Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET â€“ Josh D'Abate's resume as the girls' head volleyball coach at Mount St. Charles is ridiculously impressive.
What's flabbergasting, downright astonishing, is how he became one in the first place.
He refuses to offer his age, but admits he's an â€śearly 30-somethingâ€ť who graduated from Smithfield High School in the â€śmid-1990s.â€ť He never took part in any JV or varsity sport while a Sentinel, and never picked up a volleyball, excepting perhaps in gym class, until long after his 17th birthday.
(Again, he didn't divulge when).
WOONSOCKET â€“ Police say an East Woonsocket woman was attacked with a knife after she confronted neighbors she suspected had broken into her home.
Toni Janis, 28; and Chad Nunes, 33, both of 2229 Diamond Hill Road, Apt. E, are facing felony charges stemming from the assault, said Det. Jamie Paone.
Theyâ€™re also charged with numerous counts of receiving stolen goods, breaking and entering, and larceny â€“ 16 counts in all. The charges stem from the break into the victimâ€™s home as well as thefts from the motor vehicles of three other neighbors.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Steven Wright returned to McCoy Stadium on Thursday afternoon. His Pawtucket Red Sox teammates didnâ€™t get back from Rochester until 5:30 on Friday morning.
The move to make sure that Pawtucketâ€™s Game 3 starter was well rested paid off handsomely. Wrightâ€™s knuckleball baffled the Rochester hitters to the tune of 6.1 scoreless innings as the PawSox downed the Red Wings, 5-1, before 4,681 enthusiastic and supportive fans Friday night at McCoy Stadium.
Edward R. Michaud
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Michaud, Edward R. "Ted", 65, of Slatersville, passed away September 4, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence.
He was the loving husband of 41 years to Simonne R. (Martin) Michaud.
He was born in Pawtucket, son of the late Edward & Eleanor (Berthiaume) Michaud.
Ted worked for RI School for the Deaf as a bus driver and previously was a truck driver for several area companies. He was a resident of Slatersville, previously living in Providence. He enjoyed playing golf, and loved to spend time with his wife.
Rita A. Plante
JOHNSTON- Rita A. Plante 91, of Pocasset Bay Manor in Johnston, formerly of Mapleville, died Thursday at Fatima Hospital. She was the wife of the late Alfred Plante and Oscar H. Beauchamp.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Amos and Emma (Aubin) Chabot.
Rita was a salesperson for Mary Kay Cosmetics for many years and was awarded a pink Cadillac.
She is survived by two grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Rita was predeceased by her son Oscar J. Beauchamp, and brother Armand Chabot.
LINCOLN â€“ Fans flocked to Lincoln High's Ferguson Field on Thursday afternoon/evening to catch a glimpse of what their varsity grid teams may offer this season in the Rhode Island Interscholastic League's four divisions.
Perhaps the most tense tilt for the crowds attending this R.I. Injury Fund quadruple-header came in the form of Shea's 7-0 victory over Woonsocket, that a battle of usual Division II mainstays. The most entertaining contest, however, was the third, a free-for-all between D-I's East Providence and D-II's St. Raphael Academy.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Hot on the heels of last weekâ€™s block party celebrating Woonsocketâ€™s 125th birthday, this Saturdayâ€™s annual French Heritage Festival & SoirĂ©e is all about spreading Francophile cheer and celebrating the cityâ€™s French-Canadian heritage.
And you donâ€™t have to be French-Canadian to enjoy the festivities.
Richard C. Bryson
MILLVILLE- Richard C. Bryson, 67, of Millville, passed away Tues. Sept. 3, 2013 at Beaumont Nursing Home in Northbridge, MA. He was the husband of Gail R. (Romanos) Bryson.
Mr. Bryson was a science teacher at Bartlett Jr. /Sr. High School in Webster for 9 years. He had previously been employed as an Ironworker in RI/MA, and also worked many years at the Blissful Meadows Country Club in Uxbridge.
WOONSOCKET â€” Moses Brown did everything it possibly could to steal the show from its host on Wednesday in the very first regular-season match at Mount St. Charlesâ€™ sparkling new courts across Logee Street.
The Quakers made history by netting the facilityâ€™s first singles victory. Minutes later, they also came away with the first doubles triumph.
And an hour and a half later, they wrapped up their eventful afternoon by busing back to Providence with a 6-1 verdict over the Mounties.
Four men from Woonsocket and three from Pawtucket were among the 26 individuals rounded up in an early-morning statewide sweep Wednesday by Rhode Island State Police and charged with failure to pay child support.
The warrant sweep, conducted in coordination with the United States Marshals Service and Rhode Island Division of Sheriffs, began Wednesday morning and by the end of the day, a total of 30 people were arrested, including 26 individuals due to body attachments issued by the Rhode Island Family Court for failing to appear for court proceedings and failure to pay child support.