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April 17th, 2012

Francoise M. Carrier

April 17, 2012

Francoise M. Carrier

WOONSOCKET- Francoise M. "Fran" (Rheaume) Carrier, 74 of Woonsocket passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at home with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Lucien A. "Lou" Carrier.
Born in Woonsocket on August 5, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Ephrem and Marie Ange (Gagne) Rheaume.

April 16th

Local results from Boston Marathon

April 16, 2012

BOSTON — Hilary Dionne, a former cross-country and track & field standout from Cumberland High School, finished 15th among women at the Boston Marathon Monday, crossing the finish line in 2:51.56. Her time was third-best among American winners. Dionne, who now works in Boston, graduated from Cumberland in 2003.
The 26-year-old Dionne averaged six minutes, 19 seconds during the first 6.2 miles of the race before shaving off five seconds over the next three-plus miles of the grueling 26.2-mile test of endurance and stamina. She ended up placing 256th overall and 11th in her age group (18-39).

These Clippers are cool customers

April 16, 2012

PAWTUCKET — Minutes after Cumberland High’s respectable but not outstanding 5-3 triumph over St. Raphael Academy on Monday afternoon, Clippers’ skipper Paul Murphy reacted to the pure facts – that the last four hitters in his lineup had assembled a collective 4-for-11 outing, good for a .364 average, four RBI and a run scored.

Flanders fields receiver questions

April 16, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The former Supreme Court justice who has been presiding over Central Falls as receiver will be the guest speaker during a general membership meeting of the Woonsocket Taxpayer Coalition next week.
Lawyer Robert G. Flanders Jr. will speak on the subject of municipal receivership and bankruptcy, said Acting WTC President Sharon Geving. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held April 26 at the Elks Club, 380 Social St., at 6:30 p.m.

Brissette, Paul

April 16, 2012

Brissette, Paul

BURRILLVILLE- Brissette, Paul, "Quinn" of Mapleville, died Saturday at his home. He was the husband of Charlene A. (Lohnes) Brissette.
Besides his wife survived by sons: Marc and Robert Brissette, eight grandchildren and a brother, Joseph Brissette.
Funeral service Thursday at 7pm in the ANDERSON- WINFIELD Funeral Home, Route 44 at Greenville Common, Greenville.
Burial Private. Visitation Thursday 4-7pm. For full obituary and directions visit
andersonwinfield.net

Gerard L. Blais

April 16, 2012

Gerard L. Blais

MANVILLE- Gerard L. Blais, 98, formerly of Church St., Manville, died Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at The Holiday in Manville where he resided for the past eight years. He was the husband of the late Lauretta (Cournoyer) Blais who died in 1983.
Since birth Mr. Blais remained a lifelong resident of Manville.
Mr. Blais served in the Army during WWII.
Mr. Blais spent his career working in the local textile industry, particularly with the Rochambeau Worsted Company until his retirement in 1978.

Linda M. Lee

April 16, 2012

Linda M. Lee

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Linda Lee, 55, passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 11, 2012 in the Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, in Providence, surrounded by her friends.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Rose Lee.
Aside from many accomplishments in life, such as her employment at the ARC Industry and a member of the Arc Bowling League; Linda will be mostly and dearly missed by her courageous strength and her loving, kind nature, which she shared with all. L

Gemma announces Congress candidacy

April 16, 2012

PROVIDENCE — After months of hinting that he would reprise his 2010 Democratic primary challenge to David Cicilline, Lincoln businessman Anthony Gemma made it official Sunday evening: he is in the hunt for the Democratic nomination in the 1st Congressional District.

April 15th

McGair: Not officially retired, Burrillville’s Norton trying hand as interim pitching in Yankees' farm system

April 15, 2012

Seeking clarification as to which New York Yankees’ minor-league port of call Tim Norton would dock at this season, we revved up the search feature on MiLB.com’s home page, fingers crossed that a simple mouse click would yield the desired answer.
Instead, we were left with more questions with a side order of curiosity.

April 14th

Every picture tells a story: Exhibit captures last of trap fishermen

April 14, 2012

WOONSOCKET – The city's Museum of Work and Culture tells the story of an industry — textile manufacturing — that once was king in the Blackstone Valley but largely no longer exists as a key force in its economy.
Now, visitors to Market Square can learn about another onetime staple of the Rhode Island economy that has also seen its better days and may be following a similar path into history: trap fishing off the Rhode Island shoreline.

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