Archive - 2013
PROVIDENCE â€“ The Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved Sen. Marc Coteâ€™s bill to approve a $2.5 million supplemental property tax levy in Woonsocket on Tuesday.
The measure will now go to the full Senate, but Cote said if it is approved there, it will be held until other parts of the plan to reduce Woonsocketâ€™s deficit plan are concluded. These include negotiations that Mayor Leo Fontaine and Budget Commission Chairman William Sequino are currently conducting with city employees and retirees to cut payroll and pension costs.
Russell H. Rondeau
WOONSOCKET - Russell H. Rondeau, 71, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 49 years of Pauline Y. (Grenier) Rondeau.
Born in Woonsocket on January 18, 1942, he was the son of the late Walter and Irene (Giguere) Rondeau.
Lisa A. Brien
WOONSOCKET - Lisa A. Brien, 55, passed away on Sunday at her home. Born Aug. 9. 1957 she was the daughter of the late Marcel & Dorothy (Mosley) Brien. Lisa was employed as a assembler for the Polytop Co. in No. Smithfield for many years before retiring, she was also a school bus monitor for the City of Woonsocket. She enjoyed using her computer and she loved cats & birds.
CUMBERLAND â€” Mount St. Charles junior Anthony Pasquarelli admitted he felt â€śpretty goodâ€ť while prepping for the high jump at these Northern Division Championships, held at Tucker Field on Monday afternoon.
But even he didnâ€™t anticipate walking away from the meet with his first-ever divisional crown, thanks to a leap of six feet, two inches.
He had outstanding reason: After all, he had to battle Central Falls High junior phenom Erik Mateo, who back in February became that eventâ€™s champion at the state indoor meet at the Providence Career & Technical Academyâ€™s field house.
LINCOLN â€“ It could be upwards of a month before residents are able to move back into a Front Street triple-decker that was heavily damaged by fire Sunday night, fire officials said yesterday.
Lonsdale Fire Chief Timothy Griffin said the 263 Front St. building sustained $75,000 to $100,000 in damages and that extensive repairs will be required before the seven tenants left homeless by the blaze are allowed back in.
All of the tenants are reportedly staying with family members, he said.
WOONSOCKET â€“ As the city inches closer to a fiscal cliff, the Budget Commission and state lawmakers are to meet with Gov. Lincoln Chafee and State Revenue Director Rosemary Booth Gallogly tomorrow to chart a course forward.
Mayor Leo T. Fontaine, a member of the commission, says state leaders do not support replacing the commission with a receiver who could push the city into municipal bankruptcy.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The state Bomb Squad was in town again yesterday, this time to check out a backpack left aboard a Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus passing through Depot Square.
The squad x-rayed the backpack without removing it from the parked bus and quickly determined that there was no danger, said Detective Sgt. Matt Ryan.
â€śThe backpack was empty,â€ť he said.
WOONSOCKET- Cecile Rivard 89, formerly of 547 Clinton St. died Monday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Marcel Rivard.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Eva (Girard) Duhaime. Mrs. Rivard was a molder for the Tupperware Co. for over twenty five years before retiring. She was a member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary.
Stella J. Davis
BLACKSTONE- Stella J. Davis, 89, of Blackstone and formerly of Uxbridge, died Sun. May 5, 2013 in Blackstone Nursing Home, Blackstone.
Ms. Davis was employed as an order entry clerk for 13 years at the Hilsinger Company in Plainville, RI, retiring in 1989. She had previously been employed as an administrator for 22 years at the Riverbend Farm in Uxbridge.
Ms. Davis was born Aug. 8, 1923 in Uxbridge, a daughter of the late Fred E. and Myrtie (Parks) Davis. She was a graduate of Uxbridge High School, Class of 1940.
Raymond F. Hart
PAWTUCKET- Raymond F. Hart, 93, a lifelong resident of Pawtucket, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Roderick and Ora (Major) Hart. Raymond was a WWII Army Veteran. He was a school teacher for the city of Pawtucket, working for Jenks Junior High and Tolman High School. He summered in Touisset. His family was one of the founding families of Saint Leo's Church.