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December 10th

Rhonda Lee Smart

December 10, 2014

Rhonda Lee Smart

CUMBERLAND - Rhonda Lee Smart, 51 of Main Street passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of Gregory J. Reynolds. Born in Woonsocket she was the daughter of James G. Smart and his wife Linda Denosky-Smart of Exeter and Sharon Casey of Florida.

December 9th

Nature drops season’s first big wintry mess

December 9, 2014

The arrival of a light rain in the area Monday night turned local highways and roads into skating rinks for vehicles for a time, with a number of accidents being reported before road crews could get down a melting layer of sand and salt.

No major injuries resulted from incidents in the local area, according to police, but the bad weather did cause the closing of Route 146 in North Smithfield for a time while state Department of Transportation highway crews were called to the area, and the shutdown of Martin Street in Cumberland due to five accidents early Tuesday.

Providence College basketball | McGair: Enjoy PC-URI rivalry but don’t get carried away

December 9, 2014

PROVIDENCE – Whenever Providence College and the University of Rhode Island renew their rivalry on the hardwood, there always seems to be plenty of extraneous noise to filter out.

Maurice A. Beaudet

December 9, 2014


WOONSOCKET - Maurice A. Beaudet 90, formerly of Jenckes St. died Thursday, December 4, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Laura (Dufresne) Beaudet with whom he was married for sixty nine years. Mr. Beaudet was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Donald and Rose Alma (Masse) Beaudet. He was a weaver for many Woonsocket textile mills. He also worked for Rite-Cap Tire of Woonsocket.

Doris Bazinet

December 9, 2014


UXBRIDGE, MA - Doris Bazinet 81, died December 7, 2014 at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 7, 1933 in Uxbridge, MA a daughter of the late Corine Bazinet. Doris was also pre-deceased by her grandparents Henri and Louisa Bazinet. Doris was a member of the former Arc of RI where she worked as a food server and assembler for many years.
A committal service will be held Thursday at 10:00 AM in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery in Bellingham. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home.

David J. Nadeau

December 9, 2014


CUMBERLAND - David J. Nadeau 57, of Bound Rd, Cumberland RI, died Saturday in RI Hospital. He was the husband of Diane (Richer) Nadeau. He was a son of Sylvia Grimard) Nadeau and the late Rene Nadeau. He was a mechanic working for the Penske Trucking and Leasing Co. for many years. David was a member of the Cumberland Beagle Club, and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hiking, and cycling. In addition to his sportsman's interests, he was also an avid reader.

Charles P. LaFleur

December 9, 2014


HARRISVILLE - Charles P. LaFleur, 67, of Harrisville, died Sunday, December 7, 2014 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Kathleen A. (Manning) LaFleur, whom he married January 26, 1974. Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Joseph and Jeanne (Morel) LaFleur.
Mr. LaFleur attended Bellingham High School. He was an Army veteran. Mr. LaFleur was a tree trimmer for Lewis Tree Company, retiring in 2012. He was a communicant of St. Theresa's Church, Nasonville and a member of the VFW, Forestdale.

Normand A. Bibeault

December 9, 2014


WOONSOCKET - Normand A. Bibeault, 93, formerly of Priscilla Rd., Woonsocket, died Monday, December 8, 2014 in Oakland Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Gertrude C. (Roy) Bibeault. Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late George J. and Clarinda (Archambeault) Bibeault.

Mary T. Veazie

December 9, 2014


BELLINGHAM, MA - Mary T. (Ruck) Veazie, 83, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully on Friday, December 5, 2014 at the Blaire House in Milford, MA. She was the beloved wife of the late Warren T. Veazie, Jr. Born in Boston, MA on January 19, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Grace (Ellsworth) Ruck. She was the loving mother of Warren P. Veazie of Bellingham, MA and leaves her cherished grandson Michael W. Veazie of Milford, MA. She was the sister of the late George and John Ruck, and Grace Denault. She leaves her nieces and nephews.

December 8th

Nonprofit given $1M in historic tax credits to redevelop Island Machine mill

December 8, 2014

WOONSOCKET – The state Division of Taxation has awarded a nonprofit development agency more than $1 million worth of historic tax credits as part of a proposed $6.2 million makeover of the onetime Island Machine Company at 15 Island Place.

Joseph Garlick, executive director of NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley, says the 50,000-square-foot, three-story rubblestone mill will be converted into a half-dozen “live-work spaces” for artists on the upper stories, with office space on the ground floor.

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