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March 25th, 2013

Doris M. Bellonzi

March 25, 2013

Doris M. Bellonzi

CUMBERLAND- Doris M. Bellonzi, 90 of Rolling Acres Drive, passed away Friday, March 22 at home. She was the wife of the late Leo A. Bellonzi.
Born in Attleboro, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Margaret (Flynn) Kiff. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life, previously residing in Attleboro.

Claire D. Metivier

March 25, 2013

Claire D. Metivier

WOONSOCKET- Claire D. Metivier, 76, of Woonsocket, died Thursday at Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Manville, she was a daughter of the late John and Dora (Gagnon) Metivier. She was raised in Manville and resided in Woonsocket for over 60 years.
Claire enjoyed playing bingo and being an aunt to her nieces and nephews.
She is survived by a sister Rita R. L'Esperance, and her husband Raymond, of Woonsocket and her nieces and nephew Lisa Lyons, Lori Mullins, Linda Peterson, Michael L'Esperance and Cindy L'Esperance.

Helene H. Salois

March 25, 2013

Helene H. Salois

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Helene H. Salois, 84, of North Smithfield, died Friday at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence. She was the wife of the late Walter E. J. Salois who died in 1979.
Born in Paris, France she was a daughter of the late Gaston Quainon and Henriette H. Podevin. She was raised in Paris and went to work at an early age. She lived through the German occupation of France and was witness to the historic liberation of France by Allied Forces in 1944.

Giacomo 'John' Palma

March 25, 2013

Giacomo 'John'
Palma

SEMINOLE, FLA.- Giacomo 'John' Palma of Seminole, Florida, a Rhode Island native passed away at home on March 19, 2013.
He was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on October 4, 1925, the son of Raffaele Palma and Antoinetta (Bisanti) Palma. He attended local schools and graduated from Johnson & Wales College.
During World War II he served with the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Baltimore. As one of the first men aboard, he earned the distinction of "Plank Owner". He remained in the Navy during the Korean War and received numerous ribbons and medals.

March 24th

Bryant's O'Shea knows a thing or two about PC's NIT foe; Friars host Robert Morris tonight

March 24, 2013

PROVIDENCE — A small, sly grin quickly formed on Ed Cooley’s face upon being asked about reaching out to members of the coaching fraternity with firsthand knowledge of Robert Morris University.
Venturing a guess based on his facial expression, the Providence head coach set some time aside over the weekend to put feelers out. If undertaking the quest of learning more about the Colonials is Cooley’s pleasure, a valuable resource is located just up the road.

Graduation concerns prompt review of attendance figures

March 24, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The School Department is weighing new programs to help at-risk students prepare for graduation, but School Committeeman Christopher Roberts believes local parents should also have a role in that process.
Roberts wants statistics on school attendance for at-risk students included in an upcoming committee review into what steps could be taken to improve at-risk students’ chances of complying with new state graduation requirements.

Town to acquire five solar-powered trash bins

March 24, 2013

BURRILLVILLE — The "Big Bellies" are coming to Burrillville.
Visitors to Spring Lake Beach, Hauser Memorial Field and other outdoor public spaces in town should get a glimpse this summer of Burrillville's first solar-powered trash cans. The town is planning to install "BigBelly" solar-powered waste and recycling stations at five locations in town as part of a pilot program to encourage public space recycling.

March 23rd

Three cheers for these Villa Novans!

March 23, 2013

WOONSOCKET — There are several reasons as to why Woonsocket High captured its first Rhode Island Interscholastic League's State Competitive Cheerleading Co-Ed Division championship since 2006 at the Providence Career & Technical Academy field house on March 9.
But having James (call him “Coach Jay”) Lemire as the chief architect – not to mention his mentor, Dawn Castonguay – easily leads the way.
Lemire, now 24, graduated from Woonsocket back in 2006, and during his final three years, he and his teammates took the Co-Ed crown each time.

March 22nd

Lanctot to give talk on baseball great Campanella

March 22, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Neil Lanctot is coming home to give a talk about baseball great Roy Campanella at the Museum of Work & Culture on Sunday. But he won’t be thinking just about the major leagues or his work as a published author.
Lanctot, son of the late Mayor Francis L. and Claire Lanctot, will also be thinking about his native city and how growing up here gave him interests that led to his success as both a college professor and writer.
The presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will be followed by a reception with refreshments.

Proposed budget at current figures

March 22, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The School Committee is set to consider a proposed school budget for 2013-14 that is roughly equal to its current spending of $67 million and, for the moment, absent of dramatic changes in programs and staffing.
The panel will take up a draft version of the budget being worked out by School Superintendent Giovanna Donoyan and the school department’s interim Finance Director Ralph Malafronte at its regular meeting Wednesday in the Hamlet Middle School building.

 

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