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Weâ€™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 â€“ one of those mythical benchmarks that automatically trigger inclusion into the gameâ€™s exclusive fraternity.
WOONSOCKET â€“ 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.
Itâ€™s called the Tax Refund Offset Program, and it works like this: If youâ€™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.
Mary A. Desjarlais
BURRILLVILLE- Mary A. Desjarlais, 87, of Laurel Ridge Avenue died Saturday, January 5, 2012 at Bayberry Commons.
Born in Harmony, she was a daughter of the late Omer and Lucille ( Plante) Plante. She lived in Pascoag for 44 years.
Mary was a bookkeeper for the former Monahan Transportation Company of Warwick for 30 years until retirement.
Jacqueline M. Gadoury
LINCOLN- Jacqueline M. Gadoury 91, of Sayles Hill Rd. died peacefully Tuesday in The Holiday Nursing Home.
She was born in Woonsocket, the daughter of the late Thaddee and Leonie (Dumontel) Gadoury.
Constance Marie Theresa Gelinas
CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO, CANADA- It is with a heavy heart that we announce the unexpected passing of Connie (Constance Marie Theresa) Gelinas nee Normandin, originally from Woonsocket, Rhode Island, on December 24th, 2012 at 10:24pm in her 87th year at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.
She was blessed to be surrounded by her loving family until the very end of her life.
Sharon C. Burrows
NASONVILLE- Sharon C. (Regan) Burrows 61, Mt. Pleasant Rd., died Monday at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Frank E. Burrows.
Mrs. Burrows was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Gabrielle (Genereux) Regan.
An avid sports fan, Sharon enjoyed New England sports as well as NASCAR. Above all, she was a loving wife and mother and enjoyed participating in the American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life".
Harland A. Bergeron
BELLINGHAM- Harland A. Bergeron, 85, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA. He was the beloved husband of the late Doris (Besette) Bergeron.
Born in Central Falls, RI on July 12, 1927, he was the son of the late Joseph and Cordelia (Trudeau) Bergeron.
Emilienne A. Lapierre
WOONSOCKET- Emilienne A. "Amy" Lapierre, 92, Woonsocket died peacefully Monday at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Albert G. Lapierre.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Emile and Justine (Lambaer) Platiau.
She was a lifelong resident of the city. In her early years she worked in the local textile industry.
When the time came for Trevor Vasey to select a four-year college that would satisfy his academic needs and quarterback profile, he turned to a valuable resource â€“ his father Todd.
WOONSOCKET â€” A city man is facing felony charges after spitting a mix of blood and saliva at medical and security personnel who were attempting to restrain him at Landmark Medical Centerâ€™s emergency room Saturday.
Andre Dion McDaniel, 32, is charged with assaulting health care workers and other emergency personnel during an obscenity-laced temper tantrum shortly before 3 a.m. He also faces two counts of simple assault and disorderly conduct.