Archive - Oct 2013
WOONSOCKET â Traffic was detoured around the junction of Pond and East School streets for nearly two hours Monday morning as the state bomb squad was called in to investigate a suspicious package left on the sidewalk.
Detective Jamie Paone, a spokeswoman for the police, said the package turned out to be nothing more than an ordinary picnic cooler. Nothing suspicious was found inside the cooler, though Paone wouldnât elaborate on what, if anything, was.
WOONSOCKET â After a stormy night forecasters were calling for sunny, dry weather today â perfect for voters heading to the polls to cast ballots in the citywide primary for mayor and City Council.
Itâs a four-way contest for the top spot at City Hall as incumbent Mayor Leo T. Fontaine squares off against State Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Dist. 49), newcomer Dave Fisher and Michael E. Moniz.
WOONSOCKET -- Itâs been a rather dismal experience for Mount St. Charles head coach Josh DâAbate over the past two weeks.
The Mounties had suffered three straight Division I crossover losses, and they werenât pretty. After dropping a 3-1 verdict to South Kingstown, they were dealt two shutouts by Coventry and North Kingstown.
âI just thought it was experience,â or lack of it, DâAbate stated. âWe graduated six starters last year, and we brought some athletics girls back, but they didnât have the amount of playing time the (seniors) did.â
Robert D. Caron
WOONSOCKET- Robert D. Caron 93, of Lambert Ave. died Saturday at home. He was the husband of Estelle (Gauvin) Caron. Mr. and Mrs. Caron would have celebrated their 67th Wedding Anniversary on October 12, 2013.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Philias and Fabiola (Drapeau) Caron.
Nancy M. Cormier
WOONSOCKET- Nancy M. (Friedholm) Cormier, 70, of Main St., died October 2, 2013 at home. She was the wife of Robert J. Cormier.
Born in Somerville, MA, she was the daughter of the late Carl O. and Lillian (Tennyson) Friedholm.
A devoted wife and mother, Mrs. Cormier worked as an assembler for American Tourister and Tech Industries for many years.
Olive C. Wojcik
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Olive C. (Winsor) Wojcik, 89, of West Harkness Road, died October 5, 2013 at home.
Born in Harrisville, she was the daughter of the late Earle and Lillian (Recore) Winsor and wife of the late Joseph S. Wojcik.
Mrs. Wojcik worked for Tupperware, North Smithfield for over twenty years retiring as a supervisor, she also worked for the Head Start Program, Woonsocket, and the Arc of Northern Rhode Island. Olive was an avid gardener.
BOSTON â The sight of Jonny Gomes taking swings in the same batting-practice group as Ryan Lavarnway before Game Two of the American League Division Series provided some easy dots to connect.
As if the lines of symmetry werenât clearly marked already, John McDonald jumped in the cage immediately after Gomes, Lavarnway and the rest of their pregame swing partners cleared out.
WOONSOCKET â On a Saturday afternoon when Woonsocket High could get little going offensively â excepting a pair of monumental, game-changing, first-half plays â head coach Carnell Henderson pretty much knew he'd need to rely on his defense to achieve a successful outcome.
CUMBERLAND â On a night out at Wesâ Rib House nine years ago, Christopher Clegg of Cumberland got his first taste of authentic âque.
Clegg was so impressed with the restaurantâs fall-off-the-bone moist baby back ribs and tender wood-smoked chicken, he went out and bought a smoker at an end-of-season sale with big ideas of replicating the kind of rib house-quality barbecue he had experienced dining out.
PAWTUCKET â Many readers enjoyed the story that appeared in the Times of bride-to-be Beth Coakley and her âcorn crop dress.â The satin and lace bridal gown, first worn by Coakleyâs great-aunt, Mary Gantz Bader, in 1949, had been passed down to a bride in every generation of her motherâs family after that, from the 1950s to the 1990s.
Coakley is happy to report that the heirloom dress officially stood the test of time at her Aug. 31 nuptials to Pawtucket native Robert M. Bedard on Cape Cod, and she provided The Times with wedding photos to prove it.