Archive - 2012
A Providence & Worcester Railroad train waits to depart from the Woonsocket train depot on a run of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council's annual holiday offering of the Polar Express. The station was once a key transportation link for the city but now serves as a headquarters for the Blackstone River Valley National Hertiage Corridor and only hosts special visits of passenger trains for events like the Polar Express, movie productions, or fall foliage tours.
PROVIDENCE â€” His primary outlet and source of pure enjoyment having been taken away, the question was then posed as to how Nyheem Sanders planned on incorporating competitive basketball back into his life.
It was a college career squarely on the bubble, and thatâ€™s where the story of this Pawtucket native begins.
No one wants to hear the message that Sanders was told in fall of 2011, when Bob Walsh, the menâ€™s basketball head coach at Rhode Island College, informed Sanders that he didnâ€™t figure into the Anchormenâ€™s plans for the upcoming season.
BURRILLVILLE â€” As the scoreboard clock ticked down to â€ś0:00â€ť on Monday night, Nov. 5, Jaime LeClair-Roy sat in the front row of the Roger Williams University Stadium's stands with her family, numb not from the bitter cold but at what she was witnessing.
Her daughter, senior goalkeeper Alex LeClair, had just led her Burrillville High girls' field hockey team to a 1-0 victory over Smithfield, and in the process sealed for the Broncos their first Division II state championship in 28 years.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ Richard Nixon was president then, the Beatles were still a band, and men in space suits were still a few months shy of walking on the moon.
Deputy Fire Chief E. Craig Beausoleil joined the North Smithfield Fire Department in 1969, a time when the all-volunteer squad of good samaritans could hardly be called a department at all.
After 45 years on the job, Beausoleil will come to work for the last time Thursday, saying so-long to the only job heâ€™s ever known as an adult.
The Cumberland High School Clef Singers performed at a concert Thursday night in the community room at Cumberland Public Library.
Roger J. Nolin
CUMBERLAND- Roger J. Nolin, 89, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his entire family Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012. He was the husband of Jeanne (Charpentier) Nolin.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Helen (Cote) Nolin. Mr. Nolin lived most of his life in Cumberland.
He was a carpenter for Cumberland Engineering for 33 years before retiring in 1989. He enjoyed gardening, camping, square dancing and spending time on Cape Cod. He was a devoted family man who loved spending time with his family.
Elizabeth J. Haswell
BELLINGHAM, MA- Elizabeth J. "Nunny" (Shaw) Haswell, 78, of Bellingham, MA passed peacefully at home away on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Leslie Haswell.
Born in Framingham, MA on January 17, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Lillian (Anthony) Shaw.
Helen J. Moison
WOONSOCKET- Helen J. (Parenteau) Moison, 51, of Fairmount St., died December 22, 2012 in Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of Russell R. Moison whom she married March 20, 1982.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Norman E. and Gloria A. (Stone) Parenteau of Woonsocket.
Mrs. Moison worked as a CMT/CNA and Rehab Supervisor for Woonsocket Health Center for over twenty-five years. She enjoyed music, entertainment, travelling and especially all animals.
Jean Paul Mandeville
WOONSOCKET- Jean Paul Mandeville, 93, of Bernon St. Woonsocket died Monday, December 17, at home. He was the husband of the late Madeleine (Bourgault) Mandeville.
Born in Sorel, PQ. Canada, he was a son of the late Albert and Bernadette (Fleury) Mandeville. He was raised in Sorel and resided in Woonsocket since the early 1960s.
Mr. Mandeville was employed by DiPlacido Moving Company in Wrentham for over 30 years until retiring.
WOONSOCKET â€”The Art Group from the Cumberland Public Library has opened a show of its members' art work in the upstairs gallery of the Museum of Work & Culture at Market Square.
Art Canestrari, an Art Group member and artist, said the show includes works from group members on a wide range of topics and natural scenes.
â€śWe meet at the Cumberland Public Library on the third Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m.,â€ť Canestrari, a retired dentist, said while setting up the exhibit with other members of the group.