November 27th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â Members of the City Council had plenty to say about the potential loss of a $200,000 city loan owed by the 67-unit Glenark Landing housing complex Monday night, but also admitted that any fight regarding their concerns would be best taken to the General Assembly.
The discussion of the Glenarkâs takeover by the Rhode Island Housing agency and potential foreclosure on Friday came during a council work session in the panelâs second floor meeting room at City Hall and included a number of council jabs that the agency was again hitting city taxpayers in their pocketbooks.
WOONSOCKET â An ex-con on an armed robbery spree got caught after holding up McDonaldâs in North Smithfield early Saturday morning.
Vernon Lamont Thomas, 37, of 372 Robinson St., committed three of the crimes in five days and the last two in less than seven hours, according to police.
Thomas was arrested at Grove and Logee streets about 5:26 a.m. Saturday, about a mile from McDonaldâs, still carrying a heavy cash drawer witnesses had seen him lugging away from the Park Square restaurant about an hour earlier, according to reports.
Tonightâs the night. High school footballâs version of the âSweet Sixteenâ. Four teams in each of the stateâs four divisions battling for the right to be the eight that will play for a Super Bowl championship this weekend.
Three local teams â Cumberland, Woonsocket, and North Smithfield â are among the 16 that will suit up tonight in their respective semifinal-round games, with the Clippers and Villa Novans playing Division II games in the friendly confines of their home fields and the Northmen heading to Providence for a Division IV contest.
PROVIDENCE â In a perfect world, Ed Cooley would have the luxury of bringing along Josh Fortune at a pace suitable for a freshman.
Instead of dipping his toe in the water and feeling his way around, Fortune has been tossed head first into the deep end of the pool. There would be no easing the 6-foot-5 guard into his new world, no spoon-feeding on a Providence College team where contributions these days are mandated, not expected.
Wilfred J. Provost, Sr.
WOONSOCKET- Wilfred J. "Pete" Provost, Sr., 92, of Bernon St., died November 25, 2012 at home. He was the husband of Stella R. (Lapierre) Provost, whom he married November 21, 1942.
Born in New Market, NH, he was the son of the late John and Marguerite (Tousignant) Provost.
Mary T. Mencucci
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Mary T. (Urrico) Mencucci, 86, of East Old Greenville Rd., No. Smithfield, died November 21, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of Carlo Mencucci, Sr.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Grace (Gardella) Urrico.
Mrs. Mencucci was a homemaker and a communicant of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Woonsocket and also sang in its' choir.
Ronald C. Laliberte
NORTH SMITHFIELD-Ronald C. Laliberte, 89, formerly of No. Smithfield, died November 21, 2012 in The Friendly Home, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Anita A. (Riendeau) Laliberte who passed away in September and with whom he had celebrated his 69th wedding anniversary in August.
Born in Quebec, he was the son of the late Alphonse and Laura (Leboeuf) Laliberte.
Cecilia A. Kubaska
WOONSOCKET- Cecilia A. (Dziob) Kubaska, 88, of Woonsocket and Narragansett, R.I. died on Friday, Nov. 23rd, At Landmark Medical Center. She was the beloved Wife of the late Dr. John T. Kubaska. A lifelong resident of Woonsocket,
Mrs. Kubaska was born on January 1, 1924.
She was the daughter of the late Michael And Antonina (Sabik) Dziob.
Delmore L. Tyks
BLACKSTONE- Delmore L. Tyks, 72, of Blackstone, MA died Thursday, November 22, 2012 in Milford Regional Medical Center. He was the companion of Jean Scott for 32 years.
Mr. Tyks was a Journeyman Toolmaker and was self employed under Del T. Model Research, Blackstone, MA.
Besides his companion Jean, he is survived by one son: Peter Russo of Cape Cod; Michelle Butman, Pamela Barber; 2 siblings: Virginia and Charles, and was predeceased by one brother, Lionel.
LINCOLN â The holiday season has officially arrived and Richard DiMasse and Dave Sale are hoping it will help local efforts to preserve a local one-room schoolhouse with purchases of this yearâs Lincoln collectible ornament.
The tradition of creating a holiday ornament of a local landmark was started by the Lincoln Citizens Celebration Committee 17 years ago as a part of the townâs observances for its 125th anniversary.