Archive - Feb 20, 2014
WOONSOCKET â An elderly couple escaped without injury when a two-alarm fire broke out in their Oak Grove bungalow Wednesday night, but their pet dog perished in the smoky blaze.
Delbert Senecal, 68, and his wife, Claire, 66, fled their home at 220 Larch St. shortly before 9 p.m. Neighbors tried entering the burning house to save the French Bulldog known as Bibbit, but they were turned back by heavy smoke, said Leo Marcoux, who lives across the street.
âThe black smoke was pouring out,â said Marcoux. âWe just couldnât get in there.â
WOONSOCKET â A distraught man allegedly carrying a .22-caliber rifle into Landmark Medical Centerâs ER Thursday evening sparked a two-hour lockdown of the Cass Avenue Hospital that ended when Woonsocket Special Response Team members and R.I. State Police set off a stun grenade and safely subdued him.
The incident was reported to have begun just before 7 p.m., when the man entered the ER with the rifle and reportedly threatened to harm himself with the weapon.
CUMBERLAND â Perhaps two minutes after Cumberland High had sustained a 49-12 dual-meet loss to rival Hendricken in a match to clinch the Division I title, veteran mentor Steve Gordon managed to keep his sense of humor.
When a reporter approached him for a few thoughts Thursday night, he immediately said, âNot right now. Wait a second!â
He approached his wife, Judy, gave her a kiss, handled a couple of other minor details, then relented to an interview.
His first response, with a wide grin: âSorry. Youâve gotta know whatâs truly important!â
WOONSOCKET â Police and emergency crews are surrounding Landmark Medical Center after reports of a man with a shotgun entering the hospital's emergency room sometime after 7 this evening.
Witnesses have described the man as agitated, yelling and screaming.
There have been no reports of shots fired, nor of any injuries or of hostages taken.
Cass Avenue has been closed to traffic as local and state police, firefighters and a SWAT team have responded to the scene.
This story will be updated as events warrant. A full story will appear in Friday's Call.
Louis A. Bastien, Sr.
GLOCESTER- Louis A. Bastien, Sr., 89, of Chepachet, passed away at home Thursday, February 20, 2014. He was the husband of the late Lillian V. (Hawkins) Bastien.
Born in Chepachet, he was a son of the late Joseph and Lillis E. (Ducharme) Bastien.
WOONSOCKET- Yolanda Peloquin, "Lou Lou", 2-18-2014, 67, of Blackstone St. Woonsocket.
Born in Uxbridge, Ma.
Daughter of the late Francis Godin and Patricia Loiselle.
Wife Of Dennis Peloquin
Pauline V. Cadorette
WOONSOCKET- Pauline V. Cadorette, 86, of Manila Ave. died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center.
She was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Wilfrid J. and Emma L. (Groslouis) Cadorette.
Pauline was a dial administrator for N. E. Telephone for thirty five years, before retiring in 1980. She was a member and past president of the Telephone Pioneers, and a member of OTTO; Old Time Telephone Operators. Pauline was a member of the St. Joseph's Senior Council and a volunteer at St. Antoine Residence.
WOONSOCKET â A man who was badly burned in a fire at his apartment on the seventh floor of St. Germain Manor Saturday night has died.
The victim, who was in his mid-50s, died at Rhode Island Hospital Wednesday, said Detective Jamie Paone, spokeswoman for the Woonsocket police. Hospital and other sources previously identified him as Jeffrey S. Reyor of Apt. 705, 429 East School St.
Reyor reportedly suffered burns over 75 percent of his body and had been a patient at the hospitalâs trauma center since the fire.