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January 6th, 2012

National Guard offers its building to city

January 6, 2012

WOONSOCKET – The Rhode Island Army National Guard is offering to turn over to the city a cavernous brick garage, situated on nearly an acre of land, for the nominal price of a buck.
After touring the site with representatives of the Guard Friday, Planning Director Paulette Miller said the city is leaning in favor of accepting the offer, but it wants to make sure the building on Avenue A is structurally sound first.
“It appears to be an appropriate acquisition,” said Miller. “But we’ll be making another pass through here with our engineers before we make a decision.”

Patriots' O'Brien heads to Unhappy Valley

January 6, 2012

Bill O’Brien could be walking into a no-win situation as the next head football coach at Penn State. While the current Patriots’ offensive coordinator may seem like a solid choice on the surface, the news of his selection hit hard with Penn State alumni on Friday.
Former Penn State linebacker LaVar Arrington represented the thoughts of many ex-players upon hearing the news that an “outsider” would be the next head coach.

Pauline T. Renaud

January 6, 2012

Pauline T. Renaud

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Pauline T. (Blanchette) Renaud, 94, died Thursday, January 5, 2012 in St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Emile P. Renaud, to whom she had been married seventy-two years.
Born in Blackstone, she was the daughter of the late Adelard and Josephine (Duprey) Blanchette.
Pauline had worked as a machine operator for Polytop for seventeen years, retiring in 1979. She later was active in St Agatha's Senior Citizens organization.

Wayne G. Vose

January 6, 2012

Wayne G. Vose

NO. SMITHFIELD- Wayne G. Vose, 63, of Iron Mine Hill Rd., died Thursday, January 5, 2012 at home. He was the husband of the late Joyce A. (Pandolfi) Vose.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Irving C. and Barbara (Moore) Vose.
Mr. Vose worked as a Grocery Manager for the former Almacs, and as a Associate for Market Basket. Also, he was a twenty-seven year newspaper carrier for the Providence Journal. A Vietnam War Army Veteran, he was a member of the No. Smithfield and Cumberland Hill Fire Departments.

January 5th

Mayors to governor: Help us!

January 6, 2012

PROVIDENCE — After huddling behind closed doors for two hours with mayors, town administrators and other municipal officials, Gov. Lincoln Chafee declared that 2012 “should be the year of the cities and towns.
“We can not have East Providences and Woonsockets and Coventrys and other towns being read about across the country in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times and other national publications that are going to be a detriment to the economy of Rhode Island,” the governor said. “We've got to address it.”

Johnston takes Div. III-North showdown with N.S.

January 5, 2012

NORTH SMITHFIELD – North Smithfield won its first three league games in Division III-North by an average of nearly 22 points.
First-year NS coach TJ Ciolfi knew No. 4 wouldn’t be the same. Facing the Northmen in Thursday’s league showdown was equally-unbeaten Johnston, another talented squad that has beaten its three opponents by almost 26 points per outing.
"The teams are exactly the same,” Ciolfi said. “We are almost as identical in the way we play.”

Velez, Tolman hoopsters shake off Lincoln, 58-45

January 5, 2012

PAWTUCKET — If Tolman High ever fits the pieces together, the Tigers could be a tough out in the Division II playoffs.
It is coach Mike Kayata’s job to develop his players into a cohesive unit over the next seven weeks, trying to get the most out of a roster that contains an explosive scoring guard in Juan Velez, a 6-foot-7 junior center named Jon Percy who is a sleeping giant, and several role players who might hold the key to this team’s ultimate outcome.

Municipal ice rink to open at last

January 5, 2012

WOONSOCKET — When forsythia blooms in December, it’s probably a bad omen for making ice.
But when the first true cold snap of the season settled over the region this week, Highway Foreman Rick Lambert knew it was time to crank up the ice-making machinery, at last.
That means the city’s municipal rink in River Island Park will finally open this year at 12:30 Saturday afternoon –roughly a month later than it did during last year’s more normal winter.
“We started making ice when we came back after New Year’s, on Tuesday,” Lambert said earlier this week.

Savannah L. Wakely

January 5, 2012

Savannah L. Wakely

WOONSOCKET- Wakely, Savannah L., 25, of Woonsocket, RI and Waltham, passed away January 1, 2012.
Daughter of Jo-ann M. Wakely of Mansfield and late Terrance Bernard of Boston.
Mother of Anthony, Janiah and Xaviar, all of Woonsocket. Sister of Chavon and Terrance Bernard Jr., Rodney Maxie, Jr., Briana and Brionca Williams, Deja Jones, Kyle Colo'n, Jennifer Shaver, Siedah Moten.

Dezima Durand

January 5, 2012

Dezima Durand

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Dezima "Daisy" Durand, 96, of North Smithfield, RI passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 4, 2012 at The Holiday in Manville, RI with family by her side. She was the beloved wife for 72 years of the late Leo A. Durand deceased on December 22, 2007.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on November 9, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Armand and Lydia (Tetreault) Guertin.

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