Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET â The train whistle of the Polar Express will soon be sounding from the former Providence & Worcester Railroad Depot at Depot Square as another holiday season of rides to the North Pole begins on Sunday.
Bob Billington of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council said yesterday that the final touches of putting the Polar Express Station together at the Depot will be completed early this week and the local recreation of the Chris Van Allsburg holiday classic ready to take off on its first run Sunday afternoon.
PAWTUCKET â If the past is any sort of indicator, the Red Sox can go in one of a number of directions in shopping for a new PawSox manager.
Pawtucket has seen four skippers come and go dating back to Buddy Baileyâs dismissal in 2004. In Ron Johnson and Arnie Beyeler, the Red Sox elected to go the internal route â both received promotions from their managerial posts in Double-A Portland. With Torey Lovullo and most recently Gary DiSarcina, the organization chose to cast a net outside the farm system and bring in someone with already set-in-stone connections.
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 âdomestic related.â
WOONSOCKET â A single image defined Woonsocket Highâs 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: Itâs 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.