Archive - 2013
Joseph B. Reynolds
WOONSOCKET- Joseph B. Reynolds 50, resident of Woonsocket, died May 18, 2013 at his residence.
He was the son of the late James Sr. and Alice (Hingley) Reynolds.
He worked for Hometown Auto Body in North Smithfield; previously he worked for the Polytop Co, and Walmart. He lived most of his life in Woonsocket; formerly he lived in North Smithfield and Burrillville.
He is survived by his children, daughter, Kristania Reynolds, son, Shane Reynolds, sisters, Janet A. Bedard, and Joan M. Reynolds, and brothers, Jeffrey C. Reynolds, and John H. Reynolds.
Helen S. Hagan
BURRILLVILLE- Helen S. (Fidrych) Hagan, 91, died peacefully Friday, May 24, 2013 surrounded by her loving family at Philip Hulitar Home & Hospice Care of RI, Providence. Beloved wife of William F. Hagan Sr., they were married for 66 years.
Born in Pascoag, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sofya (Radziewicz) Fidrych. She was a lifelong resident of Pascoag.
Helen worked in area textile mills and at Tupperware, then at Zambarano Hospital before retiring. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church, Pascoag and one of its oldest parishioners.
PAWTUCKET â€“ A disappointed Matt Lachance stood behind the fence of Slater Park's Mike Kenny Courts on Monday morning watching his North Smithfield High doubles teammates compete against Narragansett's best.
The junior had just suffered a 6-2, 6-4 loss to sophomore Devon Chofay at the top singles slot, and was upset; he thought he had let down his team.
LINCOLN â€“ â€śBURN,â€ť an independent documentary film capturing a year in the lives of Detroit firefighters, is coming to Rhode Island and the filmâ€™s director wants to see you at the screenings.
The final tune-up for this Saturdayâ€™s state meet at Brown University took place Sunday with the boys taking part in the 49th annual Hendricken Invitational while the girls took to the oval at Providenceâ€™s Conley Stadium for the Mount Pleasant Performance Championship.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” When Cassandra Sherman played for the Rice Memorial High prep hockey team of South Burlington, Vt. from 2010-12, she picked up a passport for her teamâ€™s various road trips through three provinces in Canada, but because her team went over the border almost every other weekend, her passport didnâ€™t need to be stamped.
Shermanâ€™s passport recently expired, with blank pages and nothing to show for her ventures to Canada. But sheâ€™s in the process of renewing it, and when she gets it sometime this summer, she plans to break it in -- with a colorful European stamp.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Imagine a creature that reaches reproductive maturity at six months old, gives birth to six or seven offspring at a time and loves having unprotected sex as often as possible.
No, itâ€™s not some mythic species invented by Hollywood, but the common cat gone wild. By some estimates, one feral four-legger and her offspring can spawn a colony of 5,000 cats in just three years.
No wonder Pam Howard is such a busy lady.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Itâ€™s been 68 years since Wilfrid E. Hebert, 91, returned home from World War II and he has spent much of that time coming to terms with his days as a B-17 crew member flying missions over Europe.
Hebert, an ex-POW and a resident of Flat Street, can tell you what helped him most through his troubled times and also about the things he still grapples with when holidays such as Memorial Day arrive.
BLACKSTONE â€“ At least two members of the Board of Selectmen say they are prepared to buck the Finance Committeeâ€™s recommendation and make a case on Town Meeting floor for why voters should approve $75,000 to fund a feasibility study for a new senior center.
Expressing the most discontent is Selectman Paul S. Haughey, who chastised the FinCom earlier this week, saying the boardâ€™s decision to not recommend passage of the senior center article is an injustice to the townâ€™s senior citizens.
The end of school is near, and thereâ€™s no time like the present for teenagers to try to find that summer job.
Lining up work with a private business is one way for teens to fill their free hours but that may not be an easy task given the areaâ€™s still-recovering economy.
There are also community-based jobs â€” funded through local governments, state agencies, or federal programs â€” that may still be available to interested job seekers.