PAWTUCKET â€“ On the same day Gary DiSarcina was formally introduced as the 15th manager in Pawtucket Red Sox history, we thought it would be appropriate to engage in an â€śgetting to know you betterâ€ť exercise â€“ an opportunity to view through the lens of those who have engaged in past dealings with the new skipper in town.
Pat Dempster, left, executive director of Because He Lives Ministries, was the recipient of a large collection of non-perishable food items collected by members of the Woonsocket Teachers Guild during their recent holiday party. Pictured presenting the donations at the Teachers Guild Offices Wednesday are, from left, Guild President Jeff Partington; Jessica Frechette, special education teacher at Globe Park School; Rebecca Ducharme, special education teacher at Woonsocket Middle School-Villanovan; and Ruth Senecal, special education para professional at Woonsocket High School.
GLOCESTER â€“ Police seized 47 marijuana plants, approximately 10 pounds of processed marijuana and more than $15,000 in cash from the home of a local man Friday.
James A. Kerner, 56, of Gold Mine Road, was arraigned in Third District Court on charges of possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver and unlawful cultivation of marijuana, both felonies, police said.
WOONSOCKET â€“ At a cost of $1.04 million over four years, the city hired a watchdog firm to oversee the planning, design and construction of a new, $36 million wastewater treatment plant.
The Budget Commission voted unanimously Thursday to hire the wastewater consulting firm Weston & Sampson of Peabody, Mass., on the recommendation of Public Works Director Sheila McGauvran.
Flore A. Laferriere
WOONSOCKET- Flore A. "Flo" Laferriere, 95, formerly of Oakton St., Woonsocket, died peacefully Thursday afternoon in North Kingstown. She was the wife of the late Normand J. Laferriere.
Born in St. Aime P.Q. Canada, she was a daughter of the late Alberic and Amanda (Tardif) Belisle.
She resided in Woonsocket for most of her life and had lived in North Kingstown for the past several years.
Mrs. Laferriere was employed by Yvonne Moreau Handbag Store and later at Betty Cesario Specialty Shop in Woonsocket and Slatersville.
WOONSOCKET â€” It wasnâ€™t pretty, not by any means, but Cumberland High head coach Deb Engels didnâ€™t care.
For the first time since the 2010-11 campaign, the Clippers had manufactured a regular-season triumph, this one a sloppy 38-22 affair against Division I-North rival Woonsocket on Thursday night.
EAST PROVIDENCE - After sweating out back-to-back nailbiters that werenâ€™t decided until the final seconds, East Providence was able to relax a bit on Thursday night and enjoy a blowout victory.
Sparked by a game-high 17 points from Mary Monagle and 14 points and as many rebounds by Taylor Wiggins, the Townies, who are back in Division II after a two-year stint in Division I, ran their young league record to 2-0 by rolling to a 58-38 crossover victory over Burrillville on their home floor.
WOONSOCKET â€” The Budget Commission yesterday instructed Police Chief Thomas Carey to see whether a Fall River-based pawnbroker ran afoul of any laws at a shop in Danvers, Mass., before it decides whether to consider granting the company a license to do business here.
Vincent Mesolella Jr. appealed to the commission after the City Council rejected Spindle City Pawnbrokersâ€™ application for a second-hand dealerâ€™s license last week.
CUMBERLAND- Dr. George Valois Picard, a Woonsocket dentist, died peacefully at home on December 12, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.
He will always be cherished as the wonderful husband, father, grandfather and dentist that he was.
Robert C. Alarie
BURRILLVILLE- Robert C. Alarie, 57, passed away accidently Monday December 10, 2012.
He was born in Providence, a son of the late Robert and Barbara (Chase) Alarie.
Robert was a truck driver for many years and has lived in Harrisville for over 30 years.
He was the father of Christopher R. Alarie of Pascoag and Jason R. Alarie of Exeter. He is also survived by 2 brothers Paul and Jonathan Alarie; 2 sisters Susan Tate and Kathleen Alarie and 1 granddaughter.