Archive - 2014
WOONSOCKET â€” RiverzEdge Arts Project has launched an â€śemergency moving fundâ€ť to offset the cost of relocation and losses due to the disruption of operations after being forced out of Le Moulin complex in Market Square earlier this month.
Program Manager Brad Fesmire says RiverzEdge is facing $65,000 in unexpected expenses, including lost business, grant suspensions, and cost of refurbishing temporary quarters at Second Avenue School.
Andre Soukhamthathâ€™s opponent on Friday nightâ€™s â€śCES MMA XXIIIâ€ť show at the Twin River Event Center left the Lincoln casino a loser.
And while that may be good news to Soukhamthathâ€™s fans who were unable to attend the Woonsocket bantamweightâ€™s fight, the real news was that Soukhamthath also didnâ€™t leave Twin River that night a winner.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Reducing the high rate of residential and commercial vacancies in the city is the aim of a new subcommittee of the City Council that will hold its first meeting on Monday.
The formation of the subcommittee was spearheaded by freshman Councilman Garrett Mancieri and was approved by the council recently. Mancieri is now the chairman and other appointees include David Soucy, president of Soucy Insurance Agency; Denise Sierra, president of the Burrito Co. restaurant; Sandra Saillant of Shear Odyssey Hair Salon; and Thomas Wrona, a former teacher.
PAWTUCKET â€” The Daniel Nava that reported to McCoy Stadium Friday afternoon appeared to be in good spirits.
For the former independent league ballplayer whose rags-to-riches tale has been well documented, the fact the Red Sox shipped him to the minors after 67 at-bats is not going to yield fits of rage. Sure, Nava is disappointed with his .147 start at the plate and the .240 on-base percentage he compiled in 17 games with the Red Sox, but this is someone who has already beaten much bigger odds.
PAWTUCKET â€” If there was rust, Matt Barnes didnâ€™t appear to show any in first start of the season.
Standing on a mound in a â€śjuices followingâ€ť setting for the first time since facing Boston College on Feb. 27 in Fort Myers, Barnes navigated his way through five innings in Pawtucketâ€™s 6-2 conquest of Rochester on Friday night before 7,680 fans. A native of Connecticut, Barnes had been in extended spring training until earlier this week after right shoulder tenderness grounded him for the majority of the exhibition slate.
Robert C. Morelle
PASCOAG- Robert C. Morelle 53, of South Main St. Pascoag, died Wednesday at the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of Andree (Fugere) Morelle of Lincoln and the late Pierre Morelle.
He was the manager of Tractor Supply Co. and also worked in the metallurgy business for many years. Bob was also the owner of B.E.S.T. Bait in Pascoag. He loved his pets and horses, and was an avid outdoorsman and who enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Fay L. Engley
WOONSOCKET- Engley, Fay L. (Birch), 83 passed away April 24, 2014.
Born in Smithfield, she was a daughter of the late George and Marion (Williams) Birch.
Fay worked as a sales associate for many years and retired from Sears in Woonsocket. She was a Woonsocket resident for 45 years, was a Sunday school teacher at the Blackstone Valley Baptist Church, and sang in the choir at All Saints Church, Woonsocket.
Virginia C. Lorette
BLACKSTONE- Virginia "Ginny" (Larue) Lorette, 70, of Ascension St. died Wednesday April 23, 2014 at home with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Michael R. Lorette.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Leroy Larue and Mildred(Stone) Mowry.
Ginny worked as a Secretary for Cavadon Chemical, and also was a Homemaker.
She enjoyed being at home with family and friends, and sitting on her deck with her pets.
Lorraine I. Bacon
PASCOAG- Lorraine I. (Lawrence) Bacon, 67, of Bayberry Commons, died Sunday April 20, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Henry R. Lawrence Sr., and Aurore (Croteau) Lawrence, of Manville, R.I.
Lorraine was a Homemaker. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, painting and was an avid writer.
She was very devoted in her faith.
Lorraine will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Paul E. Turcotte
WOONSOCKET- Paul E. Turcotte, 71, of Knollwood Drive, died April 23, 2014 in Fatima Hospital, No. Providence. He was the husband of Camille A. (Gallone) Turcotte whom he married October 10, 1964.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Edmond and Veronica (Chabot) Turcotte.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Paul A. Turcotte of No. Kingstown, two grandchildren, Devin Rae and Drew Anthony Turcotte and his daughter-in-law, Sonya Turcotte. He was predeceased by his three sisters, Ruth Houle, Dolores Brissart and his twin Pauline Sperling.