Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The April rate is lower than the rate in March and April of last year.
Fewer Attleboro residents were out of work looking for jobs in April than were on the hunt in March, according to statistics released Tuesday by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The April unemployment rate was 8.3 percent, down from 9.3 percent in March and 8.5 percent in April of last year. The number of unemployed people looking for work in April was 2,022, according to the state. The number was 2,284 in March. Statewide, the unemployment rate also dropped. It was 6.3 percent in April, while it was 6.8 percent in March. The April 2012 unemployment rate was also 6.3 percent.
Sun Kim, 90, of Attleboro, died May 17, 2013.
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Obituary from Duffy-Poule Funeral Home. Sun R. Kim, 90, of Attleboro, passed away Friday, May 17, 2013 in the Golden Living Center, Garden Place, Attleboro. She was the wife of the late Jong Sang Lee. Sun was born in Paju, Korea. She was the proud owner and operator of her own dress shop, making custom dresses in Korea for over 20 years. She loved flowers and was known for always helping others in need. She was a very caring person and devoted daughter in law. She was well loved by her family and friends and will be missed by all. Sun is survived by her children Soyoung Lee and her husband Kwang Il Lee of Korea, Monica Chae Lee and her husband Gerard Brousseau of Attleboro, Pilyoung Lee and her husband Sun S. Yoo of Attleboro, Seiyoung …
Raymond C. Amadio, 89, of Attleboro, died March 19, 2013.
Obituary from Duffy-Poule Funeral Home. Raymond C. Amadio, 89, of Attleboro, passed on his birthday Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at New England Sinai Hospital in Stoughton. He was the husband of the late Gwendolyn M. (Merrill) Amadio who passed on May 20, 2011. Born in Attleboro March 19, 1924, Raymond was the son of the late Charles and Attila (Dugas) Amadio. A lifelong resident of Attleboro, Raymond was raised on Pine Street and educated in Attleboro schools. He left high school and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp. on March 26, 1943 and served as an airplane and engine mechanic at with the 353rd Headquarters Air Base Squadron during WWII and was honorably discharged on March 3, 1946. Raymond was employed at the Robbins Company in Attleboro…
Mary DeSantos, 95, formerly of Attleboro, died May 15, 2013.
Obituary from Duffy-Poule Funeral Home. Mary "Sal" DeSantos, 95, formerly of Attleboro, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in the Epoch Senior Healthcare of Norton. She was the wife of the late Floyd DeSantos. Born in Taunton June 15, 1917, she was a daughter of the late Joaquin and Maria Delgado. Mary was educated in Taunton schools and was a graduate of Taunton High School. She was an Attleboro resident most of her life, moving back to Taunton for a short time in her later years. Mary was a homemaker, an avid reader and devoted Boston Red Sox fan. She was well loved and will be missed by all her family and friends. Mary leaves her son Lawrence DeSantos and his wife Linda of Westerly, R.I.; her daughter Mary Jacqueline Munroe of …
City Councilors are not supposed to use cellphones during meetings. Jeremy Denlea says councilors are using them, and he wants repercussions.
Last month's hot topic during an Attleboro City Council meeting was when councilors take their bathroom breaks. This week it was whether councilors were using their cellphones during meetings, violating an unofficial rule set by council President Frank Cook banning the use of cellphones by councilors and audience members during meetings. Councilor Jeremy Denlea alleged Monday night that some of his colleagues were "texting, emailing and playing games during every meeting." He at first did not specify names, but later pointed at the two men who sit to his immediate right at the horseshoe table—Richard Conti and Jonathan Weydt. Weydt said he was "very upset and disgusted" by the allegation. Denlea immediately responded that he sees Weydt …
The former Walton & Lonsbury property on North Avenue is in need of a contamination cleanup that environmental officials say will cost tens of millions of dollars.
Federal officials have decided to spend the money needed to clean an Attleboro property contaminated with chemicals through decades of pollution by a previously existing chrome-plating plant. The site is located in the immediate vicinity of 78 North Ave. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that it has placed the former Walton & Lonsbury Inc. property on the National Priorities List, which makes it eligible for financing from the Superfund program. State and federal officials said at an April 2012 meeting that the cleanup would cost "tens of millions of dollars," an amount only the federal government could afford. The Attleboro location was one of two in Massachusetts named to the list Tuesday. The other one is in Danvers…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a two-mile wide Tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Patch will be posting stories of locals who are working to help victims from afar. If you know of someone local was affected by the tornado or who is working to help the victims, please contact your local editor.
Ralph Roberge, 95, formerly of South Attleboro and Mansfield, passed away May 9, 2013.
Obituary from Sherman & Jackson Funeral Home. Ralph F. Roberge, 95, of Sandwich, formerly of South Attleboro and Mansfield, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013 at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. He was the husband of the late Lina J. (Bouchard) Roberge, to whom he was wed for over 65 years at the time of her death Oct. 1, 2011. Born in Mansfield Feb. 4, 1918, he was son of the late Isaac J. and Alice E. (Nolette) Roberge. He grew up and was educated in Mansfield. Ralph served his country as a member of the United States Navy during both WWII and the Korean Conflict, and was a former member of the 25th Infantry of the Massachusetts State Guard. He was honorably discharged from duty with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. His veterans …
Former high school teacher Pat Conaway sees real hope in the young people who help him clean the area's trails, waterways and roadways.
Pat Conaway admits he is "kind of a nut" about the environment, so when he retired from teaching in 2008, it didn't take long for him to find a number of productive ways to spend his time. "I wanted to get people fired up about the environment, to try to encourage citizens to get involved locally," said Conaway, founder of Big Hearts, Little Feet. A nearly constant presence on area roadways, trails and waterways, Conaway can be found leading groups of volunteers, including many students, to pick up trash, improve trails and remove invasive species. From beer cans to soda and coffee cups, trash tossed by the roadside washes into local rivers and, if left alone, eventually finds its way to the ocean, where scientists have found plastic …