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August 5th, 2011

Claire L. Durand

August 5, 2011

Claire L. Durand

WOONSOCKET- Claire L. (Fortin) Durand, 78, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at St. Antoine Residence with family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Edgar J. Durand.
Born in Woonsocket on December 10, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Arthur C. and Laurette J. (Tetreault) Fortin.

Eleanor M. Guerin

August 5, 2011

Eleanor M. Guerin

CUMBERLAND- Guerin, Eleanor M. (Crook), 84, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, August 3, 2011. She was the wife of the late E. Normand Guerin.
Born in Slatersville, she was the daughter of the late James H. and Mary Etta (Meade) Crook. Mrs. Guerin had lived in Cumberland since 1952.

August 4th

Fosters launching fitness/boot camp business

August 4, 2011

LINCOLN --- It’s been nearly two months since Bruce Foster finished in a tie for second place with his brother, Jeff, at the 2011 Spartan Death Race, a 45-hour ultra-endurance test through a grueling 40-mile course in Pittsfield, Vt., but their accomplishment has still been the talk around Lincoln.
The brothers’ success has also reached a point where workout enthusiasts of all ages, sizes, and abilities have asked them if they could train with them and follow the extra-tough training regimen they used to prepare for and succeed in the Death Race.

Newport entrepreneur looks to unseat Whitehouse

August 4, 2011

Having already founded and sold Bullhorn, a company that develops employment software, 45-year-old Newport native Barry Hinckley says he is ready to start up a new enterprise: Barry Hinckley for U.S. Senate.
For the past few months, Hinckley — his full name is Benjamin Barrett Hinckley III — has been quietly putting together a Republican campaign to unseat Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse in the 2012 election.

Irene F. Loens

August 4, 2011

Irene F. Loens

WOONSOCKET- Irene F. (Lagace) Loens, 89, formerly of Diamond Hill Rd. died Wednesday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late George Loens.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Wilfred and Carmella (Tremblay) Lagace.
Irene was a graduate of the RI School of Practical Nursing and worked as an LPN for the former Mercy Hospital for ten years, and the former Fogarty and Woonsocket Hospitals for seventeen years before retiring. She was a member of the Divine Mercy Devotion and the Sr. Citizens Christian Group.

Coping with the loss of a pet

August 4, 2011

It’s universally true. When that time comes to saying goodbye to a parent or even a loyal pet, tears flow and emotions unravel. Many aging baby boomers, whether childless or empty nesters, have had pets who became their pampered “children” or a closest faithful companion.

Cops: Woman tries to stab kids with butcher knife

August 4, 2011

WOONSOCKET — A woman threw a bizarre temper tantrum in the Fairmount section Wednesday during which she allegedly tried to stab three children with a butcher knife, police say.
Brittany Lee Billington, 19, is now held in lieu of bail at the ACI on three counts of felonious assault with a dangerous weapon, simple assault and resisting arrest.

Owner bitter over Dig Safe complaint

August 4, 2011

WOONSOCKET — Representatives of Coventry Building Wrecking Co. say the city should have given them some consideration for helping clean up after the Alice Mill fire instead of lodging a “Dig Safe” complaint against the company over a messy sewer break at another mill-site demolition last week.
Proprietor John Baccaire said CBW obtained valid clearances from Dig Safe for demolition at Seville Dyeing Company within a day or two of April 20.

August 3rd

Cumberland's Kirby Murphy still going strong at 48

August 3, 2011

CUMBERLAND - It's always the same. For most of his 30-plus years playing softball, nothing’s changed for Kirby Murphy each time he faces an opposing pitcher.
Before he approaches the on-deck circle, he takes three warm-up swings with three different bats. He then walks near the batter’s box with the bat that he’s going to use and swings that three times. He then signals for a time out and takes two more swings inside the batter’s box before he’s ready to go.

Doris Chapdelaine

August 3, 2011

Doris Chapdelaine

WOONSOCKET- Doris Chapdelaine, 102, of Social St., died Monday, August 1, 2011 in Overlook Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pascoag.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Louisa (Savageau) Chapdelaine.
Doris attended her first two years of high school in Canada and returned to Woonsocket to graduate from the former St. Claire High School. She continued her studies at various schools including, Brown, taking courses to round out her education.

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