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April 23rd, 2011

Chafee aims to revitalize Valley's Main Streets

April 23, 2011

PROVIDENCE – The Chafee administration’s economic development projects tend to be high-profile, big-ticket items such as creating the Knowledge District in the former I-195 corridor, revitalizing the airport/train station district and continuing the Quonset Point expansion.
But in the Blackstone Valley, Chafee has his eye on revitalizing the main streets of the small distressed cities.
He has made much-publicized tours of Main Street in Woonsocket and Broad Street as it links Central Falls with Pawtucket.

To mark Earth Day, volunteers gather to clean up Cass Park

April 23, 2011

WOONSOCKET – The litter and brush holed up at Cass Park put up a fierce battle, but in the end they were no match for the good soldiers on Earth Day.
Take Chuck Adelsberger, for example. Normally, he's a mild-mannered environmental engineer for Camp Dresser McKee. Drafted by a core group of Earth Day organizers, he donned jeans and armed himself with a heavy-caliber plastic rake to go after the fallen oak leaves stubbornly entrenched in a thorny mass of wild rose bushes and brambles.

April 22nd

Alfred "Fritz" J. DiSalvo

April 22, 2011

Alfred "Fritz"
J. DiSalvo

NO. SMITHFIELD- Alfred "Fritz" J. DiSalvo, 87, of Merrimac Rd., died Thursday, April 21, 2011 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield. He was the husband of Shirley L. (Bray) DiSalvo whom he married June 19, 1948.
Born in No. Providence, he was the son of the late Giuseppe and Antonia (Calci) DiSalvo.

Helen Lillian Demers

April 22, 2011

Helen Lillian Demers

NORTH SMITHFIELD - Helen Lillian (Foley) Demers, lifelong North Smithfield resident, age 93, serenely passed to the other side, surrounded by her children, on Tuesday, April 19, 2011.
Predeceased by her husband, Harold V. Demers, Sr. They were married in 1942 and began their family of one daughter and two sons, Jan Demers of North Smithfield, formerly of Washington, DC, Harold V. and his wife, Diane of Greenville and Robert J. of Scituate, Massachusetts.

Allan Thomas Sheldon

April 22, 2011

Allan Thomas
Sheldon

WOONSOCKET - Allan Thomas Sheldon, a long time resident of Woonsocket, RI, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2011 at Miriam Hospital.
Allan was a loyal volunteer at the Agape Center for many years and will be missed.

Royal W. Auger

April 22, 2011

Royal W. Auger

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Royal W. Auger 85, of Old Louisquisset Pike, died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Lillian (Lachance) Auger. Mr. Auger was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Emile and Emma (Larue) Auger. He was a machinist for Automatic Screw Machine in Attleboro for thirty years before retiring in 1990.
Besides his wife he leaves a daughter -in -law Linda Auger of Albion, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Lucien Auger, a brother Richard Auger, and three sisters, Violet Corley, Jeannette Marcil and Dorothy Trudeau.

Esthel M. Durand

April 22, 2011

Esthel M. Durand

WOONSOCKET- Esthel M. Durand, 93, of Grove St., Woonsocket, died peacefully Wednesday morning at home surrounded by her family. She was the devoted wife of the late Lionel C. Durand.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Camille and Florida (Berard) Turcotte. She was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mrs. Durand was a longtime communicant of Precious Blood Church and a former member of the parish Ladies Guild.
Esthel was a dedicated homemaker and her life centered around her family.

Alfred Trottier

April 22, 2011

Alfred Trottier

BLACKSTONE, MA - Alfred "Fred" Trottier, 90, of Blackstone, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at St. Antoine Residence with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 69 years of Claire R. (Cartier) Trottier.

Dorice L. Savoie

April 22, 2011

Dorice L. Savoie

HUSTON, TX- Dorice L. Savoie, born June 2, 1926, went home to be with her heavenly Father on Thursday April 14, 2011 after her courageous battle with cancer. Dorice was preceded in death by her late husband Wilfred R. Savoie, and her parents George Heroux and Lovia (Latour) Heroux.

April 21st

World record controversy was Boston Marathon's top story

April 21, 2011

When Caroline Kilel crossed the finish line a winner of Monday’s Boston Marathon, the 30-year-old Kenyan runner collapsed to the pavement in total exhaustion.
She has Desiree Davila to thank for that.
Davila turned the 115th edition of the historic race into one of the all-time classics with her gutsy effort the final five miles. The California native and former All American from Arizona State University pushed the pace from the crest of Heartbreak Hill until the finish at Copley Square.

CUMBERLAND -- Although Frank Geiselman has officially retired from Cumberland High School...
CUMBERLAND — Even dating back to last summer, skipper Dave Belisle had a feeling his...
  BRISTOL  –  Sean Meers clubbed two homers, drove in five runs and scored...
launched a new mass emergency notification system designed to alert residents of public safety threats, parking bans,...
WOONSOCKET – A move to punt City Council President Albert G. Brien from his leadership role on the panel ended...
NORTH SMITHFIELD — When the military funeral is over, families of soldiers killed in the service of their country can...

 

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