Archive - 2013
Sophie H. Wawszkiewicz
BIDDEFORD, ME- Sophie H. (Banas) Wawszkiewicz, 99, a resident of Biddeford, ME., and formerly of No. Smithfield, passed away peacefully on July 5th at the St. Antoine Residence in No. Smithfield. She was the wife of the late Joseph Wawszkiewicz.
Peter P. Hroszowy
MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK- Peter P. Hroszowy, a retired wholesaler/retailer in produce, died Saturday July 6, 2013 at home. He was 68. Formerly of Blackstone, Mass. And Spartanburg, SC.
The son of the late John and Stefania Zaryczna Hrossowyc, he was born on August 8, 1944 in Blackstone, Mass.
Lucien J. Pelletier
ALBION- Lucien J. Pelletier, 90, formerly of School St., Albion, died Friday at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. He was the loving husband of Ida I. (Floyd) Pelletier. They were married on September 27, 1944.
Born and raised in Albion, he was a son of the late Domina and Clarinda (Lusignan) Pelletier.
Mr. Pelletier served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a Boatswain's Mate First Class on the LCT 590 which was one of the first vessels to land at Omaha Beach during the Normandy Invasion on June 6, 1944.
BURRILLVILLE â€” The Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH) has recommended the closure of Spring Lake Beach Facility (50 Old Hillside Drive, Glendale) to swimming after a group of people who swam there on July 4 became ill with bloody diarrhea. HEALTH has not yet identified the source of the illness, but has taken water samples to test for bacteria. This facility has no history of high bacteria counts.
Hordes of blood-sucking mosquitoes are just waiting to take a bite out of your summer fun, but the good news is that, so far this year, none of those mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus or Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Rhode Island â€“ at least not yet.
WOONSOCKET â€” Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish is busy preparing for its 2013 Summer Festival. This yearâ€™s festival is being organized by co-chairs John and Monique Cote. The Rev. Maurice Brindmore, Father Ernest Blanchard, Beverly Jolicoeur, Melissa Mathurin, Gerry Houle, Jeff Houle, Paulette Gamache, Jackie Pelleitrer, Paulette Gamache, Jackie Pelletier, Paula Berard, Bill Dundulis Jr. and Bill Dundulis III are also part of the festival committee.
CUMBERLAND â€“ The Town Council is not scheduled to convene this month. Those plans have changed thanks to the proposed significant upgrades to the football and track portions of Tucker Field.
Parks and Recreation Director Michael Crawley confirmed earlier in the week that everythingâ€™s in place for the council to gather this coming Wednesday night. The hope is that this special meeting will bring the town one step closer to commencing a construction project that some will say is long overdue.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Pineview Big League skipper Joe Clark admitted his club didn't exhibit the kind of superb defense he expected from a lot of high school players in a 3-2 victory over East Greenwich on Tuesday night.
Sure, Clark and Co. won the game, but they looked rather shaky doing it.
That's why he chose to have a short conference with his young men prior to facing Edgewood/South Elmwood in the R.I. Big League (15-18) All-Star Tournament's winners-bracket final at the Doreen A. Tomlinson Athletic Complex' Presidents' Field on Friday night.
FRANKLIN â€” As part of the townâ€™s Fourth of July observance, the annual Childrenâ€™s 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 Childrenâ€™s 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 didnâ€™t 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.