Archive - 2013
Peter E. Goulet
SOMERSET, KY- Peter E. Goulet 63, formerly of Blackstone, died Monday, December 10, in the Cumberland Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, Somerset, KY, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Shelley (Thifault) Goulet.
He was a mechanic and truck driver for the Coppello Trucking Co. in Marlborough, MA, and Delta Gulf, retiring in 2006. Mr. Goulet enjoyed antique trucks, and was a member of The American Historical Truck Society. He and his wife Shelley celebrated their thirty eighth wedding anniversary on November 11th of last year.
Priscilla E. Buskey
BLACKSTONE- Priscilla E. (Dilloyen), 69, of Carter Ave. died Sunday March 24, 2013, at home with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Richard Buskey.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late William and Stella (Beck) Dilloyen.
Priscilla was a Homemaker.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
WOONSOCKET- Douglas Gordon Guilmain, 86, a native of Woonsocket, RI passed away on March 27th in Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence with his family by his side. He was the son of the late Ulderic and Isabelle (Terry) (Hart) Guilmain.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The fledgling pro-chicken movement lands at City Hall tonight, but it will have to persuade officials to defy the recommendation of city planners to get the ban on backyard fowl lifted.
The planners have raised questions about the cityâ€™s capacity to enforce proposed regulations, up for first passage, that would allow residents to keep up to six chickens.
Planning Board Chairman George Sargent says the board is also concerned about noise, odors and unsanitary conditions that might result from approving the proposal.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ A quick look as you drive by on Route 146 north is more than enough to show that this past winter was a hard one for the historic Milk Can ice cream stand.
The relocated local bit of novelty architecture has been marred by graffiti and also lost a few of the wooden shingles on its circular roof that skirts the three-story wooden milk can.
A sign wards off trespassers but it is possible to get a closer and safer look at the old Route 146 landmark from the Valero gas station next door at 948 Eddie Dowling Highway.
WOONSOCKET â€” One man was rushed to the hospital following a shooting in Woonsocket late Saturday night.
It happened on the Fairmount Street bridge shortly after 10. The victim was reportedly shot multiple times, and transported to Rhode Island Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
There was no update on that man's condition as of press time Sunday night. Woonsocket police said their investigation is ongoing.
It wasnâ€™t that long ago when parity was the name of the game in the Division I ranks.
In those days, the competition was so balanced that as many as 9-10 teams entered each season with a realistic chance at state championship glory. And during in an 11-year stretch from 2001-2011, nine different teams enjoyed their moments in the spotlight with the championship plaque.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” It comes as no surprise to anyone who knows him that Dillon Falardeau has become a national-class angler.
Actually, Falardeau, an 18-year-old North Smithfield High senior, laughs while explaining his appeal to it.
â€śI got involved with it when I was very young; my grandfather, George Lamoureaux, loved to fish, and so did my dad (Kevin Falardeau),â€ť he noted just before the school dismissal rang out Wednesday.
BURRILLVILLE â€“â€“ After a lapse of nearly two decades, Pascoag Council 383 Knights of Columbus proudly announces the return of its once-popular Friday Night Bingo, scheduled to resume April 5 at the Columbus Club function hall located at 98 Roosevelt Ave. Fully approved and licensed, the games will begin promptly at 6:20 p.m.; doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and the kitchen at 5:00 p.m.
The bingo program will include a full complement of regular games and several higher-paying special games including a split-the-pot and weekly prize build-up game with a maximum of $1.000.
WOONSOCKET â€“ State regulators on Friday unexpectedly suspended their review of Prime Healthcare Services application to purchase Landmark Medical Center, leaving the status of the sale in limbo.
The decision came after the 20-hospital, for-profit chain headquartered in Ontario, Calif., had submitted some 1,400 pages of additional information to the regulators after Primeâ€™s first application was deemed incomplete.
Despite the voluminous amount of paperwork they received, the regulators said Primeâ€™s response failed to clear up the omissions and in some cases raised even more questions.