June 3rd, 2011
BLACKSTONE â As students, they made it through difficult economic times and the challenges of an unsettled and dangerous world.
Now the future looms for 104 members of Blackstone-Millville Regional High Schoolâs Class of 2011, and the purple-and-gold-dressed graduates walking into the schoolâs 41st commencement Friday evening were told to count on successes already achieved to make it a bright one.
High School Principal Richard Porter pointed to the eveningâs perfect weather as making the ceremony a special one just as would the performances by a âfabulousâ BMR band and chorus.
BELLINGHAM - On a breezy, cool Friday evening, 115 Bellingham High School Blackhawks completed 13 years of formal schooling and they did it with class and style.
"What beautiful weather," outgoing School Superintendent David N. Fischer said at Friday's 73rd annual commencement exercises to honor the Class of 2011 graduating seniors. Yesterday's postcard-perfect weather saw the ceremony held outdoors for the first time in three years.
Rene A. Noury
WEST HAVEN, CT - Rene A. Noury, 82, a professional portrait photographer at Loring Studios in New Haven and Milford, CT for many years, died peacefully on May 27, 2011 under hospice care at his current residence at West Walk, West Haven, CT.
He previously had resided at Dwight Street, in New Haven for over 50 years. He was originally from Central Falls. He was an avid lover of flowering plants and collected rare antique and art pieces.
Roger A. LeBrun
PUNTA GORDA, FL- Roger A. LeBrun, 77, of Punta Gorda, FL passed away Monday, May 31, 2011 in Tampa, FL.
He was born May 16, 1934 in Woonsocket, RI to Adelard and Germaine (Bolduc) LeBrun.
Roger served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict and retired from Helix Technology in 2000 after 20 years of service. He was former owner and manager of Rogers Colonial Craft in Woonsocket, RI. Roger was a member of the American French Genealogy Society of Woonsocket, American Legion and YMCA. He enjoyed yard work, woodwork and his hobby was genealogy.
BURRILLVILLE â Hugh Finch of Harrisville is Rhode Island's winner of the first Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) Collaborative Teen Video Challenge, a national program that promotes summer reading.
A total of 20 states were represented in the CSLP's 2011 "You Are Here" teen video challenge winning videos, including Finch's 1:30 minute video of the Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library in Harrisville.
The national Collaborative Summer Reading Program contest encouraged teens to develop video skills, have fun and persuade others to use libraries all summer long.
PROVIDENCE â U.S. Attorney Eric Holder said the Justice Department is working with government and law enforcement officials in Rhode Island and several other states to âbring clarityâ to the federal government's policy on the sale and distribution of state-sanctioned medical marijuana.
WOONSOCKET â As expected, union employees of Landmark Medical Center and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island in North Smithfield voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve a four-year contract with the parent company of Caritas Christi Health Care.
The vote came one day after a Superior Court judge approved the merger of Landmark Health Systems and Steward Health Care System of Boston, ending a long search for an acquisition partner for the struggling hospital group.
BURRILLVILLE - Timothy J. Guertin Jr., 58, of Harrisville, died Thursday, June 2, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Peggy (Weeden) Guertin.
Born in Providence, he was the son of Dorothy (White) Guertin and the late Timothy J. Guertin.
Tim worked as a computer programmer. He also served in the US Marine Corp. and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
Richard L. Dufresne
WOONSOCKET- Richard L. Dufresne, 76, of Woonsocket, died Tuesday evening at Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Jeannette L. (Cote) Dufresne. They were married on May 30, 1955 and had just celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on Monday.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Ernest and Florida (Morin) Dufresne. He remained a lifelong resident of the city.
For two days in the hot sun, Cumberland High collectively played its best golf of the season at the RIIL State Championship.
Its efforts were amply rewarded.
Jamison Randall earned the individual title and, along with his teammates, the Clippers captured the team crown on Wednesday afternoon with a four-stroke victory over Portsmouth and North Kingstown at the Cranston Country Club.