April 6th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â€“ Sometimes painted as the Molly Hatchet of the Rhode Island medical marijuana movement, putting the axe to the stateâ€™s three proposed compassion centers before they had a chance to open, U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha says he just wants to make sure everyone knows where his office stands on the issue so there will be â€śno surprisesâ€ť when, and if, a dispensary opens up.
WOONSOCKET Cecile (Brodeur) Bernard, 82, of Woonsocket, died Friday, April 6, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of Rene G. Bernard whom she married April 30, 1955.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Alphonse and Clotilde (Poirier) Brodeur.
She lived in Woonsocket for most of her life.
She worked eight years as a house keeper for St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield, retiring in 1994.
Maria Josepha Giles
WOONSOCKET- Maria Josepha (Postigo de la Flor) Giles, 82, of Woonsocket, died Thursday in Oakland Grove Health Care Center in Woonsocket. Born in Port of St. Mary, Spain, she was the daughter of the late Antonio Postigo Naranjo and Ana de la Flor Canas.
She came to the United States in 1969 with her son Jose, settling in Woonsocket in 1971.
PROVIDENCE- BEAULIEU, PATRICIA (Cunningham), 81, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at the Millbury Health Care Center.
She was the wife of the late Ernest A. Beaulieu, and the former wife of the late Angelo A. Notarantonio. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Walter and Lena (Auger) Cunningham.
Amelia M. Chartier
WOONSOCKET- Amelia M. (Ionta) Chartier 94, died peacefully Sunday April 1, 2012 in the Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Alpherie Chartier.
Mrs. Chartier was born in Manchaug, MA, a daughter of the late John and Theresa (Cacciapuoti) Ionta.
She was a stitcher for the Ark Garment Co. for many years, retiring in 1966. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, bingo and bus trips to Atlantic City. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and sharing stories of the old days. She will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure to know her.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The Senate Health and Human Services Committee has scrapped a proposal to amend the 15-year-old Hospital Conversions Act and substituted language proposed by Steward Health Care that will facilitate its purchase of the troubled Landmark Medical Center.
The new version of the bill would eliminate the provision that a for-profit hospital corporation like Steward is prohibited from applying to buy a second hospital for at least three years after it acquires one.
WOONSOCKET â€” In an about-face, Durham School Services has agreed to provide student transportation services for the rest of the year even though itâ€™s owed more than $500,000 by the cash-choked Woonsocket Education Department, school officials announced Thursday.
School Supt. Giovanna Donoyan said the company had previously advised the WED it would discontinue service on Monday unless the department satisfied the debt. The Warrenville-Ill.-based transportation giant changed its mind after a conference call with company executives, state revenue officials and the office of Mayor Leo Fontaine.
PAWTUCKET â€” Aaron Cook joined forces with the Red Sox over the winter after spending every single one of his 10 major-league seasons with the Colorado Rockies. Situated in Pawtucket as the 2012 season gets underway, the 33-year-old comes to McCoy Stadium with the reputation as someone who focuses primarily on pitching to contact and letting the defense take care of the rest.
WOONSOCKET â€” Before Mount St. Charles Academy faced Lincoln High in a Division II-North battle on Thursday afternoon, head coach Doug Allen asked his squad to be aggressive from the start, especially offensively, to set the tone.
It was something the Mounties had failed to do in a 9-7 loss to Providence Country Day only 48 hours earlier.
â€śWe fell behind, 3-0, right away, and we had to work hard to battle back,â€ť Allen stated. â€śWe have a fast-break, running kind of team, and when we get a lead and we unleash the horses, weâ€™re all set. If we donâ€™t, then weâ€™re usually in for a tough game.â€ť
Louis J. Martin
MESA, AZ- Louis J. Martin 65, of Mesa AZ, formerly of Woonsocket, died March 27, 2012. He was the husband of Diane Ross Frappier Martin.
Born in Worcester, MA he was the son of the late Louis and Aldea (Bachand) Martin.
Louis was a US Air Force Veteran serving between 1966-1970, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus, an Usher at Holy Cross Church in Mesa and a member of the Veterans Club of Crescent Run. Louis was a mail carrier for the US Post Office for many years.