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Archive - Apr 2013

April 7th

Budget crunch forcing RIPTA to re-arrange routes

April 7, 2013

dkirwan@pawtuckettimes.com
PAWTUCKET — Change can be scary...especially if it affects one’s ability to get to work, school, or some other important destination.
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) has embarked on a plan to change many of its bus routes statewide, and officials say they are trying to do it without causing hardship to riders.
In an effort that began last summer, RIPTA has been doing a “Comprehensive Operational Analysis,” a study of where riders live and work, how each bus route is performing, and where changes could be made to improve service.

April 6th

Is 'Villa Novan Pride' on the slide?

April 6, 2013

WOONSOCKET — Not very long ago, Woonsocket High School’s athletic department was a source of great pride, with a tradition of team success being carried over from one season to the next.
Accompanying that tradition were good vibes extending throughout the student body and the whole community. To that end, the school’s athletic director and No. 1 supporter vividly remembers a January 2008 boys’ basketball game involving the hometown entry and perennial state power Bishop Hendricken at Savaria Gymnasium.

April 5th

DiSarcina credits post-playing career duties in preparing him to manage PawSox; Mauro Gomez still in baseball limbo

April 5, 2013

MOOSIC, Pa. – There are baseball lifers, and then there’s someone like Gary DiSarcina.
In short, the 45-year-old is a man who’s worn many hats since retiring 11 years go. He’s enjoyed successful stints in three totally different realms with all roads leading back to the game that saw him carve out a 12-year major-league career. Thanks to experiencing life as a manager, television analyst and trusted front-office contributor, DiSarcina can speak comfortably on a number of topics.

Raymond G. Surprenant

April 5, 2013

Raymond G.
Surprenant

WOONSOCKET- Raymond G. Surprenant, 80, of Woonsocket, died Thursday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Patricia A. (Richard) Surprenant. They were married on June 14, 1952.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Arthur and Ella (Lavimoidiere) Surprenant. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
A heavy equipment mechanic by trade, Ray was employed at Aiello Construction Co. in Smithfield for many years and had also worked for several other firms in the area.

John L. Roy

April 5, 2013

John L. Roy

BLACKSTONE- John L. Roy, 69, died Thursday April 4, 2013 in Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center with his family by his side. He was the husband of Frances Y. (Bernier) Roy. John and Fran would have celebrated their 44th Wedding Anniversary May 3 2013.
Born in Woonsocket, son of Annie (Glowacki) Roy, of Lincoln, and the late Leonard Roy.
He worked as an Assembler, tester, for Crosby Valve & Gage, for 22 years prior to retiring.
He was a member of St. Joseph Senior Citizens and St. Agatha's Senior, the Golden Hearts.

Denise Lafayette

April 5, 2013

Denise Lafayette

MILLVILLE- Denise (Jarret) Lafayette, 80, of Millville, died Thursday, April 4, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Paul A. Lafayette, whom she married January 23, 1954.
Born in Canada, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Marie Rose (Remy) Jarret.
Denise worked for US Rubber, Finklesteins and CVS headquarters. Denise was a communicant of St. Augustine's Church.

Raymond R. Houle, Sr.

April 5, 2013

Raymond R.
Houle, Sr.

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Raymond R. Houle, Sr., 80, of Lincoln, RI and Naples, FL, died April 4, 2013 at Greenville Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Smithfield. He was the husband of Jeannette (Gervais) Houle and the late Ruth M. (Turcotte) Houle.
Born in Nasonville, he was the son of the late Oliver and Adeline (Godard) Houle.

Serial flasher sought in Coleman School incidents

April 5, 2013

WOONSOCKET – In conjunction with the Woonsocket Education Department, the police yesterday warned parents and children about a man who has been exposing himself to youngsters on their way to Coleman Elementary School.
“We’re doing everything we can to find him,” said Detective Jamie Paone, spokeswoman for the police. “Hopefully someone can provide us with more information to help us identify this guy.”
Police believe same man exposed himself to children on their way to Coleman at least four times in the last year, she said. The most recent incident happened about 9 a.m. Thursday.

Governor: 'Great opportunity to assess our response'

April 5, 2013

Just one day after state officials assembled to roll out a raft of proposed school safety legislation, a lockdown at the University of Rhode Island triggered by reports of a gunman on the South Kingstown campus brought new immediacy to what has become a national conversation about guns.

April 4th

Diane J. Peterson

April 4, 2013

Diane J. Peterson

WOONSOCKET- Diane J. (Chamberlain) Peterson 59, of Willow St. died Monday at home.
She was born in North Attleboro, MA a daughter of Rita (Girard) Chamberlain of Woonsocket and the late Arthur Chamberlain.
Diane was a stock person for Market Basket for four years before retiring in 2009. She had previously worked as a Certified Dental assistant for twenty five years in Waltham, MA, and was a graduate of South Eastern Technical Institute. She loved to read, and sew, and spend time with family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

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