Archive - 2013
FRANKLIN â As part of the townâs Fourth of July observance, the annual Childrenâs Day celebration will be held today.
The Fourth of July festival, which kicked off on Wednesday, July 3 and will run through Sunday, July 7, features food stalls and amusements opening at 11 a.m. today with events throughout the day and evening.
The Childrenâs Parade will step off at noon. Vic and Sticks (family entertainment) runs from 1-2 p.m., followed by a performance by Flippo the Clown.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â A Fourth of July party turned into a scene of chaos and panic when a pit bull went on a biting rampage that didnât end until the animal was shot dead by police.
Five people were taken to Landmark Medical Center with bite wounds, some serious, after the pit bull was killed about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, said police Capt. Glenn G. Lamoureux.
William O. Lord
MANVILLE - William O. Lord 83, of Manville, and a longtime Franklin and Plymouth resident, died Thursday July 4, 2013 at the Home & Hospice Care Center of Rhode Island in Providence. He was the husband of the late Jean M. (Kuszynski) Lord, who died in 1996.
Born in Boston, October 28, 1929 a son of the late Robert and Kathleen (Butler) Lord, he was raised and educated in Boston, and was a 1949 graduate of the former Boston Commerce High School.
Joseph M. Voas
CUMBERLAND- Joseph M. Voas, 70, of Berlin, NH, passed away Thursday, July 4, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was in the company of his brothers and sisters, who cared for him with great devotion throughout his illness.
Born in Central Falls on December 8 1942, he was the son of the late Joseph and Bertha Lemieux Voas.
Roland W. Vallee
BELLINGHAM- Roland W. Vallee, 80, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Monday, July 1, 2013 at Landmark Medical Center after being stricken at home. He was the beloved husband of the late Cecile D. (Rosati) Vallee.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on March 11, 1933, he was the son of the late Eugene and Emelia (Simard) Vallee.
CUMBERLAND â The old phrase âFamiliarity breeds contemptâ took a beating at the Arnold Mills Four-Mile Road Race on steamy Fourth of July morning.
Perhaps a better way to put the overall mood after Northeastern University junior-to-be Brian Doyle, the 20-year-old son of former Ocean State marathon great Bobby Doyle, crossed the finish line in a cautious but solid winning time of 21:07: The mutual admiration society.
The Chuckles & Laughs Show made an appearance in Chepachet Thursday afternoon during the annual Ancients and Horribles Parade.
UXBRIDGE â A 43-year-old Uxbridge man was arrested Wednesday night after police charged him with setting fire to his own home on Albee Road.
Christian Carven, 43, of 4 Albee Road, was charged and arraigned in Uxbridge District 5 Court Friday on one count of arson in a dwelling.
George Stuckatos, 8, of Cumberland sprays the crowd with water while riding with other youngsters on the Miss Jocelynâs Studio float during the Arnold Mills Fourth of July Parade in Cumberland Thursday.
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 Educationâs annual public school rankings.
So-called âcommendedâ 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.