May 10th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â Never mind the drill bits and two-by-fours. Pepin Lumberâs hottest product these days is one youâre more likely to run across in a cemetery than a lumber yard, and theyâre not making a dime on it, at least none theyâre keeping.
Itâs the Latin cross, modeled after the one atop a nearby World War I monument that a Wisconsin atheist group would like to see disappear.
Now the plain white crosses are sprouting up on lawns from Fairmount to the North End in a show of support for City Hall, which might have to fight the Freedom From Religion Foundation in court to save the monument.
BURRILLVILLE â Members of the Dukcevich family, owners of Daniele Inc., were joined Tuesday by Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, state General Treasurer Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island Ecnomic Development Corporation Director Keith Stokes and local town officials for a groundbreaking of the company's new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and addition in Mapleville.
Daniele, Inc. produces Italian-style specialty foods for U.S. and international markets. The company is best known for its cured meats such as salame, prosciutto and pancetta carried by high-end delis and supermarkets.
George L. Guertin
SMITHFIELD- George L. Guertin, 58, of Smithfield, passed away Wednesday May 9, 2012 at home. He was born in Woonsocket, a son of Shirley A. (Barber) Guertin of Harrisville and the late Louis Guertin.
George lived in Burrillville most of his life before moving to Providence in 2006 and Smithfield 6 months ago. He was a machinist for the former Turex Corp. for 35 years before retiring.
Joyce E. Sevity
SWANSEA, MA- Joyce E. (Steere) Sevity died April 30th 2012 at Mass General Hospital. Beloved wife of Charles C. Sevity.
Born Sept 25, 1935, daughter of the late Job and Loretta Steere.
Oldest of three girls, surviving sister Marcia Stone. Mother of four children Stephen Powell, Susan Nordin, Sandra Powell, and Scott Powell. Grandmother of 12 and Great Grandmother of 16.
Memorial Service being held Saturday, May 12th 2012 at 1:00 at the Berean Baptist Church, 474 Chapel Street, Harrisville, RI
PROVIDENCE (AP) â A tug-of-war over an inmate in Rhode Island custody in a possible death penalty case escalated Wednesday as Gov. Lincoln Chafee said he will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a federal court ruling allowing the inmate to stand trial in federal court
PAWTUCKET â For Justin Thomas, the near month he spent as member of Bostonâs bullpen was merely a case of guilt by association.
Even though the 28-year-old lefthander was relegated to afterthought status â while with the Red Sox, Thomas allowed four runs in 4 2/3 innings prior to getting farmed out to Pawtucket on April 27 â he was still part of a unit that became known as the land of diminished returns. No matter which reliever BoSox manager Bobby Valentine summoned, disaster seemed to follow.
PAWTUCKET â Through all the early-season struggles he endured, Alex Hassan never once thought about reinventing the wheel, i.e. tweaking his batting stance or adjusting his hands on the bat, the kind of wholesale changes that no doubt creep into a playerâs mind whenever things arenât going well.
WOONSOCKET â The father of slain Providence Patrolman Steven Shaw knows itâs hard for some people to understand why, after 19 years, he still shows up for events like the Woonsocket Police Departmentâs COPS Walk.
âThey donât understand,â he says. âYou never get over it. They say things like âyour sonâs in a better place.â Thatâs a lot of baloney. If itâs so much better why donât you go there instead?â
PROVIDENCE â Local lawmakers are rallying to the defense of Woonsocketâs Place Jolicoeur war memorial with legislation to protect it and similar monuments from state constitutional challenges and defend it against federal constitutional challenges.
Rep. James McLaughlin, a Democrat whose district covers parts of Cumberland and Central Falls, introduced a bill in the House yesterday that will allow any elected state or municipal official to designate any âstructure, sculpture, inscription or iconâ as a âcategory oneâ memorial.
Rev. Robert A.
WOONSOCKET- Rev. Robert A. Carpentier, 71, of Cottage St., Woonsocket, was taken home to his Lord on Wednesday May 9, 2012 surrounded by his loved ones after a long battle with cancer.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Anatole and Cora (Armstrong) Carpentier.
Rev. Carpentier was ordained a Catholic Priest on June 3, 1967. He was an avid sports enthusiast, loved to travel and spend time with his family and friends. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and his love of life.