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Archive - Apr 2013

April 26th

Some raise a glass to tax-free liquor holiday

April 26, 2013

You could drive a golf ball to the Massachusetts line from the front door of Pro’s Liquors on Mendon Road in Woonsocket.
No wonder the owner is so worried about the competition on the other side of the border, where there’s no sales tax on alcoholic beverages.

Charles R. Bowers

April 26, 2013

Charles R. Bowers

MA- Charles R. Bowers 92, widower of his beloved wife, Mary (Mae) Reilly Bowers went on to join her on April 23, 2013.
He was born April 12, 1921, to Victoria (Morin) Bowers and Charles R. Bowers.

Normand L. Lapierre

April 26, 2013

Normand L. Lapierre

WOONSOCKET- Normand L. Lapierre, 91, of Woonsocket, died Wednesday evening at The Friendly Home. He was the husband of the late Marthe L. (Vigeant) Lapierre.
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of the late Alexandre and Georgina (Dupre) Lapierre. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Lapierre served in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII as a member of the 46th Bomb Fighter Squadron. He received the American Theater Campaign Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal and was discharged with the rank of Corporal.

April 25th

Fireworks merchants say wares are safe

April 25, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Local fireworks retailers say while it is indeed possible to make a bomb if you harvest enough gunpowder from certain fireworks, they don’t believe their wares are a threat to public safety.

A New Hampshire fireworks store has told the FBI that it sold $400 worth of fireworks in February to accused Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who reportedly used gunpowder from two "Lock and Load" re-loadable mortar kits to make the explosives that killed three people and wounded more than 180 others on April 15.

Smithfield nips Lincoln for 37th straight lacrosse win

April 25, 2013

LINCOLN — Lincoln High head coach Mike Ethier and his troops had hoped to derail the express that is Smithfield in a Division III “Battle of Unbeatens” at Tiberii Field on Thursday afternoon.
Despite the fact that the Sentinels had entered the contest as the two-time defending D-III champion and had posted 36 consecutive league wins dating back to 2011, Ethier believed his Lions had the wherewithal to pull off what – at least this season – would be only a mild upset.

Lucille O. Arnold

April 25, 2013

Lucille O. Arnold

BLACKSTONE- Lucille O. (DeVuyst) Arnold, 93, of Millville, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford, MA. She was the wife of the late Fordys W. Arnold.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Philemon and Flora (Fontaine) DeVuyst. She lived in Bellingham for 47 years.
She leaves her son, Russell P. Arnold of Blackstone; her granddaughter, Meredith N. Arnold; and her great grandson, Andrew P. Arnold. She was predeceased by her sister, Vivian Lepage.

Roland H. St Germain

April 25, 2013

Roland H.
St Germain

FT. MYERS, FL- Roland H. St Germain, 80, of Ft. Myers, FL, formerly of Bellingham, MA, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence, RI. He was the beloved husband for 56 years of Jeannette D. (Tessier) St Germain.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on July 16, 1932, he was the son of the late Henry and Gertrude (St. Amant) St Germain.

Gerald E. Turgeon

April 25, 2013

Gerald E. Turgeon

PASCOAG- Gerald E. Turgeon 79, of Donahue Rd. died Tuesday at RI Hospital.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Ernest and Lena Turgeon.
Gerry was a mechanic for the Marquis Service Station for thirty three years. He later worked as a stock person at the IGA in Pascoag for twenty years. Gerry was an avid card player and loved gambling at Foxwoods and Twin River.
He is survived by a brother, Lucien Turgeon of Woonsocket, and several nieces and nephews.

April 24th

Nelson, Bertherman lead Cumberland past La Salle

April 24, 2013

CUMBERLAND — There’s no place like home. And for Cumberland, which played eight of its first nine games of the season (two of them non-league contests in Massachusetts and one an Injury Fund non-leaguer) on the road, Wednesday afternoon’s Division I showdown against La Salle in the friendly confines of Tucker Field was certainly a welcomed breath of fresh air.

From Triple-A baseball to the NFL: PawSox's Socci is Patriots' new play-by-play broadcaster

April 24, 2013

A portentous email from an accomplished and revered pro football broadcaster was the first blossoming of the good things to come for Bob Socci.
Now that Socci is officially the lead play-by-play radio announcer for the New England Patriots, the veteran sportscaster and current radio voice of the Pawtucket Red Sox can look back with fondness at the message of hope Gil Santos delivered a few years back.

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