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May 16th, 2012

Woonsocket working on contingency plan

May 16, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Though the supplemental tax legislation is not officially dead, it’s dead enough for the state to begin gearing up for Plan B — the imposition of a budget commission to take over the city’s finances.
Finance Director Tom Bruce told The Call Wednesday that State Revenue Director Rosemary Booth Gallogly and city officials will mount a last-ditch effort to revive supplemental taxes in the House, but Gallogly is already making preparations to seat a budget commission for the city if the effort falters.

Robert K. Fortune

May 16, 2012

Robert K. Fortune

NORTON, MA- Robert K. Fortune, 30, died Saturday May 12, 2012 at his home in Norton, MA.
Born in Providence he was the son of Roger A. Fortune Jr. and his wife Debra of Chepachet and the late Luanne T. (Cullerton) Fortune.
He worked as a Manager for Burger King and also worked for Polseno Mike A. & Sons Fancy Apples of Pascoag. He was a 1999 graduate of Ponagansett High School. He loved his family and enjoyed fishing, his woodshop and basketball.

Allen G. Crawford, Sr.

May 16, 2012

Allen G.
Crawford, Sr.

BELLINGHAM- Allen G. Crawford, Sr., 77, of Bellingham, MA for 50 years, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the Kindred Hospital, Stoughton, MA with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 52 years of Joan E. (Tabor) Crawford.
Born in Weymouth, MA on May 16, 1934, he was the son of the late Stanley G. and Lillian Rose (Dow) Crawford of Quincy and was raised by the late Jessie and Preston Farrington of Franklin.

Alfred Poxon

May 16, 2012

Alfred Poxon

BLACKSTONE, MASS- Alfred (Jack) Poxon 82 Formerly of NH died May 2, 2012 at the Blackstone Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Born March 13, 1930 in Woonsocket, RI and was the son of the late Ernest and Rose A (Reynolds) Poxon.
Alfred was a horse trainer who traveled the racing circuit along the East Coast for most of his career and retiring from the Rockingham Racetrack in NH.
He was the former husband of the late Bella (Rue) Poxon.

May 15th

Supplemental tax bill held for further study

May 15, 2012

PROVIDENCE — Woonsocket Mayor Leo Fontaine, Council President John Ward and Finance Director Thomas Bruce spent Tuesday afternoon trying to convince the House Finance Committee that a 13 percent supplemental tax in the city would not be just a stopgap measure to temporarily forestall the inevitable appointment of a state budget commission or receiver a few weeks or months down the road.

Chafee tours city print shop

May 15, 2012

WOONSOCKET — As part of his campaign to gather feedback from small businesses, Gov. Lincoln Chafee toured a family-owned print shop here Tuesday.
Accompanied by members of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, Chafee spent about 45 minutes at Sheahan Printing, where workers led him past clattering machines and pallets stacked with finished brochures, pamphlets and posters.

Lacrosse Clippers fit the profile of a well-balanced team

May 15, 2012

CUMBERLAND — The last time Cumberland enjoyed a season as magical as the one the Clippers have put together so far this spring, its current members were learning the sport in middle school, and its head coach, Scott Carpenter, was savoring his retirement from coaching after a long, successful run as the Clippers’ hockey coach.

Therese Dufault

May 15, 2012

Therese Dufault

WOONSOCKET- Therese Dufault, 84, of Woonsocket, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2012. She was the wife of the late Conrad L. Dufault. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on September 20, 1997.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Leandre and Aurore (Pellerin) Pelland.
Mrs. Dufault worked in Woonsocket as a stitcher for many years and also for Alsace, "The Guerin Mills", East School Street, Woonsocket for eight years.

Theodore J. Dziok, Jr.

May 15, 2012

Theodore J.
Dziok, Jr.

HOLBROOK, MA- Theodore J. Dziok, Jr., 63, of Holbrook, died suddenly May 13, 2012.
Born in Woonsocket, having grown up in Blackstone, Ted was the son of the late Theodore and Elizabeth (Szpakowski) Dziok. He lived in Holbrook, MA for the past 10 years.
He worked for Above All Transportation in Canton, MA for 18 years, most recently as their Fleet Manager. Mr. Dziok had served in The United States Navy.

Robert R. Lamoureux

May 15, 2012

Robert R. Lamoureux

WEST KINGSTON- Robert R. Lamoureux, 75, resident of West Kingston, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Shady Acres Nursing Home in West Kingston.
Born in Woonsocket, he is a son of the late George L. and Doris (Fugere) Lamoureux, Sr.

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