Archive - Oct 2012
WOONSOCKET â€” Though it has been silent on the issue since early summer, the Wisconsin atheist group that is demanding the removal of a Christian cross from the war monument at Place Jolicoeur hasnâ€™t gone away.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation stopped short of promising a lawsuit over the cross, but it says it is in the process of seeking an attorney from the area to represent the organization.
More than one individual has contacted the national non-profit seeking to become a plaintiff in such a lawsuit, said Rebecca S. Markert, staff attorney for FFRF.
WOONSOCKET -- Back on Friday, Sept. 14, Tolman High senior Ashley Clark registered five goals in a rather easy 9-1 thumping of Woonsocket at the McKinnon-Alves Complex.
She failed in her attempt to repeat that feat during the two teamsâ€™ Division III-A rematch at Barry Field on rainy Wednesday afternoon.
Still, head coach Bel Pereira didnâ€™t mind a bit; why would he? Clark netted four tallies and senior defender Amber Duhamel did a superb job of defending the Villa Novansâ€™ stellar senior quad-captain and striker Krislyn Godin in the Tigersâ€™ 6-2 triumph.
Philip M. Provost
WOONSOCKET- Philip M. Provost, 56, of Woonsocket, died Monday, October 8, 2012 in Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. He was the husband of Beverly J. (Girard).
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of Laverne Faye (Mills) Provost of Woonsocket and the late Joseph Provost.
A 1974 graduate of Woonsocket High School, Philip was a truck driver for the Environmental Quality Company. He was a coin and stamp collector, a member of the Blackstone Coin Club, an avid outdoorsmen and a great family man.
Camille A. Lapierre
WOONSOCKET- Camille A. "Cam" Lapierre, 69, of Gauthier Drive, died Wednesday October 10, 2012 at home.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Dennis Lapierre and Bernadette (Bell) Lapierre. He was the husband of the late Marie (Lanctot) Lapierre.
Cam worked as a maintenance man for Design Venture for 25 years and also for Blackstone Valley Self Storage prior to retiring.
Cam enjoyed playing cards with family and friends and also helping people in their time of need.
Elizabeth V. Guyett
BLACKSTONE- Elizabeth V. (Casey) Guyett, 91, formerly of Blackstone, MA and lived with her grandson Marc Marchand and his wife Sharon, who took care of her, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 8, 2012 at the Lydia Taft House in Uxbridge, MA where she resided in her final years.
She was born July 17, 1921 in Worcester, MA to the late John and Saphronia (Gauthier) Casey.
CUMBERLAND -- Cumberland High head coach John Jasionowski admitted being both surprised and impressed when a representative of the American Cancer Society attended a state interscholastic tennis meeting last spring.
â€śShe asked us if we wanted to have some kind of event for cancer awareness, and I thought it was a good idea,â€ť Jasionowski stated while his Clippers warmed up for a Division II crossover match against Classical on Tuesday afternoon.
Raymond F. Lachance
FRANKLIN- Raymond F. Lachance 80, of Franklin, died peacefully, Monday October 8, 2012 at Milford Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family following an illness. He was the beloved husband of Anita G. (Danello) Lachance.
Born April 14, 1932 in Pawtucket, RI a son of the late Joseph S. Lachance, Sr. and Catherine (Greene) Lachance, he was a longtime resident of Franklin and was a former resident of Central Falls, RI.
He was raised and educated in Central Falls, RI and until his retirement, he worked for the former Madison Industries as an inspector.
PROVIDENCE â€” Faced with what was portrayed as a now-or-never choice, a Superior Court judge yesterday approved the sale of financially troubled Landmark Medical Center to Prime Health Care of California.
Judge Michael Silversteinâ€™s decision clears the way for the fast-growing, for-profit chain to seek approval of the $60 million deal from state regulators under the Hospital Conversions Act.
Prime says it will take no longer than 45 days to submit a formal application to regulators and, if itâ€™s approved, theyâ€™re ready to close on the sale by May 31, 2013.
Josephine A. Webster
BLACKSTONE- Josephine A. (Koprek) Webster, 82, of Lincoln St., died October 5, 2012 in Blackstone Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late William A. Webster, Sr.
Born in Stoneham, MA, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Josephine (Ruczszuk) Koprek.
William G. Hutchins
WOONSOCKET- William "Billy" Hutchins, 50, of Harrison Ave., died Friday October 5, 2012, at home.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Willard F. and Claire (Murphy) Hutchins II.
William worked as a Meat Cutter for Price Choppers in Worcester, and in Auburn, Mass. for thirty years.