May 14th, 2013
WOONSOCKET â€” Mount St. Charles head coach Josh Dâ€™Abate expected his crew to come out firing on all cylinders against visiting South Kingstown on Tuesday night.
After all, the Rebels had entered the important clash at 9-1, their lone loss occurring against Division I-South leader Coventry in only the third tilt of the season. He anticipated his Mounties, leading the North section, to want to prove its wherewithal against one of Rhode Islandâ€™s best.
GLOCESTER â€“ There will be an 87th July 4th Ancients and Horribles Parade in Glocester this year thanks to Michael L. DeGrange and dozens of other residents who have answered the townâ€™s call for help.
DeGrange, who has a long history of community service and volunteerism, has agreed to chair the Ancients and Horribles Parade Committee, which just a couple of weeks ago nearly disbanded because there were not enough members to hold a legal meeting.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Despite a request from the applicants to table the proposal for fine-tuning, the Zoning Board has unanimously rejected developer Leszek Przybylkoâ€™s plan to convert the Stadium Building into 21 owner-occupied condos.
The proposal represented a $1.3 million investment in a deteriorating landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but the operators of the adjoining Stadium Theatre were hotly against it, arguing that low-cost housing would drag down theatre business.
The zoners apparently agreed, killing the plan on a 5-0 vote.
Claire L. Rancourt
MANVILLE- Claire L. Rancourt, 78, of Manville, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. She was the loving wife of Paul R. Rancourt. They were married on September 17, 1955.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Diana (Sarazin) Durand. She resided in Manville for over 50 years.
Mrs. Rancourt was employed at Cadillac Textile and later in the office at the Holiday in Manville and the Manville Video.
Claire was a member of the St. Joseph and St. Agatha senior citizens clubs.
NORTH KINGSTOWN â€” The streak is still alive.
After playing five drama-free contests that were decided by nine or more runs, unbeaten Lincoln encountered its toughest test in nearly a month when the Lions trekked down to Ryan Park for a Monday night showdown with second-place North Kingstown.
And while the Lions were able to come away with a 3-2 win, it was far from easy, and it took eight innings and some daring baserunning from Casie Beauchemin to produce the game-winning run.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Though the Budget Commission has informed state lawmakers that they must have a bill authorizing the city to levy $2.5 million in supplemental taxes passed and signed by the governor no later than tomorrow, the fate of the measure is looking more uncertain than ever.
WOONSOCKET- Lucien Ouellette, 73, of Marie Anne Ct. and also of Narragansett and Lakeland, FL died May 6, 2013 in Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland, FL. He was the husband of Lucille (Leclerc) Ouellette whom he married September 13, 1958.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Leo and Sylvia (Carpentier) Ouellette.
Gerald A. Sikie
CUMBERLAND- Gerald A. Sikie, 63, of Cumberland and formerly of North Smithfield, passed away Friday, May 10, 2013. He was the husband of Maureen (Whitehouse) Sikie. They were happily married for 18 years.
Born in Patton, PA, he was the son of the late Andrew and Arlie (Bradley) Sikie.
Mr. Sikie was a coordinator for Seven Hills of Massachusetts, formerly ARC of Northern Rhode Island. What he loved most about his job, was the time spent dedicated to helping the people he served. He was a volunteer in Cumberland Baseball, coaching in T-Ball and Little League.
Shirley C. St. Pierre
SMITHFILD- Shirley C. St. Pierre, 86, of Greenville, formerly of Oakland, passed away on May 11, 2013, at Greenville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Hercules and Catherine (Taylor) Goulet.
Mrs. St. Pierre worked for AT Cross where she retired and was a Gold Star Mother.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 17 years, Arthur St. Pierre.
NO. SMITHFIELD- Wanda K. (Iskierski) Moorehouse 89, of No. Smithfield, passed away on Thursday, May 9th at the Miriam Hospital surrounded by her cherished family. She was the loving wife of Eugene Moorehouse.
She was born January 4, 1924 in No. Smithfield the daughter of Polish immigrants, the late Stanislaw and Feliksa (Baron) Iskierski.