January 22nd, 2013
Woonsocket police officer Jesse Nunnemacher is bundled up against the cold as he works a detail at the corner of Clinton and Cumberland streets in the city Tuesday. The Arctic cold is expected to last throughout this week, with snow forecast for Friday.
WOONSOCKET â€“ If you were thinking the much-anticipated five-year plan was going to help you figure out how much the city wants to raise your taxes or cut employee benefits to erase the gallons of red ink in its budget forecasts, think again.
A plan was one thing the five-page grid of numbers unveiled by the Budget Commission Tuesday was not. No roadmap to solvency, no prescriptive advice for how to erase a municipal deficit on track to nudge the $15 million mark by the end of the fiscal year, with little relief in sight through 2017.
LINCOLN â€” A 91-year-old Lincoln woman died in her bed in a smokey house fire early Tuesday morning despite the reported attempts of her 90-year-old husband to alert her.
Fire officials identified the victim as Jeannette Barry. Her husband, Henry Barry, made it out of the house safely and is believed to be staying with the couple's son.
Shirley Edera DuCharme
NUNNELLY, TN- Shirley Edera DuCharme, 76, died 1/18/13 at her residence in Nunnelly, TN.
Services were held on 1/22/13 at McDonald Funeral Home in Centerville, TN.
She was born in Pascoag, RI to the late Duane and Ethel Saltonstall Bishop. She was preceded by her husband, Donald Warren DuCharme. Survivors include sons, David DuCharme; Daniel DuCharme; Raymond DuCharme; Donald DuCharme; and brother Lester Bishop.
Doris M. Dansereau
WOONSOCKET- Doris M. (Brissette) Dansereau, 86, died on January 18th at Orchard View Manor in East Providence with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of the late Lucien A. Dansereau whom she married in 1949.
Born in Manville, and a life long resident of Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Alice (Duhamel) Brissette.
WOONSOCKET â€” The Martin Luther King Day Community Committee capped a celebratory weekend of events honoring the slain civil rights leader with a wreath-laying ceremony at the colorful new King Memorial on South Main Street.
The sculpture-like tableau depicting King preaching to a band of followers was dedicated last fall, but yesterday was the first time it had served as the backdrop for a formal King Day celebration.
By all accounts, the cityâ€™s newest work of public art made stellar grades on the occasion, even if the perennials used in the landscaping are dormant this time of year.
WARWICK â€” On a day that saw this country honor the memory and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and watch as President Obama mapped out his second-term desires, it seemed appropriate to talk leadership.
Specifically, leadership and the set of guidelines college basketball teams employ when selecting captains, along with what this honor means to those bestowed with said responsibility.
BURRILLVILLE â€” Looking rather glum, Steve Daigle stood outside Burrillville Highâ€™s locker room at Levy Rink on Monday afternoon and sighed at what had just transpired.
â€śIt was a disaster,â€ť he said after his Broncos had suffered a humiliating 6-0 Division I loss to powerhouse Hendricken. â€śThe kids just didnâ€™t come ready to play for some unknown reason. They just didnâ€™t have it. They didnâ€™t come out of the gate with any kind of energy, which is something you definitely need against the privates.
PAWTUCKET â€” Should we stay or should we go? That was the question facing Lincoln head coach Jim Riel during the offseason when the RIIL was getting ready to realign its teams for the 2012-13 campaign.
Stay in the Division I-Eccleston and the Lions would have been competitive night in and night out against the other five public schools in the division. Drop down to Division II and also face a drop in competition, but the Lions would have been one of the clear favorites in the running for a lower state championship.
Linda E. Trucchi
UXBRIDGE, MA - Linda E. (Angus) Trucchi, 65, formerly of Mechanicsville, VA., who recently relocated to Uxbridge, MA with her beloved husband and soul mate of 26 years, Steven E. Trucchi, passed away Thursday night, January 17, 2013, with loved ones by her side. She courageously, and gracefully, fought a 13 month battle with pancreatic cancer.