September 12th, 2012
PROVIDENCE â€” An agreement to bring Landmark Medical Center back into Blue Cross/Blue Shieldâ€™s coverage network yesterday failed to win the blessing of a Superior Court judge who said heâ€™s concerned it may not do enough to save the hospital or get it sold.
Associate Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein said he would decide whether to approve the proposed agreement between Landmark and Blue Cross no later than Tuesday.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Local police have charged a worker at Hospice St. Antoine with larceny after investigating reports of jewelry thefts from several residents of the elderly care facility.
Capt. Timothy Lafferty reported Iris Mayorga, 43, of Vine Street, Woonsocket, was charged with one misdemeanor count of larceny under $1,500 in connection with the investigation by members of the detective division. Mayorga was released on a summons to appear in District Court on Sept. 25, Lafferty said. The investigation into the thefts at Hospice St. Antoine is continuing, Lafferty added.
Orise B. Benoit
WOONSOCKET- Orise B. "Blanche" Benoit 92, formerly of East School St. died Tuesday at the Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Arthur F. Benoit Sr.
Born in the Olneyville section of Providence, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Louise (Ducharme) Pero.
Joan O. Carlson
BURRILLVILLE- Joan O. (Nelson) Carlson, 84, passed away Wednesday September 12, 2012. She was the wife of the late Richard W. Carlson.
Mrs. Carlson was born in Providence, a daughter of the late Andrew and Jenny (Stenberg) Nelson.
She lived in Warwick for 44 years before moving to Burrillville 3 years ago. She was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church of Warwick and a member of Pioneer Lodge #506, Order of Vasa.
Joseph R. Landi Jr.
HARRISVILLE- Joseph R. Landi Jr. 65, died peacefully on Monday September 10th surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was the husband of Michelle (Dean) Landi.
Born in Woonsocket, he is the son of Joseph R. Landi Sr. of North Smithfield and the late Alice (Gelinas) Vose.
Shirley E. Fish
BURRILLVILLE- Shirley E. (Steiner) Fish, 82, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 in Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag. She was the wife of the late George H. Fish. They had resided on Rock Ave. Pascoag. Born in Pascoag, she was the daughter of the late George and Viola (Lunn) Steiner.
Mrs. Fish was a mill worker in area mills for many years, she later went to school and became a Nurse. She worked in the former Lying-In Hospital in Providence. She was a dedicated member of her church; Chepachet Union Church in Glocester.
WOONSOCKET- Richard Enright, 63, passed away on Sept. 2nd, at his home. Born Sept, 7, 1948, he was the son of the late Francis & Pauline (Silvia) Enright.
Richard is survived by 2 brothers John & Ronald Enright both of Woonsocket, 3 sisters, Barbara Heroux & Linda Byam, both of Woonsocket & Patricia Pierce of Michagan. He was the brother of the late Maurice Enright and life partner of the late Gregory Bridges, He also leaves several nieces & nephews.
WOONSOCKET â€” In a stunning upset, city firefighter Stephen M. Casey defeated incumbent State Rep. Jon D. Brien last night in the Democratic primary for District 50, the winnerâ€™s first political outing.
The unofficial tally at press time had Casey with 704 votes to Brienâ€™s 654. It was close but numerically too far a bridge for Brien to cross on absentee ballots, with just 48 distributed in the district, according to local canvassing authorities.
CUMBERLAND â€” Mia A. Ackerman will advance to the general election ballot as the Democratic contender for House District 45 after defeating veteran state Rep. Rene R. Menard in Tuesday's primary election.
Voters going to the polls Tuesday were given the task of narrowing the field of two Democratic candidates vying for the House District 45 seat, which also includes portions of Lincoln. Ackerman, a Cumberland town councilor, came out on top and trounced Menard in Cumberland with a vote of 842 to 552, but lost to Menard in Lincoln by a vote of 222 to 345.
LINCOLN â€” In an night of change for local members of the General Assembly, incumbent Dist. 46 state Representative Jeremiah T. O'Grady could point to hard work on his primary campaign as having made a connection with local voters.
O'Grady topped his Democratic primary challenger John D. Barr III in a tally of 736 votes to 416, or 63.8 percent of the turnout to Barr's 36.1 percent, according to town election results.