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Peter Wildenhain

February 28, 2013

Peter Wildenhain

Peter Wildenhain, 75, of Central falls died on February 24, 2013.
Peter was the husband of the late Georgia (Steele) Wildenhain.
He was born in Pawtucket the son of the late Magdelon (McGuirk) Wildenhain and Bartholomew Wildenhain
Peter is survived by his sons, Peter, Edward, Christopher, and Craig Wildenhain. He also leaves his brother David Wildenhain and his sister Sister Anne Marie Wildenhain S.S.J. of Worcester Ma.
He was the brother of the late John, Bartholomew, and Paul Wildenhain and Mary Grace and Donald Wildenhain.

Beatrice M. Brierly Dillon

February 28, 2013

Beatrice M. Brierly Dillon

RICHMOND - Beatrice M. (Vanasse) Brierly Dillon, 82, of Carolina, RI passed away Monday, February 25, 2013. She was the wife of Harold D. Dillon and the late Kenneth N. Brierly, Sr. Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Henry L. and Rose E. (LaPerche) Vanasse.

Julia LaBarre

February 28, 2013

Julia LaBarre

PAWTUCKET - Julia LaBarre, 92, formerly of Pawtucket and N. Providence, died Wednesday at Hopkins Manor. She was the wife of the late Laurence LaBarre. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Isaic and Agnes (Howard) Smith.
Mrs. LaBarre had been employed as an assembler by the former Loraine Mills and International Pkg. Co.
Her son Edward L. and his wife Pam LaBarre of N. Smithfield, 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren survive her. She was the sister of the late William and Emmanuel Smith, Agnes Coon, Alice Davey and Ellen Briden.

Pawtucket lawmaker authors legislation to shake up Parole Board

February 28, 2013

PROVIDENCE – The recent parole granted to convicted “thrill killer” Alfred Brissette Jr. of Woonsocket – which shocked the populace and angered law enforcement and correctional officers — is generating proposed legislation to shake up the membership of the state Parole Board and to prevent such early releases in the future.

Man gets 10 years for machine gun possession

February 28, 2013

PAWTUCKET – A local man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of being in possession of an unregistered machine gun and ammunition, federal prosecutors said.
Isaiah Gasperini, 30, was also ordered to serve an additional year and a day for violating the terms of his release following a lengthy prison sentence on a previous firearms conviction.
Gasperini was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Mary M. Lisi in Providence, U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha and Providence Police Chief Col. Hugh T. Clements Jr. announced in a joint statement.

Class sizes remain same -- student/teacher ratio at manageable level

February 28, 2013

PAWTUCKET — With all of the emphasis in recent years on standardized test scores and college readiness, the topic of class sizes and the student-to-teacher ratio is one factor to consider. Private schools and charter schools, in particular, tout smaller class sizes as a key factor behind their student bodies' typically higher showings on tests such as the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP).

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