Archive - Nov 17, 2010
WOONSOCKET- Lucien Viens 86, of Progresso Ave. died Monday at RI Hospital. He was the husband of the late Marie (Champagne) Viens.
He was born in Woonsocket a son of the late Louis and Emma (Thibeault) Viens. Mr. Viens was a machine cording operator for the Dennison Manufacturing Co. for seventeen years. He served in the US Air Force during WWII.
He is survived by a son Robert E. Viens of MA, and a granddaughter Katie -Marie. He was also the father of the late Lorraine Cullerton.
BURRILLVILLE â€” Careless smoking in bed is being blamed for an early-morning fire that injured two residents and two firefighters Wednesday.
The fire broke out around 4:15 a.m. in the right side apartment of a two-family duplex at 118 Grove St. in the Pascoag section of town.
The apartment was occupied by a 60-year-old woman and a 57-year-old-man who is handicapped and wheelchair bound.
Pascoaaqg Fire Chief John DeFusco said the woman told EMT's that she was was hooked up to an oxygen tank and had been smoking in bed when she fell asleep.
Blanche J. Berard
PHOENIX, AZ- Blanche J. (Forand) Berard, 92, recently of Huntsville, AR passed away on November 9, 2010 in Phoenix.
Blanche was born on March 16, 1918 in Manville, RI to Emile and Leonie (Rainey) Forand.
Coaches canâ€™t look past their next opponent. Sports writers shouldnâ€™t, either. But sometimes the temptation to look down the road is just too enticing.
When it comes to local high school football, whatâ€™s next is a two-day slate of Thanksgiving contests, which are â€śrivalryâ€ť games with not much at stake â€¦ except for East Providenceâ€™s game against La Salle on Thanksgiving morning. E.P. is already in the Division I playoff field. La Salle needs a win to gain the fourth and final playoff berth over Barrington.
Vivian M. DeLucia
BELLINGHAM- Vivian M. (Dumont) DeLucia, 69, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence with family by her side.
Born in Pawtucket, RI on August 10, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Constance (Roy) Dumont.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Two police officers were injured during a ferocious encounter with a man who was apparently trying to protect a veritable pharmacopoeia of illegal drugs that included everything from marijuana to morphine.
On display at police headquarters Tuesday, the booty included a half pound of cocaine, five pounds of marijuana, hundreds of doses of Ecstasy, morphine, steroids and still other pharmaceuticals the police have yet to identify.
Alyssa McCoart and Nicole Silva play softball in arguably the toughest division in Rhode Island â€“ the Division I-North circuit â€“ but after next spring, the competitionâ€™s going to get a whole lot tougher for these local senior standouts.
Thatâ€™s because the Lincoln High first baseman/pitcher and Mount St. Charles Academy third baseman, who are very good friends who have known each other since the eighth grade, will be taking their talents to the Division I collegiate level, and they made that official last week by signing National Letters of Intent to their respective schools.