Archive - Jul 22, 2013
UXBRIDGE â€“ The fire-ravaged Bank Building on South Main Street will be demolished, but when the wrecking ball starts swinging will all depend on the property owner next door to the building.
Fire Chief William T. Kessler said Monday that demolition of the 118-year-old three-story late Victorian-style building at 32 South Main St., which was gutted by a massive fire last Thursday, was scheduled to take place Saturday until a neighboring abutter and business -Keegan Construction - intervened and retained legal counsel relative to concerns about how the demolition might impact its property.
LINCOLN â€“ The wrong-way driver who caused a crash in which he and two passengers in another car perished on Route 146 Sunday was the target of an active arrest warrant for failure to answer charges of driving without a license, court records say.
A District Court judge had issued the bench warrant for Aldo M. Almanzar, 39, when he failed to appear for arraignment on North Smithfield police charges of driving without a license on Feb. 26.
WARWICK â€“ Upper Deck Post 86/14 skipper Steve Reynolds Sr. admitted before his squad's final regular-season tilt against Senerchia Post 74 early Monday night that he'd be a bit shorthanded, as four or five of his players were home nursing minor injuries.
â€śIt's a long season, and those things are going to happen,â€ť he stated. â€śWe're OK.â€ť
The club was much better than that after recent Cumberland High grad and southpaw Dylan Boisclair scattered five hits and three walks while mowing down a half-dozen Senerchia batters in a satisfying 3-1 victory at Hendricken High's Ray Pepin Field.
Edmond H. Cabana, Sr.
WOONSOCKET - Edmond H. Cabana, Sr., formerly of Lincoln, passed away on July 21, 2013 at the Hebert Nursing Home in Smithfield, RI surrounded by his family.
He was the loving husband of the late Lucy L. (Virgilio) Cabana.
He was born in Woonsocket, son of the late Edmond R. & Lucienne (Beaulieu) Cabana.
Elizabeth Clarke Howes
WOONSOCKET - Elizabeth Clarke Howes, 66, of Dana Street, passed away Monday at the Trinity Health Care Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late James Sturgis Howes and Ellen (Clarke) Howes. She resided Woonsocket for the last few years, previously residing in Cumberland.
She was a 1965 graduate of Cumberland High School. She was also a 1969 graduate of Stonehill College.
Miss Howes was employed as teacher for the Pawtucket School Department for over 30 years.
Roger P. Gouin
PASCOAG - Roger P. Gouin 79, formerly of Village Way, North Smithfield, R.I. died Wednesday July 18, 2013 in Bayberry Commons with his family by his side. He was the husband of the late Marie ( DiSano) Gouin.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Edward and Yvonne (Hamlin) Gouin.
Mr. Gouin was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.
He was Owner and Operator of Rolans Plumbing and Heating, for several years prior to retiring.
Roger enjoyed spending time at the ocean, and vacationing in New Hampshire.
Jeannine F. Bishop
BlACKSTONE, MA - Jeannine F. (Comtois) Bishop, 85, of Farm Street, died Sunday July 21, 2013 in the Friendly Home, with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Everett Bishop.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Albert and Donalda (St. Germain) Comtois.
Jeannine worked as a Sales Clerk for Lee's Pharmacy for 30 years prior to retiring.
LINCOLN â€“ A local man is facing homicide charges in connection with the execution-style shooting death of a 23-year-old man in Avon, Mass. nearly two years ago.
Willie Wilkerson, 27, of 1200 Lonsdale Ave., was arraigned in District Court Monday on charges of being a fugitive from justice in Massachusetts.
Wilkerson was arrested by a multi-agency task force on a homicide warrant issued by the Norfolk County District Attorneyâ€™s Office, according to Major Todd Catlow, commander of detectives for the Rhode Island State Police.
CRANSTON -- Just minutes before the start of the Lincoln All-Starsâ€™ tilt on Sunday night, manager Matt Netto confirmed his biggest worry about facing the best from King Philip of Bristol.
â€śThey play with a lot of passion,â€ť he said as he watched his squadâ€™s final warm-ups. â€śThey came from behind (Saturday during a 10-5 opening triumph over Coventry American); they were only down, 2-1, but they showed me they were a tough, gritty team.â€ť
Thomas V. Blazejewski
WAKEFIELD - Thomas V. Blazejewski, 87, of Wakefield, died July 19, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Florence (Richmond) Blazejewski for 65 years.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Frank and Valeria (Kukla) Blazejewski.
Mr. Blazejewski was a machinist in the manufacturing industry for many years. He served honorably with the US Army during World War II.