Archive - 2013
BURRILLVILLE â€” In an ongoing effort to catch and prosecute dirt bike and all-terrain vehicle riders who disregard traffic laws and ride on posted property, the Burrillville Police Department has been given the green light to purchase two 4-wheel drive ATVs instead of the two dual sport motorcycles originally approved by the council last year.
LINCOLN â€” Raise your hand if you can name the two winningest fighters in the three-year history of Classic Entertainment & Sportsâ€™ mixed martial arts division.
If you can name Pawtucket middleweight Todd Chattelle and Woonsocket bantamweight Andre Soukhamthath, you can go to the head to the class.
Both fighters, who train out of Tri-Force MMA in Pawtucket, have won a record five times under the CES colors, and they will look to continue their winning ways tonight at the Twin River Event Center.
BURRILLVILLE â€” Even before North Smithfield High faced Division II foe and regional rival Burrillville on Thursday afternoon, head coach Jeremy Sherer worried about how his young players would fare against a more experienced squadron.
Turns out, he had reason for concern: The Broncos took advantage of a goal and two assists from senior co-captain Taylor Ross while playing superlative defense throughout to nail down a 3-0 triumph over the Northmen at Gledhill Field.
Maurice L. Monty
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Maurice L. Monty, 61, of Woonsocket Hill Rd., died September 2, 2013 at his home. He was the husband of Michele E. (Woodworth) Gerber Monty.
Born in New Bedford, MA, he was the son of the late Maurice A. Monty and Jeannette (Paquette) Lockwood of Marion, MA.
He worked as a rater for the Veterans Association Regional Office of Rhode Island. Mr. Monty served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
Robert L. Bolduc
WOONSOCKET- Robert L. Bolduc, 85, formerly of Privilege St. died Tuesday October 1, 2013, in the Friendly Nursing Home. He was the husband of the late Rita (Lemire) Bolduc.
Born in Woonsocket, son of late Aldor and Loretta (Dugas) Bolduc.
Mr. Bolduc worked as a Personnel Manager for Robinson Thread, for several years prior to retiring.
He was a United States Army Veteran, serving in WWII.
Bob was an avid jogger, and golfer.
CUMBERLAND â€“ An elderly woman was killed Thursday morning after she was struck by a dairy truck while crossing Dexter Street at the intersection of Dexter and High Street, police said.
According to police, the woman, whoâ€™s name and age were not being released pending notification of next of kin, was struck around 6 a.m. while she was attempting to cross Dexter Street and was struck by the truck, which
was traveling west on High Street, according to police.
WOONSOCKET â€“ After facing criticism from political opponents for his record on economic development, Mayor Leo T. Fontaine outlined a broad, detailed plan for rejuvenating the cityâ€™s economy and eliminating blight yesterday.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Weighing well over 250 pounds, Ella came to the Woonsocket Senior Center to attend a Senior Services Inc. weight loss class in hopes of shedding a few pounds before surgery to repair her knees.
She enrolled in a chair exercise class offered as part of the Senior Wellness program at the center, and within a few short weeks lost more than 50 pounds and enough weight to go ahead with her surgery.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The cityâ€™s Oct. 8 primary is no longer a factor in the City Council race after one of the 15 candidates vying for election to the seven-member panel, Jeffrey P. Belknap, filed a letter with the Board of Canvassers announcing his withdrawal.
Estelle Corriveau, manager of the Board of Canvassers, said the decision by Belknap will not remove his name from the list of 15 candidates for City Council on the Oct. 8 ballot, but it does eliminate him from moving forward to the Nov. 5 city election ballot.
WOONSOCKET â€“ City voters will use 11 polling locations when voting in Tuesdayâ€™s nonpartisan primary for local elected office, according to Estelle Corriveau, manager of the Board of Canvassers.
The ballot for the primary is highlighted by a four-candidate contest for mayor and will also include a listing of 15 candidates for City Council. The withdrawal of council candidate Jeffrey P. Belknap this week will send all 14 remaining council candidates onto the ballot for the Nov. 5 city election, she said.