Archive - Oct 6, 2011
Luis Vargas, 10, of Woonsocket, has fun on the bumper cars Thursday night during the opening of Autumnfest at WW II Veterans Memorial Park. Autumnfest continues through Monday.
WOONSOCKET â€“ After a 10-year lapse, a citywide flushing of the water distribution system is under way.
According to Public Works Director Sheila McGauvran and water district transmission supervisor Michael Asselin, the project began recently in the Manville Road area, near the water treatment plant, and will spread through other parts of city in the weeks ahead.
Residents might see some brief discoloration in their tap water in areas where mains have been flushed, but itâ€™s nothing to worry about, officials say.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Trevor Bowman loves animals, but he never thought heâ€™d turn into a pushover for a predator.
When a city animal control officer told him that the abandoned alligator he had seen in the Blackstone River would probably die in the chilly water, Bowman was determined to save the scaly swimmer.
Rene Henry Cote
WOONSOCKET Rene Henry Cote, 73, of Lydia Avenue, Woonsocket, died Thursday, October 6, 2011in Oakland Grove Healthcare Center. He was the husband of Ruth L. (L"Heureux) Cote whom he married in 1962.
Born in Bellingham, MA, he was the son of the late Anthony and Claire (Racine) Cote.
Richard, Aline A.
CUMBERLAND- Richard, Aline A., 74, of Flat Street, Cumberland, died Sunday at Landmark Hospital. She was the widow of Raymond J. Richard, who died in September, 1996.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Bertrand and Florence (Phaneuf) Plasse.
Aline worked at Kirkbrae Country Club for 31 years before retiring in 1999. She was a member of AARP and a communicant of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs.
Jon P. "Zack" Zachadnyk
BURLINGTON, VT- Jon Payne "Zack" Zachadnyk, 86, passed away on October 4, 2011.
He was born in Blackstone, MA son of the late Alex and Mary (Maliniak) Zachadnyk.
He graduated from Blackstone High School and Hill's Business College in Woonsocket, RI.
Zack opened his own restaurant, in Montgomery Center, VT and that was the beginning at "Zack's On The Rocks".