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January 3rd, 2011

Harriet Sutherland

January 3, 2011

Harriet Sutherland

SO. YARMOUTH- Harriet (LeBlanc) Sutherland, of South Yarmouth, where she has lived since 1986, died Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at her home. She was 75.
Formerly of Woonsocket, RI, she was born in Dedham, the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Ward) LeBlanc, and was a 1953 graduate of Wrentham High School.

Audrey Lewis

January 3, 2011

Audrey Lewis

CRANSTON- Lewis, Audrey, 89, of Cranston Street, died Friday at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the mother of Linda Labrecque of North Smithfield.
Born in West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Eva (Howard) Hall. She had been a resident of Cranston for 40 years.
Even though her career was in the secretarial field, her real passion was cooking and watching the Red Sox.
She is also survived by her grandchildren; Kimberly Alves of North Smithfield and Wayne Labrecque of Waterbury, CT and her great grandchildren; Kyle and Kelsey Alves.

Alice B. Labossiere-Sweeney

January 3, 2011

Alice B.
Labossiere-Sweeney

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Alice B. Labossiere-Sweeney, 94, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 in St. Antoine Residence, North Smithfield. She was the wife of the late John Sweeney and Henry Labossiere.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Louis and Rosanna (Lamothe) Cabana. She was formerly of Cumberland and Pascoag.
Alice worked as a Senior Atttendant at Zambarano Hospital for many years. She was a member of the Royal Travelers and Christian Group of Woonsocket.

Joseph H. Allard

January 3, 2011

Joseph H. Allard

1929-2010
CHICOPEE- Joseph H. Allard, age 81, passed away on Dec. 30, 2010 at home surrounded by family. He was born on March 19, 1929 in Woonsocket, RI, a son of the late Alfred and Leontine (Desrosier) Allard.
Joseph worked as a service technician for Punderson Oil for many years before he retired. He was a former communicant of Assumption Church before becoming a communicant at Ste. Rose de Lima Church. Joseph was also a former member of the Chicopee Elks Lodge #1849. He is predeceased by his first wife, Gilberte (Maclure) Allard, who passed away in 1995.

Hermina E. Guerin

January 3, 2011

Hermina E. Guerin

CUMBERLAND- Hermina E. Guerin, 95, of Cumberland, passed away Friday, December 31, 2010. She was the wife of the late Jean Paul Guerin.
Born in St. Guillaume, Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Hilaire and Olivine (Crepeau) Drolet. Mrs. Guerin had lived most of her life in Cumberland Hill.

Robert H. Laflamme Sr.

January 3, 2011

Robert H.
Laflamme Sr.

MILLVILLE- Robert H. Laflamme Sr., 68, of Main St. died peacefully at home with his family by his side. He was the husband of Lois (Ravenelle- Remillard) Laflamme.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Robert and Helen (Pierce) Laflamme.
Mr. Laflamme worked as an Extruder for Teknor Color Company, for 22 years.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council No. 11020, of Millville MA., obtaining the rank of third degree. He was member of the Millville Senior Club. He and his wife were former owners of the Four Corners II Cafe in Fairmount.

January 2nd

Friars' Brooks left stranded at sea by Red Storm

January 2, 2011

Marshon Brooks was the picture of a frustrated Friar as he stood in the hallway of The Dunk Saturday night. His stat line in a narrow loss to St. John’s – 8-of-14 shooting for 20 points – did little to ease his pain.
Most players would gladly take the numbers like the ones Brooks compiled, bolt quickly out of the gym and pray that nothing gets amended before the final sheet is xeroxed. Not Brooks. The senior knows that if Providence has any shot of being anything more than a mere footnote in Big East play, then he has to deliver high octane performances every time out.

Board to consider water options

January 2, 2011

WOONSOCKET — Keeping a campaign promise to do so before the end of 2010, Mayor Leo T. Fontaine last week seated an advisory board to evaluate the costly and controversial options for building a new water treatment plant.
A public interest advocacy group, the Woonsocket Taxpayers Coalition, has been openly urging the mayor to create such a panel. The group, headed by Steve Lima, who challenged Fontaine in the 2009 election for mayor, has questioned Fontaine’s support for a plan that calls for buying water from Pawtucket, at least for a time, to satisfy all of the local needs.

January 1st

Local woman marks 108 years

January 1, 2011

LINCOLN — Futurists and the soothsayers of health care predict advances in medical science will one day make people like her much more common. But for now, the ranks of people walking the planet like Edna Mae Boudreau are decidedly rare.
She is extraordinarily old.
And she’s marking another milestone today. She turns 108.
“It’s absolutely amazing,” says her son, Gerard “Bud” Boudreau of North Smithfield. “I never thought I’d meet anyone who was 108 years old, let alone my own mother. And to be able to communicate with her and have her be so sharp, well, it’s just amazing.”

December 31st, 2010

Champions made 2010 a banner year

December 31, 2010

From high school to Little League, 2010 was a truly glorious one for the Blackstone Valley, as several teams and indviduals captured state championships in their respective sports. Here’s a quick rundown of the highlights of this past year:
The winter season was a magicial one for the region, as five of its high school teams captured state championships.
The Mount St. Charles Academy boys’ and girls’ hockey teams pulled off a nifty double by winning their respective state championships. It’s the first time since 2003 that the Mounties’ squads both captures titles in the same season.

  WOONSOCKET – There’s a need for a new boys’ basketball head coach at...
WOONSOCKET — Mount St. Charles will conduct a town-hall forum that centers on sportsmanship...
PAWTUCKET -- The final shot signified the astounding turnaround the Lincoln High girls'...
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Ethics Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to pursue investigations of complaints...
WOONSOCKET – Local residents and educators once again called on the City Council Monday night to take action against a...
CUMBERLAND – Mayor Daniel J. McKee will be able to leave office in January knowing that savings from his work to revise...

 

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