July 13th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â€“ The city won't be getting any additional school funding from the state in the near future, at least not through legal action.
That was the outcome of a successful move by the state to block the city from winning a hearing on its school funding lawsuit in Superior Court.
Judge Nettie C. Vogel on Thursday issued a 31-page decision ruling in favor of the state's motion to dismiss the case filed by both the Woonsocket and Pawtucket school districts while noting earlier court decisions to the same effect.
CUMBERLAND â€“ You donâ€™t have to be a parent to know that children donâ€™t get sick during business hours. And if they happen to, it isnâ€™t until todayâ€™s busy parents come home from work that they invariably find out about it and start looking for medical attention.
And so Dr. Peter Yasigian was often needed in the office until seven or eight oâ€™clock at night, tending to the usual afflictions of his pediatric caseload, from sore throats and sprains to coughs and croup.
There had to be a better way.
Elise B. Giguere
CHANDLER ARIZONA- Elise B. Giguere passed from this life to the next on July 11, 2012 at the age of 84.
She was born and raised in New England and was a past resident of Vero Beach, Florida and lived in Arizona since 2004.
She left behind Omer Giguere, a loving husband of 66 years and two sons, Omer of Boston, Massachusetts and Roger of Chandler, Arizona.
Elise was the loving Grandmother of 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at Falconer Funeral Home, 251 West Juniper Ave. in Gilbert, Arizona at 2:00PM on Saturday, July 14th.
MIDDLETOWN â€“ The finals of the 107th R.I. Golf Association Amateur Championship will feature the old guard vs. the new guard. Charlie Blanchard, a seasoned pro whoâ€™s certainly no stranger when it comes to making waves on the links during the summer, will take Cumberland native Jamison Randall in a 36-hole derby set for Friday at Wanumetonomy Golf &Country Club.
The first 18 holes of this stroke play format will take place beginning at 8 a.m. with the final 18 commencing shortly after 1 p.m.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Lorenzo Ajavon was a typical 17-year-old who liked listening to music and shooting hoops with his friends at Globe Park.
He had no track record with the police and no known history of drug involvement, but within hours of leaving his home at 372 Robinson St. Sunday he ended up in the Blackstone River, dead.
How and why are questions that now vex the police.
â€śItâ€™s a mystery,â€ť said Detective Sgt. Matt Ryan, spokesman for the Woonsocket Police Department. â€śThis isnâ€™t like anything Iâ€™ve every encountered before.â€ť
BURRILLVILLE â€” Itâ€™s been more than a decade since the Burrillville Major Division all-star team concluded pool play in the District IV playoffs with an unblemished mark, but thatâ€™s what the Blue & Gold did on Wednesday night at Sherman Park.
And Burrillville put on a pure hitting display in nailing down its fourth victory. The winners received monster games at the plate from their No. 2 and 3 batters in the lineup, Tyler Richards and Josh Dichario, and ended up amassing 23 hits in a 22-1 triumph over Bernon that was cut short after four innings by the mercy rule.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The Boston Red Sox will send OF Carl Crawford to Pawtucket for an injury rehab assignment beginning Thursday night when the PawSox host the Buffalo Bisons at 7:05 pm at McCoy Stadium.
BLACKSTONE- Henry Gagne 53, of Dollard St. died Wednesday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Debra (Rugka) Gagne.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Normand and Leona (Charpentier) Gagne. Henry worked for In-Metal in Sharon MA for over ten years, he was a member of the Par-X Club and the Woonsocket Lodge of Elks.
Raymond A. Lefebvre
RIVERIA BEACH, FL- Raymond A. Lefebvre, 86, of Riveria Beach, FL passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the Columbia Hospital of West Palm Beach, FL with his wife and friends by his side. He was the beloved husband for 50 years of Therese (Desjarlais) Lefebvre.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on April 20, 1926, he was the son of the late Armand and Irene (Gagnon) Lefebvre.
He was the brother of Marguerite Allen of Pascoag, RI, Eva Marietti and her husband, Michael of Chepachet, RI and the late Marcel Levebvre. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.
Francis J. Racine
BURRILLVILLE- Francis J. Racine, 88, resident of Pascoag, died July 10, 2012 at the Providence VA Medical Center in Providence.
He was born in Pascoag RI, a son of the late Andrew & Olive (Vanasse) Racine.
He worked for the Worcester Textile Co. in North Providence for 20 years as a supervisor retiring in 1986; previously he worked for the Whitins Machine Co in Whitinsville MA. He was an army veteran of WWII where he served in Germany. He lived most of his life in Burrillville previously he lived in Greenville.