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June 14th, 2012

Joseph J.B. Parenteau

June 14, 2012

Joseph J.B. Parenteau

WOONSOCKET- Joseph J.B. Parenteau 83, formerly of Chester St., died Monday, June 11, in the Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Cecile (Gaudet) Parenteau.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Joseph and Sarah (Cardin) Parenteau.
Mr. Parenteau was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Germany, Post World War II as an MP. He was a concrete foreman for the former Val's Construction for thirty seven years retiring in 1990. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

School Department seeks state takeover

June 14, 2012

WOONSOCKET – The School Committee voted 4-1 Wednesday night to ask the state of Rhode Island to take control of the city’s cash-strapped public education system.
The School Committee will send a letter to Education Commissioner Deborah Gist saying it can’t operate with available funds and still comply with the state-mandated Basic Education Plan.
“Our fiduciary responsibility is to both educate Woonsocket’s approximately six thousand youths while also operating with a balanced budget,” the letter says. “This simply cannot be done.”

June 13th

Woonsocket’s Soukhamthath part of Friday's MMA event at Twin River

June 13, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Andre Soukhamthath just wrapped up a very productive camp at Tri-Force MMA in Pawtucket.
The 24-year-old Woonsocket bantamweight will be fighting for the first time under the Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc. banner, and he’s a handful of pounds away from making his weight for his upcoming fight.
Now if only he had a scouting report on his opponent.

Thanks to PawSox pitching coach, Bard’s arm, confidence on the rise

June 13, 2012

PAWTUCKET — From his dugout vantage point, Rich Sauveur saw something in Daniel Bard’s delivery that was fixable while the pitcher was toeing the rubber – providing that the PawSox pitching coach could grab the attention of catcher Ryan Lavarnway.

City man clings to life after struck by brick

June 13, 2012

WOONSOCKET (Courtesy WPRI) - A city man is fighting for his life after being struck in the head with a brick early Saturday morning.
According to police, Brian Hicks and three friends were walking near Walnut Hill when someone drove by in a gold truck and threw a brick out the window, hitting Hicks in the head.
"Whoever did this is an animal we want this guy caught," said Hicks' father Russell, according to WPRI.
Doctors say Hicks is battling a severe head injury. He's had multiple surgeries, but so far shown no sign of consciousness. Doctors say they aren't sure what the outcome will be.

June 12th

Joseph Normand Baril

June 12, 2012

Joseph Normand
Baril

WOONSOCKET- Joseph Normand Baril 87, of 100 Front St., died Monday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Ernest and Florence (Morel) Baril.
Joseph was a clerk for Woonsocket Motor Inn for over ten years, he also worked as a custodian at the former Ames Department Store for five years.

Roland J. Benoit

June 12, 2012

Roland J. Benoit

Roland J. "Uncle Ben" Benoit, 87, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at home with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 53 years of Jeanne M. (D'Arc) Benoit.
Born in Woonsocket on December 28, 1924, he was the son of the late Ferdinand and Cecilia (Roberge) Benoit.
He was the brother of Armand Benoit and his wife, Lucille of Hemet, CA, and the late Rene Benoit. He leaves his many cherished nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and his special little friend Dylan.

Raymond J. Bouley

June 12, 2012

Raymond J. Bouley

WOODBURY- Raymond J. Bouley, 87, a resident of Woodbury, Conn., and former resident of Heritage Village in Southbury, died on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Waterbury Hospital after suffering a stroke. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Barbara J. Bouley.

Budget board balks at recall of teachers

June 12, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The state-appointed Budget Commission Monday reserved the right not to recall up to 98 teachers who are still holding pink slips, about a fifth of the Woonsocket Education Department’s teaching workforce.
Schools Supt. Giovanna Donoyan was before the panel asking for permission to recall 56 teachers immediately to fill known vacancies, including a number of state-mandated positions.

Cumberland High graduates more than 350

June 12, 2012

CUMBERLAND — With a nod to the class of 1962, the graduating class of 2012 bid farewell to Cumberland High School on Monday night at a ceremony held at Tucker Field.

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