Archive - Oct 2013
WOONSOCKET â€“ As the coordinator of the Autumnfest beer tent, Michael Dubois of the Rotary Club has been on a three-year quest with a simple aim: Keep the beer tent a friendly, safe and wholesome part of the annual festival.
As his mission comes to an end in 2013, Dubois is glad to report that he accomplished his goals. And this year, he says, the beer tent will be bigger, better and â€“ yes â€“ craftier than ever.
CUMBERLAND â€” For those who love coffee, sometimes there just isnâ€™t time to go out to a coffee house for that beloved cup of joe.
Michael Houle and his wife, Linda, have a solution to that quandary with their Coffee Breaks single-serving coffee and accessories store at 2275 Diamond Hill Road, near the Route 295 interchange.
The Houles stock over 200 flavors of one-cup coffee, tea and juice packets for Keurig-style coffee makers, as well as a line of whole bean coffee from the Mills Coffee Roasters Co., on Broad Street in Providence.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Three young professionals who helped make the Main Street Block Party a success have formed a new organization designed to support existing businesses and nurture startups.
The Woonsocket Pothier Foundation is the brainchild of real estate developer Albert G. Beauparlant Jr., Matthew Moylan and Eric Cartier.
The nonprofit organization was named in honor of Aram Pothier, an early twentiethcentury mayor and state governor often credited with turning the city into the boomtown of the textile era by recruiting industrialists from France and Belgium.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Mayoral candidates Leo T. Fontaine, Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and David A. Fisher skirmished Friday night over economic development in the city, the state-appointed Budget Commission, and the challenges facing education in the city in the third debate before next weekâ€™s primary election.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Saturday nightâ€™s Division II-B football contest between Cumberland and St. Raphael is still scheduled to kick off at 7 oâ€™clock.
The location, however, has changed.
Thanks to Fridayâ€™s rainstorm shutting down operations on the track surface at Tucker Field, Cumberland officials found themselves in a precarious position, that of scrambling to find a last-minute venue that would still allow the game to take place on its rescheduled night. Their wishes didnâ€™t go unanswered for long, as Pawtucketâ€™s Max Read Field will now serve as the Clippersâ€™ â€śhome fieldâ€ť against the Saints.
CUMBERLAND- Aida Delgado, 78 of Mill Street, passed away Thursday in R. I. Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of Joao Delgado.
Born in Portugal, she was the daughter of the late Sebastio and Maria (de Jesus) Antonio. Mrs. Delgado moved to the United States in 1960 settling in Cumberland.
She worked as a machine operator for Hindley Manufacturing, Cumberland for many years until her retirement in 1997 and previously worked for the former Atlas Braid Co., of Cumberland.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Cumberland.
Armand J. Kuntz
LANCASTER, N.H.- Armand J. Kuntz, 92, of Lancaster, N.H. died August 22, 2013 in Weeks Medical Center, Lancaster, N.H.
He was the husband of Barbara I. (Cunningham) Kuntz whom he married July 14, 1945. She preceded him in death on February 3, 2004.
Born in Blackstone, MA, he was the son of the late Adolph and Mary (Murat) Kuntz.
CUMBERLAND â€“ One more day â€“ at least thatâ€™s the hope that the Cumberland High football team will be allowed to hit its home turf for an intriguing Division II-B contest against St. Raphael Academy.
With the track portion of Tucker Field still in the final phase of completion, school officials decided to push the Cumberland-SRA matchup ahead a day, moving it from Friday night to Saturday night. Kickoff remains at 7 p.m.
WOONSOCKET â€” The Callâ€™s mayoral debate will take place tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at City Hall. Mayor Leo Fontaine, candidate Lisa Baldelli-Hunt and Dave Fisher will take questions from a panel of reporters and broadcasters. A Mount St. Charles Academy senior will also join the panel with questions for the candidates.
BURRILLVILLE â€” In an ongoing effort to catch and prosecute dirt bike and all-terrain vehicle riders who disregard traffic laws and ride on posted property, the Burrillville Police Department has been given the green light to purchase two 4-wheel drive ATVs instead of the two dual sport motorcycles originally approved by the council last year.