Archive - 2013
William H. Taylor
WOONSOCKET- William H. "Billy" Taylor, 81, of Paradis Ave., died Monday September 23, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late William Henry and Katherine Veronica (McBride) Taylor. He was a resident of Woonsocket for most of his life.
Mr. Taylor was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War.
Billy was employed at General Motors in Framingham for over 30 years.
Dorothy J. Carlisle
BELLINGHAM- Dorothy J. (Tuttle) Carlisle, 86, of Falmouth, MA, formerly of Bellingham, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2013 with family by her side, at the JML Care Center of Falmouth, MA. She was the wife of the late Ernest M. Carlisle.
Born in New Bedford, MA on January 15, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Fran and Marguerita (Fleshman) Tuttle.
Aline H. Tellstone
WOONSOCKET- Aline H. Tellstone, 91, of 76 Mendon St. died Friday at home. She was the wife of the late Clayton V. Tellstone Sr. Born in Fall River, MA, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Leontine (Roussell) Bouchard. Mrs. Tellstone was a bookkeeper for the Tellstone Bus Co. for several years. She also worked at the Ilona Mills in Millville, the former Nyanza Department Store and Sadwin's Curtains. She was a member of the Blackstone Senior Citizens, the Millville Senior Citizens, The AARP and the Royal Travelers.
WOONSOCKET â€“ State health officials have approved Seven Hills Rhode Islandâ€™s application to run an outpatient ambulatory care facility as part of a multi-million dollar pilot project aimed at containing health care costs for individuals coping with complex developmental and physical disabilities.
Seven Hills will operate one of two Living RIte centers under a $15 million grant obtained by the University of Rhode Island, according to Christine Gadbois, administrator of Seven Hills Rhode Island.
AccessPoint RI, another health care provider in Cranston, will run the other.
WOONSOCKET â€” As the fog burned off to make way for sunny skies and the temperature rose out of the 40s on Monday morning, anticipation was running high at the staging areas on Diamond Hill Road for those marching, riding and â€śfloatingâ€ť in the 35th annual Autumnfest parade.
High school bands, local businesses and politicians from across the state, congregated to get their marching orders before the 9:30 a.m. procession stepped off.
PROVIDENCE â€” Right from the onset, Bob Driscoll expressed a strong desire to inject new life into the athletic facilities utilized by Providence College coaches and student-athletes.
â€śI remember speaking with a reporter in one of my first interviews for an article about what was possible,â€ť said Driscoll, now less than a month away from the 12th anniversary of his hiring date as the schoolâ€™s athletic director. â€śIâ€™m a pretty big dreamer, but even for my dreams, itâ€™s exceeded that.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€“ While state officials report an alarming increase in drug overdose deaths, the cityâ€™s only methadone clinic is struggling to keep up with demand for treatment.
â€śThe phone is ringing off the hook with calls from people in our area who are seeking treatment,â€ť said Peggy Sakosky, the director of Discovery House. â€śItâ€™s hard for us to keep up with the demand.â€ť
Methadone is one of the most widely used drugs in the treatment of addiction to heroin and other opiates. The clinic has about 550 clients, which is up about 10 percent more than last year, according to Sakosky.
LINCOLN â€“ Massachusetts may be moving forward on adding three casinos and a separate slot parlor as new gambling competition in New England, but that doesnâ€™t have the Twin River casino, off Twin River Road, feeling the pinch of that competition just yet.
In fact, Twin River is well into the process of adding another 14 live game tables to its 66-table-game operation on the first floor of the redesigned former greyhound racing park.
WOONSOCKET -- Triathlon athlete Skylar Plante of Woonsocket has been training hard over the past week, working out under the watchful eye of her doting grandparents who moved the furniture around in their parlor so Plante could practice her sprinting in between episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants.
On Saturday, Planteâ€™s training didnâ€™t exactly pay off â€“ she came in last place in the Autumnfest Kids Challengeâ€™s Wee Race, a challenge event for younger kids ages 3-6 â€“ but it hardly mattered.
PROVIDENCE â€” Burrillville High head coach Gennaro Ferraro had just spent perhaps 15 minutes offering his post-game thoughts to his troops before walking to a pair of assistants, shaking his head.
In the background, the public address announcer at the Al Morro Athletic Complex had Prince's hit â€śPurple Rainâ€ť blaring from the system.
It was a rather apt way for the Broncos to trudge toward their team bus. On this Saturday afternoon, where there wasn't an iota of precipitation, Classical High's offense indeed poured on their foe during an unexpected 33-12 Division III blowout.