April 1st, 2012
Dust off those rods and reels and break out the tackle box.
The 2012 trout and general freshwater fishing season begins at 6 a.m. on Saturday, April 14.
More than 20,000 anglers are expected to turn out at dawn on opening day.
Approximately 80,000 hatchery raised brook, brown, and rainbow trout with an average individual weight of one and a half pounds have been stocked by Division staff in more than 100 ponds and streams for opening day.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The School Committee balked at cutting school lunch monitors on Wednesday as the next step in reducing local school spending, but will seek to make changes in the health care coverage held by retired school department employees.
The decisions came Wednesday as the School Committee considered several matters related to the school department's ongoing budget problems and seemed to indicate a growing concern among some of the panel's members that student needs are being pushed aside in the effort to address funding shortfalls.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Local young people will have a new opportunity for career training and online work research thanks to a donation from the GTECH Corporation to the Family Resources Community Action YouthWorks411 Center, at 55 Main St.
GTECH President and CEO Jaymin B. Patel joined Family Resources Executive Director Benedict F. Lessing Jr., along with staff and program members this week in unveiling the just-completed and fully-furnished computer lab.
CUMBERLAND â€” Chris Payson had just given some of his older, faster swimmers a grueling set of four 800-yard individual medleys â€“ for those who may not understand, each consisted of 200 yards of butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle.
He told them he'd give them a break on the time allotted for each 800: 15 minutes.
Naturally, there were a few audible groans, but these members of the Shamrock Swim Club nevertheless set out on their first.
SEEKONK -- Athletic Director Ray Grant claimed elation at Seekonk High Schoolâ€™s hiring of a new varsity football head coach.
Principal Marcia McGovern took Grantâ€™s recommendation and chose Vernon Crawford, a former New England Patriots linebacker/special teams player, to be the mentor, she announced Friday morning.
PROVIDENCE â€” A North Smithfield man has been sentenced to a total of 40 years in prison, with 20 to serve and 20 suspended with probation, according to Attorney General Peter Kilmartin. In addition, the convicted man must undergo sex offender counseling, was ordered to have no contact with the victims, and must register as a sex offender.
PROVIDENCE â€“ In each of the last three years, Cumberland Rep. Karen MacBeth sponsored legislation that would require doctors to offer to show and explain fetal ultrasound images to women seeking abortions. The bills died with little media or public fanfare.
MacBeth has introduced the bill again, but this year pre-abortion ultrasounds have become a red-hot button nationwide controversy as state legislatures across the country have passed or are considering a variety of bills mandating the procedure in various forms
Mary J. Caccavelli
BELLINGHAM MA- Mrs. Mary J. (DiPietro) Caccavelli, 88, of Bellingham MA died Friday (March 30, 2012) at her residence after a period of declining health. She was the wife of the late Frank P. Caccavelli, who died in 1975.
Mrs. Caccavelli was born in Bellingham MA, the daughter of the late Domenico and the late Lucia (Volpe) DiPietro.
Edward J. Tuite
BLACKSTONE- Edward J. Tuite, 84, of Blackstone, passed away Wednesday March 28, 2012 with his beloved family by his side.
Edward's longtime sweetheart Florence G. (Brennan) Green passed away in 2002.
His extended family an son, John E. Green passed away in 2003, a daughter, Eleanor Stebbins passed away in 1989 and a granddaughter Terri-Anne Stebbins passed away in 2009. A brother Joseph also predeceased him.
Helen A. Lamothe
GOODYEAR, AZ- Helen A. Lamothe 72, formerly of Woonsocket died March 24, 2012 in Goodyear, AZ., where she has been living since 2009.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Giovanni and Theresa (Mencarini) Barcolini. Helen was a purchasing manager for CVS for over twenty five years. She was a member of St. Theresa's Parish and taught CCD classes for many years. Helen was an avid bingo player and enjoyed going to Twin Rivers.