November 2nd, 2012
WOONSOCKET â€“ Thirty-one employees of Landmark Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island were laid off Tuesday.
Bill Fischer, spokesman for Landmark, said the affected group included members of management, hospital administrators and patient care workers. He said the cuts were necessary to keep Landmark solvent during the process of completing a merger with the hospitalâ€™s latest suitor.
CUMBERLAND - Choruses representing five area churches will be performing a unique nondenominational concert Sunday to benefit the Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry located on Nate Whipple Highway.
The Food Pantry Choral Benefit Concert will be held at 3 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church, 3069 Diamond Hill Road. The concert, which will include gospel to contemporary, features choirs from St. John Vianney Church, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Four Corners Community Chapel, Calvin Presbyterian Church and Arnold Mills United Methodist Church.
Frances M. Fazzio
WOONSOCKET- Frances M. (Saporito) Fazzio, 87, of Mowry St., died Thursday November 1, 2012 at home with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Richard Fazzio.
Richard and Frances celebrated their 66th Wedding Anniversary this August 24th.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Pietro and Fillipa (Ministera) Saporito.
Mrs. Fazzio worked as a sewer for Narragansett Knitting, until retiring in 1968.
Eldon B. Moe
VENICE, FL- Eldon "Moe", B. Moe, 87, of Venice, FL, formerly of North Smithfield, RI retired to Sarasota, FL 22 years ago died November 1, 2012.
Moe was born March 9, 1925 in Audubon, MN to Beda (Johnson) and Edwin Moe.
Moe served 23 years in the U.S. Army and Navy and furthered his career into Civil Service for Social Security.
Romeo T. Allard
WOONSOCKET- Romeo T. Allard, 92, of Woonsocket, died Thursday November 1, 2012 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center. He leaves his wife of 69 years, Leona A. (Michaud) Allard.
Born in Nasonville, he was the son of the late Narcisse and Marie (Duhamel) Allard.
Romeo was a salesman for the former Janelle Company of Providence, retiring in 1983. He previously worked in the local textile industry. He was an Army veteran of WWII. He was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, and a member of its Seniors Club and Veterans Club.
When last we saw Wes Pennington and his North Smithfield football troupe, the Northmen were set to embark upon an unprecedented double bye that would encompass three whole weeks between games.
PAWTUCKET â€” Head coach Pierre Ridore had several reasons to believe his Shea High squad would reign in a R.I. Division I Tournament preliminary tilt against Cumberland on Thursday afternoon.
First, his Raiders had rolled to a 4-1 victory over the Clippers just nine days before this playoff; second, Ridore's bunch entered the contest with a 6-0-1 mark at home â€“ that is, when it played either at Max Read Field or the McKinnon-Alves Complex â€“ and this would be played at the latter.
WOONSOCKET â€” A homegrown kingpin of the crack cocaine trade drew 22 years of federal prison time when he was sentenced on drug-trafficking and conspiracy charges in U.S. District Court on Wednesday.
Robert O. Robinson, 30, was the leader and organizer of a drug-distribution network he ran out of Taluâ€™s Cafe on Willow Street, federal prosecutors said.
CUMBERLAND â€” Billionaire Donald Trump seems to be involved in almost everything these days â€” but the District 19 RI Senate race?
Yes, that too.
Democratic challenger Ryan Pearson sent out a mailing to voters in the district earlier this month, criticizing incumbent Republican Bethany Mouraâ€™s absences and missed votes in the last two years. On one side, the cardboard flyer said â€śIf you missed work as much as Beth Mouraâ€¦Youâ€™d be fired!â€ť Below that was a picture of Trump, pointing an accusatory-looking finger, along with his signature line â€śYouâ€™re fired!â€ť from his TV show â€śThe Apprentice.â€ť
Isabelle M. Bessette
WOONSOCKET- Isabelle M. (Michaud) Bessette, 102, Formerly of Harrison Ave., died Friday October 26, 2012 in the Ballou Home with her family by her side. She resided on Harrison Ave. for 71 years prior to living at the Ballou Home. She was the wife of the late Emile Bessette.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Eugene and Cordelia (Corignan) Michaud. She was the 7th, of 13 children.
Isabelle enjoyed quilting, cut away embroidery, loved the sport of baseball and was an avid Red Sox's fan.