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Frances G. Matkowski

December 5, 2012

Frances G.
Matkowski

BLACKSTONE, MA- Frances G. (Kuczek) Matkowski, 95, of Blackstone, died Tues. Dec. 4, 2012 in the Blackstone Nursing Home, Blackstone where she had been a resident since 2005. She was the wife of the late Joseph Matkowski who died in 1973.
Mrs. Matkowski once worked in the former Ilona Worsted in Millville and the former Cullins Nursing Home as a cook and nursing aide. She later retired from Worcester State Hospital where she was a dietary supervisor for many years.

Twin River exec faces child porn charge

December 5, 2012

PROVIDENCE (AP) — An executive at a Rhode Island slot parlor has been arrested and charged with possessing child pornography after police say someone discovered the images on his work computer.
WPRI-TV reports that Twin River's vice president of finance, Suneet Talpade, was arrested Monday.
Lt. Brian Casilli tells the station the photos were discovered at the slot parlor in Lincoln.
The 51-year-old Talpade lives in Wallingford, Conn. A telephone message left by The Associated Press at a listing in his name was not immediately returned.

Carol Ann Driscoll

December 5, 2012

Carol Ann Driscoll

NO. SMITHFIELD- Carol Ann Driscoll, 44, of No. Smithfield, R.I., formerly of Franklin, Ma. passed away December 1, 2012.
Born in Dorchester, Ma., October 3, 1968. Beloved daughter of Dorothy M. Driscoll and the late Robert J. Driscoll of Venice, FL, formerly Franklin, MA and Nancy and Frank Schultz of Wareham.

December 4th

Boys' hockey preview: Keep an eye on Mount, Burrillville

December 4, 2012

The Rhode Island interscholastic hockey season is right around the corner, and Blackstone Valley coaches are excited about moving from pre-season training to playing actual games.
As always, Mount St. Charles, La Salle and Hendricken are early favorites to fight for the Division I/Cimini title, while defending D-I/Eccleston champion Burrillville is hell-bent on defending its crown.

Lee a finalist for Mass. chief’s job

December 4, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Detective Capt. Edward J. Lee Jr. of the Woonsocket Police Department is one of four finalists for the police chief’s job in the nearby Worcester County, Mass., town of Millbury.
Officially, the identities of the finalists have not been made public yet, according to Millbury Town Manager Bob Spain. He said four finalists were chosen by the Board of Selectmen recently and that their names will be disclosed for the first time on Dec. 13, the same night they will be interviewed in public. The panel will then announce their selection on Dec. 18.

Robert J. Pariseau

December 4, 2012

Robert J. Pariseau

Maureen G. Koback

December 4, 2012

Maureen G. Koback

WOONSOCKET - Maureen G. Koback 57, resident of Woonsocket where she lived most of her life, passed away at her resident after a prolonged illness. Maureen was born in Woonsocket a daughter Annabelle (McPherson) Koback of Woonsocket and the late Stanley Koback.

Body of missing senior found in Blackstone

December 4, 2012

WOONSOCKET – The search for a missing man ended tragically Tuesday when police found his body in the Blackstone River hours after they began looking for him.
The body of Andre Genereux, 61, was found in shallow water at the foot of a boat ramp in River Island Park, less than a half mile from his house at 31 Wilson St.
Two patrol officers spotted Genereux’s body from the Bernon Street Bridge around 2:30 p.m., roughly two hours after police issued a Silver Alert for him.

City endures more armed robberies

December 4, 2012

WOONSOCKET – A gun-wielding crook held up Dunkin’ Donuts on Diamond Hill Road Friday night, but two men who tried to hold up a gas station on Social Street yesterday morning left empty-handed.
Nikhil Makhija, the proprietor of the Valero station at 1023 Social St., told police two men approached him at the counter about 5:54 a.m. yesterday and demanded money.
Police reports say Makhija began yelling and swearing at the men, but they weren’t frightened off until he told them the police were already on their way.

Fire in Commercial Block evacuates tenants, closes Liberty Market

December 4, 2012

WOONSOCKET – A fire in Main Street’s historic Commercial Block yesterday forced the temporary evacuation of tenants from 11 upstairs apartments and heavily damaged a convenience store on the ground floor.
Most bystanders never saw the fire, which was largely trapped between the exterior brick wall on the south side of the rambling building and an interior plaster wall.
Capt. Michael Morin, assistant deputy state fire marshal for the Woonsocket Fire Department, said the fire was located above the ceiling of Liberty Market, between the ground floor and second story of the building.

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