November 14th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â€” When Carissa Gould packs her bags and drives off to college sometime in August, she wonâ€™t have to worry about racking up heavy mileage on her Honda Odyssey.
Thatâ€™s because Gould will only need to drive 10 minutes from her Woonsocket home to nearby Bryant University, a decision that she made official on Wednesday afternoon at Mount St. Charles Academy.
WOONSOCKET â€” You know the old bromide about no good deed going unpunished?
Well, itâ€™s hardly like that for the men and women in blue of the Woonsocket Police Department, but Chief Thomas Carey says police officers donâ€™t always get the recognition they deserve for good conduct, extra effort, or honing a special talent.
Thatâ€™s about to change.
WOONSOCKET â€” Two former city residents took steps Tuesday to get the heat back on at Kevin and Jayne Donnellâ€™s Social Street apartment.
After reading about the coupleâ€™s difficulties in working out a longstanding NationalGrid bill for natural gas service, a former city resident now living in Columbus, Ohio, and another former resident living in Bellingham contacted The Call to see what they could do to get the coupleâ€™s apartment heated.
Both men said they wished to help the couple anonymously in the spirit of next weekâ€™s Thanksgiving holiday.
Laurent L. Harpin
WOONSOCKET- Laurent L. Harpin 83, of Newland Ave. died Monday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Mary Alice (Ciccone) Harpin.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Narcisse and Eva (Dussault) Harpin.
Annette D. Woolford
WRENTHAM- Annette D. Woolford, 90, of Wrentham died peacefully and in her home on Wednesday November 13, 2012. She had been the loving wife of the late Donald E. Woolford, Sr., who died in 2000.
Born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island on June 24, 1922, she was the dear daughter of the late Armand and Virginie (Jean) Lapierre. Her schooling was at a Girls Catholic Boarding School in Coaticook, Quebec, Canada. She grew up in Norfolk on Lawrence Street and near Bush Pond, and has been a Wrentham resident since she and her late husband moved here in 1939.
Lorraine A. Purich
BELLINGHAM- Lorraine A. (Guimelli) Purich, 72, of Bellingham, MA, passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Landmark Medical Center with loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert M. Purich.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on June 1, 1940, she was the daughter of Anthony and Alyce (Garabedian) Guimelli.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” It was only appropriate that Central Falls High head coach Mo Jackson, who had strolled these sidelines for the past 13 years, would leave with a wildly-entertaining, 8-7 upset triumph over Division IV foe North Smithfield on Tuesday night.
His Warriors, who trailed 7-0 after just 2:31 had elapsed in the contest, fought tooth-and-nail in the muck that was â€“ and is â€“ Macomber Stadium, and Jackson reveled in the moment.
This, after all, would be his final home tilt ever at the decades-old ballyard.
In recognition of Veterans Day, CVS Caremark paid homage to nearly 50 disabled veterans from across New England, treating them to a football skills camp Saturday at Gillette Stadium in partnership with the New England Patriots. The skills camp paired former Patriot players with veterans from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Pictured above, in the middle of a huddle led by former Patriot player Patrick Pass, is Navy veteran and Manville resident Roland Filion (red jacket). Filion is joined by fellow veterans from across New England.
BELLINGHAM â€” The public works department has begun flushing water mains and testing hydrant flow at various locations throughout town to determine the water system's ability to provide water for firefighting as well as to prioritize water pipe system upgrades that will be part of a $15.4 million project approved by voters last month.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ The Aldi discount supermarket chain will open its fifth Rhode Island store in Dowling Village, town officials say.
Although Walmart negotiated lease covenants with the developer of Dowling Village designed to reduce the likelihood of competition for discount food, the new Aldi will be located next door to Walmart and apparently go toe-to-toe with the retail giant on groceries, said Town Planner Robert Ericson.