Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET â€“ Several downtown streets will be closed at 4 p.m. Thursday for the cityâ€™s Main Street Block Party.
Thousands of people are expected at the free community event, which will stretch a half-mile through downtown.
The city says the following road closures will be in effect from 4 p.m. to midnight:
* Church Street to Boyden Street to Main Street (local access only).
* Cato Street to Boyden Street to Main Street (local access only).
* Cherry Street.
* James Street.
* Railroad Street to Arnold Street to Main Street (local access only).
WOONSOCKET â€“ Federal sequester cuts will cost the state 370 slots in the Head Start early childhood education program, including 30 in Woonsocket.
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) announced the effects of the sequester during a visit Tuesday to the Karen G. Bouchard Childrenâ€™s Center in the Park Square neighborhood, one of three Head Start facilities in the city.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Another potential candidate for mayor and two for City Council surfaced as the final day to declare candidacy for the upcoming Nov. 5 local election came and went on Tuesday.
Roland M. Michaud, of 598 Manville Road, a member of the Zoning Board of Review and a frequent speaker on topics at meetings of the City Council, tossed his hat into the mayorâ€™s contest, which also includes declarations by Mayor Leo T. Fontaine, state Rep. Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, David A. Fisher and Michael E. Moniz.
It was a beautiful evening in Monument Square Tuesday as another 'monument' begins to take shape with the ace crew of Al Beauparlant, Steve Casey, Jim Carey and Mike Dubois hoisting a 300 lb. tub into position some 68 feet above the streets near the Stadium Theatre. After that monstrosity was in place,which will hold some 1200 lbs. of water this Thursday, colorful flags were added high atop the scaffolding. But as the clear blue sky turned to night, a huge banner bearing a roaring lion was unfurled before a small crowd of onlookers.
PAWTUCKET â€” After the Pawtucket Red Sox had eked out a pair of stunning â€“ and thrilling â€“ come-from-behind, one-run victories the previous two nights, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre returned the favor on Tuesday evening.
The RailRiders notched two unearned runs, one each in the sixth and seventh frames, to thump the PawSox, 2-1, before a sparse crowd of 4,430 fans at McCoy Stadium.
Manager Dave Mileyâ€™s crew rode a superb mound outing from starter Graham Stoneburner, not to mention fellow righty Dellin Betances, to end Pawtucketâ€™s win streak at three.
PAWTUCKET â€” From Gary DiSarcinaâ€™s perch in the PawSox dugout, the manager is able to hone in and get a proper read on the placid look on Allen Websterâ€™s face, one that until recently had singularly defined the right-handerâ€™s facial expression on the mound.
â€śHeâ€™s got a demeanor thatâ€™s really laid back, which is useful at times,â€ť noted DiSarcina.
Kenneth E. Callei
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Kenneth E. Callei, 69, of Woonsocket Hill Rd. died Sunday August 25, 2013 at home with his family by his side. He was the husband of Katherine (Christman) Callei.
Born in Providence, son of the late Louis and Nital (Levy) Callei.
Mr. Callei worked for Induplate in North Providence for 39 years, prior to retiring.
He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and camping and his motorcycle.
Roger P. Dupre
MANVILLE- Roger P. Dupre, 77, of Manville died Sunday at home. He was the husband of the late Blanche (Lefebvre) Dupre.
Born in Manville, he was a son of the late George and Eva (Belanger) Dupre. He was a lifelong resident of Manville.
Mr. Dupre served in the U.S. Army during the 1950s.
During his career he was employed at the Whitinsville Machine Works and later at Crosby Valve & Gage.
Lloyd M. Franklin
BURRILLVILLE- Lloyd M. Franklin, 83, of No. Main St. Pascoag, passed away peacefully on Monday at the Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence with his family at his side. He was the loving husband to the late Gloria (Rabitor) Franklin.
Born Feb. 24, 1930 in Greenville, RI, he was the son of the late Edwin & Lillian (Turgeon) Franklin.
Lloyd was employed as a Manager in the meat dept. for the Beit Bros. Market in Ct. before retiring.
Elsie V. Sambor
WOONSOCKET- Elsie V. (Brooks) Sambor, 88, of Orchard Street, died August 26, 2013 in Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Stanley H. Sambor whom she married September 03, 1950.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Gertrude (Artman) Brooks.
Elsie worked as an operator for the telephone company and later at a private answering service. She was a member of Slatersville Congregational Church and their Needles and Pins Club. Elsie enjoyed baking and was an avid sports fan.