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August 16th, 2011

City Hall masonry work to begin soon

August 16, 2011

WOONSOCKET — A Providence company hired to rebuild portions of the masonry facade of City Hall that were damaged by frost is expected to begin work in a few days, says Public Works Director Sheila McGauvran.
RD Preservation Inc. will start by erecting scaffolding around around the Main and Court street portions of the building after finalizing the details of its $194,000 contract.
In mid-February, the city barricaded the sidewalks in those areas after large granite blocks and bricks from the facade of the building became loose, posing a danger to pedestrians.

Mayors rally for charter schools

August 16, 2011

PROVIDENCE — Cranston Mayor Alan Fung said he was so “highly impressed” with the student performance at Cumberland's Blackstone Valley Prep mayoral academy that it prompted him to propose a similar alternative public school for students in Cranston and Providence.

Lillian Girard

August 16, 2011

Lillian Girard

WOONSOCKET- Lillian Girard, 88, of Unity St., Woonsocket, died peacefully Sunday afternoon at St. Antoine Residence.
A lifelong resident of Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Wilfrid and Theophyta (Hogue) Girard.
In her earlier years Lillian was employed at the French Worsted Mill and W.T. Grant Co. She also worked at Precious Blood Rectory during the 1970s and later as a certified nursing assistant at The Friendly Home before retiring.
Throughout her life Lillian was selfless in devoting her time to caring for the needs of many family members and friends.

Richard T. McNamara

August 16, 2011

Richard T.
McNamara

SOUTHBRIDGE- Richard T. McNamara, 88, of Highland St., died Sunday, Aug.14th, in the St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester, after an illness.

Irene H. Lamothe

August 16, 2011

VERO BEACH, FL- Irene H. Lamothe, 96, of Vero Beach, FL died Saturday, August 13, 2011 at the Atlantic Health Care Center in Vero Beach.
Mrs. Lamothe was born April 20, 1915 in North Attleboro, MA and moved to Vero Beach in 1996 from Ft. Pierce where she had moved to in 1983 from Bellingham, MA.
She was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church in Vero Beach.

Andre N. Durand

August 16, 2011

Andre N. Durand

WOONSOCKET- Andre N. "Andy" Durand, 56, of Bennett St., Woonsocket, died Saturday at home. He was the loving husband of Helen M. (Dansereau) Durand. They were married on April 24, 1976.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Lionel C. and Esthel M. (Turcotte) Durand. He was a lifelong Woonsocket resident.
Andre was passionate about music and enjoyed playing his guitar to several different genres.
He will be remembered as a man who loved his family.

Jeannette C. Ballas

August 16, 2011

Jeannette C. Ballas

BELLINGHAM- Jeannette C. (Lamothe) Ballas 90, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully, Wednesday August 3, 2011 at the Medway Country Manor following an illness. She was the wife of the late Charles S. Ballas who died in 1994.
Born May 22, 1921 in Woonsocket, RI, a daughter of the late Mederick and Irene (Marcoux) Lamothe, she was a resident of Blackstone, and Ft. Myers, Florida before moving to Bellingham.
Educated in Woonsocket, she was a retired mill worker for the former Jacob Finklestein & Sons in Blackstone.

August 15th

New superintendent signs contract

August 15, 2011

WOONSOCKET — The completion of a contract agreement between Giovanna M. Donoyan and the School Committee will fill the school department’s top administrative post as the new school year begins at the end of the month.
School Committee Chairman Marc A. Dubois said Donoyan and three members of the panel, himself and School Committeewomen Linda Majewski and Eleanor Nadeau, completed work on a three-year contract with the new superintendent at a special meeting Friday afternoon.
“A contract was signed and she is going to start with us on Sept. 1,” Dubois said.

Cumberland American having fun in Williamsport

August 15, 2011

It didn’t take long for Dave Belisle and his Cumberland American Little Leaguers to become immersed in the “Christmas in August” fervor that typically surfaces in Williamsport, Pa. around this time each year.

Election deadline looms

August 15, 2011

WOONSOCKET — If you're thinking about running for public office in this season's races for mayor, City Council and School Committee, now's the time to get off the fence.
In order to secure a spot on the ballot, candidates must file declaration papers at the offices of the Board of Canvassers Aug. 22-30. The office is located on the third floor of City Hall, 169 Main St.

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WOONSOCKET – The city and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority have reached an agreement to relocate the Depot...

 

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