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Helen Ann Skiffington

October 31, 2011

Helen Ann
Skiffington

WOONSOCKET- Helen Ann (Kaffel) Skiffington, of Third Ave, Woonsocket, died peacefully Saturday October 29, 2011. For 52 years she was the beloved wife of the late John J. Skiffington Jr., former RI Speaker of the House and RI House Majority Leader.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Tekla (Frodyma) Kaffel.

Victor D. Dubois

October 31, 2011

WOONSOCKET - Victor D. Dubois, 85, resident of Woonsocket, died October 28, 2011 at the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center.
Born December 15, 1925, in Woonsocket, a son of the late Dennis & Celia (Robillard) Dubois.
Victor worked in area textiles as an oilman, a lifelong Woonsocket resident formerly of Mt. Vernon Apts. He was a WWII Navy Veteran.
He is survived by many nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Alice Comire, Aurore Morrisette, Lillian Brissette, Viola Silba, and Dora Lambert.

Lorraine D. Frenette

October 31, 2011

WOONSOCKET - Lorraine D. Frenette, 64, resident of Woonsocket, died October 27, 2011 at the Landmark Medical Center.
Born September 16, 1947 in Woonsocket, a daughter to the late Donat J. Sr. & Dorothy (Bernard) Frenette.
Lorraine worked 28 years as a med nurse for Zambarano, a resident of Woonsocket formally of Cumberland. She enjoyed crocheting in which she learned on her own.
She is survived by her brother, Donat J. Frenette Jr. of Woonsocket and her niece, Jesse Frenette also of Woonsocket.

October 30th

Area runners ready for state meet

October 30, 2011

FOSTER – The state meet for cross country takes place next Sunday at Ponaganset High.
For some schools, such as the Lincoln boys' team, their “state meet” took place on Saturday at the class championships.
The Lions were among a handful of schools that needed a quality placement in their respective class meet to earn a trip to the states because they did not get an automatic berth by finishing among the top three in their division.

Hazardous road conditions

October 30, 2011

A utility flatbed truck lies on its side, completely blocking the southbound travel lanes on Route 146 in Lincoln around 9 a.m. Sunday. Apparently, the driver of the truck lost control Sunday morning, with wet road conditions possible a factor. The highway was shut down from the Route 99 offramp in Lincoln to the Route 116 exit for close to two hours while the vehicle was righted and towed from the scene. Rhode Island State Police and Albion Fire responded to the scene, while Lincoln and State Police handled road closures and traffic control.

October 29th

Winter arrives early

October 29, 2011

Mike Carey is dressed for the elements as the rain turns to a heavy, wet snow just as he begins parking cars for ‘The Little Shop of Horrors’ at the Stadium Theatre on Saturday afternoon. The calendar may still say fall but a rare early nor’easter hit New England anyway.

Butler, Crawley steal show at class championships

October 29, 2011

FOSTER — The ultimate goal for Mount St. Charles senior Patrick Butler and Cumberland junior Trevor Crawley is to finish among the elite at next weekend’s state championships on Nov. 6.
All of their races beforehand are geared toward peaking in time to compete with the big boys on cross-country’s biggest stage.

Perfect Ponaganset captures Div. III tennis title

October 29, 2011

PAWTUCKET --- Ponaganset put the exclamation point on a perfect season on Saturday morning at Slater Park, winning the Division III state title in the same determined fashion that has marked the Chieftains’ play over the past two months.
“We’re on Cloud Nine right now,” Ponaganset coach Jamie LaRose said after her squad blanked Scituate 4-0 in a match that took only 70 minutes to complete. “This has absolutely been an unbelievable season.”

Fontaine: City is at its tipping point

October 29, 2011

By JIM BARON

PROVIDENCE – If General Treasurer Gina Raimondo’s pension reform proposal does not pass, Woonsocket Mayor Leo Fontaine told a joint House and Senate Finance Committee hearing Thursday, his already hard-hit city would face a 12 percent tax increase just to fund the city’s pension plans.

Days numbered for former French Worsted complex

October 29, 2011

WOONSOCKET – A former textile manufacturing complex that helped put the city on the map is entering its final days before a demolition crew erases it from the Hamlet Avenue and Davison Street landscape.
City Economic Development Director Matthew Wojcik reported this week that plans are moving forward for the razing of the former French Worsted mill complex at 153 Hamlet Ave., the last buildings of a textile manufacturing operation that once filled both sides of Hamlet Avenue.

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