June 18th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â The state-appointed Budget Commission overseeing Woonsocket's finances unanimously voted Monday to approve the School Department's request to recall up to 63 teachers laid off earlier this year.
At last week's commission meeting, the panel had said it would delay a vote on the request until after the School Committee's official approval of the recall, which was to take place at a special school board meeting yesterday afternoon.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - REBECCA SADWIN (Kilberg), 90, a lifelong resident of Rhode Island, died Saturday, June 16, 2012. She was the wife of the late Daniel Sadwin and the late Irving H. Rosenberg. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Zelda (DeSadnick) Kilberg.
WOONSOCKET - Lucille R. (Roberts) Adam, 90, of Woonsocket, RI formerly of Bellingham, MA, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 18, 2012 at The Friendly Home of Woonsocket with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Eugene Adam.
Born in Woonsocket on October 8, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Wilfed and Eva (Piche) Roberts.
CENTRAL FALLS - Abraham George, 92, of Blackstone Falls, entered into eternal life on Friday after an illness. He was the husband of the late Rose George.
Mr. George was born in Central Falls a son of the late Louis and Deba George. He had lived most of his life in the city until moving to Woonsocket 3 years ago. Mr. George had been employed at the former Texas Instruments for more than 25 years. Mr. George was an Army veteran of WW II.
MANVILLE - Walter Hrossowyc, 99, a resident of the Holiday Retirement Home, passed away peacefully on Saturday with his wife by his side. He was the loving husband to Florence A. (Auclair) Poirier-Hrossowyc of Manville ,and the late Olga (Suptelny) Hrossowyc.
Born May 25, 1913 in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Michael & Tekla (Romanovich) Hrossowyc, he resided in No. Smithfield & Woonsocket for many years before residing at the Holiday.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Earl J. Gingras 77, of Eddie Dowling HWY, died Friday at home. He was the husband of Jeannette (Bois) Gingras. Mr. Gingras was a laminator for the former Glass Craft Co. retiring in 1990. He was a Korean War era army veteran.
What is the most important gift a father can give to his child?
If you answer unconditional love or a top-flight education, youâre right on target. What about providing a supportive and nurturing home life geared toward helping oneâs offspring achieve their best? Canât find fault with that, either.
Yet what if you were fortunate enough to have a father who could deliver on all those fronts and for good measure was a pro athlete? And what if you, his child, stood in a position where chasing after the identical great white whale of athletic prowess was not merely a possibility, but definite?
LINCOLN â For Andre Soukhamthath, Thursday afternoonâs frustration at the weigh-in was dwarfed by Friday nightâs jubilation at the Twin River Event Center.
The Woonsocket bantamweight prospect delighted a strong gathering of local fans -- many of them sporting his new white âAsian Sensationâ fight t-shirt -- by notching the first knockout of his young career on the undercard of Classic Entertainment & Sports, Incâs âProving Groundsâ show.
Soukhamthath (now 2-1) spoiled the pro debut of Vinny Tisconie of Shrewsbury, Mass. by putting him away with a TKO just 2:06 into the fight.
PROVIDENCE --- The recently-graduated seniors on the Central Falls and North Smithfield football teams put on their helmets and pads on Wednesday night and worked out together on the Northmenâs turf complex to prepare for one final game before officially turning the pages on their high school careers.
But if youâre thinking that final game theyâre getting ready for is the 14th annual Governorâs Cup showdown â the one that pits Rhode Islandâs top seniors against Connecticutâs finest 12th graders â on June 30 in Southington, Conn., think again.
WOONSOCKET â A 33-year-old man suffered fatal injuries late Thursday night when the car in which he was fleeing police crashed into a tree at the corner of Grove and Blakeley streets.
The victim, identified in media reports as Anthony Lescarbeau of North Smithfield, was pinned in the wreckage of the red 1986 Ford Mustang GT and had to be extricated by rescue personnel using Jaws of Life equipment.