Archive - Feb 4, 2013
PAWTUCKET â€” The finished product had to be something that embodied the 2012 Governorsâ€™ Cup title the Pawtucket Red Sox won.
After discussing the anatomy of a championship ring â€“ a glittery reminder of what was achieved â€“ with PawSox general manager Lou Schwechheimer, it became clear why so much time and energy was put into coming up with the perfect keepsake. For the purpose of this exercise, we thought it would be appropriate to touch upon several key subject plots that were taken into consideration during the â€śhas a nice ring to itâ€ť process.
Finding the right designer
WOONSOCKET â€“ After projecting that the city would incur a growing deficit on track to reach $95 million by 2017 the Budget Commission yesterday endorsed a still-sketchy, five-year plan to crawl back into the black, mainly through supplemental taxes, changes in union contracts and cuts in pension and other retirement benefits.
WOONSOCKET â€” It was a night of fun and revelry for the 19th Annual Mardi Gras event held Saturday in Woonsocket.
Festivities took place at two locations with shuttle service bringing partygoers to and from each site â€”St. Ann's Art's and Cultural Center, where the crowds were entertained by Bob Leonard's Slippery Sneakers Band, a local zydeco band who has been entertaining at the Woonsocket Mardi Gras for many years, and the Elks Hall, where Jeff Gamache and his orchestra entertained the crowd. Gamache has been a local entertainer for many years including at the Woonsocket Autumnfest.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The driver in a crash that knocked out power across a wide swathe of the city last week admitted he lost control while he was on his cell phone, but there isnâ€™t much the police can do about it.
â€śHe was preoccupied by dialing his phone, but he wasnâ€™t texting,â€ť said Lt. Brad Scully of the Woonsocket Police Departmentâ€™s Accident Prevention Bureau. â€śThe law says you have to be texting while driving to be cited. Itâ€™s very specific.â€ť
Gary V. Cornelius
BELLINGHAM- Gary V. Cornelius, 60, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Friday, February 1, 2013.
He leaves his children, Matthew, Alyssa and Jacob Cornelius and his wife of 28 years Susan D. (Duschl) Cornelius all of Bellingham, MA.
Helen J. Stanley
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Helen J. Stanley 90, resident of St. Antoine died February 3, 2013, at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
She was the wife of the late Michael Stanley, former Cpt. of the Woonsocket Fire Dept. who died Jan. 12, 1992.
She was born in Millville MA, a daughter of the late Onufry & Anna (Dobrowolski) Chubay.
COLUMBIA, TN- Susan M. Uralowich-Bechet, 59, of Sherry Drive, Columbia, TN died February 1, 2013 surrounded by her family.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of Mary (Kelly) Uralowich of No. Smithfield and the late Severyn Uralowich.
Susan was a homemaker, but had worked in the Woonsocket School Dept. as a Teacher's Aid and a Special Education Asst. Her grandson Carter was the light of her life.
Linda S. Brewer
MENDON, MA- Linda S. (Collupy) Brewer, 62, of Mendon, passed away Sat. Feb. 2, 2013 at home with her family by her side. She was the wife of Robert S. Brewer.
She was born in Woburn in 1950 the daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth (McNeil) Collupy, Sr. and was raised in Burlington.
Lucien J. Gagne
BELLINGHAM- Lucien J. Gagne, 89, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Genesis Healthcare Milford Center. He was the beloved husband for 63 years of Yvette A. (Ledoux) Gagne.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on September 13, 1923, he was the son of the late Edmond and Maria (Gregoire) Gagne.
Thelma I. Frankian
CUMBERLAND- Thelma I. (Menard) Frankian, 84, of Cumberland passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013. She was the wife of the late Warren Frankian.
Born in Lincoln, a daughter of the late Alphonse and Florence (Conway) Menard, she was a lifelong resident of Cumberland.
Thelma enjoyed playing bingo and was an avid card player.