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November 19th, 2012

RILL bumps Woonsocket to Div. I softball ranks

November 19, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Changes in membership and divisional alignment are in store for Division I softball come the next two seasons.
At Monday’s Principals' Committee on Athletics meeting, the R.I. Interscholastic League’s governing body approved unanimously (10-0) to form one Division I softball league featuring 17 teams. Two of those 17 teams include newcomers Tolman and Woonsocket, both of whom have competed in Division II in recent seasons.

Annette E. Nerbonne

November 19, 2012

Annette E. Nerbonne

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Annette E. Nerbonne, 80, of North Smithfield, passed away on November 18, 2012 at Home and Hospice Care of RI, Providence.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Evangelina (Beauchmin) Beaudreau.
Annette worked for the Uniroyal Company before managing the office of Richards Decorator Studio. She truly enjoyed gardening and her beloved Chihuahua "Petunia".

Joseph L. Charron

November 19, 2012

Joseph L. Charron

WOONSOCKET- Joseph L. Charron, 89, of Robinson St., died November 16, 2012 at Trinity Health & Rehabilitation Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Constance N. (Grochowski) Charron whom he married May 25, 1991.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Norbert and Alexina Charron.
He worked 33 years as a yarn set for the former Draper Corporation of Hopedale, MA. Joseph served the United States Army during WWII. Joseph was a lifetime member of the Elks and was the Elks "man of the year" 1974.

Gary G. Lanagan

November 19, 2012

Gary G. Lanagan

BURRILLVILLE- Gary G. Lanagan, 52, of Glendale, RI, passed away November 17, 2012, at RI Hospital with his loving family by his side.
Born on August 28, 1960, in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Henry and Laura (DeMello) Lanagan.
He worked well over 30 years at Honeywell, formerly New England Instrument. His passions were his family, his computer and the selling and collection of his plastic model kits.

Richard R. Charbonneau

November 19, 2012

Richard R.
Charbonneau

NO. SMITHFIELD- Richard R. Charbonneau, 71, of Black Plain Rd., passed away on Thursday at the Home & Hospice Care Center of R.I. in Providence, with his family by his side. He was the loving husband of Carol A. (Waskiewicz) Charbonneau
Born, September 17, 1941, in Woonsocket he was the son of the late Ralph & Dorothy (Dumas) Charbonneau, he resided in No. Smithfield for many years.

Normand R. Montmagny

November 19, 2012

Normand R.
Montmagny

BURRILLVILLE- Montmagny, Normand R. 87, of Pascoag, Rhode Island, formerly a long time resident of Coventry, Rhode Island, passed away on November 13, 2012 at Pine Grove Health Center, Pascoag, RI. He was the beloved husband of the late Gertrude (Cote) Montmagny who died last year.
Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son of the late Alfred and Elmire (Levesque) Montmagny.

John A. Marois

November 19, 2012

John A. Marois

BURRILLVILLE- John A. Marois 59, resident of Nasonville, died October 26, 2012 at the Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pascoag.
He was born in Woonsocket RI, a son of Theresa (Boisvert) Marois of Nasonville and the late Roland A. Marois.
He worked for Precision Shapes in FL, for a long period of time; previously he worked for Knight Armaments in Vero Beach FL. He lived in Palm Beach FL for years. He enjoyed scuba diving, an avid Patriots fan.

School budget projections indicate improvement

November 19, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The fiscal year is far from complete but School Superintendent Giovanna Donoyan told the School Committee last week early spending projections indicate some improvement over past school budget practices.
The news comes after the school department overspent its budget by approximately $7 million last year while not maintaining clear projections on its incurred costs and unforeseen expenses. The past deficit is expected to be worked out under the five-year city spending plan now being prepared by the state-appointed Budget Commission running city affairs.

Northwest market open for winter

November 19, 2012

GLOCESTER — While most outdoor farmers markets have closed down for the winter, you can still get seasonal vegetables and produce as well as preserves, fresh eggs and baked goods at Glocester's Northwest Farmers Market, an indoor farmers market held Sundays in Chepachet during the winter months.
The market is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sticks Tavern, 417 Putnam Pike (Route 44 ) in Chepachet.
The farmers market includes live acoustic music starting at 10 a.m.

November 18th

Villa Novans’ track star Kaylnn Pitts readies for senior season

November 18, 2012

WOONSOCKET -- It wasn’t that long ago, June 3 to be precise, that then-Woonsocket High junior Kaylnn Pitts took the jumping events at the R.I. Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Brown Stadium by storm.
She not only won the triple jump with a leap of 37-4 Âľ, but also took third in the high jump (5-3) and teamed with Jasmine White, Marrisa Gelinas and Latoya Dythe to gain fourth in the 4 x 100-meter relay (50.67).
Pitts finished 10th in the long jump (16-1), but that was one placement she’d rather forget.

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