Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET- Maurice "Moe" N. Blanchard, 70, of Woonsocket, RI, passed away April 21, 2013 at the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
He was the loving husband to Joan (Mathewson) Blanchard.
He was born in Woonsocket RI, a son of the late Joseph & Emma (Leduc) Blanchard.
Maurice worked for the former Turex Plastic Co. in Nasonville, RI from where he retired; previously he worked for the Industrial Machine Co. He previously lived in Burrillville. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus.
Elaine F. Raymond
RAYMOND, F. Elaine (Carlson), 86, of Glocester, died Friday. She was the widow of Joseph W. Raymond.
She is survived by her children Patricia Raymond and Joseph W. Raymond Jr. and his wife, Pamela, her grandchildren, Rebecca and Anthony Raymond. She was predeceased by six siblings.
Maureen A. Doyon
WOONSOCKET- Maureen A. Doyon, resident of Woonsocket, passed away on April 21, 2013 at the Oakland Grove Health Center.
She was the wife of Marcel Doyon.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of Albert Champagne Sr. and the late & Jeannette (Beauchemin) Champagne.
Maureen was a registered nurse and worked for the Zambarano Hospital in Pascoag, RI. She was a resident of Woonsocket all her life.
Roland A. Riendeau
LINCOLN- Roland A. Riendeau 85, of 429 Albion Rd. formerly of Knollwood Dr. in Woonsocket, died Thursday at Philip Hulitar Center. He was the husband of Theresa (Campopiano) Riendeau.
PAWTUCKET â€” Itâ€™s hard not to read into Pedro Martinezâ€™s presence at McCoy Stadium on the same weekend that pitcher Alfredo Aceves reported for Triple-A duty.
Despite the angina that Aceves has caused through a series of outbursts and bizarre mound antics, thereâ€™s at least a part of the Red Sox brain trust that believes Aceves is salvageable. Their challenge is how to unwrap this enigma in order to prevent future episodes.
This is where Martinez, the former Red Sox superstar, now a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington, could prove to be the coaching staffâ€™s ace in the hole.
PAWTUCKET â€” With regards to his right hamstring strain, Joel Hanrahan feels that he has turned the corner and believes that a return trip to the big leagues and Boston is imminent.
Thereâ€™s just one piece of unresolved business: Will Hanrahan slide right back into the closerâ€™s role that was his prior to landing on the disabled list, or will he become Andrew Baileyâ€™s chief setup option?
CUMBERLAND â€“ A family of beavers who faced being trapped and killed for causing tree damage and flooding at Diamond Hill Park has been granted a stay of execution.
After initially stating that he was considering having a local exterminator kill the beavers, Parks and Recreation Director Michael Crawley says that plan has been scrapped â€“ at least for now.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Eleven days away from league competition did very little to slow down North Smithfield on Friday afternoon.
The Northmen returned to their winning ways by disposing of the Prout School in their Division II crossover meeting at home. Backed by the splendid three-hit pitching of junior ace pitcher Karissa Carlton and a 13-hit attack fueled by seniors Tara Larson and Jaime LaFazia, N.S. raised its first-place Division II-North record to 5-1 by rolling to a 9-1 victory.
A little of this, a little of that â€¦
A different type of circus has come to the intersection of George Washington Highway and Old River Road, the characteristics of this particular traveling company unlike the sights and sounds appearing beneath your garden-variety big top.
Sorry to disappoint the youngsters, but you wonâ€™t find any elephants, flying acrobats or lion tamers here.
You could drive a golf ball to the Massachusetts line from the front door of Proâ€™s Liquors on Mendon Road in Woonsocket.
No wonder the owner is so worried about the competition on the other side of the border, where thereâ€™s no sales tax on alcoholic beverages.