Archive - 2013
Richard F. Kirby
CUMBERLAND- Kirby, Richard F., Esq, 88, of Cumberland, RI and Delray Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving and devoted family on Friday, May 3, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth (Hogan) Kirby. They were happily married for 58 years.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late John and Melora (Farley) Kirby.
Dick graduated from LaSalle Academy, Class of 1942. For his many athletic accomplishments and his civic commitments, in November of 2012, he was inducted into the LaSalle Academy Hall of Fame.
Kathleen M. McLaughlin
BELLINGHAM- Kathleen M. (Lane) McLaughlin, Of Bellingham, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at the North Collier Hospital in Florida after a sudden illness. She was 64.
Born in Sherborn, the daughter of the late Edward F. and Catherine V. (Holt) Lane, she has been a Bellingham resident since 1987 moving there from Dedham. Mrs. McLaughlin had been a longtime winter resident of Estero, Florida.
Olga H. Chaharyn
FOSTER- Olga H. (Kuzew) Chaharyn, 83, of Danielson Pike, died Tuesday, April 30, 2013, in Overlook Nursing Home with her family by her side. She was the wife of John Chaharyn.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Michael and Natalie (Dobrowolski) Kuzew.
Olga worked for Uniroyal for 24 years, and as a Licensed Practical Nurse for Landmark Medical Center and the former Fogarty Hospital for 18 years, prior to retiring.
She volunteered in the Ukrainian Orthodox Kitchen for several years.
Danny N. Nadeau
BURRILLVILLE- Danny N. Nadeau, 58, of Wallum Lake Rd. died Thursday May 2, 2013 in Zambarano Hospital, with his loving mother by his side.
Born in Woonsocket son of Lucille (Benjamin) Nadeau and the late Normand H. Nadeau.
Danny worked for Amerada Hess Corp. in Marlboro as a manager before becoming disabled, for several years.
He was a former member of the Lions and also the Masons.
Besides his mother Lucille, he is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Larson of Manville, R.I. and two grandchildren, Lilly Jade Neher and Kayden Neher, both of Manville, R.I.
CUMBERLAND â€” Lauren Kowalski, of Manville, has been named the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rhode Island Youth of the Year for 2013, and her position as the Ocean Stateâ€™s youth representative is especially fitting for a young woman with a wide range of aquatic interests.
Kowalski topped her six other Rhode Island competitors for the honor because she best exemplifies the awards requirements of extensive involvement in her local club, the Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln, academic success, community service and much more.
WOONSOCKET â€” Itâ€™s a treat and a dessert and you can really have ice cream anytime. But there is something special about going to get ice cream at an ice cream stand or from a truck, even on a cool May evening.
Nicholas Michalopoulos, 62, of Woonsocket also knows how spring affects his customersâ€™ particular taste for ice cream and has opened his Cool Corner Creamery at 171 Greene St. in the city in late April since 1995.
LINCOLN â€“ Twin River is preparing to open its new table gaming operation at the Twin River Road casino but still needs dealers and other employees to staff it.
That means there are still opportunities for Rhode Islanders to find a job with the new operation if they qualify through the state certification process, according to Patti Doyle, Twin Riverâ€™s spokeswoman.
SMITHFIELD â€“ In case you hadnâ€™t noticed, there is a consumer run on guns and ammunition in this country amid an impassioned debate about gun control. Whether itâ€™s fair or not may be open to question, but much of the hoarding is blamed on gun zealots worried about a crackdown in the wake of some insanely violent and tragic episodes of gun violence.
I am not one of them. Iâ€™m not planning on buying a handgun, and I donâ€™t have anything against people who are, but the fierce battle over gun control made me dangerously curious.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ Division III championship or bust.
Thatâ€™s the goal for this springâ€™s North Smithfield tennis team. Return to the finals on May 25 at Slater Park â€“ and win. Itâ€™s as simple as that.
Going undefeated during the regular season would be nice, and so would be any other regular-season accolades awarded to any of the Northmen, but make no mistake about it â€“ whether this season is deemed a successful one or not will be determined in the title match at the end of the month.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Jailin Alarcon, a seventh-grader at Woonsocket Middle School, didnâ€™t know what to expect when Judge Janette A. Bertness suddenly walked over to her, grabbed a folder off her desk and started sifting through the contents.
Bertness, an associate judge of the Rhode Island Workersâ€™ Compensation Court, and Providence attorney Jeffrey M. Biolchini, were visiting social studies teacher ToniMarie Campopianoâ€™s students Friday as part of the schoolâ€™s annual Law Day program.