Archive - May 6, 2013
CUMBERLAND â Mount St. Charles junior Anthony Pasquarelli admitted he felt âpretty goodâ while prepping for the high jump at these Northern Division Championships, held at Tucker Field on Monday afternoon.
But even he didnât anticipate walking away from the meet with his first-ever divisional crown, thanks to a leap of six feet, two inches.
He had outstanding reason: After all, he had to battle Central Falls High junior phenom Erik Mateo, who back in February became that eventâs champion at the state indoor meet at the Providence Career & Technical Academyâs field house.
LINCOLN â It could be upwards of a month before residents are able to move back into a Front Street triple-decker that was heavily damaged by fire Sunday night, fire officials said yesterday.
Lonsdale Fire Chief Timothy Griffin said the 263 Front St. building sustained $75,000 to $100,000 in damages and that extensive repairs will be required before the seven tenants left homeless by the blaze are allowed back in.
All of the tenants are reportedly staying with family members, he said.
WOONSOCKET â As the city inches closer to a fiscal cliff, the Budget Commission and state lawmakers are to meet with Gov. Lincoln Chafee and State Revenue Director Rosemary Booth Gallogly tomorrow to chart a course forward.
Mayor Leo T. Fontaine, a member of the commission, says state leaders do not support replacing the commission with a receiver who could push the city into municipal bankruptcy.
WOONSOCKET â The state Bomb Squad was in town again yesterday, this time to check out a backpack left aboard a Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus passing through Depot Square.
The squad x-rayed the backpack without removing it from the parked bus and quickly determined that there was no danger, said Detective Sgt. Matt Ryan.
âThe backpack was empty,â he said.
WOONSOCKET- Cecile Rivard 89, formerly of 547 Clinton St. died Monday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Marcel Rivard.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Eva (Girard) Duhaime. Mrs. Rivard was a molder for the Tupperware Co. for over twenty five years before retiring. She was a member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary.
Stella J. Davis
BLACKSTONE- Stella J. Davis, 89, of Blackstone and formerly of Uxbridge, died Sun. May 5, 2013 in Blackstone Nursing Home, Blackstone.
Ms. Davis was employed as an order entry clerk for 13 years at the Hilsinger Company in Plainville, RI, retiring in 1989. She had previously been employed as an administrator for 22 years at the Riverbend Farm in Uxbridge.
Ms. Davis was born Aug. 8, 1923 in Uxbridge, a daughter of the late Fred E. and Myrtie (Parks) Davis. She was a graduate of Uxbridge High School, Class of 1940.
Raymond F. Hart
PAWTUCKET- Raymond F. Hart, 93, a lifelong resident of Pawtucket, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Roderick and Ora (Major) Hart. Raymond was a WWII Army Veteran. He was a school teacher for the city of Pawtucket, working for Jenks Junior High and Tolman High School. He summered in Touisset. His family was one of the founding families of Saint Leo's Church.
Richard F. Kirby
CUMBERLAND- Kirby, Richard F., Esq, 88, of Cumberland, RI and Delray Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving and devoted family on Friday, May 3, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (Hogan) Kirby. They were happily married for 58 years.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late John and Melora (Farley) Kirby.
Dick graduated from LaSalle Academy, Class of 1942. For his many athletic accomplishments and his civic commitments, in November of 2012, he was inducted into the LaSalle Academy Hall of Fame.
Kathleen M. McLaughlin
BELLINGHAM- Kathleen M. (Lane) McLaughlin, Of Bellingham, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at the North Collier Hospital in Florida after a sudden illness. She was 64.
Born in Sherborn, the daughter of the late Edward F. and Catherine V. (Holt) Lane, she has been a Bellingham resident since 1987 moving there from Dedham. Mrs. McLaughlin had been a longtime winter resident of Estero, Florida.
Olga H. Chaharyn
FOSTER- Olga H. (Kuzew) Chaharyn, 83, of Danielson Pike, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in Overlook Nursing Home with her family by her side. She was the wife of John Chaharyn.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Michael and Natalie (Dobrowolski) Kuzew.
Olga worked for Uniroyal for 24 years, and as a Licensed Practical Nurse for Landmark Medical Center and the former Fogarty Hospital for 18 years, prior to retiring.
She volunteered in the Ukrainian Orthodox Kitchen for several years.