Archive - Oct 2012
WOONSOCKET â Plans for a $2.6 million overhaul of neglected World War II State Park, with new recreational facilities, are on hold until the city either assumes ownership of the park or picks up a share of the long-term operational costs of the facility.
That was the word from Janet Coit, director of the state Department of Environmental Management, during an appearance before the Budget Commission on Thursday.
William A. Steere, Jr.
BURRILLVILLE- Steere, William A., Jr., 58, of Mapleville, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Marleene L. (Stockwell) Steere of Mapleville.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of William A. Steere, Sr. of Mapleville and the late Dorothy (Smith) Steere.
Elaine B. Trudeau
HANSON, MA- Elaine B. Trudeau, 66, of Hanson, MA. formerly of Woonsocket, RI, passed away on Wednesday at the Kindred Transitional Care-Sachem Center in East Bridgewater, MA.
Born July 5, 1946 in Woonsocket she was the daughter of the late Antoine & Bridget (Walkow) Trudeau.
Elaine was employed as the Registrar for the State of Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records & Statistics for many years retiring in 2005.
The high school football season will meet its halfway point this weekend, which means a large dose of non-league games and a few league matchups on the areaâs docket.
Eight games make up this weekâs schedule, with tonightâs Division II crossover game between II-B team Cumberland and II-A squad Mount Hope in Bristol and tomorrowâs Division IV duel between Central Falls and Hope in Providence highlighting the top local games.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â It was a simple question, and North Smithfield High head coach Jeremy Sherer responded in kind.
When asked if he was satisfied with his Northmenâs 2-0 Division II victory over East Providence early Thursday evening, he stated merely, âNo.â
He claimed he had good reason.
âYou know, weâve had two really good wins this year; the first one against Pilgrim, and the second against Tiverton,â he elaborated. âTheyâre both very strong teams, and when we play those types of teams, we do very well. In big games, we step it up a couple of notches.
WOONSOCKET â City Council President John F. Ward is proposing a new ordinance designed to curb the cityâs population of pit bulls and other âfierce, dangerous or viciousâ dogs.
The most dramatic provision of the measure would be to prohibit any new pit bills bulls in the city after the law is passed. The only legal pit bulls would be those registered by their owners before the law goes into effect, and registration itself would come with onerous new requirements, including a $100,000 worth of liability insurance on the animal.
WOONSOCKET â The transformation of the Blackstone River into a destination for canoeing, fishing and other recreational activities has been one of the success stories of the region in recent years, but it had a downside for the Woonsocket Fire Departmentâs rescue boat.
Firefighters have been responding to calls for emergencies on the river with greater frequency, subjecting the rubber vessel to more wear and tear. As a result, the inflatable craft developed holes.
The need for a new boat was apparent and the Navigant Credit Union responded by donating one to the fire department.
Gertrude A. Ethier
MILLVILLE- Gertrude A. (George) Ethier, 90, passed away Wed. Oct. 10 after an illness.
Her funeral Mass will be held on Mon. Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. in St. Marys church, 77 Mendon St., Uxbridge.
Burial will follow in St. Marys Cemetery. Calling hours at Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge will be Sun. Oct. 14 from 5-8 p.m. and Mon. Oct. 15 from 9:30-10:30.
Lucille C. Sherman
WOONSOCKET- Lucille C. (Delaurier) Sherman, 83, of Privilege St., and long time Blackstone native, died October 9, 2012 in The Friendly Home, Woonsocket, with family by her side. She was married to the late John R. Sherman.
Born in Milford, MA, she was the daughter of the late Jonas and Catherine (Monahan) Delaurier.
Ruth F. Gousy
MANVILLE- Ruth F. Gousy, 97, of Old Main St., Manville, died Monday evening at Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Manville, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Victoria (Drouin) Gousy. She remained a lifelong resident of Manville.
Ruth was employed in the local textile industry at several area mills including the Manville Jenckes. She later worked at PolyTop before retiring.
Ruth was a lifelong communicant of St. James Church. She was an ardent Red Sox fan and in her senior years became adept at the use of computers and email.