Archive - 2013
LINCOLN â Twin River officials have received state approval to increase the number of table games at the 100 Twin River Road, state-supervised casino, and may be unveiling a new expansion plan even as casino plans move forward in nearby Massachusetts.
Twin River spokeswoman Patti Doyle confirmed on Tuesday that the casino received permission from the state Lottery Commission last Friday to increase the number of live gaming tables from 66 to 80, but noted a specific plan for an expansion has not yet been finalized.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â Tolman High had just dropped the first game of an important, early-season, Division II-North clash against North Smithfield when head coach Roger Tow huddled his girls for a talk.
It consisted of several statements, the lowlights being the Tigersâ committing too many unforced errors, missing serves, not playing their positions and a failure to communicate.
âThey listened; theyâre a very coachable group,â Tow said.
Doris F. Zanella
LINCOLN- Doris F. (Gaulin) Zanella, 91, formerly of Woonsocket, died, Saturday, September 8, 2013, in the Holiday Retirement Home, with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Peter C. Zanella.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Albert N. and Marie Ange (Marcotte) Gaulin.
Doris was a Homemaker. She was a member of the St. Louis Chorale for 28 years and St. Joseph Senior Citizens and volunteered at the Woonsocket Health Center for several years.
Doris loved spending time with her family and friends.
Rina R. Berthelette
MILLVILLE- Rina R. (Beauregard) Berthelette, 83, of Millville, died Friday, September 6, 2013 in the Timothy Daniels House, Holliston. She was the wife of the late Alfred L. Berthelette.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Bernadette (Houle) Beauregard.
Rina loved quilting, baking and spending time with her grandchildren.
Linda C. Paterson
BLACKSTONE- Linda C. (Brunelle) Paterson, 47, of Blackstone, died Sunday, September 8, 2013 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of Donald V. Paterson, whom she married August 22, 1987.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Armand and Rita (Durand) Brunelle.
Linda was a 1983 graduate of Woonsocket High School and earned her Associate's Degree from CCRI. She was a CNA at St. Antoine Residence and several other area nursing homes.
REEDVILLE, VIRGINIA- Betty Bruneault, 83, of Reedville, Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2013.
She was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Fleeton, Virginia. Betty was so happy in her Reedville dream home, and made many new friends. She was at total peace with her life, and her Reedville family will continue to do everything to honor her memory. She will be greatly missed by everyone she has touched. Her patron saint is St. Therese, and we pray that Betty is with the Little Flower now.
TUCSON, AZ-- Daniel Poirier, 91, passed away Thursday September 5, 2013 in Tucson, AZ.
He was born in Woonsocket and a former resident of Blackstone. He worked for Milot Bros., Grossmans and Goodhues before relocating to Tucson.
Daniel is survived by his wife Mary Linda, sons Daniel Jr. of Conway, SC, Michael of Blackstone, David of Uxbridge, Philip of Woonsocket, Joseph of Carlsbad, CA, daughter Danielle Lawrence of Becket, 10 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
He served in the Marine Corp during WW II and saw action in the Pacific.
Wednesday marks the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America. In Rhode Island, the day will be observed with a solemn ceremony in North Smithfield, where North Smithfield Fire & Rescue Services Chief Joel D. Jillson and his men will raise and lower the flag to half-staff in memory of those who lost their lives, including 343 firefighters.
âWhen we merged with the Primrose department six months after the event on Sept. 11, we incorporated the phrase âNever Forgetâ in Latin on our new emblem patch and make no mistake, a lot of us have forgotten, unfortunately,â says Jillson.
CUMBERLAND â Local police say they arrested nearly twice as many people for drunken driving in 2012 as they did the previous year.
Sixty people were arrested for driving under the influence last year, a whopping 94 percent increase over the 31 DUI arrests that were made in 2011, Police Chief John R. Desmarais noted in the Cumberland Police Departmentâs annual report, which was presented to the Town Council last Wednesday.
PAWTUCKET â Just because the Pawtucket Red Sox are three wins away from clinching yet another Governorsâ Cup championship, it doesnât mean the roster is untouchable.
Even amidst playoff competition, the Triple-A outfit remains at the beck and call of the parent club. The regular-season practice of providing reinforcements on a need basis does not get a reprieve just because of what teams like the PawSox have lined up over the next several days.