed them over to Carlos Costa at the River’s Edge Recreational Complex Thursday.
“It’s great that other kids will get to experience soccer, too,” said Kirby.

June 30th

District IV Major Division baseball playoffs begin

June 30, 2012

WOONSOCKET — East Woonsocket, Lincoln, Burrillville, and Cumberland American came away with impressive victories on Saturday in a quadrupleheader at Aylsworth Park’s Hartnett Field that kicked off the R.I. District IV Major Division all-star tournament.
In Pool A action, East Woonsocket was the winner of a 5-4 thriller with Glocester in the day’s opening game. Down 4-3 heading into the top of the sixth inning, EWLL tied the score on a solo home run by Jimmy Cabral and went ahead later in the frame with an unearned run.

June 29th

PawSox' Germano has options to consider

June 29, 2012

PAWTUCKET – Justin Germano knows a decision lies ahead. Come Saturday night, the right-hander and de facto ace of Pawtucket’s pitching staff will take the mound in Lehigh Valley.
The following day, Germano will choose whether to stick with the PawSox for the rest of the season or seek employment with another club. If it’s the latter, Germano – named to the International League All-Star team earlier in the week – would have no shortage of suitors.

Developer Fernandes renews St. Francis House plan

June 29, 2012

WOONSOCKET – A new application to convert stately St. Francis House into apartments has been filed by the same developer who already has a $3 million lawsuit pending against the city in a dispute over his rights to the property.
Gary Fernandes wants permission from the Zoning Board of Review to convert the former assisted living center into 18 apartments, 10 more than he is currently allowed.

C.F. man burned in Lincoln garage fire

June 29, 2012

LINCOLN – A gasoline explosion is believed to have caused injuries suffered by a 62-year-old Central Falls man and damaged a home at 22 Arch St. Thursday evening.
Patrolman Jason Bolduc found the victim, Harold Trazi, being assisted to by members of Rescue 4 when he arrived at the scene. Trazi suffered burns to his chest, arms and face from a fire believed to have started in the garage of the dwelling, Bolduc reported.

Sebastian and Samuel Van Orsouw

June 29, 2012

Sebastian and Samuel
Van Orsouw

WOONSOCKET- Sebastian and Samuel Van Orsouw
A service with Prayers of Committal will be held Monday at 10:30 am in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Wrentham Rd., Bellingham for Sebastian and Samuel Van Orsouw, infant sons of Stephen P. and Anne Marie (Roux) Van Orsouw of North Smithfield.

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