Archive - 2013
Pauline F. Bertrand
BLACKSTONE- Pauline F. (Renaud) Bertrand, 85, of Blackstone, MA passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital.
She was the daughter of the late Romeo and Lillian (Bilodeau) Renaud.
She was the beloved wife of the late Steven Oberzol and the late Neil Bertrand.
Jeannette R. Lavallee
MANVILLE- Jeannette R. Lavallee, 90, of Old River Road, Manville, died Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence. She was the wife of the late Rene A. Lavallee, who passed away in 2011. They had been married for 64 years.
Born in Manville, she was the daughter of the late Laure B. and Exilia (Gregoire) Lussier. She was a lifelong resident of Manville.
John A. Cloutier
WOONSOCKET- John A. Cloutier, 67, of Woonsocket, died Friday, February 15, 2013 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Helene C. (Barrette) Cloutier, to whom he was married for 46 years.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Theodose A. and Mary F. (Cohan) Cloutier.
PROVIDENCE â Out with the âold,â in with the new.
For Cumberland High senior co-captain Courtney Kent, she couldn't have fathomed a better way to close her interscholastic career at the R.I. Girls Swimming Championships, held Saturday afternoon at the recently-finished Brown University natatorium.
Really, who would argue with two individual crowns, not to mention a relay title and a runner-up in another?
Young hockey fans cheer for the Mount St. Charles boys hockey team as they take on Malden Catholic High School at Adelard Arena Friday night.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â An end of the fiscal year surplus of over $600,000, lower taxes, a favorable bond rating and a fully-funded pension account are some of the accomplishments the town realized last year.
Those were some of the highlights in Town Administrator Paulette D. Hamilton's annual "State of the Town" address delivered to the Northern Rhode Island Advisory Group, a small business affiliate of the Chamber of Commerce, earlier this month at Banneker Industries.
NORTH SMITHFIELD âThere is a lot about Thomas E. Mundy that local folks will be remembering following his death at the age of 92 on Jan. 26.
Some will remember him for his longtime service on the North Smithfield School Committee; or for the floral business, Mundyâs Flower and Greenhouses, that he ran with his wife of 67 years, Clare (Ide) Mundy, on Victory Highway; or for his family life and work with local youth sports.
PROVIDENCE â It was right around Thanksgiving when Woonsocket High senior Kaylnn âK.K.â Pitts placed all her cards on the table.
âI want to win the [indoor] state championship in the high jump,â is what Pitts set out to obtain, the quote appearing in this very newspaper on Sunday, Nov. 18.
The teenagerâs day of reckoning came Saturday afternoon at the Providence Career & Technical Academy field house, site of the R.I. Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Pitts made good on her promise, capturing the high jump crown with a âsudden deathâ leap of five feet, four inches.
WOONSOCKET â Tommy Brien is livid. So are Dave Jarrett and the other volunteers in Woonsocket who run youth and recreational leagues and use the cityâs parks and fields.
Brien reported on Thursday night that on the agenda of Mondayâs City Council meeting is a proposal to establish fees for those who participate in the recreational programs that utilize the cityâs facilities -- charges that could severely cripple the budgets of some of the cityâs leagues.
BELLINGHAM â Election season in Bellingham is officially under way.
Town Clerk Ann L. Odabashian has posted the calendar for the 2013 town election season. Nomination papers are now available in the town clerk's office; the last day to obtain papers is March 7.
Candidates must return papers with the signatures of at least 50 registered voters by March 26 to make it onto the ballot. The annual town election is slated Tuesday, May 7.