Archive - Dec 2012
Members of the Woonsocket Police Department joined the Auger family at their home at 329 Wood Ave. Sunday evening to collect toys for the department's annual toy drive benefiting under privileged local children. The Augers hold the annual drive in the memory of Woonsocket Police Dispatcher Ron Auger, who died in 2009 after an illness. Ron had helped the police collect toys and his family fills the bed of his truck during the collection to continue that tradition.
WOONSOCKET â The second of three installments in a workshop series to brainstorm ideas for Main Streetâs future is scheduled for Wednesday, and City Planner Jennifer Siciliano is once again extending an open invitation to the public.
The event will be held at Stage Right Studio, 68 South Main St., from 6-8 p.m.
The aim of the workshop is to develop and refine ideas for making Main Street both business- and pedestrian-friendly, according Siciliano.
LINCOLN â The Town Councilâs ordinance subcommittee will consider the fate of a burgeoning local population of deer when it holds a special meeting Monday on revisions to the townâs ban on hunting.
The ordinance change, under consideration by the three-member Council subcommittee for the past two months, would allow the taking of deer by archery equipment during a deer-only hunting season. The hunting of birds and animals has been banned locally since 1994.
LINCOLN â Eddie and Patty Fox had been familiar with Wreaths Across America's work over the years to recognize the courage and sacrifices of our veterans, but it wasn't until last year that the couple began to think about how their home town of Lincoln could assist the mission.
The Foxes were the driving force behind the effort last year to raise money for a Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which was dedicated at the Lincoln Senior Center on May 21, 2011.
"It was a huge ceremony and over 400 people attended," said Patty.
Typically, placing 38th out of 39 participants isnât cause for much rejoicing â unless youâre taking into account that youâre competing against the very elite in the country.
WOONSOCKET â It was nearly 40 years ago, back in 1973, that Richard Lawrence founded the Mount St. Charles' boys tennis program, and he well recalls how primitive the playing conditions were.
âWe had two old concrete courts over by the third-base line (of the current baseball diamond, located on the upper-campus field),â smiled Lawrence, now the school's athletic director. âWe also had two courts inside the (Adelard hockey) arena. Those outdoor courts were in terrible shape, and the ones inside, the kids had very little room to maneuver.â
Tony DiLorenzo has been a member of the coaching staff at Mount St. Charles for nearly a decade, and even he had a difficult time remembering the last time the Mounties fielded a girlsâ hockey team as small in numbers as the squad they have this winter.
After graduating one of their best lines and their four top defensemen and also losing the services of their starting goalie to prep school, the Mounties find themselves with only 15 players and very little depth.
WOONSOCKET â Three men got caught breaking into a house Tuesday after they mistakenly believed no one was home after ringing the doorbell.
The downstairs tenant of the two-family at 387 Park Place was indeed home, however; he simply didnât answer the doorbell because he didnât recognize the individual ringing it, he told police.
Moments later, the tenant saw two men scaling the balcony to the second story of the home and he heard their footsteps after they allegedly forced their way in through a window.
WOONSOCKET â Anita Wilbur had no idea why sheâd been summoned to Harris Hall, but when she found out it nearly brought a tear to her eye.
As Wilbur watched, city officials unveiled the 2012 installment of the municipal Christmas ornament, a glass sphere featuring an image of the Place Jolicoeur World War I monument.
The Cumberland Street monument, whose prominent Christian cross was attacked as unconstitutional by a Wisconsin atheist group earlier this year, was named for Jolicoeurâs uncle over 90 years ago.
Henry A. Dulude Jr.
MILFORD MA- Mr. Henry A. Dulude Jr., 77, of Falmouth MA and formerly of Milford MA, died Thursday (December 6, 2012) at his daughters residence in Milford. He was the loving husband of Shirley M. (Guido) Dulude.
Mr. Dulude was born in Woonsocket RI, the son of the late Henry A. and the late Marie (Dumas) Dulude.
He was a Korean Conflict veteran having served in the US Navy and was an avid sports fan who had played for the Rhode Island Relics hockey team.