Archive - Jun 11, 2013
PROVIDENCE â€” Less than two months ago, Coventry dealt Mount St. Charles its most agonizing loss of the regular season. On Tuesday night, the Oakers handed the Mounties the defeat that hurt them the most â€“ the one that ousted them from the Division I playoffs.
The unbeaten Oakers rebounded from an opening-set loss and moved one win away from their first state championship since 1995 by rolling to a 3-1 triumph over the Mounties in their semifinal-round clash at the Providence Career & Technical Academy field house.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The Budget Commission on Friday will consider asking the Rhode Island Department of Education for an advance of some $12 million in state aid from fiscal 2014 so the city can meet payrolls in July and satisfy other bills, including a $4.8 million debt service payment.
If approved, this would be the second year in a row that the commission has asked RIDE for an aid advance to ease through a fast-approaching cash crunch. Finance Director Thomas M. Bruce says the window is closing on other options.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The owner of the cityâ€™s only cab company says a tax on taxi fares imposed by lawmakers last year has resulted in a loss of business, increased red tape and customer dissatisfaction.
â€śTaxi drivers survive on tips and what my drivers are telling me is that those tips donâ€™t exist anymore because of this sales tax on taxi services,â€ť said Bill Legare, owner of
Valley Transportation on Front Street.
Jules P. Laferriere
WOONSOCKET- Jules P. Laferriere, 97, formerly of Grove St., Woonsocket, died Tuesday in Candia, New Hampshire. He was the husband of the late Marguerite (Ethier) Laferriere.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Oscar and Roseanna (Paquin) Laferriere.
He was lifelong resident of the city and had resided with his daughter in New Hampshire for the past several years.
Mr. Laferriere attended Mt. St. Charles Academy.
BELLINGHAM, MA- Julienne (Lozeau) Houle, 89, died peacefully on Monday, June 10, 2013 at the Attleboro Nursing Home, Langhorne, PA, where she was a resident for almost three years.
A New Englander, Julienne "Julie" lived in Bellingham, MA for over 25 years, and prior to that in Albion, Woonsocket and Lincoln, RI, where she was born on January 21, 1924. She was the daughter of Marie and Anatole Lozeau.