Archive - May 2013
WARWICK â€“ The most important thing citizens can do to help Rhode Islandâ€™s economy and business climate is to get involved with what the government is doing, RI Taxpayerâ€™s President Ken Block told the groupâ€™s annual meeting Saturday.
Because of the stateâ€™s small size and population, Block said, â€śWe pay a terrific and horrific price when we are not efficient, when bad things happen economically, when bad decisions are made like 38 Studios, or when graft and corruption rear their ugly heads.
WOONSOCKET â€” Nine times out of 10, Joe Gardnerâ€™s super middleweight fight with Richard Gingras would be worthy of a main event at the Twin River Event Center.
But when one of the fights on the card is a world title fight and the other bout pits one of Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc.â€™s most decorated fighters in a must-see showdown, itâ€™s understandable why the Woonsocket fighter will merely be topping an action-packed undercard.
WOONSOCKET â€” The heavy lifting has been completed and the Synagro sludge incineration operation off Cumberland Hill Road is well on its way to generating its own electrical power.
The company completed the lowering of a massive waste-heat boiler inside the incinerator building on Friday and will now begin the work of connecting the new equipment to existing machinery and electrical services.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ Marine Cpl. Kevin Dubois, a wounded warrior who lost both legs in Afghanistan, will soon be calling Burrillville home.
After a successful property closing in March, the Rhode Island Builders Association in partnership with Massachusetts-based Homes for Our Troops is preparing to build a free specially-adapted home for Dubois and his wife, Kayla, on Sherman Farm Road.
A special groundbreaking ceremony takes place Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m., at the construction site located at Lot 12 Sherman Farm Road. A fundraising barbecue, bake sale and raffle drawing will follow.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. â€“ The creed that Daniel Bard swears by nowadays is simple enough.
Jams on the mound are going to arise â€“ but how he reacts and responds to those situations is what matters most. Even the most successful professional pitcher can never be flawless, and therefore he must have an unflappable disposition when confronted with an inevitable first-and-second, no-out jam.
CUMBERLAND - It was perfectly understandable why Cumberland High skipper Paul Murphy seemed so dejected on Friday afternoon.
His ace, senior southpaw Dylan Boisclair, pitched respectably, but didnâ€™t have the usual mustard on his fastball or relish on the curve. The infield made some plays, but also erred once, and the Clippers as a whole allowed Hendricken to run the bases with impunity.
All of that resulted in the Hawks remaining unbeaten with a 6-1 thumping of the Clippers at Tucker Field, in Division I-North play.
Mae Ida Bernier
MAPLEVILLE- Mae Ida Bernier, 78, of Mapleville, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in her homed surrounded by her loved ones.
Born in Burrillville, RI, was the daughter of the late Forrest and Roseanna (Aubuchon) Woodworth II.
Mae is survived by her husband of 60 years, Earl Joseph Bernier and four children: Donna Bernier of NC, Cheryl Fisher of NY, Bruce Bernier and Brenda St. Germain of RI, 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, brother George Woodworth of ME and sister Jean Wintermute of OR.
Jacqueline D. Gervais
NO. SMITHFIELD- Jacqueline D. (Ruhland) Gervais, 87, of No. Smithfield, died May 9, 2013 in Overlook Nursing & Rehab Center, Burrillville. She was the loving wife of Raymond A. Gervais for 62 years.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Irene (Cote) Ruhland.
Jacqueline was a homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her family and vacationing at the beach.
Elbert R. Hudson, Jr
WOONSOCKET- Elbert R. Hudson, Jr (Al,Turk) 59, of Woonsocket, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Cindy-Jo (Bernard) Hudson, whom he married January 26, 1974.
Born in Natick, he was the son of the late Elbert R. Hudson, Sr. and Flora (Giddleson) Hudson.
Richard L. Blackman
RALEIGH, NC- Richard L. Blackman, 89, of Raleigh, formerly of Fort Myers, FL, went to his eternal rest February 7, 2013, after a long illness.