Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET â€“ Some two dozen non-profit charitable, cultural and civic organizations in the city can rest easy for a while â€“ the Budget Commission has pushed back the timetable for stripping them of tax-exempt status until July 2014.
As commissioners voted 4-0 to spare the tax-exempts until then, they said that in the meantime, the city must do more to make sure the process is legally defensible.
Ralph J. Cook
BURRILLVILLE- Ralph J. Cook, 89, died February 19, 2013 at Bayberry Commons, Pascoag. He was the husband of Ruth M. (Jeffrey) Cook whom he married May 17, 1947.
Born in Bridgeton, he was the son of the late Ralph A. and Hattie M. (Ide) Cook.
He graduated from Burrillville High School in 1942 and Hill College in 1944. He was a Charter Member and Secretary of the Bridgeton Fire Company. He was on the committee to build The White Mill Community Park. He worked for the Burrillville School Department, and was a member of the Advent Christian Church of North Scituate.
WOONSOCKET- Phiengsy Sengpraseuth, 87, of Fulton St. died Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Thongsay Sengpraseuth.
Phiengsy, is survived by her ten children, seven sons, and 3 daughters, Oudone, Samone, Limphone, Davone, Daryvanh, Bounlane, Khamkhoune, Khemphet, Air, Saysana. Nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Phiengsy was a Homemaker, and enjoyed spending time with her family.
WOONSOCKET- Thelma (Mazmanian) Perry of Newton Centre formerly of Waltham and Woonsocket RI died on Feb 16, 2013.
She was 88. She was a warm and caring person who was loved by all who knew her.
WOONSOCKET â€” Fire heavily damaged a single family home at 195 Norman St. Tuesday night. Firefighters were called to the dwelling at about 7:40 p.m. and battled heavy flames that gutted the home before it was extinguished. Firefighters cleared the scene at 10:30 p.m.
Former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy speaks the media following the funeral for his longtime friend Frank DiPaolo, whom he eulogized during Tuesday's funeral mass at St. Pius V Catholic Church in Providence. DiPaolo, who died last Thursday, was 106. He served as the doorkeeper for Rhode Island House of Representatives for more than 30 years before retiring in 2010 and was a political mentor to former R.I. Congressman Kennedy, having met him while Kennedy was a student at Providence College. Said Kennedy, "He was 106, but he never seemed old to me."
WOONSOCKET â€” Given several options for raising $2.5 million in supplemental taxes, the Budget Commission appears to be leaning toward in favor of one that would place the burden squarely on owners of single-family homes and condos.
The supplemental tax increase would be raised by cutting the homestead exemption from 39 percent to 27.6 percent, and sparing all other property classes, including commercial property, motor vehicles and business equipment.
PROVIDENCE â€” Thereâ€™s no need for Lee Goldsbrough to conceal his true emotions. For the first time in his Providence College tenure, basketball is fun.
WOONSOCKET â€” Highlights have been few and far between this year for Woonsocket, a young squad that has been slowly trying to rebuild its program since the Villa Novans won the Division III-North title three seasons ago.
On Tuesday afternoon, before a small, but energetic gathering at Adelard Arena, all the hard work, sweat, and tears the Villa Novans put into their season nearly paid off in the form of their first victory of the year, but Scituate spoiled their aspirations.
Carol A. Fontaine
WOONSOCKET- Carol A. Fontaine, 80, of Popular St. Formerly of Fairmount St. died Monday January 28, 2013, in the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Gerald Fontaine.
Born in Salem, MA. Daughter of the late Florence Maxwell.
Carol worked as a packer for the former Tupperware for 30 yrs. prior to retiring.
She is survived by one son Gary Fontaine, of Woonsocket, and one daughter Beatrice Obbagy, of Texas, and two grandchildren.