February 9th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â€” A few details of the changes in store for Landmark Medical Center if the sale of the hospital goes through have emerged from the state health department, including a name change thatâ€™s getting some lukewarm reviews from the locals.
Steward Health Care System of Boston would rename the Cass Avenue facility â€śBlackstone Medical Center.â€ť Similarly, the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island, in North Smithfield, would become â€śBlackstone Rehabilitation Hospital.â€ť
LINCOLN â€” Little did Alexandra Fish know that when she accurately spelled the noun tableau, defined by Webster's Dictionary as â€śa striking, dramatic scene or picture,â€ť she was living one herself.
That correct answer led the Lincoln Middle School eighth grader to the championship of the annual Lincoln School District Spelling Bee, held inside her home auditorium on Tuesday night.
Fish, who out-dueled fellow schoolmate and sixth-grader Alexandra Theroux, now will represent the district at the Rhode Island State Spelling Bee, to be held at this same site on Saturday, March 12 at 10 a.m.
PORT CHARLOTTE- Janet Aurella (Struzik) Haczynski, age 69, died January 9, 2012 in Port Charlotte, Florida after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Jan was born on July 18, 1942 and previously lived in Blackstone, MA and North Smithfield, RI.
Stephen Douglas Chisholm
LINCOLN- Stephen Douglas Chisholm, 52, of Lincoln, passed away unexpectedly in his residence on February 7th.
Born in Providence, a son of the late John and Mary (MacLachlan) Chisholm, he had lived in Lincoln for over twenty-five years.
Gerard L. Bergeron
WOONSOCKET- Gerard L. Bergeron 57, of 23 Clinton St. died Monday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Theresa (Goss) Bergeron.
Born in North Attleboro, MA he was a son of the late Maurice and Rita (Picard) Bergeron.
Gerry was a Certified Nursing Assistant and worked at several area nursing homes for twenty years, he also worked as a counter person for Dunkin Donuts for several years.
CUMBERLAND â€“ The best wrestling dual-meets build slowly, bout by bout, to a crescendo. Each match is important. Results in the earlier bouts lay the foundation for dramatic outcomes late in the contest.
Thatâ€™s what happened on Wednesday night at The Wellness Center when an estimated 400 mat-crazy spectators watched Rhode Islandâ€™s only two unbeaten Division I dual-meet teams square off. Cumberland, carrying the burden of a 52-match winning streak nearly three years old, hosted a 13-0 Bishop Hendricken team most experts gave a slight advantage heading into this showdown.
WOONSOCKET â€” Record foreclosures have crimped the supply of affordable apartments, fueling an astronomical increase in rents that threatens the financial security of working families.
Thatâ€™s the latest from HousingWorksRI, an advocacy group that says the average two-bedroom apartment in the state now costs $1,165 a month. At that rate, it would take an hourly wage of nearly $24 to limit oneâ€™s monthly rental nut to 30 percent of salary, the level the government defines as affordable.
CUMBERLAND â€” It's time for â€śPhys Edâ€ť but the gym is really quiet. The class of 11-and 12-year-old boys and girls are sitting on floor mats and focusing on their breathing, some with their eyes shut. Then, following instructor Sunny Moriello Flatts' lead, they assume various poses and hold them for a time: Downward Dog, Dolphin and Plank Star. It's all part of a semester-long yoga program that is now part of the school day at the Blackstone Valley Prep middle school in Cumberland.
Donald J. Hutchins
WOONSOCKET- Donald J. Hutchins, 79, of Green Street, Woonsocket, passed on February 7, 2012 in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the former husband of Laurette (Dutremble) Archambault of Mapleville, RI.
Born in Providence on June 23, 1932, he was a son of the late Willard and Ethel (Haskins) Hutchins.
David B. Dungan
HARRISVILLE- David B. Dungan, 71, of Harrisville, RI passed away on Monday, February 6, 2012 at Roger Williams Hospital with family by his side. He was the beloved husband of the late Sharon E. (Hansen) Dungan.
Born in Detroit, MI on April 28, 1940, he was the son of the late Talma J. Dungan.