Archive - Mar 2013
PAWTUCKET --- You can tell a business is booming when after three months in operation, the owners have been so busy that they havenâ€™t found the time to plan a Grand Opening ceremony.
Thatâ€™s been the case with the ownership group of DH Hitting, LLC, a baseball and softball indoor training facility on 70 Vineyard St. in Pawtucket that opened its doors last Nov. 16 and hasnâ€™t slowed down since the very first swings were taken in their batting tunnels.
What is one telltale sign that an organization is doing well from a financial standpoint? Answer: When a revenue-sharing plan is met with a ringing endorsement by the powers-that-be.
â€śWeâ€™re all in this together,â€ť is the phrase Tom Mezzanotte, executive director of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League, used shortly the approval of a revenue-sharing program at the March 18 Principalsâ€™ Committee on Athletics meeting. The unanimous vote (10-0) green lights the distribution of profits that are leftover once all the RIILâ€™s expenses are all squared away to the 55 member high schools.
Dr. Alice R.
HAINES CITY, FL.- Dr. Alice R. Boudreau, 85, March 6, 2013, Haines City, FL. Life-long educator and school psychologist, retiring from the Woonsocket School Dept. in 1989 and resuming her career in 1999 at the age of 72 in Central Florida following the death of her husband Alphonse.
She is survived by her sons Roger P. and wife Christine; Maurice J. and partner Patricia Burrows; grand daughter Trina M. Laverty and husband James; great grand daughter Alyce M. Laverty and James' children Jaynie and Jim.
Anna D. Labossiere
BURRILLVILLE- Labossiere, Anna D., (Calise), 86, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013. She was the wife of the late Theodore J. "Ted" Labossiere.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Guiseppe and Guiseppina (Gugliemo) Calise.
Anna worked in local mills prior to working at Zambarano Hospital and the Lincoln Group Home for 12 years before retiring. She was a parishioner of St. Theresa's Church, Nasonville and was a member of their women's guild for many years.
PROVIDENCE â€“ You have probably received e-mails telling you that $1,000 or more is available to you today by making a phone call or clicking an Internet link. If you live in a low-income neighborhood, there may be a storefront nearby where similar â€śshort-termâ€ť loans are offered.
So-called â€śpayday lendersâ€ť offer you quick cash for emergencies or to help you make ends meet until your next paycheck. But that money comes at a high price.
WOONSOCKET â€“ U.S. Senator Jack Reed, D-RI, paid a visit to Family Resources Community Actionâ€™s 55 Main St. Employment Center Tuesday to call attention to its work and the potential impact of federal budget cuts locally.
Reed toured the Centerâ€™s youth and adult job training classrooms and spoke with Family Resources instructor Melissa Rouleau and Youth Services manager Stump Olsen about their work with area residents in the center.
Jules R.C. Gadoury
WOONSOCKET- Jules R.C. Gadoury, 80, of Woonsocket, formerly of Blackstone, MA, died Sunday, March 24, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Dorothy M. (Riley) Gadoury, whom he married, September 26, 1953.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Sarto A.R. and Ernestine (Roy) Gadoury.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Saying the city canâ€™t afford to lose CVS Caremark, Councilman Robert Moreau has introduced a resolution calling on state lawmakers to quash the governorâ€™s proposal to cut the pharmacy giantâ€™s corporate income tax credits.
The City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on the resolution, which says the proposal exposes the city to too much economic risk.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Hereâ€™s a sure sign of spring: Members of the Woonsocket Police Department are gearing up for another installment of the annual trek to Washington, D.C., known as Copswalk.
Since 2000, the fundraiser has generated over $90,000 for the Wisconsin-based Concerns of Police Survivors, a non-profit that provides counseling, scholarships, family retreats and other supports for relatives of police killed in the line of duty.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Students at the high school Tuesday were asked to put their lives first and not to even think about texting when they are driving.
The request came from R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, a former police officer, who is trying to warn students around the state about the sometimes fatal risks of texting when in a motor vehicle and getting them to pledge they will be safe.