Archive - 2013
CUMBERLAND â€“ The townâ€™s plan to merge its four independent fire districts reaches a major milestone Wednesday when the Town Council votes to ask state lawmakers to approve the incorporation of a unified town fire district.
The state-approved incorporation would include the creation of a seven-member interim appointed fire committee by June 30 to govern and manage the finances of the unified fire district until a permanent committee is elected next year.
The council meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 45 Broad St.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Police used explosives to render a suspicious backpack found behind the Cass Avenue home of a Muslim family harmless on Saturday but now believe the left-behind item was not a hate-crime response to the terror-bombing of the Boston Marathon.
The backpack, which had a reference to â€śU.S. Bombâ€ť among its several marking, contained items believed to have been stolen and is not believed to have been left as a threat to anyone, Detective Jamie L. Paone, Woonsocket Police Department spokeswoman, said yesterday afternoon.
CUMBERLAND â€” The way Cumberland is playing at this very moment is what skipper Paul Murphy envisioned prior to the seasonâ€™s first pitch.
Take away the moon shot of a home run that Lincolnâ€™s Nick Zammarelli led Mondayâ€™s game off with and Cumberland strung together a performance worthy of its play of late. The Clippersâ€™ 11-1 â€śmercy ruleâ€ť victory at the Lionsâ€™ expense was the third straight Division I-North victory for Murphy & Co. and the fourth overall.
Walter E. St. Sauveur
WOONSOCKET- Walter E. St. Sauveur, 77, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Woonsocket Health Center with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 56 years of Claudette Y. (Gravel) St. Sauveur.
Born in Woonsocket on January 4, 1936, he was the son of the late Walter W. and Valentine E. (Vivequin) St. Sauveur.
Richard J. Hodson Jr.
BURRILLVILLE- Richard J. Hodson Jr., 82, died Saturday April 27, 2013 in Providence VA Medical Center. He was the beloved husband of Shirley M. (Cornil) Hodson whom he married Mar. 5, 1951.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Richard J. Hodson, Sr. and Anna T. (Halama) Hodson. A lifelong resident of Pascoag,
WOONSOCKET- Maurice "Moe" N. Blanchard, 70, of Woonsocket, RI, passed away April 21, 2013 at the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
He was the loving husband to Joan (Mathewson) Blanchard.
He was born in Woonsocket RI, a son of the late Joseph & Emma (Leduc) Blanchard.
Maurice worked for the former Turex Plastic Co. in Nasonville, RI from where he retired; previously he worked for the Industrial Machine Co. He previously lived in Burrillville. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus.
Elaine F. Raymond
RAYMOND, F. Elaine (Carlson), 86, of Glocester, died Friday. She was the widow of Joseph W. Raymond.
She is survived by her children Patricia Raymond and Joseph W. Raymond Jr. and his wife, Pamela, her grandchildren, Rebecca and Anthony Raymond. She was predeceased by six siblings.
Maureen A. Doyon
WOONSOCKET- Maureen A. Doyon, resident of Woonsocket, passed away on April 21, 2013 at the Oakland Grove Health Center.
She was the wife of Marcel Doyon.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of Albert Champagne Sr. and the late & Jeannette (Beauchemin) Champagne.
Maureen was a registered nurse and worked for the Zambarano Hospital in Pascoag, RI. She was a resident of Woonsocket all her life.
Roland A. Riendeau
LINCOLN- Roland A. Riendeau 85, of 429 Albion Rd. formerly of Knollwood Dr. in Woonsocket, died Thursday at Philip Hulitar Center. He was the husband of Theresa (Campopiano) Riendeau.
PAWTUCKET â€” Itâ€™s hard not to read into Pedro Martinezâ€™s presence at McCoy Stadium on the same weekend that pitcher Alfredo Aceves reported for Triple-A duty.
Despite the angina that Aceves has caused through a series of outbursts and bizarre mound antics, thereâ€™s at least a part of the Red Sox brain trust that believes Aceves is salvageable. Their challenge is how to unwrap this enigma in order to prevent future episodes.
This is where Martinez, the former Red Sox superstar, now a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington, could prove to be the coaching staffâ€™s ace in the hole.