Archive - Sep 2013
WOONSOCKET â Federal criminal complaints have been filed in U.S. District Court in Providence charging the two men who were allegedly responsible for an armed home invasion at 67 West Park Place on Sept. 12 with multiple federal counts.
Louis A. Doucette
BURRILLVILLE- Doucette, Louis A., 91, of Oakland, RI, passed away September 30, 2013 at the Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pascoag.
He was the loving husband to Jennie (Pulnik) Doucette.
He was born in Oakland, a son of the late Albert & Stacia (Scully) Doucette.
Marie H. Jodoin
WOONSOCKET- Marie H. (Ritchot) Jodoin, formerly Marie Stewart, 82, of Woonsocket, died Saturday, September 28, 2013 in Morgan Health Center, Johnston.
She was born in Woonsocket to the late Joseph and Laura (Archambeault) Ritchot.
EAST PROVIDENCE â Police have made two arrests in connection with Sundayâs
shooting at Onna Moniz John Park, but are not releasing the names of the
suspects until later this afternoon pending further investigation,
according to police Lt. Michael David.
âWe have two individuals in custody,â David said. "The quick arrests in
this are a direct result of police officers being familiar with the
community in which they work and inter agency cooperation."
Meanwhile, the 22-year-old victim in the shooting was being listed today
Constance T. Juszczyszyn
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Constance T. (Ayotte) Juszczyszyn, 69, of St. Paul St. No. Smithfield passed away peacefully on Thursday at her home with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of Michael P. Juszczyszyn.
Born Dec. 31, 1943 in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Hormisdas & Annette (Varieur) Ayotte.
WOONSOCKET- Robert P. L'Esperance Sr. 76, of Cass Ave., died Friday at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Jeannette (Desrochers) Gagnon.
Born in Blackstone, MA, he was a son of the late Alexander and Mary (Carrigan) L'Esperance.
Robert worked as a steeple jack for several area contractors for most of his life. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.
Hendricken Field, the official name of the onetime campus venue for Providence College baseball, no longer has a spacious, perfectly trimmed lawn. In its stead is an outdoor track and field complex that stands on the threshold of completion.
CUMBERLAND --- Ever since organizations such as Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and Warrior Dash burst onto the scene in 2010, obstacle racing has become the rage and the âto-doâ activity for runners and non-athletes alike in this country and overseas.
Runners would try to complete a race â from your average 5K to a marathon â on a trail course that has its share of mud, ponds, and rocks and is littered with obstacles, ranging from climbing over walls to crossing balance beams, crawling under barbed wire, and jumping over fire pits.
WOONSOCKET â The state Department of Transportation has begun preparing for the emergency repair of the Hamlet Avenue Bridge steel expansion joint near the intersection of Hamlet, Davison Street and Florence Drive.
The problem involving an upward movement of the metal teeth in the joint was discovered earlier this month by city Highway Superintendent Rick Lambert and reported to the departmentâs bridge inspection division. The expansion joint on the east side of the steel girder bridge has become misaligned in the past and resulted in repairs to make it passable to vehicles.
WOONSOCKET â The time for training is almost over and local kids will get to test their fitness when the Autunmfest Kids Challenge gets under way at the World War II Veterans Memorial State Park during the cityâs Columbus Day weekend festival on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Once again this year, Nancy Phillips, a Woonsocket School Department physical education teacher, and Call Publisher Mary Lynn Bosiak will be running the kid-level, mini-triathlon with the help of several volunteers and sponsors such as Simon Chevrolet and the Blackstone River Federal Credit Union at Monument Square.