Archive - Oct 5, 2012
PROVIDENCE â€” The Rhode Island Supreme Court has denied a request for a manual recount in a House race that had a one-vote margin after four machine counts.
The high court on Friday refused to order a hand count of the ballots in the District 58 Democratic primary between Rep. William San Bento and challenger Carlos Tobon.
PAWTUCKET â€” Befitting its longstanding social tradition, there were smiles all around at Tuesday night's debut of the newly refurbished To Kalon Club.
Officials and employees of the Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc., the non-profit company which owns the landmark building, mingled and chatted over hors d'oeuvres and cocktails with former members and past presidents of the legendary â€śTK Club,â€ť as it is commonly known. The consensus on the completed $2 million project? Beautiful!
LINCOLN â€” A Town Council forum on the expansion of Twin River into table gaming drew some concerns over the proposal Thursday evening but overall proved a favorable showcase of the casino's revenue contributions to state and local budgets.
The plus side included projections that 100 of Twin River's 900 jobs are held by local residents and another 800 by Rhode Islanders overall, and also a forecast that the expansion will create 350 new in-house jobs along with 300 others in supporting businesses.
Nicole S. Johnson
LINCOLN- Nicole S. Johnson, 15, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 2, 2012.
Born in Providence, she was a daughter of Jaclyn Vaccaro and Charles Johnson.
Nicole loved to paint; spending time with her younger siblings and helping other children.
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR Joan (Shearing) Faria
Will be held on Monday, October 8th at 10 A.M. Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Seekonk, MA to be followed by a gathering at the Elks. Family and friends are invited to attend.
John P. Wiencis
PAWTUCKET- John P. Wiencis, 87, of Appleton Avenue passed away Friday October 5, 2012 at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary L. (Nyzio) Wiencis.
Born in Pawtucket he was a son of the late William and Monica "Rose" (Tocko) Wiencis. He lived in Pawtucket for 52 years and was formerly of Central Falls.
Before retiring in 1983 he was employed as a Glass Worker for the former Corning Glass Works now (Osram-Sylvania) of Central Falls for 37 years.
Helen L. Bartlett
JOHNSTON- Helen L. Bartlett, 77, of Johnston and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Thursday, October 04, 2012.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Aldea (Gobeil) Plante.
Helen was a telephone operator for New England Telephone, now Verizon for many years, retiring in 2000.
She is survived by her children, Lisa Humphrey and David Bartlett, her sister, Janet DePetrillo, four grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was the sister of the late Jacqueline Cunningham and Pauline Mulligan.
The Times is launching a new weekly magazine entitled â€śBurbs,â€ť which replaces our weekly â€śNeighbors.â€ť The free publication will be mailed/delivered to non-subscribers of The Times and contain stories and sports from our communities.
â€śBurbsâ€ť will also include entertainment, whatâ€™s hot in the world of apps, games, songs and books, as well as a list of things to do in Providence and surrounding communities, traffic advisories, a kidsâ€™ page and the best places to dine.
PAWTUCKET â€” Angry sanitation workers and other union employees lashed out at Mayor Donald Grebien at a community meeting at the Curtis Elementary School Thursday night over his apparent decision to privatize the city-run trash services.
Grebien said he has decided to move ahead with the process of entering into a five-year contract with MTG Disposal, of Seekonk, Mass., to handle the cityâ€™s trash pick up and recycling.
He said that MTG was the lowest bidder of the waste hauling firms that had responded to a request for proposals that the city had put out in the spring.