Archive - 2013
PROVIDENCE â€“ Cumberland Rep. Karen MacBeth (D-Dist. 52, Cumberland), a member of the House Government Oversight Committee that is currently investigating the 38 Studios debacle, says she wants the panel to issue subpoenas to learn how the Economic Development Corporationâ€™s (EDC) loan guarantee program went so wrong.
â€śWe can follow the money a lot more closely than we are able to with the documents we have,â€ť MacBeth told The Times Friday. â€śWho was on the payroll? People made lots of money on this business, I believe, fully knowing that it wasnâ€™t going to make it.
Laurette C. Allard
WOONSOCKET- Laurette C. "Memere" Allard, 88, of Woonsocket died Wednesday morning at the Ballou Home. She was the wife of the late Woonsocket Police Officer Gerard R. Allard who passed away in 1997.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Salome (Bessette) Leclerc. She was a lifelong resident of Woonsocket.
Mrs. Allard was employed at Mansurel Worsted, L'Hospice St. Antoine and Leos Bakery in Woonsocket.
Lucien E. L'Etoile
BELLINGHAM- Lucien E. L'Etoile, 89, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the Kindred Transitional Care & Rehabilitation of Franklin. He was the beloved husband of the late Fabiola G. (Auclair) L'Etoile.
Born in Manville, RI on May 25, 1924, he was the son of the late Joseph and Laura (Meunier) L'Etoile.
Woonsocket High head coach Carnell Henderson believes it, and so does Shea mentor Dino Campopiano.
Both understand that those teams that make up the stateâ€™s Division I is still superior in talent, but that the league in which they compete is the toughest from top to bottom.
Really, who can argue? This season, the Villa Novans will face in their II-A bracket the likes of Coventry, Chariho, Johnston and Mount Hope, while Campopianoâ€™s Raiders will have the task of battling defending league champion Cumberland, St. Raphael, North Kingstown, Central and Rogers in II-B.
WOONSOCKET â€” â€śIâ€™m doing this for the betterment of these two kids,â€ť declares George Nasuti.
It is the intent of the longtime Woonsocket High athletic director to exhaust all options in the hopes of obtaining a hardship waiver for two currently enrolled student-athletes. Due to their circumstances, these Villa Novans â€“ for identity purposes, they are referred to as a boysâ€™ soccer player and a baseball player â€“ do not meet the Rhode Island Interscholastic Leagueâ€™s basic eligibility principles.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Once again, WOON (1240 AM) has staked a claim to become the on-airwaves destination for Rhode Island high school football.
Beginning with Fridayâ€™s non-league game between Woonsocket and East Providence, WOON will feature a 10-game package. All of the games will air live and feature the voice talents of Lou Mandeville, the stationâ€™s sports director, and longtime high school and college football coach Mike Watters.
Fireworks illuminate Woonsocket's 125th anniversary Arch of Triumph as the waterfall pours down for one final time after a celebratory cookout for volunteers and supporters in Monument Square Thursday night. After thanking volunteers Al Beauparlant, Linda Plays, Mike Dubois, Steve Casey, Mary Lynn Bosiak, Matt Moylan and many others, Mayor Leo Fontaine said of the Main Street Block Party, 'Everything fell into place and this showed what our city is all about.' He was then outfitted with a safety harness and along with State Rep.
George E. Perron
EAST PROVIDENCE- George E. Perron, 65 of East Providence, died Monday at the Rhode Island Hospital. He is the husband of Katie (Jackson) Perron.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Gerard and Adele (Lavendier) Perron.
George was employed as a Manager/Supervisor at the School House Candy Company in Pawtucket until 2007.
WOONSOCKET -- Police confirmed early Thursday morning that at least two people were shot during what appears to be a home invasion on West Park Place in the city. The incident occurred at about 2 a.m. Thursday morning. The two victims were transported to the hospital. The extend of their injuries are unknown. The Call will have updates on this breaking news story as they become available.
WOONSOCKET â€“ It was a small gathering of just over 50 people at the cityâ€™s Korean and Vietnam War memorial at Thomas A. Shipp Square near the Police Station, but one that did go the distance in marking the 12th anniversary of Sept. 11 and how that day still holds the nationâ€™s attention.