Archive - 2013
Constance T. Juszczyszyn
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Constance T. (Ayotte) Juszczyszyn, 69, of St. Paul St. No. Smithfield passed away peacefully on Thursday at her home with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of Michael P. Juszczyszyn.
Born Dec. 31, 1943 in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Hormisdas & Annette (Varieur) Ayotte.
WOONSOCKET- Robert P. L'Esperance Sr. 76, of Cass Ave., died Friday at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Jeannette (Desrochers) Gagnon.
Born in Blackstone, MA, he was a son of the late Alexander and Mary (Carrigan) L'Esperance.
Robert worked as a steeple jack for several area contractors for most of his life. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.
Hendricken Field, the official name of the onetime campus venue for Providence College baseball, no longer has a spacious, perfectly trimmed lawn. In its stead is an outdoor track and field complex that stands on the threshold of completion.
CUMBERLAND --- Ever since organizations such as Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, and Warrior Dash burst onto the scene in 2010, obstacle racing has become the rage and the âto-doâ activity for runners and non-athletes alike in this country and overseas.
Runners would try to complete a race â from your average 5K to a marathon â on a trail course that has its share of mud, ponds, and rocks and is littered with obstacles, ranging from climbing over walls to crossing balance beams, crawling under barbed wire, and jumping over fire pits.
WOONSOCKET â The state Department of Transportation has begun preparing for the emergency repair of the Hamlet Avenue Bridge steel expansion joint near the intersection of Hamlet, Davison Street and Florence Drive.
The problem involving an upward movement of the metal teeth in the joint was discovered earlier this month by city Highway Superintendent Rick Lambert and reported to the departmentâs bridge inspection division. The expansion joint on the east side of the steel girder bridge has become misaligned in the past and resulted in repairs to make it passable to vehicles.
WOONSOCKET â The time for training is almost over and local kids will get to test their fitness when the Autunmfest Kids Challenge gets under way at the World War II Veterans Memorial State Park during the cityâs Columbus Day weekend festival on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Once again this year, Nancy Phillips, a Woonsocket School Department physical education teacher, and Call Publisher Mary Lynn Bosiak will be running the kid-level, mini-triathlon with the help of several volunteers and sponsors such as Simon Chevrolet and the Blackstone River Federal Credit Union at Monument Square.
WOONSOCKET â Gertrude A. Franco winces as she lifts her right arm to dust off a glass shelf lined with statues of saints, crucifixes, and other religious articles and gifts.
The longtime owner of A Special Place, a religious gift shop tucked away in a corner storefront on North Main Street, Franco, 76, is battling painful arthritis in her shoulder, a condition that has made daily operation of the shop difficult at best.
CUMBERLAND â There is a new addition to the businesses in the Ann & Hope Building at 1 Ann & Hope Way, one that will require some talented individuals adept at running a game show.
The âGreatest Deals on Earth Showâ is already being put together by the new Studio 300 entertainment services company Ed Migley founded for the Big Flea Superstore occupying the former Ann & Hope department store space in the former mill.
BURRILLVILLE â The R.I. Department of Transportation is putting the finishing touches on a road safety assessment report for Route 102, which could see construction of road safety improvements, including advanced dilemma zone detection systems and rumble strips, early next year.
âWe are still finalizing the Road Safety Assessment report for the Route 102 corridor,â said DOT spokeswoman Rose Amoros. âThe document will incorporate comments from all of the parties involved in the review and will be used to develop plans for improvements based on the findings.â
WEST GREENWICH â North Smithfield High chief Wes Pennington just doesn't understand the reason why.
âIt seems like whenever we come down here, we lose,â he stated after his squad had dropped a disgruntling, mistake-prone 17-14 defeat to Exeter/West Greenwich in a battle of unbeaten Division IV clubs on Saturday afternoon. âMaybe it's the ride down, I don't know, but I'll bet we haven't won here in over 10 years.â