July 31st, 2012
WEST WARWICK â€” As the eighth seed in this R.I. American Legion Tournament, that after finishing the league campaign at a mediocre 11-11, Navigant Post 85 wasn't expected to do much, especially after suffering a disastrous 14-1 loss to North Providence Post 29 in the first game of a best-of-three preliminary set last Friday.
Navigant, however, responded with 6-3 and 9-0 victories over the Senators this past weekend, and gained a bit of confidence entering the double-elimination portion of the tourney.
WOONSOCKET â€“ In a city where the median household income lags far behind the rest of the state, Armand Tetreault thought his family had discovered a tasty, healthy way to ease the squeeze on its food budget when his son began raising chickens.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” A mile-long stretch of Route 146A in North Smithfield known as Eddie Dowling Highway will get some major and much-needed repairs before the end of the year, Town Administrator Paulette D. Hamilton said this week.
WILLIAMSBURG, VA- Henri Albert Joseph Julie, 74, of Williamsburg, Va., formerly of Uniondale and Sayville, Long Island, passed away after a short and courageous battle with malignant melanoma on July 31, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Christina Mabel Baker, of Williamsburg, and his sister, Lucille Julie, of Woonsocket, RI. Online condolences may be expressed at
WOONSOCKET- Isabelle (Cinq-Mars) Fregeau died Monday at Miriam Hospital. She was the wife of the late Albert J. Fregeau.
Born in Winooski, VT she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Dolores (Lareau) Cinq-Mars.
Mrs. Fregeau was a dietary supervisor at Rhode Island Hospital for many years before retiring in 1988.
Oviette M. Bernard
BURRILLVILLE- Oviette M. (Lamothe) Bernard, 90, died Saturday, July 28, 2012 in Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag. She was the wife of the late Albert W. Bernard and they resided in Oakland for many years.
Born in Montreal, Canada she was the daughter of the late Evarestide and Ida (St. Pierre) Lamothe.
She worked as a mender for area textile mills for years.
The Mapleville woman for whom we launched a silver alert has been found in the woods behind her house. RI State Police K9â€™s assisted the Burrillville Police and local fire departments in the search.
WOONSOCKET â€” Nobody would ever think about splitting up Peter, Paul and Mary or firing one of the Three Stooges.
But it looks like the end of an era for one of the most famous trios in the city and â€” you guessed it â€” money is whatâ€™s pulling them apart.
Weâ€™re talking sidewalk performers here â€” those blue, green and burgundy garbage carts homeowners have been dutifully putting out for Waste Managementâ€™s trucks every week for some five years now.
WOONSOCKET â€” Boston-based Steward Health Care System now has until Aug. 31 to close on the sale of financially-troubled Landmark Medical Center and Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island.
In a statement released late Monday, Amy Kempe, spokeswoman for State Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, said Steward Health Care's request to waive Kilmartin's condition that the closing on the sale take place 60 days from the date of his May 25 decision to approve the sale was â€śdenied.â€ť
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WOONSOCKET- Jacqueline A. (Caouette) Chamberland, 55, of Transit St., Woonsocket, died July 25, 2012 at home. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Cecile R. (Trudell) Godin and her husband Roger of Cumberland and the late Maurice A. Caouette.