November 28th, 2012
Robert J. LaForge
WOONSOCKET- Robert J. LaForge, 83, of Grove St. Woonsocket, died Tuesday November 27, 2012 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the loving husband of 58 years of Evelyn P. (Malboeuf) LaForge. They were married on May 1, 1954.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Philip and Rose (Salvas) LaForge. He remained a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. LaForge was employed as a machinist and tool maker by the Mining Safety Administration in Esmond. He also previously worked for Taft Pierce Mfg. Corp.
Madeleine C. Allard
WOONSOCKET- Madeleine C. (Lalancette) Allard, 87, of Pond St., died November 26, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket.
Born in Nasonville, she was the daughter of the late Aime and Alice (Belisle) Lalancette, Sr.
Michael W. Dziob J.C.D.
PROVIDENCE- Rev. Msgr. Michael W. Dziob, J.C.D., 94, pastor emeritus of St. Leo the Great Church in Pawtucket, died on November 27, 2012.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Michael and Antonina (Sabik) Dziob, he attended public and parochial schools in Woonsocket and Providence College in Providence.
CUMBERLAND â Police are investigating an armed robbery at the BC Petroleum and Convenience Store at 3585 Mendon Road Tuesday night.
A man was said to have shown the clerk a gun while demanding money during the 8:30 p.m. incident, according to police.
Cumberland Police Sgt. John Cook said no one was hurt in the incident. Woonsocket police assisted Cumberland units in checking the Mendon Road area after the incident was reported.
Harvey Beauchene of Woonsocket purchases Powerball tickets at A.J.'s
Market in the city Tuesday as Powerball fever mounts with tonightâs jackpot standing at a whopping $500 million and counting.
PROVIDENCE â The planned release of a Woonsocket man imprisoned for a 1999 "thrill killing" has been put on hold while the Rhode Island Parole Board revisits the case.
The board approved a plan earlier this year to release Alfred Brissette Jr. more than 20 years before his original release date. Brissette pleaded no contest to murder for killing Jeanette Descoteaux and was sentenced to serve 35 years in prison.
His release gained attention after WPRI-TV reported this week that he was due to be released next month.
WOONSOCKET â Prime Healthcare Services has asked state regulators for more time to submit an application to acquire Landmark Medical Center.
Saying it is aware the 45-day deadline lapsed on Nov. 25, the Ontario, Calif.-based hospital chain wants two more weeks to submit the voluminous amount of paperwork required under the Hospital Conversions Act.
âAlthough Prime Health has been working diligently on the application, we respectfully request an extension until Dec. 10, 2010,â a two-paragraph letter from Primeâs lawyers says.
WOONSOCKET â The mountainous cache of toys and games did not originate at the North Pole, it was not created by elves, and it did not arrive by sleigh.
It was manufactured by Pawtucket-based Hasbro, Inc., and hefted up a flight of stairs by the toy giantâs employees, one shipping crate at a time, onto the creaky floor of an old spinning mill on Mendon Road.
But when underprivileged kids find the goodies under Christmas trees from Woonsocket to Westerly on the big day, no one has to know they didnât come from Santa.
PROVIDENCE â Dating back several seasons, the very idea of placing Providence College and âdefenseâ in the same sentence resulted in snickering along with several knee slaps.
In 2012, Ed Cooleyâs PC Friars are getting after it in such ferocious fashion that the opposition is having a hard time getting off the canvas. More punishment was meted out Tuesday as Providence stomped on Holy Cross, 61-42, before a rather subdued crowd, which was announced at 4,596.
CUMBERLAND â There once was a time when Trevor Crawley wanted to follow his own plan â and, of course, his coaches â but not so much his dadâs.
Mike Crawley, a 1981 Shea High graduate who earned All-State second-team laurels in outdoor track and later represented both the Community College of Rhode Island and Southern Connecticut State University, apparently had tried to offer some advice as to the nuances of distance running, but it was a âno-go.