July 26th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â€” Synagro Technologies Inc.â€™s plan for a $10 million heat-to-energy cogeneration facility took a giant leap forward yesterday after the Budget Commission approved a $6.5 million deal on taxes for the new construction.
The cash, to be parceled out over 20 years, isnâ€™t the only perk in the works for the struggling city. Thereâ€™s cheap electricity in the deal, too, and itâ€™s â€śgreen,â€ť to boot.
Read more in our print edition.
LINCOLN- Rita (Bourque) Gregoire, 92, of Lincoln, died July 24, 2012 in the Holiday Nursing Home, Manville. Her husband of 53 years, Armand J. Gregoire, died in 1993. Born in Woonsocket, Rita was the daughter of George and Delores (Desjarlais) Bourque.
Rita was a communicant at St. Ambrose Church, Albion.
BRISTOL, Conn. â€” One down, two to go.
The Cumberland Major Division (ages 11 and 12) all-star team took its first step towards what it hopes will be the programâ€™s first-ever Eastern Regional championship and a spot in the Little League World Series on Wednesday afternoon by capturing its quarterfinal-round game with ease.
WOONSOCKET â€” If the sale of Landmark Medical Center falls through, most Rhode Islanders would blame Blue Cross, a new poll suggests.
The poll, conducted by Marttila Strategies of Boston, was commissioned by the United Nurses and Allied Professionals, Landmark Medical Center, and Steward Health Care, the for-profit chain that wants to buy Landmark.
CUMBERLAND â€” Residents will get the opportunity on Aug. 7 to offer input on a proposed plan to consolidate the town's fire services as a single municipal public safety department that would not only include the town's four independent fire districts, but emergency medical service and police as well.
Diana J. Bergeron
WOONSOCKET - Diana J. (Yarush) Bergeron, 54, of Hudson, Florida, passed away Saturday, July 14th at HPH Hospice in New Port Richey, Florida.
Born in Marlboro, MA, she was the daughter of the late John A. Yarush and sister of the late Mary Susan Parenteau. She was a lifelong resident of Woonsocket.
Armand I. Scott Jr.
ST.FRANCIS, MAINE- Armand I. Scott Jr. (Butch) Passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family on July 17, 2012.
He is survived by his wife Carla (Dubey) Scott and six children, Ryan, Daniel, Stephen, Arianna, Sirena and Aislinne of Maine.
He is the son of Armand Sr. and Doris Scott. He is also Survived by a brother Raymond Scott and two sisters and their husbands, Sheila & Jim Brousseau and Michele & Darin Celani Also several nieces & nephews.
BRISTOL, Conn. --- Cumberland certainly did its part in pool play. Now the local Major Division (ages 11 and 12) all-star team will try to produce the three victories it needs to capture its first-ever Eastern Regional softball championship and advance to the Little League World Series.
Cumberland wrapped up its New England portion of the regional tournament with its third victory in four games on Tuesday afternoon by producing an 8-1 victory over winless Swanton, Vt. at Breen Field on the Bart Giamatti Complex.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The Zoning Board of Review voted 3-2 in support of a proposed expansion of residential use at the former St. Francis House at 167 Blackstone St., but not by a large enough majority to approve developer Gary Fernandes' request for more units.
The five zoners rendering the decision would have had to vote at least 4-1 in favor to grant approval under zoning board rules.