Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET â Deputy Chief Timothy Walsh of the Woonsocket Fire Department will succeed retiring Chief Gary Lataille on an interim basis after the chief retires at the end of the week.
Walsh will assume the title of acting chief of the WFD on Sunday, said Mayor Leo T. Fontaine.
âThis is a temporary, interim appointment,â said Fontaine. âThis will give us time to go through a full search and appointment process.â
Rachel T. Evans
WOONSOCKET - Rachel T. (Sylvestre) Evans, 57, of Summit St. passed away on Sunday at home
She was the loving wife of Robert W. Evans. Born April 6, 1956 in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Jeanne (Gelinas) Sylvestre of Woonsocket and the late Henri Sylvestre.
Rachel was a Machine Operator for the Avery-Dennison Manufacturing Corp. retiring due to disability. Before Avery-Dennison, she was employed at the former Tupperware Co.
Jessie E. Carter
BLACKSTONE - Jessie E. (Buchtzk) Carter, 92, of Blackstone, MA died Tuesday, August 20, 2013 in Blackstone Nursing Home, Blackstone, MA. She was the wife of the late Leonard Carter. Born in Woonsocket, RI, Mrs. Carter was the daughter of the late Samuel and Paulina (Gouron) Buchtzk.
Mrs. Carter was a cord assembler for Miller Electric in Woonsocket RI before retiring in 1962.
Barbara A. Lesowski
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Barbara A. (Osborne) Lesowski, 80, of No. Smithfield, died Thursday, August 22, 2013 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of Frank T. Lesowski, whom she married June 22, 1957. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Clifton and Signe (Greenlund) Osborne.
On the surface, Xander Bogaerts is this yearâs answer to Baltimoreâs Manny Machado. Both are talented 20-year-olds with left-side-of-the-infield pedigree who have skyrocketed up the organizational ladder, each making their respective debut on an American League East squad during the height of a playoff race.
LINCOLN â Starting out as a freshman student in high school can be much easier if there are a few familiar faces at the school when the first day of school arrives.
Thatâs why Lincoln High School Principal Kevin McNamara, staff members of the school and upperclassmen were out in the schoolâs parking lot on Wednesday for the annual Freshmen Roar night.
Freshmen and their parents could meet the studentsâ teachers, take a tour of the high school, and also sign up for extracurricular activities such as sports or afterschool clubs.
WOONSOCKET â When students at the high school walk into the schoolâs gym when the new school year begins on Wednesday they may not believe their eyes.
The gym floor was refinished this summer and looks as shiny and new as it did when the school was opened in 1972.
School Department Facilities Director Peter Fontaine said the work was part of several improvement projects completed at local schools over the summer and will be eligible for 81 percent state aid reimbursements.
BLACKSTONE â The town is ramping up efforts
to get tough on eyesore properties and recoup a
whopping $170,000 in delinquent fines owed by
the owners of more than a dozen blighted, abandoned
properties in town.
âWeâre seeing a rise in these abandoned, vacant
properties, where the windows are broken and boarded
up and the lawns and yards are unkempt and overgrown,â
said William Walsh, the townâs code enforcement
officer. âTheyâve become blighted areas that are having
a real impact on property values.â
A vacant house on Lincoln Street is a perfect
WOONSOCKET â The first house he ever bought as a real estate investment was the one he grew up in on Cass Avenue.
Albert G. Beauparlant Jr. did a little work on the property and sold it to his brother, nearly 30 years ago.
It was an auspicious beginning.
The self-employed real estate developer and member of the Woonsocket Redevelopment Agency says heâs been involved in hundreds of development projects since then, from the 1980s rehab of the landmark Longley Building on Main Street to the $6.2 million Conleyâs Wharf in Providence.
CUMBERLAND â The last time Chris Magill ran in the âYoâ Raymond Memorial 5K, he was on the losing end of the closest finish in the raceâs seven-year history.
In the 2011 event, Louis Raffetto of South Boston, Mass. edged the Cumberland native by a mere second, storming past Magill with less than a tenth of a mile to go to claim the thriller in a 16:39 time.