Archive - Apr 2013
BELLINGHAM- Marcel Dulac 84, of Pleasant St. died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Lucienne (Varieur) Dulac.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Adelard and Laura (Brule) Dulac.
Mr. Dulac was a milkman for City Dairy for twenty seven years, and later worked for Garelick Farms for ten years before retiring in 1983.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Woonsocket Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt says lawmakers who insist on reducing the annualized percentage rate for payday loans down from the current 260 percent to 36 percent immediately are â€śdetrimental to the causeâ€ť of reforming an industry she sees as equivalent to â€śloan sharking.â€ť
Baldelli-Hunt has once again filed legislation that would cut the interest rate down to 130 percent, or a two-week rate of $5 for every $100 borrowed.
WOONSOCKET â€“ It was deja vu all over again for Miguel Pichardo as the cyclical wave of first-of-the-month SNAP shoppers washed over his tiny ethnic market on Arnold Street.
The April 1 sell-a-thon was the first since the Washington Post, a month ago, used International Market as the springboard for a disturbingly blunt expose of the critical role the SNAP program plays in propping up the cityâ€™s ailing economy.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Police Tuesday identified the elderly couple involved in a murder-suicide in Cumberland on Easter Sunday as Roland R. and Maria R. Bouvier, both of whom had severe health problems in recent years, according to family members.
Roland Bouvier, 73, was suffering with pain from a recent back surgery, while his 70-year-old wife was suffering from early stages of Alzheimer's disease, family members told police.
PAWTUCKET â€“ After ending a 28-year Governorsâ€™ Cup drought last season, the Pawtucket Red Sox will defend their title while holding true to the organizationâ€™s No. 1 creed â€” put players in a position where if an opportunity arises in Boston, theyâ€™re ready to answer the call.
PAWTUCKET --- After hitting bullets last September to help spark the Pawtucket Red Soxâ€™s magical run to the Governorsâ€™ Cup championship, Bryce Brentz nearly had a bullet end his 2013 season long before it began.
What started out as a routine cleaning of a handgun three months ago in his Knoxville, Tenn. home nearly resulted in tragedy for the power-hitting right fielder, who was tabbed as the No. 8 ranked prospect in the Boston Red Sox organization by Baseball America.
PROVIDENCE â€“ In his travels around the state following the 2012-13 season, whenever Ed Cooley has crossed paths Providence College basketball fans, they have met him with big smiles and thanks for providing hope for the future.
As far away as it may seem, PCâ€™s fan base canâ€™t wait for the 2013-14 season to tip off. They see the cast that is scheduled to return for the Friars â€“ fingers crossed on that front â€“along with two transfers and two incoming freshmen, and hope the mix contains the necessary ingredients to end what is a near-decade NCAA Tournament drought.
Dorothy I. Ross
HOLLY HILL, FL- Dorothy I "Pat" Ross 75, of Walker St., Holly Hill, FL died Saturday. She was the wife of the late Robert P. Ross Sr., with whom she celebrated fifty four years of marriage.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Caudio and Loretta (Lambert) DiBasco.
Roland R. Bouvier
& Maria R. Bouvier
CUMBERLAND- Roland R. Bouvier & Maria R. (Viera) Bouvier, both passed away Sunday at home. They were married for 49 years.
Both were born in Woonsocket. Roland was the son of the late Raoul and Lida (Gosselin) Bouvier and Maria was the daughter of the late Manuel and Virginia (St. Martin) Viera.
They lived most of their lives in Cumberland and previously resided in Bellingham.
Mr. Bouvier was a line foreman for the former New England Power Systems now National Grid for 38 years.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Jeannette A. Martineau, 79, of Eddie Dowling Hwy., North Smithfield died Wednesday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Maurice D. Martineau.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Herminegilde and Ella (Savaria) Beausoleil. She lived in Woonsocket for most of her life and resided in North Smithfield for the past 15 years.
Mrs. Martineau was employed at Oakland Grove Health Care Center in the laundry dept. and had formerly worked at Jed Delta, Tupperware and ACS Industries.