October 9th, 2012
BURRILLVILLE- Mathias Match Marcoux 94, resident of Oakland, died October 6, 2012 at Bayberry Commons in Pascoag.
He was the husband of the late Mary (Lockwood) Marcoux.
Match was born in Mapleville, a son of the late Auguste & Oringa (Vanasse) Marcoux.
Rene A. Lorange
WOONSOCKET- Rene A. Lorange, 82, of Woonsocket, died Wednesday, October 3, 2012 in St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield. He was the husband of Claire B. (Daignault) Lorange, whom he married November 26, 1953.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Stanislas and Philia (Lemay) Lorange.
CUMBERLAND â The dual meet portion of the cross-country season is safely in the books. The early-in-the-week gatherings involving schools squaring off against their regional rivals has given way to a postseason gamut that is far more demanding and extensive due to the field expanding.
To Trevor Crawley, shifting from the sportâs unofficial âwarm-up actâ to a series of defined gatherings of harriers is not akin to a mystery wrapped in an enigma. To date, everything the Cumberland High senior has done on the trails has been geared toward what lies ahead, albeit with a slight twist.
PROVIDENCE â On this night, Andre Soukhamthath was not going to be denied.
Not in his return to Providence, where he has plenty of friends and family members and spent the first half of his life before moving to Woonsocket. And certainly not in his very first fight in the bright spotlight of the Dunkinâ Donuts Center.
WOONSOCKET --- When Chris Hoard woke up on Sunday morning and decided to sign up to run in the second annual Race Against Racism 5K at World War II Memorial Park, the furthest thing from his mind was actually winning the race.
But to his surprise, thatâs exactly what the 38-year-old Woonsocket native did. He topped a field of 163 runners and walkers by crossing the finish line in 21:14 -- not your average first-place time for a local 3.1-mile race, but certainly good enough on this day to cop top honors.
It was a fabulous day for the annual Autumnfest parade yesterday with a huge crowd turning out. Pictured from left are Amanda Dancause and Christopher LâEtalien with Cooper Barrett, 3, Phillip Barrett, 6, Tyler LâEtalien, 9; and Darin Rutz, holding Grace Rutz, 3 (top right) and Karen Rutz, all of Blackstone.
See more photos in our print edition.
LINCOLN -â Not long after Marine Cpl. Kevin Dubois was seriously wounded by an IED in Afghanistan last year, his family, local residents and his friends from Lincoln High School mobilized under Kevin's Cause to raise funding for his recovery.
His mother, Patricia Dubois, still thinks of that outpouring of support now that Kevin, a 2005 graduate of Lincoln High School, is well along in his recovery and beginning to move on with his life.
CUMBERLAND â After more than a year of study, the Town Council later this month will be presented with a final report on the plan being proposed to consolidate the town's four independent fire districts.
The final report by Donald I. Jacobs of Holden, Mass.-based D.I. Jacobs Management Consulting Services will be submitted to the council once it is reviewed by Mayor Daniel McKee and his staff, McKee told council members this week. After that, the report will be formally presented to the council, which will hold a public hearing some time before the end of the month.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â Hereâs the situation: Youâre getting settled in your first place, you just mated with the queen, and now youâre going to die.
Itâs no joke if youâre a yellow jacket wasp â itâs real life. No wonder the armed fighter-jets of the insect world are so unfriendly this time of year.
Itâs a lesson Mother Nature taught Jennifer Powers the hard way recently. She lapsed into shock after she was stung again and again by an agitated swarm of yellow jackets outside her boyfriendâs cabin on Tom Lee Drive.
With forty three local kids signed up before the day began, Autumnfest Kids Challenge 2012 organizer Nancy Phillips wasn't expecting much of a challenge. Boy was she surprised when by 10:00 a.m. parents and their children were lining up by the dozens for races that were expected to start by 11:00 a.m.