August 30th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â€” Vapors from an adhesive product caught fire with an explosive flash that left one man injured at an East Woonsocket residence Wednesday night.
Firefighters said George Butts, 45, was installing a kitchen floor in his second-story apartment at 446 Cumberland Hill Road about 8 p.m. when the room was suddenly engulfed in flames.
â€śTenants heard a loud bang,â€ť said Capt. Michael Morin, deputy state fire marshal for the Woonsocket Fire Department. â€śThere was definitely an explosion. The adhesive was all over the walls.â€ť
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Lucien A. Dansereau
WOONSOCKET- Lucien A. Dansereau, 87, of Mendon Rd., died peacefully on August 29, 2012 in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Doris (Brissette) Dansereau of Woonsocket, whom he married May 21, 1949.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Henri and Matilde (Lapierre) Dansereau.
PAWTUCKET â€” The blizzard of O'Neill and Mercer campaign signs covering District 3 says it all. What was a contentious race two years ago promises to be so again as incumbent City Councilor Christopher O'Neill fights off a challenge from opponent Terrence â€śTerryâ€ť Mercer.
With both O'Neill and Mercer running as Democrats, the District 3 contest is one of two City Council races that will be all but decided by the Sept. 11 Democratic primary. The primary will also be key in the District 1 race between Democratic incumbent David Moran and his challenger, fellow Democrat Michael Cassidy.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. â€“ Thereâ€™s a certain aura that surrounds those lauded as top prospects in the Red Sox farm system, and it only intensifies the higher they progress through the system.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Steward Health Careâ€™s deadline for closing on the sale of Landmark Medical Center has been extended another month, until Sept. 30, but Attorney General Peter Kilmartin has made it clear heâ€™s running out of patience.
In a letter written to Steward this week, Kilmartinâ€™s office says further extensions of the closing deadline are contingent on continued good-faith negotiations between the for-profit hospital chain from Boston and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Rhode Island.
Bernard R. Cyr
BELLINGHAM- Bernard R. Cyr, 68, of Bellingham passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at home with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 40 years of Muriel S. (Tessier) Cyr.
Born in Woonsocket on March 12, 1944, he was the son of the late Robert J. and Florence (Boisvert) Cyr and step-son of the late Lillian (Blais) Cyr and Doris )Lataille Cyr.
WOONSOCKET â€” Having called Providence home for half of his life, Andre Soukhamthath is no stranger to attending events at the Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Center.
Heâ€™s seen concerts, pro wrestling events, and Providence College basketball games there. And on Oct. 6, he will be at The Dunk for the arenaâ€™s first mixed martial arts show.
But instead of attending the show, Soukhamthath will be the show and fight on the undercard of Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc.â€™s â€śReal Painâ€ť show at the well-known Providence arena.
MILLVILLE- Francis (Frank) Andrew Borek, a lifelong resident of Millville, MA., died at Beaumont Nursing Home in Northbridge, MA. on August 22, 2012 at the age of 93.
Frank was born on January 13, 1919, the son of Joseph and Mary (Bozek) Borek.
Frank is survived by his loving wife of 65 years Jennie (Stanley) Borek, his beloved children, John of Millville, Gail of Boston, and Michael and his wife Deborah of Colorodo, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two nieces and a nephew.
Timothy C. Riley
SIERRA MADRE, CALIFORNIA- Timothy C. Riley of Sierra Madre, California passed away unexpectedly on August 17, 2012.
He was the loving father of Fiona 23 and Kelsey 21.
Born in Woonsocket, RI in 1957, the son of Dorothy M. Riley and the late John V. Riley.
He was a graduate of Blackstone Millville Regional High School, a suma cum laude graduate of Bentley College and a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Law.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Police have arrested the remaining two men allegedly involved in the thefts of air conditioner compressors in Woonsocket, North Smithfield and Burrillville, according to Major Lareto Guglietta of the Burrillville Police Department. A third suspect, 23-year-old Christopher Fisher of Woonsocket, was arrested by North Smithfield Police last week and is in the custody of Burrillville Police this morning.