Archive - 2013
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 sheâs 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 werenât the only underdog to send a heavy favorite packing.
LINCOLN â After watching Bay Viewâs 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 donât 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.
BURRILLVILLE â They rest in sections of local cemeteries that donât often draw visitors but the townâs old soldiers of the Civil War still have stories to tell.
Betty Mencucci, president of the Burrillville Historical Society and a local history expert, hopes to put those stories in peopleâs minds this weekend while offering a tour of the townâs Civil War grave sites today beginning at 2 p.m. at Pascoag Cemetery and St. Patrickâs Cemetery off Route 107, Pascoag.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â A year away from the road racing circuit and temperatures in the mid-80s couldnât zap the electricity of the Northmen 5K Challenge on Saturday morning.
Nearly 300 runners and walkers braved the hot weather to take part in the 3.1-mile race at North Smithfield High and the final fundraiser of the school year for the North Smithfield Athletic Association, the boosters club for the townâs scholastic and community athletic programs.
PAWTUCKET â Fresh off a 5-3 road trip that saw them take over first place in the North Division, the Pawtucket Red Sox kept the good times rolling Friday night.
It may have taken some time, yet Pawtucket was able to outlast Syracuse courtesy of a 9-8 contest that took 12 innings and lasted four hours, 20 minutes. The hero was Jonathan Diaz, who blooped a ball into shallow right-center to score Justin Henry with one down in the 12th.
Diazâ third base hit of the game went in the books as a double. Ryan Rowland-Smith picked up his third victory after tossing a scoreless top-of-the 12th.