Archive - Dec 2013
WOONSOCKET â€” A threatened lawsuit against the Place Jolicoeur war memorialâ€™s location on city property sparked a controversy last year that rankled local veterans groups and spurred a fundraising drive that included the selling of replica white crosses still found at many homes around the city.
The potential for a legal challenge of the monument originally created to honor city resident William Jolicoeur following his death in France during World War I came in the form of a letter to the city from Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) in the spring of 2012.
WOONSOCKET â€” The numbers game was truly unkind to the Lincoln boysâ€™ swim team in its one-win campaign from a winter ago, and that was clearly evident in the final weeks of the season, when the Lions were forced to go into meets with just six swimmers at their disposal.
But this season, the numbers are high for the Lions, and so are their expectations at returning to their winning ways.
WRENTHAM- Richard W. Enegren, Sr. 82, of Franklin St., died peacefully, Monday December 16, 2013 at the Pond Home surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of Jessie Elizabeth (Garner) Enegren.
Born in Milford on April 21, 1931 the last child born to Edbury Enegren, Sr. and Sarah A. (Stobbart) Enegren, he was a lifelong Wrentham resident.
He is a graduate Bordentown Military Academy and also attended Babson Institute in Wellesley.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ Alert to bad guys: K9 cop Joery is on patrol, and when he takes a bite out of crime, he really does use his teeth.
And judging by the brisk wag of his tail and what appeared distinctly like the wrinkle of a smile along his canine jawline, the four-year-old Belgian Malinois seems to enjoy his work.
CUMBERLAND â€“ A Diamond Hill Road couple just barely escaped a fast-moving fire in their home Monday night that sadly claimed the lives of their two dogs and a cat, according to firefighters.
David and Marianne Alger had been asleep in the upper level of their two-story home just before 11:15 p.m. when they woke to find the attached downstairs family room on fire, North Cumberland Fire Chief Brian Jackvony said Tuesday.
PROVIDENCE â€” You know that the Providence Friars are involved in a tight, white-knuckle affair when Ed Cooley emphatically removes his sport jacket and flings it in the general direction of the bench.
When it was all over and PC had secured a hard-fought 76-74 win over upset-minded Yale on Tuesday night before 3,281 patrons, Cooley immediately honed in on his teamâ€™s porous defense, one that came oh-so-close to allowing the Bulldogs to waltz out of the Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Center with an eyebrow-raising victory.
WOONSOCKET â€” The Woonsocket Education Department just got another allotment of state money to bring back a full-day kindergarten program in September 2014.
The R.I. Department of Education announced Monday it had released $72,928 to the WED under the Full-Day Kindergarten Accessibility Act, passed by the General Assembly in 2012.
â€śWeâ€™re really thrilled RIDE has faith enough that Woonsocketâ€™s leaders will do right by the children of the city,â€ť said Schools Supt. Giovanna Donoyan.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Now that the sobering news regarding Kris Dunnâ€™s unavailability for the seasonâ€™s duration has sunk in, the question becomes just how exactly Providence College plans to cope for the long haul.
If thereâ€™s a way to somehow cushion the loss of the only tried-and-true point guard at Ed Cooleyâ€™s disposal, itâ€™s that the Friars have been down this road before. Spread over four games, Dunn logged 106 painful minutes. PC registered 405 minutes in the 10 games leading up to the exam break, the bulk of those minutes featuring Bryce Cotton as the on-floor maestro.
CUMBERLAND â€“ This will be Steve Gordonâ€™s 46th consecutive season at the helm of his Cumberland High wrestling program, and â€“ as has been the case for the previous 45 â€“ he arrived at Monday afternoonâ€™s practice session at least 30 minutes beforehand.
As always, he does so to greet his grapplers, check on possible injuries or illnesses (i.e. football) and/or prepare them for the task at hand: Getting physically and mentally primed for another premier campaign.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Lucienne (Faubert) Lemay, 77, of No. Smithfield, died Saturday, December 14, 2013 in her home. She was the wife of Normand T. Lemay, whom she married October 12, 1991 and the late Arthur T. Wigglesworth. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Leo Faubert, Sr. and Georgette (Badeau) Faubert.
Lucienne was an inspector for New England Instruments and was formerly a seamstress for Fashion Sports Ware both in Woonsocket. She loved quilting, sewing, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.