Archive - 2013
BLACKSTONE â€” The hot and humid weather Tuesday was no hindrance to Lou Ryan as she made her way into the Municipal Center with her daughter, Sharon Finn, of New Hampshire, to vote in the special state election filling U.S. Senator John Kerryâ€™s vacant seat senate.
WOONSOCKET â€“ City police are weighing in on the debate over privacy and medical marijuana after making yet another arrest in a home invasion case that dates back months.
Joshua Gagne, 24, of 482 Park Ave., is the eighth individual charged in connection with the March 24 home invasion at 154 Park Ave., an address police now say housed an operation licensed to grow marijuana under the stateâ€™s medical marijuana law.
Richard R. Pendleton, Sr.
BURRILLVILLE- Pendleton, Richard R. Sr., 62, resident of Mapleville, RI, passed away on June 23, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was the husband of the late JoAnn (Ray) Pendleton.
He was born in Framingham, MA, son of the late Delores Glassey.
CUMBERLAND- Blanche Beauchemin 85, of Diamond Hill Rd. died Monday at home.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Henri and Laura (Lessard) Beauchemin.
Blanche was a molder for The Tupperware Corporation for fifteen years and then retired from Superior Plastics in 1990.
She loved her outings to Twin River, eating out at area restaurants and spending time with her family.
WOONSOCKET- Florette A. (Lavallee) Peloquin Pare 93, formerly of Chimney Hill Apartments in Cumberland, died Saturday June 22, 2013 at Oakland Grove Health Care Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Arthur O Pare Jr. and Gerald E. Peloquin.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Palmyre (Lamoureux) Lavallee.
HIGHLAND SPRINGS, VA- Lydia Sgroi Robillard, 72. passed on Sunday, May 12, 2013.
She was preceded in death by her parents Salvatore and Rose Nisi Sgroi, and her sister Gloria Sgroi Valour.
She leaves behind her husband The Rev. Roger M. Robillard and her sisters Ann Zudekoff, Nina Quatrock (Tom) and brother James Sgroi (Andria).
Richard R. Allard
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Richard R. Allard 54, of Great Rd. died Saturday at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Claire (Saumur) Allard.
Born in Woonsocket he was the son of Pauline (Rainville) Allard of Woonsocket, and the late Leo Allard.
Richard was a machine operator for R & R Machine for over eighteen years. He was an avid fisherman.
BARRINGTON â€“ Billy Andrade has spent most of his time playing the role of good host at the CVS Caremark Charity Classic. Come Tuesday morning, the Bristol native will look to make a surge that will enable him to capture the $1.55-million tournament he co-hosts with fellow Rhode Islander Brad Faxon.
BARRINGTON â€“ To say that Lexi Thompson has a busy week ahead doesnâ€™t exactly paint the entire picture.
Then again, Morgan Pressel isnâ€™t exactly idling away the hours herself.
Even though Thompson, a rising star on the LPGA Tour, has an eye on the U.S. Womenâ€™s Open thatâ€™s scheduled for later this week on Long Islandâ€™s Sebonack Golf Club, the 18-year-old was dead set on coming to Rhode Island Country Club to participate in the CVS Caremark Charity Classic for the second straight year.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The much ballyhooed $2.5 million supplemental tax bill thatâ€™s still dangling in limbo as the 2013 session of the General Assembly draws to a close could look unexpectedly palatable compared to what the Budget Commission has in mind as its go-to alternative.
If the supplemental dies, commissioners said Monday, theyâ€™ll explore the possibility of raising an â€śadministrative taxâ€ť of $4.7 million, on top of regular 2014 taxes, in a manner that lawmakers already approved more than a decade ago.