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January 16th, 2012

Martin Luther King Jr. honored on traffic island

January 16, 2012

WOONSOCKET — With a tip of the hat from President Obama, civic leaders and church groups capped a three-day tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King yesterday with the dedication of a new work of art honoring the slain civil rights leader.
Over 150 people braved a bone-chilling morning to take part in the ceremony, across the street from St. James Baptist Church, the city’s largest African-American congregation, which commissioned the steel-plate, multi-colored silhouettes of Dr. King preaching to a half-dozen followers, young and old.

Theresa M. Picard

January 16, 2012

BELLINGHAM, MA - Theresa M. Picard 85, died peacefully Monday January 16, 2012 at Liberty Commons in Chatham, MA. She was the wife of the late Arthur W. Picard who died in August, 1996.
Born May 11, 1926 in Woonsocket, RI, she was a daughter of the late Josephat and Irene (Marcoux) Chamberland. She resided in Bellingham, and Ft. Myers, FL before moving to Cape Cod. Mrs. Picard worked as an office manager at Mark Stevens for many years.

Jeanne M. Laroche

January 16, 2012

WOONSOCKET - Jeanne M. Laroche, 93, of Getchell Ave., Woonsocket, died Monday at The Holiday in Manville. She was the wife of the late Oscar Laroche.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Anna (Cayer) Gamache. She remained a lifelong resident of the city.
Mrs. Laroche was employed at the former Social Department Store, Najarians Department Store, and at the U.S. Rubber Plant.
She was a longtime communicant of St. Agatha's Parish.

Joseph Cardello Jr.

January 16, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Joseph Cardello Jr. 76, resident of North Smithfield, died January 15, 2012 at the St. Antoine Residence.
He was the husband of the late Maria (Diadone) Cardello.
He was born on May 18, 1935 in Boston MA, a son of the late Joseph Sr. & Rose Cardello.
Joseph was an independent salesman in the clothing industry retiring in 1992, he was a resident of North Smithfield since 1972, and he was a former member of the Knights of Columbus Free Hill Council and a communicant of St. Johns Church.

Pauline L. Allard

January 16, 2012

WOONSOCKET - Pauline L (Marchand) Allard, 72, of Ray Ave. died Friday January 13, 2012, in Landmark Medical Center. She was the beloved wife of Edgar D. Allard.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Paul E. and Germaine (Leferriere) Marchand. She was a lifelong resident of Woonsocket.
She worked as a Secretary for the Education Department of Landmark Medical Center for several years.
Pauline was the founder of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, Rhode Island Chapter.
She also was on the Prayer Ministry of St. Joseph Church.

Ernest A. Carignan, Jr

January 16, 2012

WOONSOCKET - Ernest A. Carignan, Jr., 71, of Woonsocket, passed away January 15, 2012. He was the husband of Charlotte A. (Poehler) Carignan, whom he was married to for 51 years. Born in Taunton, MA, he was the son of the late Ernest, Sr. and Della (Kolis) Carignan.

Michael A. Pavoni Jr.

January 16, 2012

DOUGLAS/NORTHBRIDGE- Michael A. Pavoni Jr., 38, of Quaker Lane in Northbridge, formerly of Douglas died Sat. Jan. 14 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He is survived by his parents Michael A. Sr. and Evalyn G. (Archambault) Pavoni of Douglas; a brother James a. Pavoni and his wife Stacy of Millbury; a sister Cherish L. Gould and her husband Raymond of N. Grosvenordale CT; 6 nieces Angelica, Talia, Annabella, Tessa, Antonia, and Grace; and many good friends.
Born in Woonsocket on Aug. 4, 1973 he was raised in Douglas and lived in Northbridge the past 9 years.

Jillian L. Dalpe

January 16, 2012

UXBRIDGE, MA - Jillian L. Dalpe, 30, of Uxbridge passed away Thurs. Jan. 12, 2012 and went home to Her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was the daughter of David F. and Susan M. (Blais) Dalpe of Uxbridge.
She was born in Providence, RI on Dec. 28, 1981 and was raised in N. Smithfield, RI. She was a graduate of N. Smithfield High School with high honors and had attended Quinnipiac University in CT, Becker College in Worcester and CCRI in Lincoln.

School disciplinary policy is changing

January 16, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The School Committee is stepping back from its active role in disciplinary procedures for local public school students.
The panel voted this week to allow school administrators and School Superintendent Giovanna Donoyan to handle disciplinary hearings it has been conducting for a number of years.
The change is an off-shoot of School Committeewoman Vimala Phongsavanh's review of school department policies.

January 15th

'Too early to make any predictions' in R.I. wrestling

January 15, 2012

CUMBERLAND — When it came time to wrestle the finals of Saturday night’s John D. Gorman Memorial Tournament at Cumberland High, two chairs at matside were occupied by coaches from Bishop Hendricken (Kevin Hennessey) and Warwick Veterans (George Schmeider).
“They’re just wrestling junkies,” Cumberland coach Steve Gordon said with a laugh on Sunday morning, after his balanced team had captured the team title despite crowning only one individual champion (Tom LaCroix at 195). “Kevin and George probably just wanted to see our boys wrestle. They’re scouting, of course, checking us out.

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launched a new mass emergency notification system designed to alert residents of public safety threats, parking bans,...
WOONSOCKET – A move to punt City Council President Albert G. Brien from his leadership role on the panel ended...

 

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