Archive - Jul 2013
Claire I. Souders
WOONSOCKET- Claire I. Souders 82, of Carnation St., died Thursday at RI Hospital. She was the wife of Charles H. Souders.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Eva (Baril) Bourassa.
Claire was a stitcher for the former Uni-Royal Co. for twenty years, until they closed. She then went back to school and became a LPN and worked at Fatima Hospital for several years. She enjoyed cooking, reading, traveling and gardening.
WOONSOCKET ‚Äď A Superior Court judge on Friday denied a retired policeman‚Äôs petition for a temporary restraining order prohibiting the city from cutting his health care benefits without collective bargaining.
Associate Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Lamphear ruled that Glen Hebert faces no imminent harm as a result of a switch in health coverage imposed on him by the Budget Commission, effective July 1, according to his lawyer, Edward C. Roy Jr.
BLACKSTONE- Anna (Kostyk) Makar, 93, of Blackstone, MA. died Sunday, July 14, 2013 at the Holiday Retirememt Home in Manviile, RI.
Dennis J. Cabral
BLACKSTONE, MA- Dennis J. Cabral, 70, of Blackstone and formerly of Uxbridge passed away Fri. July 12, 2013 in Milford Regional Medical Ctr., Milford with his family by his side.
He was born in Woonsocket, RI in 1942 the son of the late John C. and Lillian Maria (Pacheco) Cabral.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, serving in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years.
LINCOLN -- Southpaw Kyle Marrapese hurled four-plus innings of superb relief and teammate Dominic Cunha went 2-for-2 with a double, walk, three RBI and two runs scored on Sunday night.
With that and more, the Lincoln All-Stars snatched an easier-than-expected 13-2 victory over Cumberland National in the R.I. Little League District IV Tournament‚Äôs title tilt at Randy Hien Field late Sunday night.
In the process, Lincoln inked its return to the state tourney, and will begin play on Saturday at Cranston Western‚Äôs home.
BLACKSTONE ‚Äď The Blackstone/Millville Regional District School Committee has named Perry Davis as interim superintendent of schools while the search continues for a permanent replacement for Kimberly Shaver-Hood.
Shaver-Hood resigned her post to take on the superintendent position with Wareham Public Schools.
Under the process developed by the District School Committee to fill Shaver-Hood‚Äôs post, the interim superintendent will serve during the 2013-2014 school year.
LINCOLN ‚Äď In the pantheon of table games, they say craps offers the well-schooled gambler with a head for numbers the best chance of beating the odds.
But on a busy night when chips are flying around an exotic mix of mind-boggling games with names like Spanish 21 and Pai Gow Poker, this may be the safest bet in the house: somebody‚Äôs trying to rig the system.
That‚Äôs where Detective Lt. John Flaherty comes in. The 23-year veteran of the state police is in charge of the new Gaming Enforcement Unit, created to squeeze cheating and corruption out of the table game business at Twin River.
WOONSOCKET ‚ÄĒ Perhaps 10 minutes after the Lincoln All-Stars had clinched its second straight appearance in the championship final of the R.I. Little League District IV Major Division (11-12) Tournament ‚Äď courtesy of a 10-3 victory over Cumberland National at Bernon‚Äôs Ayotte Field on Friday night ‚Äď manager Matt Netto expressed some dissatisfaction.
PROVIDENCE ‚Äď Eight-year-old Estuardo Estrada of Providence stares up into the beady eyes of a Triceratops, a three-horned, plant-eating dinosaur that roamed the earth 65 million years ago.
Illuminated by overhead multi-colored lights, the beast‚Äôs head ‚Äď boasting the largest skull of all land mammals ‚ÄĒ suddenly moves from side to side, it‚Äôs short, pointed tail wagging in unison.
The creature suddenly lets out a roar, startling Estrada and the crowd of other junior paleontologists standing nearby.
Wide-eyed and breathless, Estrada grips the hand of his stepfather Gabriel Vargas.
BURRILLVILLE ‚Äď Shannon Heil and Markell Torres hadn‚Äôt known each other long, but they bonded quickly through a mutual passion for competitive cheerleading ‚Äď something they were both very good at.
Their brief time together ended tragically on a rural stretch of Route 102 Thursday afternoon in one of the most violent car crashes Police Chief Stephen J. Lynch has ever seen.
‚ÄúIt was a nasty car accident ... just devastating,‚ÄĚ said Lynch, his voice trailing off.