Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET â€“ Jeremy Jones is a lot older and his knees are not as strong as they used to be, but his tall, lanky frame gives the impression that at 36 heâ€™s still a formidable force on the basketball court.
Twelve years ago, Jones, a rising basketball star with an impressive scholastic hoops career at Woonsocket High School and Community College of Rhode Island, was recruited to play at Salem State University where he led the school to its first and only Final Four appearance in 2000.
Mary P. Rynn
PROVIDENCE- Mary P. "Prossy" Rynn, 85, a resident of Epoch Assisted Living, Blackstone Blvd., Providence, died peacefully on Wednesday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. She previously resided in Westchester County, New York for 30 years. Her beloved husband, William V. Rynn, predeceased her.
Born in Woonsocket, Mary was the daughter of the late William A. McCarthy and Mary (King) McCarthy.
She was a graduate of the College of New Rochelle, class of 1949, where she transformed from a homesick freshman to President of the Student Body.
Roger H. Joinville
WOONSOCKET- Roger H. Joinville 62, of Gaskill St, died Wednesday, May 15, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Howard.
He was born in Woonsocket, the son of the late Raymond and Florence (Brunette) Joinville.
Mr. Joinville was a groundskeeper for Brae Burn Country Club in West Newton MA, retiring in April of this year due to illness. He was a member of The Italian Workingmen's Club, was a former state bowling champion, and avid fisherman.
WOONSOCKET- Sounthone Souriyavong, 56, of Knollwood Drive, died Wednesday May 15, 2013, in Landmark Medical Center with his family by his side. He was the husband of Joann (Mello) Souriyavong.
Born in Vietain Laos, son of the late Lanoi and Khamseng Souriyavong.
Sounthone worked for Lista International, as a painter and assembler, for 22 years.
He was avid fisherman and enjoyed playing soccer.
Dorothy A. Cole
GLOCESTER- Cole, Dorothy A. (Steere), 85, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Robert A. Cole.
She was a lifelong Glocester resident and a daughter of the late Earl and Ruth (Gilbert) Steere.
Mrs. Cole was a former member of the Chepachet Grange and the Ponaganset High School Building Committee.
Rachel E. Belanger
WOONSOCKET- Rachel E. (Carr) Belanger, 92, of Woonsocket, formerly of Bellingham, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013 in South County Hospital, Wakefield. She was the wife of the late Normand E. Belanger, the late Michael Martinelli and the late Henry W. Lind.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Frank E. and Ruth (Jenks) Carr.
Mrs. Belanger was a forms collator for 13 years at Amica Insurance, retiring in 1982. She was a former member of the Amvets Post #7, Woonsocket and a past Noble Grand of Loyal Lodge Order of Rebeccas.
Glenn S. Reeves
GREENVILLE- Glenn S. Reeves, 61, died May 15, 2013, at C.A. Dean Hospital in Greenville.
He was born August 3, 1951, in Chicopee, MA, the son of Arthur and Marjorie (Brayton) Reeves.
He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He loved to work and enjoyed fishing and riding his scooter.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Thomas) Reeves of Greenville; 2 children, Nathan Reeves, and Tasha Reeves, and a grandson, Derek Reeves all of Rhode Island; 2 sisters, Paula and Cheryl; several nieces and nephews.
PAWTUCKET â€“ When the manager mentions â€śsmall crack in his boneâ€ť in the same sentence as the playerâ€™s wrist, itâ€™s easy to dwell on the worst-case scenario.
Gary DiSarcina, however, stated that the Pawtucket Red Sox are in no rush to place first baseman/outfielder Mark Hamilton on the disabled list. On the same day that saw Hamilton honored as International League Hitter of the Week, the 29-year-old jammed his wrist while attempting to make a play in left field.
You take what you can get.
With that mantra in mind, the NCAAâ€™s decree to lengthen college basketballâ€™s preseason is a welcome development in a sport where the run-up to the regular season barrels down on coaches and players like a fastbreak. Earlier this month, the governing body of collegiate athletics ruled that menâ€™s programs can begin practicing six weeks prior to their first game.
The 2013-14 season is set to tip-off on Nov. 8, meaning teams can begin laying the groundwork in earnest on Sept. 27.
WOONSOCKET â€“ In a city flirting with bankruptcy, even stray dogs and cats are feeling the squeeze.
Animal Control Officer Doris Kay says her supply budget of $6,000 wasnâ€™t enough to feed sheltered pets this year, but sheâ€™s facing a cut of some 16 percent in the weeks ahead.
While private donors are expected to help fill the food gap, thereâ€™s no relief in sight for another precious commodity at the animal control facility off Cumberland Street: space.