Archive - 2013
PAWTUCKET â€” The Samaritans of Rhode Island is once again working to eliminate the stigma of seeking help, thanks to a new round of suicide prevention awareness training seminars for educators and healthcare professionals dealing with young people.
WOONSOCKET- Ann Marie McDonald, 54, of Woonsocket and formerly of Cumberland, passed away Monday, June 3, 2013.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of John and Loretta (O'Connell) McDonald of Cumberland.
She had lived in Cumberland most of her life before moving to Woonsocket ten years ago. Ann Marie graduated from Mercymount Country Day School 74' and Davies Vocational 78'. She was a member of the St. Germain Tenants Association, Woonsocket.
James P. Provensal
WAKEFIELD- James P. Provensal, 44, of Wakefield, RI , formerly of North Smithfield, RI, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 31.
Jim was the son of Ray and Barbara Provensal of Woonsocket, RI, Grandson to Mabel Provensal and the late Paul Provensal and the late Alice and James Powell, brother to David Provensal and Uncle to Nicole and Rebecca Provensal. He was the husband to Emilia Tavares and devoted father to Zacharie and Sarah Provensal.
Esther M. Dupre
BELLINGHAM- Esther M. (Thibeault) Dupre, 86, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully on Friday, May 31, 2013 with family by her side, at the Ballou Home, Woonsocket, RI where she has resided for the past three years. She was the beloved wife of the late Raymond L. Dupre.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on February 14, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Henry O. and Mary D. (Dilloyen) Thibeault.
Arthur J. Caron
WOONSOCKET- Arthur J. Caron, 91, of Elm St., died Saturday June 1, 2013 in the Woonsocket Health Center with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband of Solange "Sally" (Bolduc) Caron.
Born in Cumberland, son of the late Louis and Clarinda (Lariviere) Caron.
Mr. Caron work as 2nd class Millwright for Dennison Manufacturing Co. until retiring at the age of 62. He also worked as a bartender for Bolduc's and Larry's Caf.
He was a United States Navy Veteran serving in WW11.
By RUSS OLIVO
WOONSOCKET â€“ State Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt (D-Woonsocket) disclosed Friday that sheâ€™s reached an agreement with state environmental officials to restore and transfer ownership of long-neglected World War II Memorial State Park to the city.
Under the pact, the state Department of Environmental Management would begin releasing $2.6 million it already has on hand to rebuild the park, which DEM all but abandoned some four years ago.
WARWICK â€“ The Division I winnersâ€™ bracket contest that took place under sunny yet windy conditions at Winslow Field was your classic Cinderella matchup.
Occupying one dugout was Mount St. Charles, a No. 12 seed responsible for eliminating fourth-seeded Cumberland from the postseason equation. Certainly what the Mounties accomplished qualifies as a shocker, but they werenâ€™t the only underdog to send a heavy favorite packing.
LINCOLN â€“ After watching Bay Viewâ€™s Shannon McArthur bloop a shot that hugged the left-field foul line, Lincoln High head coach Dick Ryan got up from his dugout perch and asked the home plate umpire to grant him time.
With the infielders and star pitcher Lindsay Mayer gathered around him on the mound, Ryan conveyed the following decree â€“ donâ€™t let the Bengals bring the potential tying run to the plate. If the hitter that was next in line to face Mayer was fortunate enough to blast one out of Sullivan Field, the Lions would remain ahead by one run.
Dr. Art Canestrari, of Cumberland, and his friend Claire DiSpirito, of Lincoln, check out one of the units at 2 Monument Square during a Main Street Open House on Saturday. Dr. Canestrari stated he was interested in seeing the buildings on Main Street and their potential. The office space at which he is looking is one of six units available in the building.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The School Committee voted to rehire another 28 of its laid-off teachers following a special meeting in the Middle School on Thursday.
School Committeeman Christopher Roberts said the rehired teachers were in a mix of positions in local schools including physical education, math, family and consumer science, and counseling that were issued notices of layoffs this spring.