Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET â As the cascade of frothy water gushed through a concrete sluice en-route to the Blackstone River, it looked as pristine as a waterfall in the Rocky Mountains.
The observers from the state division of Public Utilities and Carriers (PUC) seemed disappointed.
âWhen does the dirty water come out?â one asked.
Acting Water Supt. Marc Viggiani paused a moment before answering.
Robert M. Clausen
DANIELSON CT- Robert "Slim" M. Clausen 73, resident of Danielson CT, passed away March 7, 2013 at the Backus Hospital in Norwich CT.
He was born December 12, 1939 in Providence RI, a son of the late Robert & Margaret "Irene" (O'Donnell) Clausen.
Robert worked for the Turex Inc. for 35 years as a machinist; formally he worked as a heavy equipment operator for Material Services and DGM Systems. He was a resident of CT; previously he was a longtime resident of North Smithfield. He enjoyed cars and car racing.
Muriel A. Ackley
HARRISVILLE- Muriel A. (Nason) Ackley 74, of Douglas Pike died Thursday at home.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late John and Florence (Bazinet) Nason Sr.
She was an assembler for the AT Cross Company for many years. Muriel was a member of the North Smithfield Fly Fishing Club, and an avid pitch player. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially her grandchildren. She will be remembered for her great sense of humor and her many acts of kindness. Throughout her long illness she always had a positive attitude and a joy for living.
Claudette Regina Dawson
WARRENVILLE, SC- A Requiem Mass for Claudette Regina Dawson will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Monday, March 11, 2013 at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Mrs. Dawson, 63, of Warrenville, died Wednesday, March 06, 2013 at her residence.
A daughter of the late Henry & Jeanne Lafrenaye Raymond, she was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. She was communicant of St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Dawson was an avid New England sports fan.
UXBRIDGE, MA- Michael Skory, 90, of Uxbridge died Thurs. March 7, 2013 at home with his family by his side. He was the husband of the late Lillian M. (Boivin) Skory who died in 2008.
Mr. Skory had been a toolmaker for the former Sweet Manufacturing in Attleboro for 25 years before retiring in 1988. He had previously been employed for Armburst Chain Co. and National Chain in RI
Mr. Skory was born Jan. 17, 1923 in Blackstone, son of the late Martyn and Anastasia (Zariny) Skory and had been a resident of Uxbridge since 1947.
Margaret A. Guy
Margaret "Peggy" A. (Bedard) Guy, 72, of Shady Lane, passed away peacefully on March 6, 2013, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Raymond Guy whom she married November 11, 1963.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Alfred J. and Margaret M. (McCaughey) Bedard.
WOONSOCKET --- Chris Herren did a fair amount of traveling during his collegiate and professional basketball careers, not only touring arenas throughout the United States, but also finishing his hoop career overseas in Europe and Asia.
Itâs been 6Âœ years since Herren last played professionally, but these days, heâs still flying coast to coast and racking up frequent flyer miles.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â For high school hoops fans who have paid attention to North Smithfieldâs Matt Walkow and Peter Keenan this season, there was one play in their last game that typified just how in sync these two young men are on the basketball floor.
KINGSTON â Just what exactly can North Smithfieldâs princes of the hardwood expect at URIâs Ryan Center on Friday?
Upon some discussion with two area Division I boysâ basketball head coaches whose teams squared off against Classical this winter, the general consensus is that if North Smithfield so much as sneezes the wrong way, T.J. Ciolfiâs crew could end up trapped in a spider web with little or no chance of escape.
WOONSOCKET â Maybe itâs a garden-variety traffic stop or a kitchen squabble between husband and wife, maybe something more serious.
More often than ever, the cops sent to find out what happened run into a fundamental barrier: They donât speak the same language as the people involved.
Who you gonna call?
At the Woonsocket Police Department, the go-to guy is Patrolman Enrique Sosa, the cityâs only Spanish-speaking cop.
âYou can tell by the look on their faces, sometimes theyâre shocked,â he said. âOften you can tell thereâs a sense of relief, too.â