Archive - Jun 24, 2013
BARRINGTON â€“ Billy Andrade has spent most of his time playing the role of good host at the CVS Caremark Charity Classic. Come Tuesday morning, the Bristol native will look to make a surge that will enable him to capture the $1.55-million tournament he co-hosts with fellow Rhode Islander Brad Faxon.
BARRINGTON â€“ To say that Lexi Thompson has a busy week ahead doesnâ€™t exactly paint the entire picture.
Then again, Morgan Pressel isnâ€™t exactly idling away the hours herself.
Even though Thompson, a rising star on the LPGA Tour, has an eye on the U.S. Womenâ€™s Open thatâ€™s scheduled for later this week on Long Islandâ€™s Sebonack Golf Club, the 18-year-old was dead set on coming to Rhode Island Country Club to participate in the CVS Caremark Charity Classic for the second straight year.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The much ballyhooed $2.5 million supplemental tax bill thatâ€™s still dangling in limbo as the 2013 session of the General Assembly draws to a close could look unexpectedly palatable compared to what the Budget Commission has in mind as its go-to alternative.
If the supplemental dies, commissioners said Monday, theyâ€™ll explore the possibility of raising an â€śadministrative taxâ€ť of $4.7 million, on top of regular 2014 taxes, in a manner that lawmakers already approved more than a decade ago.
WOONSOCKET â€” It was hot on Monday, up to 93 degrees in northern Rhode Island, and the weather was generating more concern for potential health impacts than a typical summer day due to higher than normal readings of ground level ozone.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” Brutally hot outside temperatures and a fire and chemical spill inside a paint factory combined to cause a hazardous and uncomfortable scene for dozens of area firefighters on Monday.
Firefighters responded to the five-alarm blaze at around 11:30 a.m. at General Polymer Inc., an industrial paints and coatings company located at 59 Foundry St. The company occupies a three-story, 75,000-square foot brick mill building located in a densely populated neighborhood off Broad Street.
Raymond E. Lemire
SLATERSVILLE- Raymond E. Lemire, 93, of Slatersville, died June 23, 2013 at The Friendly Home in Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Olida (Souza) Lemire.
Born in Harrisville, he was the son of the late Albert and Donalda (Cabana) Lemire.
WOONSOCKET- Roger Lebrun, 56, of Achille Street, Woonsocket, lost his 2 year battle with cancer and passed away peacefully at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center on Thursday June 20, 2013.
He was the husband of Jodi (Delasanta) Lebrun. They celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary in March.
He leaves a daughter, Lindsay-Rae Lebrun and her spouse Lyz Schroeter, of San Francisco, a son Adam Lebrun and his spouse Catie, of North Smithfield, and his beloved granddaughter, Leah Lebrun. He also leaves his cherished 4 legged companion for the last 2 years "Stevie Mix."
Joseph P. Neveu
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Joseph P. Neveu, 79, of North Smithfield, died Sunday in the Philip Hulitar Center. He was the husband of Claire (Rondeau) Neveu.
Mr. Neveu was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Albert and Gloriana (Bruneau) Neveu.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, and was employed for many years at Allied Container as an assembler. He was a member of the Cercle Laurier.
Annie M. Ouellette
MANVILLE- Annie M. Ouellette, 91, of Manville, died Sunday June 16, 2013 at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence. She was the wife of the late Laurent N. Ouellette.
Born in Manville she was a daughter of the late Domenico and Bridget (Durante) Pandolfi. She was a lifelong resident of Manville and lived in the house she was born in for her entire life.
Mrs. Ouellette worked in the local mills in her early years was a dedicated homemaker as she raised her family.
BURRILLVILLE- Genevieve V. (Swiech) Bonczek, 94, died Friday June 21, 2013 at Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag. Wife of the late Sigmund M. Bonczek.
Born in Woonsocket she was the daughter of the late Walter and Veronica (Bienia) Swiech.