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January 4th, 2012

Romney ekes out 8-vote win over Santorum in Iowa

January 4, 2012

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Mitt Romney eked out a minuscule 8-vote victory over Rick Santorum in Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses, the state party chairman said early Wednesday, ringing down the curtain on an improbable first act in the campaign to pick a challenger to President Barack Obama in the fall.
Appearing hours after the caucuses had ended, Matt Strawn said Romney had 30,015 votes, to 30,007 for Santorum, whose late surge carried him to a near win.

January 3rd

Novans' Pitts has come a long way

January 3, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Back in the spring of 2010 at the outdoor state meet, Kaylnn “K.K.” Pitts shocked the competition (and herself) when the then-freshman from Woonsocket High cleared 5 feet, 3 inches to earn the individual title in the high jump.
“I didn’t think I would win, really,” Pitts recalled. “I wasn’t really counting my steps. I was just jumping.”
Since that breakthrough performance only one person has stood in the way of the Villa Novan standout repeating the feat. It was an athlete that actually finished third that day, La Salle Academy’s Dakota Dailey-Harris.

Chafee to meet with mayors on pensions

January 3, 2012

PROVIDENCE – When provisions for reforming locally-administered pension plans (called non-MERS) were dropped from the comprehensive pension reform late in the process last year, Gov. Lincoln Chafee vowed to introduce legislation on the first day of the 2012 General Assembly session to reform struggling plans that are causing fiscal misery for certain cities and towns.
He missed that self-imposed deadline on Tuesday.

Tax sale notices sent out in error

January 3, 2012

WOONSOCKET — On December 31, 2011, delinquent notices were mailed for water, sewer, and trash ratepayers with regard to the scheduled sale of water, sewer, and lien sales to be conducted in March. It has come to our attention that certain ratepayers received these notices erroneously. Upon review, it has been found that the mailing occurred due to an error in the data used by the outside vendor that the city utilizes for these mailings. The City of Woonsocket regrets and apologizes for any inconvenience that the mailing may have caused.

Steward Health Care hires prominent lobbyist

January 3, 2012

WOONSOCKET – Boston-based Steward Health Care System has hired a prominent government lobbyist for assistance in dealing with state regulators handling its application to buy financially struggling Landmark Medical Center.
Former Warwick Mayor Joseph Walsh of Government Strategies Inc. has already asked some legislators to rally constituents in support of the merger, which may be the Cass Avenue hospital’s only hope for survival.

Robert P. Ross

January 3, 2012

Robert P. Ross

HOLLY HILL FL- Robert P. Ross, 74 of Holly Hill Fl and formerly of Woonsocket R.I. passed peacefully December 30, 2011 with his family by his side.
He was born in Manville R.I. on August 20, 1937. He is survived by the love of his life for 53 wonderful years Dorothy whom he met at the YMCA dances. Dorothy will always cherish their times and memories together.
He was predeceased by his parents Paul and Germaine (St. Germain) Ross.

Robert N. Provoyeur

January 3, 2012

Robert N. Provoyeur

MANVILLE- Robert N. "The Ace" Provoyeur 75, of Church St. died Monday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Pauline (Lussier) Provoyeur.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Gabriel and Florienne (St. Sauveur) Provoyeur,
Robert lived most of his life in Cumberland before moving to Manville. He was a self employed painter, and owner of the Cumberland Paint Co. for over thirty years before retiring in 2001.

Constance A. LeVasseur

January 3, 2012

Constance A.
LeVasseur

WOONSOCKET- Constance A. (Marcotte) LeVasseur, 80, a resident of the Friendly Home, passed away peacefully on Monday at the Friendly Home with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of the late George LeVasseur.
Born, May 21, 1931 in Woonsocket she was the daughter of the late Joseph & Yvonne (Bertrand) Marcotte, Constance resided in Cumberland before entering the Friendly Home.

Normand A. LeBeau

January 3, 2012

Normand A. LeBeau

BELLINGHAM- Normand A. LeBeau, 84, of Bellingham, MA died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at Landmark Medical Center on Tuesday, December 26, 2011, one day short of his 85th birthday.
Born in Woonsocket on December 27, 1926, he is the son of the late Adelard and Lillian (Ambroult) LeBeau of Woonsocket, RI and recently celebrated 60 years of marriage to his beloved wife, Jean (Wojnar) LeBeau of Bellingham.

Roland Bergeron

January 3, 2012

Roland Bergeron

WOONSOCKET- Roland Bergeron, 79, of Woonsocket, RI passed away on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center with his loving family by his side.
He was the loving father of Gerard Bergeron, Normand Bergeron and his wife Theresa, Russell Bergeron and his wife Suzanne all of Woonsocket; and his cherished six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was the former husband of Marie J. (St. Germain) Bergeron of Woonsocket. He was the brother of the late Normand Bergeron.

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