Archive - Jun 7, 2011
WOONSOCKET â€” The rising column of black smoke over Fairmount Street Tuesday evening told a well known story for city residents. Another of the city's historic mills was burning.
The column of roiling smoke led to the old U.S. Rubber Co. plant at 85 Fairmount St., more recently known as Tech Industries, and flames were quickly destroying the four-story brick and wood structure.
The fire initially erupted out third and fourth-floor windows near one of the mill's two distinctive bell towers around 7:45 p.m. and quickly spread across the affected floors.
WOONSOCKET â€” Steward Health Care System of Boston is moving full-speed ahead on its plans for acquiring Landmark Medical Center.
A week after a Superior Court judge approved the $76 million deal, Landmark and Steward announced yesterday that they have have signed an asset purchase agreement, a core component of the sale. The agreement would make Landmark a part of Steward, parent company of the Caritas Christi Health Care network.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” If you happen to be walking down Grange Road and hear a gentle humming, don't be alarmed. Its just the alpacas.
The Pasquariello family, owners of Mamalu Farm, have just welcomed the arrival of two alpacas to their newly formed alpaca farm on Grange Road.
The familyâ€™s primary goal is to raise, breed, and sell alpaca products. They are also interested in providing animal assisted therapy and donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their products to charity.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Maria Karen Lambert, 38, of Wilcox St,. Woonsocket, died Sunday evening at Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the beloved daughter of Ernest R. and Linda A. (Zatonsky) Lambert. She was a lifelong resident of the city.
Maria was a graduate of Woonsocket High School, Class of 1991.
She was employed as a CNA for Ocean State Nursing and worked for several years at Oakland Grover Health Care Center.
Maria had a special love of all animals and kept a wide array of pets at home.
Raymond J. Corriveau, 39, of Benedict Rd., died Sunday, June 5, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Jennifer (Dolbec) Corriveau, whom he married September 11, 2004. A lifelong Harrisville resident, he was the son of James Corriveau and his wife Susan of Uxbridge, MA and Jeannine (Belisle) Corriveau of Harrisville.