Archive - 2013
North Smithfield High School and the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing Arts in Pawtucket were among the 24 schools Tuesday designated as 2013 commended schools, the highest classification in the Rhode Island Department of Educationâ€™s annual public school rankings.
So-called â€ścommendedâ€ť schools have the highest index scores in the state, no achievement gaps and are recognized because of either high performance or for making significant progress.
Tax finally passes
By JIM BARON
PROVIDENCE â€“ It took two years of parliamentary wrangling, political gamesmanship and a seemingly endless series of meetings, compromises and amendments, but the General Assembly has finally given its permission for Woonsocket to impose a supplemental tax on its residents.
BURRILLVILLE â€” When skipper Bob Gelinas and the rest of his brethren within the Burrillville Little League were busy choosing their All-Stars a few weeks ago, one name kept coming to the fore.
Gelinas felt Cameron Toti, a mere 11, had all the tools to represent the Burrillville squad. He could play multiple positions well, hit the ball more solidly than others his age and had a quiet confidence about him.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Where thereâ€™s a will, thereâ€™s a â€¦ possible return to the Boston Red Sox?
While it should be noted that Will Middlebrooks entered Pawtucketâ€™s record books on Wednesday night, there is a much bigger picture to consider. The sledgehammer he took to Scranton/Wilkes-Barreâ€™s pitching staff came with a note attached: Iâ€™m getting close.
Anna L. Atchison
SHREWSBURY- Anna L. Atchison, 66, formerly a long time resident of Millville passed away Fri. June 28 at UMass Hospital in Worcester.
She is survived by her brother John H. and his wife Deanna B. Atchison Jr. of Andover; a niece Amy J. and her husband Goksal Cagli of Arlington, VA; a nephew William J. Atchison of Haverhill; a great niece Isabelle Cagli and a great nephew Ibrahim Cagli of Arlington, VA; as well as many friends especially her dear friend Gladys Tyks of Blackstone.
Walter F. Bosse
CUMBERLAND- Walter F. "Tex" Bosse, 91, of Putnam Pike, Smithfield, formerly of Norton Drive, Cumberland passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the Village at Waterman Lake, Smithfield. He was the beloved husband of over 67 years to the late Evelyn (Kling) Bosse.
Born in Batesville, IN, he was the son of the late Clemens Bosse and Ida Gesell Dieckmann.
He was a proud graduate of the University of Texas.
He was an electrical engineer for the Sylvania Co. and later Amperex Co. for many years. He also worked as a stockbroker and for the City of Providence.
Claudette A. Marcet
GORHAM, ME- Claudette A. (Comtois) Marcet, 81, died peacefully on May 27, 2013 at Maine Medical Center in Portland, following a long illness.
She was recently an assisted-living resident at Gorham House, in Gorham, Maine.
Burial has taken place at the St. Charles Cemetery in Blackstone, MA. A celebration of her life is scheduled for Saturday, September 21 at 2:00pm at the First Parish Congregational Church, UCC, of Gorham, Maine. Family and friends are welcome.
There will be plenty of parades, concerts and fireworks this week in honor of Independence Day and it all begins Wednesday with Woonsocketâ€™s annual 4th of July celebration at World War II Memorial Park on Social Street.
The evening begins at 6 p.m. with entertainment by Master of Ceremonies Jeff Gamache who will be crooning patriotic favorites and more.
At 7:30 p.m. the 10-piece Kickinâ€™ Brass Band takes over to wow the crowd and a fireworks display will light up the skies around 9:15 p.m.
Event attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and or blankets.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The cityâ€™s lawyers donâ€™t want the state courts to hear the first legal challenge to the Budget Commissionâ€™s unilateral cuts in retiree health benefits.
Lawyer Daniel Kinder said the city asked the state Superior Court to move the case to the federal system on Tuesday. The city had the leverage to do so because retired policeman Glen Hebertâ€™s suit rests on a federal law â€“ the contract clause of the U.S. Constitution.
Defendants in such cases have the right to ask for the switch to the federal system, which is considered a routine process, according to Kinder.
Albert J. Houle
BURRILLVILLE- Albert J. Houle, 89, of Mapleville, RI, passed away June 30, 2013, at the Overlook Nursing Home, Pascoag, surrounded by his loving family.
He was the loving husband of 58 years to Irene (Meinville) Houle.
He was born in Woonsocket RI, son of the late Herve & Opalma (Fontaine) Houle.