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April 14th, 2011

Judge rules with city on ladder truck

April 14, 2011

PROVIDENCE — Union firefighters from Woonsocket yesterday lost their bid in Superior Court to block Mayor Leo T. Fontaine from sidelining one of the city's two ladder trucks in a belt-tightening move.
Judge Bennett Gallo said Local 732 of the International Association of Fire Fighters had failed to prove that the reduction in apparatus put firefighters or the general public at an increased risk of danger, as the union had argued.

April 13th

Nau: No reason for Red Sox fans to panic

April 13, 2011

The problem with Red Sox fans is they don’t know how to deal with slow starts. During the Terry Francona Era, their favorite team has never been worse than 28-24 on June 1. That mediocre beginning, which looks downright red-hot compared to this season’s 2-9 start, occurred in 2005. Yes, Boston rebounded to make the playoffs that year, bowing to eventual champion Chicago White Sox in the Division Series.

Mounties return to winning ways

April 13, 2011

WOONSOCKET --- A not-so-funny thing happened to Mount St. Charles Academy in its pursuit for its 50th consecutive victory earlier this week.
The Mounties claimed a 2-0 lead in their Division I match at home with South Kingstown High, only to watch the Rebels battle back to take the next three games and hand MSC its first defeat since 2008.
The loss was a bitter pill to swallow, but the Mounties found a way to bounce back nicely on Wednesday night and return to their winning ways at Coventry High’s expense.

Novans fall to Warriors in Unified hoops

April 13, 2011

CENTRAL FALLS — The Unified Basketball League, the second-year R.I. Interscholastic League program that matches Special Needs athletes with partners from their respective high schools, has not only grown in the amount of teams that participate, but in its competitiveness.
Division I Northern rivals Central Falls and Woonsocket demonstrated that aspect Wednesday afternoon at the Warriors’ Gymnasium with a thrilling, down-to-the-wire affair.

Sales tax plan is dead

April 13, 2011

PROVIDENCE — Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s plan to radically overhaul the state’s sales tax structure is effectively dead.
After more than six hours of nearly unanimous testimony denouncing Chafee’s proposal to lower the state sales tax from 7 to 6 percent and broaden it to a vast array of goods and services that are now exempt, House Speaker Gordon Fox had heard enough.

Linda A. Dubois

April 13, 2011

Linda A. Dubois

WOONSOCKET- Ms. Linda A. Dubois, 61, of Park Ave., Woonsocket, died April 5, 2011 at Oakland Grove Health Care Center.
Born Dec. 19, 1949 in Woonsocket, a daughter of Omer and Lillian (Morin) Dubois of Blackstone, MA.
Linda worked as an aid where she really enjoyed her clients for the Homefront Health Care of Woonsocket, she was a professional waitress which took up most of her life for the former Moons Restaurant in Cumberland, the former Eldorado Restaurant in Woonsocket and also worked for the former Woonsocket Brush for 38 years.

Stanley E. Olech

April 13, 2011

Stanley E. Olech

NO. SMITHFIELD- Stanley E. Olech, 89, a resident of the St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield passes away peacefully on Tuesday at the residence.
Born September 4, 1921 in Woonsocket.
He was the son of the late Joseph and Michaline (Aczkiewicz) Olech, he resided in No. Smithfield all his life.
Stanley was employed as a Technician at the former Slatersville Finishing Co. and the Stamina Mills before retiring.
He was a WWII Army Veteran serving in the Medical Corp.

April 12th

Lawrence guides Villa Novans past Northmen, 7-2

April 12, 2011

WOONSOCKET — After nearly two decades as a Division I program, Woonsocket High dropped down to Div. II this spring – a new league with plenty of unfamiliar faces.
Head coach John Marsella is taking a realistic approach to how his team will fare in the lower division, refraining from getting over confident despite fielding a solid bunch of players.

Chamber rallies to oppose tax plan

April 12, 2011

PROVIDENCE — The three dozen or so businessmen and women who filled the marble staircase of the Statehouse Rotunda Tuesday were quieter, better dressed and more well behaved than most of the demonstrators who regularly assemble there, and they seemed less than comfortable with the whole idea of speaking out and waving signs, but they were just as angry as many of the others who come to that spot to protest.

Normand A. Gendreau

April 12, 2011

Normand A.
Gendreau

WOONSOCKET - Normand A. Gendreau, 69, of Mendon Rd., Woonsocket, died Monday evening at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Lucille N. (Bernier) Gendreau and the late Doris I. (Lavoie) Gendreau.
Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Alvin A. and Nora B. (Dufresne) Gendreau. He was a resident of Providence for most of his life before moving to Woonsocket several years ago.

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