Archive - 2013
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 â€śFamiliarity breeds contemptâ€ť 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 Jocelynâ€™s 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 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.