Archive - Sep 27, 2013
WOONSOCKET â€“ Adelard Provencal, 88, got to see a lot of the Pacific Theater while serving a young U.S. Navy man during World War II and will be remembering those times while visiting the World War II Memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C., this afternoon.
LINCOLN â€“ Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academyâ€™s Drew Madden, 27, admits skydiving was never really on his list of things to do someday.
But that wonâ€™t keep Madden from bailing out of a plane over Middletown this afternoon with Commissioner of Education Deborah A. Gist.
Madden, a noted math instructor for the Blackstone Valley Prep charter school network serving Lincoln, Cumberland, Central Falls and Pawtucket, made a commitment over the summer to support the middle schoolâ€™s reading program, and his skydiving excursion is the payoff of that endeavor.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The Police Department is investigating another incident of suspicious men approaching students near a local school, this time the Bernon Heights Elementary School, off Logee Street.
Police reported Friday evening that the incident occurred during the day on Thursday, and parties involved contacted the department about the incident on Friday.
The incident was believed to be similar in nature to incidents reported to the department earlier in the week, according to police.
WARWICK â€“ Once Woonsocket High kicked it into high gear, there was no looking back.
Shaking off a slow start with authority, the Villa Novans ran roughshod over host Warwick Vets, 27-0, Friday night to improve to 3-0 overall, 2-0 in Division II-A. Quarterback Miguel Raymond completed 11 passes for 163 yards and two scores while Woonsocketâ€™s defense turned Warwick over five times.
Woonsocket compiled all of its points in the second and third quarters. On the flip side, Warwick Vets was barely heard from after failing to cash in on two first-half trips inside the Novansâ€™ 10-yard line.
Raymond G. Richard
WILTON, ME- Raymond G. Richard, 60, of Wilton, ME died unexpectedly on September 24, 2013.
Raymond was born in Lewiston, ME on June 7, 1953 and lived in Woonsocket for over 30 years.
He served honorably in The U.S. Marine Corps. from 1970-1974.
He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, his dogs and playing music.
Raymond is survived by his wife Mary Ann of Wilton, ME, his parents Adelard and Therese Richard of Woonsocket, 3 sisters Doris Berard, Linda Lagasse, Brenda Sullivan, a brother Normand Richard and a large extended family.