Archive - 2013
WOONSOCKET â€“ The U.S. Postal Service is investigating a possible fire that damaged mail placed in the mail collection box at 996 Cass Ave.
In a statement issued on the incident Monday, the Postal Service said some mail placed in the blue collection box was found â€śdestroyed, apparently from fire.â€ť
No incendiary items were found in the box but a plastic tub inside the box used to gather the deposited mail was found melted along with burned paper debris.
BLACKSTONE â€“ Along with new interim School Superintendent Perry Davis, there will be another new face in the Blackstone-Millville Regional School District this fall.
Joining Perry in the central administration office will be Kirsten Esposito-Balboni, who was recently appointed as the districtâ€™s new assistant school superintendent - a position that was reinstated for this school year.
Paul R. Guevremont
MANVILLE- Paul R. Guevremont, 95, formerly of Manville Manor, passed away Sunday in the Oakland Grove Nursing Home, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Marie (Leclerc) Guevremont,
Born in St. Ignace, de Loyola, Quebec, Canada, he was the son of the late Joseph and Marie Rose Guevremont. He resided in the Manville section of Lincoln for most of his life.
Mr. Guevremont, was employed as a weaver for many years until his retirement.
He was a communicant of the St. James Church, Manville.
Clement M. Giard
CUMBERLAND- Clement M. Giard, 89 of Bear Hill Rd., died Saturday at Mt St. Rita Health Center. He was the husband of Muriel (Brousseau) Giard with whom he had been married for sixty two years.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Clement A. and Bertha (Maurice-Chaput) Giard.
He served in the US Army during WWII. Clem was a driver and salesman for Peter Pan Ice Cream for twenty six years retiring in 1985. He was a lifetime member of the St. Joseph Veterans Association, a member of the AMVETS Post #13, VFW Post #6342 and the St. Joseph Senior Citizens.
David A. Forget
BELLINGHAM- David A. Forget, 58, of Bellingham, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2013.
He was the loving father of David J. Forget, Becky A. Forget, Nathan E. Forestal and Nadine M. Forestal all of Bellingham; and leaves his cherished grandchildren, Jacob, Karyssa, Tyler, Tessa, Nathan Jr. and Logan.
Born in Woonsocket on May 15, 1955, he was the son of Raymond J. and Beatrice V. (Langlois) Forget of Woonsocket.
Wayne J. Pepler
SPENCER- Wayne J. Pepler 66, of R. Jones Rd., died Saturday, August 17 at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester surrounded by his loving family.
He leaves his wife of 41 years, Nancy L. (DelPrete) Pepler, his son Mark W. Pepler and his wife Michelle of Scarborough, ME., his daughters Amy M. Pepler of Belmont and Lindsay A. Burrowbridge and her husband Ryan of Kittery, ME., his father Clarence J. Pepler of Spencer, five grandchildren; Madeline, Owen and Emerson Pepler and Ayla and Harper Burrowbridge, several nieces and nephews.
PAWTUCKET â€” Clayton Mortensenâ€™s 2013 season has featured a wide range of emotions.
From making Bostonâ€™s Opening Day roster to landing on the disabled list with a right groin strain to getting designated for assignment for the first time ever, the 28-year-old Mortensen is living baseball proof that what doesnâ€™t kill you makes you stronger. Moving past what seemingly must feel like a lifetimeâ€™s worth of transactions that were compartmentalized into a short period has perhaps been reconcilable thanks to the right-handed pitcherâ€™s new role with the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Everyone has to start somewhere.
Beginning Monday, high school football coaches and players around Rhode Island will officially take the first steps â€“ baby ones, mind you â€“ in a journey that both parties hope culminates with the following symbolic gesture: Dumping a large bucket of ice water on the Super Bowl-winning coach come the first weekend in December.
High school students across Rhode Island are organizing a drive collecting school supplies for young children in need this fall. All collections from this drive will benefit Childrenâ€™s Friend, a charity focused on assisting challenged children and families of Rhode Island.
The 20 students involved with the drive will all set up collection sites at their schools for classmates and teachers to drop off donations. Approximately 15 schools ranging across Rhode Island will be participating in the drive.
BLACKSTONE â€“ Leaning on a wooden fence, Joe Wojcik watches a young Hereford calf prance alongside its mother, who is doing her best to ignore the calfâ€™s playful gestures as she quietly grazes in the dew-covered pasture.