Archive - 2013
NORTH SMITHFIELD - The Slatersville Congregational Church has a lot to celebrate. One hundred and seventy five years, to be exact.
One hundred and seventy five years of a historic building that has hosted community worship services, baptisms and weddings and Sunday school. But most of all, 175 years of coming together week after week to celebrate a faith that has built and bound a community.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The Woonsocket police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred near Pond and Clinton streets about 1:20 a.m. Saturday. No injuries were reported.
The news was announced in a one-paragraph statement issued by the departmental spokeswoman at 11:08 a.m. Saturday. The release offered few details, but Detective Jamie Paone said an officer fired a weapon outdoors during an investigation described as â€śdomestic related.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€” A single image defined Woonsocket Highâ€™s incredulously disappointing 15-14 loss to St. Raphael Academy on Saturday afternoon.
Perhaps 15 minutes after the R.I. Division II quarterfinal defeat, junior running back/linebacker Jaston Robinson exited the Barry Field clubhouse doors and â€“ after being approached by a WHS parent â€“ fell into his arms and sobbed.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Blowouts in the postseason are few and far between, but on Friday night, Cumberland picked up a lopsided victory against a club that had given them difficult battles over the years.
Junior tailback Mike Stock ran for 168 yards on 24 carries, and the Clippersâ€™ ground game received a big helping hand from its offensive line in totaling over 300 yards, controlling the clock, and paving the way for a 42-7 triumph over Coventry in their Division II quarterfinal-round affair at Tucker Field.
NORTH SMITHFIELD -- Given the fact that this was a much easier verdict than he ever thought possible, North Smithfield High head coach Wes Pennington replaced his starting backfield with underclassmen Jake Palmer and Devon Deragon.
For the diminutive Palmer, he had the time of his life, both during and after the Northmen celebrated a stunningly simplistic 61-8 Senior Night triumph over Central Falls on Friday night.
WOONSOCKET â€“ When those last-to-drop oak leaves finally give up the autumn ghost and talk around the office water cooler turns to turkey, it can only mean one thing in Thundermist City: Itâ€™s time for the annual Milk Fund appeal.
Founded in 1932, the charity drive raises money through a hodgepodge of community-based promotional events, from fun runs to celebrity dinners. The proceeds are used to purchase milk for needy children and the elderly throughout the Greater Woonsocket area.
Ruth H. Bergeron
WOONSOCKET- Ruth H. (Darling) Bergeron, 91, died November 14, 2013 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Louis H. Bergeron, Sr.
Born in North Smithfield, she was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Maude E. (Temple) Darling.
She worked for thirty years as a stitcher at the former Narragansett Knitting Company before retiring in 1984. Ruth worked part time during her retirement at the Woonsocket Senior Center and Adult Day Care for several years.
Juliette R. Girard
WOONSOCKET- Juliette R. Girard, 89, died Friday at the Ballou Home. She was the wife of the late Eugene P. Girard.
Born in Sanford, ME, she was a daughter of the late Donat and Louisiana (Dumas) Gingras.
Mrs. Girard was a homemaker for most of her life. She also worked as a housekeeper for the Woonsocket Motor Inn for several years and as a sorter for Dodgeville Finishing in Attleboro.
Madeline Y. Sitko
BELLINGHAM- Madeline Y. (Binette) Sitko, 82, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Frank Sitko.
Born in Blackstone, MA on October 3, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Leo W. and M. Alice (Cotnoir) Binette.
She was the loving sister of Pauline J. Binette, Margaret R. Binette, and Alice R. Binette all of Blackstone, MA, and the late Leo G. Binette. She leaves many cousins and her extended family of in-laws nieces and nephews.
LAKELAND, FL- Eugene Arthur Raymond passed away Saturday, November 9, 2013 at his daughter's home in Lakeland, FL.
Born in New Bedford, MA, Gene spent most of his childhood growing up on Federal Hill in Providence, RI.
He joined the Army in 1949 and served his country for 20 years in the Army, fighting in the Korean and Vietnam wars. When Gene retired from the Army he permanently settled his family in Woonsocket, RI before later retiring to Lakeland, FL.