Archive - Sep 17, 2013
WOONSOCKET â It started out as a call to police dispatch that an intoxicated female had just pulled a false fire alarm, and it went downhill from there.
The ensuing pandemonium at 126 Earle St. Sunday included a confrontation with a knife-wielding woman barricading the front door of her apartment, and a violent wrestling match with a man who was allegedly reaching for a steak knife before police could get him in handcuffs.
Two people ended up in custody, including Thomas Patrick Biagetti, 49, who was charged with resisting arrest and assaulting Officer Linden Karsner.
WOONSOCKET â Four candidates for mayor will face off in a primary on Oct. 8, but whether a runoff will be needed for City Council races is still unclear this morning.
Fourteen candidates for City Council returned nomination papers with the required number of signatures to become electoral candidates as the deadline to do so passed yesterday at 4 p.m. However, a 15th candidate â incumbent Councilman Marc Dubois â delivered nomination papers so close to the deadline that the Board of Canvassers was unable to count and validate the signatures on them.
PROVIDENCE â The effort to save Landmark Medical Center gained a significant boost Tuesday as the state Department of Healthâs Project Review Committee voted to recommend that acquisition of the Woonsocket-based, 214-bed hospital by Prime Healthcare Services, Inc., of California be approved by the departmentâs full Health Service Council next week.
CUMBERLAND â The same olâ affliction keeps raring itâs ugly head for Cumberland High.
Thatâs why head coach Anthony Silva promised moments after a 0-0 Division I stalemate with Barrington on the Tucker Field Annex turf on Tuesday afternoon that his primary focus at todayâs practice session would be creating more offense.
âI thought we played well overall,â he sighed following the bittersweet tie, one that left the Clippers at 1-2-1 overall and in league action. âWeâve been lacking offense, and â sometimes â thatâs just the way the game of soccer goes.
Rose A. Cournoyer
MANVILLE- Rose A. Cournoyer, 96, formerly of Winter St. Manville, died Monday September 9, 2013 at the Holiday in Manville. She was the wife of the late Ronald E. Cournoyer who died in 1987.
Born in Manville, she was a daughter of the late Hormisdas and Aline (Pelletier) Desrosiers. She was a lifelong resident of Manville.
BOSTON â The Boston Red Soxâ âHats off to Heroes Programâ honored Technical Sergeant Joshua Lemois during Sunday nightâs contest at Fenway Park against the New York Yankees. The ceremony took place at the end of the fourth inning.
TSgt Lemois is a member of the United States Air Force where he has served for the last 13 years. A Cumberland native, TSgt Lemois served in Saudi Arabia and volunteered for deployment in Afghanistan during his second tour of duty.
George R. St. Sauveur
WOONSOCKET- George R. "Lefty" St. Sauveur, 88, of Woonsocket died Monday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Leonie (Beaulieu) St. Sauveur.
Born in Putnam, Connecticut he was a son of the late Romeo and Leona (Francis) St. Sauveur. He came to Woonsocket as a young child and remained a lifelong resident of the city.
In his early years Lefty was employed in the local textile industry and at the U.S. Rubber shop. He worked for the Woonsocket Highway Department for over 25 years before retiring in 1987.
BURRILLVILLE- William, "Bill" S. Glatki, 93, a resident of the Overlook Nursing Home in Pascoag passed away on Monday at Miriam Hospital. He was the loving husband of the late Frances (Kubaska) Glatki.
Born, August 1, 1920 in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Stephen & Grace (Shevlin) Glatki.
James Stephen Kane
ROCKVILLE, MD- James Stephen (Jim) Kane, age 91, passed away on Monday morning, September 9, 2013 at Brightview Fallsgrove Assisted Living in Rockville, MD following a long illness.
He was a Gaithersburg resident, long-time Washingtonian and native son of Woonsocket, RI.