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Famed jazz musician, former Ponaganset High School educator, dies at 86

A renowned saxophone and clarinet player, who once led jazz ensembles at Ponaganset High School, has died at the age of 86. Ted Casher died suddenly on Sunday,...

Former state senator, North Smithfield councilor & Citizen of the Year dies at age...

A five-term state senator and former president of the North Smithfield Town Council, who was once named Citizen of the Year in town, has died at the age of 85.

John C. Lahar

John C. Lahar, 48, of Mendon, Mass. passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 28, 2022.   He is the beloved husband to Alyssa S. (Gordon) Lahar. They were long-time friends,...

Honored educator & coach Ducharme dies at 92

BURRILLVILLE – A man whose contributions to the Burrillville community have long been celebrated with scholarships and other honors died this week at the age of 92. George P....

Former councilor, longtime public servant Binns dies at age 75; flags lowered in Burrillville

BURRILLVILLE – A woman whose dedication to public service spanned several decades, and has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, died this week at the age of 75.

Former deputy chief, 60-year Harrisville fire volunteer dies at age 84

BURRILLVILLE – A well-known volunteer firefighter in Harrisville who served as deputy chief of the village department for some 38 years died this month at the age of 84.

Famed horse trainer, owner of North Smithfield farm, dies of septic shock at 74

OLDSMAR, Fla. – The owner of a North Smithfield farm who went on to train horses for the Tampa Bay Downs died of septic shock this week at the age of 74....