Archive - Jun 17, 2013
PAWTUCKET â€“ Bernie Carbo assumed custody of his grandson when he was two. This same lad has matured into a 14-year-old with big-league hopes, no doubt fueled by a grandfather who authored one of the most memorable home runs in Red Sox lore.
PROVIDENCE â€“ While far from finalized, several realignment proposals were shared and discussed amongst the Rhode Island Interscholastic Leagueâ€™s Principalsâ€™ Committee on Athletics Monday afternoon.
Speaking on behalf of the realignment committee, Prout Athletic Director Mike Traficante presented modifications to the formula that has been the determining factor in placing teams in corresponding divisions. The earliest these changes would take effect is the 2014-15 academic year, the first year following the expiration of the current two-year realignment agreement.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A food fight among siblings got out of hand Saturday when a 19-year-old woman allegedly went after her brother with a fork.
Mary Gemma of 249 Grove St. was charged with one count of domestic assault with a dangerous weapon, a felony.
The brother, Christopher Duclos, 25, is also facing misdemeanor charges for pushing his sister and slapping her in the face â€“ before she armed herself with the utensil.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Test drilling will begin later this summer at Franklin Farmâ€™s east field, one of five sites and the primary parcel identified in an evaluation of town-owned properties that have the potential to provide a new source of municipal groundwater.
The Cumberland Water Department has contracted with Layne Christensen Company of Dracut, Mass. to drill test wells and conduct short term pumping tests in late August or early September when groundwater levels are expected to be at their lowest.
Lucille T. Laporte
CENTRAL FALLS- Lucille T. Laporte, 81, passed June 14, 2013. She was the loving wife of the late Arthur L. Laporte.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Wilfred and Mary-Jane (Raymond) Maurice.
She had been employed as a winding technician for many years, retiring from Quality Ribbon after 20 years.
WOONSOCKET î ş Opponents went down fighting as Mayor Leo T. Fontaine narrowly won the authorization he needs to privatize a proposed $50 million water treatment plant from the Budget Commission.
The long impasse over privatization finally broke on a 3-2 vote Friday as Fontaine and Commissioner Peder Schaefer lobbed verbal grenades at each other from opposite sides of the issue.
BISMARCK, ND- Olga Bush died June 10, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society, Bismarck, North Dakota.
In accordance with her wishes, Olga was cremated and no services will be held.
JOHNSTON- Donald Aguiar 62, resident of Johnston, passed away June 15, 2013, at the Fatima Hospital in North Providence.
He was born, March 1, 1951 in Woonsocket, son of the late Joseph C. & Florence E. (Ferrier) Aguiar.
Donald attended the John E. Fogarty Center. He was avid Boston & Pawtucket Red Sox fan; he also enjoyed the Bruins and Patriots teams He was a loving brother, and uncle.
He is survived by his brother, Joseph Aguiar of Warwick, a niece, Christiana M. Aquiar of West Warwick; he is also survived by many friends.
Roger W. Miller
WOONSOCKET- Roger W. Miller 80, formerly of Main St. Woonsocket, died Tuesday, June 11 in Landmark Medical Center. He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Roland and Alice Blanchette. He worked in various area mills for many years, and also worked in California in clothing merchandising.
He is survived by his friend Therese Boucher of Woonsocket, and his cousin Pauline Millette. Services are under the direction of Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home and are private.
Please visit www.fournierandfournier.com for guestbook.
Ronald M. Meotti
WOONSOCKET- Ronald M. Meotti 62, resident of Woonsocket, passed away June 13, 2013, at the Landmark Medical Center.
He was born in Woonsocket RI, son of Hugo & Constance (Biron) Meotti of Woonsocket.
Ronald was a self employed accountant. He graduated from Mt. St. Charles, and Bryant College. He enjoyed walking, sports and listening to music. He was a life long Woonsocket resident.
Besides his parents, he is survived by a son Anthony, and grandsons, Anthony, and Zachary, sister, Nancy Buckley, her husband Edward, and his nieces, Amy and Allison.