May 5th, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€” Union employees at Landmark Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island have voted overwhelmingly to issue a strike notice if RegionalCare Hospital Partners of Tennessee emerges as the successful bidder for the facilities.
PROVIDENCE â€” Medical marijuana patients say they did all the right things.
They went to the General Assembly to get medical marijuana made legal, they testified at hearings. First they got a law allowing the use of marijuana for chronically ill patients, then they went through the legislative process all over again, testifying at even more hearings, to get a law creating compassion centers where they could get their medicine legally, safely and regularly without having to grow it themselves or have someone do it for them.
Bertha F. Moon
WOONSOCKET- Bertha F. (Rutka) Moon, 97, of Rockland Ave., died Wednesday, May 4, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Moon. A lifelong Woonsocket resident, she was the daughter of the late Karol and Julia (Kurowska) Rutka.
Frances (Durkin) Clifford
CUMBERLAND- Frances (Durkin) Clifford, 88, formerly of Old Diamond Hill Road died Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at Sakonnet Bay Manor, Tiverton. She was the wife of the late Charles L. Clifford, Jr.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Thomas F. and Helen C. (Schmeider) Durkin, she had lived in Woonsocket for over 45 years before moving to Emerald Bay Manor in Cumberland 10 years ago.
She was a graduate of Classical High School and the University of Rhode Island where she was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority.
WOONSOCKET- Rita Audet 85, of 100 Front St. died Thursday at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Gerard Audet.
Mrs. Audet was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Michel and Jeanne (Schmitt) Mathieu.
She spent most of her life as a homemaker, taking care of her family. In her younger days she worked in the drawing room at the former Alsace Worsted Co. for ten years. Rita was a member of the Crepeau Court Social Club.
LINCOLN --â€“ Lacrosse is a game where goals are often scored in large numbers and multiple tallies by any one individual is not uncommon.
But for Lincoln High junior Jillian DeSimone this spring, it just may be bordering on the ridiculous.
DeSimone has averaged more than eight goals per outing in nine league games for the Lions in Division II. On Wednesday, it was status quo for the high-scoring attack as she netted 10 scores â€“ all coming in the first half â€“ to lift the unbeaten Lions to a rather routine 22-13 decision over North Providence at Ferguson Field.
WOONSOCKET --- Mount St. Charles Academy turned in its worst performance of the year on Wednesday night, but luckily for the Mounties, they didnâ€™t pay for it in the win column.
East Providence High, which is fielding one of its youngest teams in recent memory, did its best to take advantage of the Mountiesâ€™ poor play and bus out of Woonsocket with an upset win. But the Mounties did just enough to claim this Division I matchup by a 3-1 score.
WOONSOCKET â€” A Superior Court lawsuit that prevented CVS/Caremark from building a new flagship store in Chipman's Corner has been decided in favor of the homegrown pharmacy giant, ending a legal battle that's lasted nearly three years.
Judge Michael Silverstein issued a 52-page decision addressing five consolidated lawsuits attacking various permits city officials issued in support of the proposed store. The defendants included the Zoning Board, the Planning Board and the City Council.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” As he watched five of the world's best in-line skaters, skateboarders and BMXers show off X Games-like tricks on a half-pipe placed in a parking lot near the Dr. Paul F. Joyce Athletic Complex, North Smithfield High sophomore Paris Correia marveled at what he was witnessing.
Antonio Michael Williams
WOONSOCKET- Antonio Michael Williams, 20, of Front Street, Woonsocket, died Monday, May 2nd, in a one-car crash in Woonsocket.
Born in Providence, he was the son of Fernando Rodriguez and Viola Rodriguez, both of Providence.