Archive - 2013
PAWTUCKET â€“ The telling numbers from the high-school baseball summit that transformed McCoy Stadium into a special place Saturday werenâ€™t five and three â€“ five being the number of runs Tolman High produced compared to the three scored by the guests of honor â€“ Connecticutâ€™s Newtown High.
WOONSOCKET â€” The state-appointed Budget Commission in charge of city fiscal affairs has accepted a proposed city budget of approximately $127.3 million that includes all projected cost savings proposed in its effort to create a balanced five-year spending plan for the city.
The Commission moved to forward the budget proposal to a public hearing it expects to hold on May 8.
Budget Commission Chairman William Sequino Jr. said the panel would not discuss the proposal as it came up for a vote at the meeting Friday afternoon and would instead leave that discussion for the public hearing.
WATERTOWN, Mass. â€” A 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings was taken into custody Friday evening after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and accomplice dead.
Police announced via Twitter that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was in custody. They later wrote, "CAPTURED!!! The hunt is over. The search is done. The terror is over. And justice has won. Suspect in custody."
Tsarnaev's brother, 26-year-old Tamerlan, was killed Friday in a furious attempt to escape police.
Albert Edouard Gabriel Bonte
GREER, SOUTH CAROLINA- Albert Edouard Gabriel Bonte, 89, of Greer, South Carolina, died peacefully November 2, 2012 with family by his side at NHC National Health Care.
Born April 26, 1923, in Mouvaux (Nord) France, he was the son of the late Eugene Albert Bonte and Eugenie Jeanne (Bellot) Bonte. He emigrated from France as a young child in 1928.
Thomas E. Riley, Jr.
SLATERSVILLE- Thomas E. "Sonny" Riley, Jr., 83, of Slatersville, died Thursday, April 18, 2013 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of the late Theresa (Gurka) Riley, whom he married May 30, 1950.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Thomas E. Riley, Sr. and Ida (Brunette) Riley. He was raised in Harrisville.
Leo A. Sawyer
CENTRAL FALLS- Leo A. Sawyer, 87, of Rand Street, passed on April 19th with his family by his side. He was the husband of the late Rita L. (Bilodeau) Sawyer.
Born in Central Falls, RI, a son of the late Albert and Agnes (Tremblay) Sawyer, Leo resided most of his life in Central Falls and was a communicant of the Holy Spirit Catholic Community Church.
He was an employee of the former Sayles Finishing Plant for 18 years and the former American Broadloom for 27 years retiring in 1987.
Wilfred E. LeMay Jr.
SMITHFIELD- Wilfred E. Bill LeMay Jr., 75, of Smithfield, formerly of Central Falls, died Tuesday. He was the husband of the late Doris C. Dot (Robichaud) LeMay.
Born in Central Falls on Jan. 1, 1938, he was the son of the late Wilfred E. and Gertrude (Roy) LeMay, he had lived most of his life in Central Falls.
Mr. LeMay was employed at Mandeville Chevrolet for many years, he also worked for Laidlaw Transit in the Warren terminal as a drive/trainer instructor, and he also worked as a CDL Road Test Examiner at Quonset Point. He was a US Army veteran.
PAWTUCKET â€” The good news coming out of McCoy Stadium on Thursday afternoon was that rehabbing Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, who had struggled at the plate in his first five games with the Pawtucket Red Sox, smacked a home run leading off the sixth inning of the PawSoxâ€™s game against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
But aside from that, and a four-run rally in that inning by the PawSox that tied the contest at 5-5, there wasnâ€™t much else to smile about on the homefront.
Catherine M. Tousignant
WOONSOCKET - Catherine M. Tousignant 89, of Third Ave., died Tuesday at home. She was the wife of Richard R. Tousignant. Born in Wrentham, MA, she was the daughter of the late Frank E. and Mary I. (Babneau) Proteau. Catherine was a CNA for Medfield State Hospital for twenty nine years before retiring twenty four years ago.
WOONSOCKET -- Firefighters were on the scene of a two-alarm fire on Green Street in Woonsocket Thursday morning. The fire broke out at about 9:25 a.m. Full story in today's Call.