Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET â Animal control officials have been chasing after a sickly-looking fox for days, hoping to corral the furry four-legger before Autumnfest crowds begin pouring into World War II Park.
âThatâs one of the areas it seems to be frequenting,â said Animal Control Officer Doris Kay.
A policeman fired a .22-caliber rifle at the fox off Gaskill Street earlier this week and nicked the animal on the nose, but it escaped, she said.
WOONSOCKET â Quick, how long is a chain of 169,000 hooked-together brassieres?
Christopher Turcotte used to be a child actor in Hollywood, but heâs also pretty good at bra math. Taking into account the stretch factor, he does a few quick calculations. He doesnât even need paper. He does it all in his head.
âYouâre talking a lot of bras,â he says. âIf you really put some stretch in there they can go two to three feet. Youâre talking miles and miles of bras. Youâre talking about 120 miles of bras.â
WOONSOCKET â With the help of a new coalition group of city residents, candidates for City Council in the Nov. 5 election got the chance Thursday evening to express their views on how to pull the city from its current economic crisis and also finding ways for achieving a common ground plan for the future.
In analyzing this weekâs slate of high school football games, we thought it would be appropriate to categorize them via the following tiers:
-- Let the good times continue to roll.
-- Time to circle the wagons and bounce back.
-- Borrowing from The Doors, itâs time to break on through.
WOONSOCKET â Cumberland took a sharp turn for the better.
Less than 48 hours removed from their worst performance of the season, the Clippers returned to their winning ways in dominant fashion on Thursday by sweeping Woonsocket, 3-0, in a rare afternoon match at the Villa Novansâ Savaria Gymnasium.
In a match that offered little drama and took just 55 minutes to complete, the playoff-bound Clippers bumped their Division II-North mark to 11-2 by disposing of the Novans by scores of 25-15, 25-14, and 25-18.
Peter J. Carrara
GLOCESTER- Peter J. Carrara, 79, of Glocester, RI died peacefully at R.I. Hospital October 7, 2013 with his son and daughter-in-law by his side.
Peter was the loving husband of the late Dianne R. (Rania) Carrara. He was the son of the later Peter J. Carrara, Sr. and Sue (Ursillo) Carrara of Providence.
Peter is survived by his son, David F. Carrara, David's wife, June (Caron) Carrara and his grandchildren, Jason M. Carrara, Nicole L. Carrara and her husband Matthew Dube.
Walter G. Scott Jr.
WOONSOCKET- Walter G. Scott Jr. 74, of Knollwood Dr., died Tuesday at RI Hospital. He was the husband of Helena (Dulude) Scott.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Walter G. and Ann Margaret (Griffen) Scott Sr.
Walter was a program analyst for Tupperware Corporation for over twenty years and twelve years for Polar Corporation before retiring in 2001. He was a member of the Italian Working Men's Club. Walter enjoyed golfing and trips to Fox Woods. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed.
Debra H. Canard
FRANKLIN- Debra H. (Taylor) Canard, 59, of Franklin, MA passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at Milford Regional Medical Center.
She was the loving mother of Michael D. Canard of Upton, MA, and Shawna M. Ray and her husband, Charles of Franklin, MA, and her cherished grandchildren, Aprill Canard, CJ, Crystal, and Michelle Ray.
WOONSOCKET â After nearly a year of planning and more than a month of setup work, the 35th edition of the cityâs annual Autumnfest celebration appeared ready to blast off on Wednesday.
Autumnfest Steering Committee Chairman Tim Paul said he was finally feeling that everything needing to be done had been addressed or would be shortly, and all that remained was to get the festival running at World War II Veterans Memorial State Park with its opening events over the next couple of days.
WOONSOCKET â Decorated with lush indoor plants and filled with the sweet scent of potpourri, David and Debra Lennoxâs property at 108 Parker St. has the cozy, warm feel of home.
Youâd never guess the two-family is a funeral parlor for the American Dream.
After purchasing it near the peak of the housing bubble in 2006, they now owe the bank more on their house than itâs worth. They struggled to keep a responsible tenant in the spare unit to help pay the mortgage, without much luck. But the last straw was a two-pronged round of tax hikes that will push their annual bill close to $5,000.