Archive - May 2011
The Call will be taking a group photo of area veterans on Saturday, May 21, at the monument located at the intersection of Main and Court Street in downtown Woonsocket. We will take the photo at 1 p.m. sharp so please show up 15 minutes early.
The photo will appear on the cover of our May 30 Memorial Day special section.
If we get a big crowd, we will also take separate photos of veterans from each of the following eras: World War Two, Korean War, Vietnam War, and Gulf War/Iraq/Afghanistan. You do not need to be a combat veteran. Anyone who served in the military is welcome to attend.
PAWTUCKET â€” Nobody understands Lars Andersonâ€™s homerless quandary more than Anderson himself. He knows that first-base prospects arenâ€™t supposed to be stuck on zero home runs nearly five weeks into the season.
Right now, Anderson is going through a severe power drought, something that even has the cerebral sort worried. The facts do not lie, as Anderson entered Tuesday having yet to go deep in 30 games, spanning 125 at-bats.
CUMBERLAND --- An undefeated team, one of the stateâ€™s best pitchers, and some chilly weather were unable to cool off red-hot Cumberland High on Tuesday afternoon.
The Clippers used a four-run rally in the bottom of the second inning and a strong outing from ace pitcher Bethany Paul to knock Chariho High from the unbeaten ranks and grab a 7-2 triumph in their Division I crossover showdown at Tucker Field.
The Chargers came into the game with a 9-0 mark that saw them outscore their opponents by a 71-22 margin, but bused out of Cumberland with a one-sided loss.
PROVIDENCE â€” The hoped-for sale of Woonsocket's Landmark Medical Center once again failed to materialize yesterday as a Superior Court judge said the bidders for the teetering hospital have not yet eliminated various deal-breaker provisions from their offers, as he directed them to do nearly two weeks ago.
Judge Michael Silverstein had been expected to make a decision on which, if any, of Landmark's prospective suitors would be allowed to move forward, but instead he gave them all one last chance to resolve their problems, setting a new deadline of May 27 for a possible selection.
LINCOLN â€” Town Council member John Flynn, who represents Lonsdale, forecast a rather tame Financial Town Meeting as he sat in the Lincoln High School auditorium on Monday night.
Turned out, he was right.
Taxpayers unanimously passed the Fiscal Year 2011-12 combined operating budget of approximately $70.1 million to allow for the continuation of programs and services already provided. As for the breakdown supplied by the Budget Board, about $17.4 million will be allotted to the municipal side, and $47.8 million to education.
Patricia A. Martineau
BURRILLVILLE - Patricia A. (Laliberte) Martineau, 68, of Chepachet, died Friday, May 6, 2011, with her daughter by her side at Home and Hospice Care of RI in Providence. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Jeannette (Parenteau) Laliberte of Harrisville and the late Roland C. Laliberte.
Patricia was employed as a nurse at Bayberry Commons Nursing Home in Pascoag. She graduated from Our Lady of Fatima School of Nursing. She loved vacationing in New Hampshire and also enjoyed visiting Point Judith.
Joyce M. St. Andre
FRANKLIN- Joyce M. St. Andre, 73, of Franklin passed away peacefully on Sunday May 8, 2011 with her loving family at her side. She was the beloved wife of Robert St. Andre for the past 44 years.
Born and raised in Framingham, she was the daughter of the late Rocco and Beatrice (Marenghi) Pepi.
Barbara F. Beckwith
BURRILLVILLE- Barbara F. Beckwith, 77, resident of Pascoag, passed away May 9, 2011 at Kent County Hospital in Warwick.
Loving wife of 54 years to Gordon Beckwith.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Frank & Mary (Delfino) Cambio.
Barbara worked for the Zambarano Hospital as a food service supervisor for 30 years retiring in 1990. She was a lifelong Burrillville resident. She was an avid fan of Clay Aiken.
Paul P. Parenteau
WOONSOCKET- Paul P. Parenteau, passed away peacefully from this earth at 81 years of age on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Trinity Rehabilitation Center in Woonsocket.
He was the beloved husband of Claire (Gignac) Parenteau, the couple was married for 43 years. He was the son of the late Alteteur and Marie Rose (Mondoux) Parenteau.
A Lifelong resident of Woonsocket, Paul served as a Corporal in the United States Army from 1948-1951. After returning to Rhode Island he was employed By Cayer Construction Until retiring.
Clarassia E. Furno
DOUGLAS- Clarassia E. (Farrar) Furno, 80, formerly of Depot St. died Tues. May 10 after a long illness.