January 27th, 2012
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ A coalition of non-profit and private developers broke ground Wednesday at Marshfield Commons, a 38-unit housing development that will enable the town to reach its state-mandated threshold for affordable housing.
Called â€śa model of rural smart growth,â€ť the tract of townhouse style two- and three-bed units preserves three-quarters of its 6.3-acre Mechanic Street construction site as open space.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The controversy over a gold necklace that mysteriously vanished from a police evidence locker found its way to City Hall Friday, where Mayor Leo T. Fontaine promised a full-blown investigation into what happened to the missing valuable.
â€śThis is certainly a matter of some concern and weâ€™re going to do everything we can to get to the bottom of it,â€ť said the mayor.
BLACKSTONE- Roman W. Gongoleski, 66 of Blackstone, MA passed away on Monday, January 23, 2012 at Milford Regional Medical Center.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on May 13, 1945, he was the son of the late Raymond and Wladyslawa (Ostrowski) Gongoleski.
Louise M. Toupin
CUMBERLAND- Louise M. Toupin, 90, passed away January 25, 2012 at Trinity Health & Rehabilitation, Woonsocket, RI under Odyssey Hospice Care.
Born August 20, 1921 in Woonsocket, RI, a widow of Ernest H. Toupin, she had been a Cumberland resident for over 60 years.
She was a daughter of the late Andrew and Corana Monteiro and a sister of William W. Monteiro of Bellingham, MA and the late Anna Garcia.
Alma G. Gauvin
WOONSOCKET- Alma G. Gauvin 97, formerly of Mendon Rd., Woonsocket died Monday January 23rd at Bradford Ct. in Pascoag. She was the wife of the late Leo E. Gauvin.
Born in Mapleville, she was a daughter of the late Zenon and Virginie (Beaudoin) Ducharme.
Mrs. Gauvin was a spinner for several area worsted companies for over twenty years before retiring in 1970.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Alfred, Homer, Peter, J. Roderick, and Noe Louis Ducharme, Delia Plante, Lillian Letondress, and Celina Dora Robitaille.
WOONSOCKET- Rosemary A. (Salome) Beauregard, 71, of Privilege St., died Thursday, January, 26, 2012 in the Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of Normand A. Beauregard for 52 years. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late John and Alice (Corey) Salome.
Mrs. Beauregard was a homemaker while raising her five children. She previously worked at McCarthy's Dry Goods, and Sears in Woonsocket. She especially enjoyed trips to Disney World, Christmas and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
PAWTUCKET --- The fans who packed Lynch Arena on Thursday hoping to see a tight game between Lincoln and Cumberland that resembled the double-overtime thriller they played in the Toll Gate Holiday Tournament finals didnâ€™t get their wish granted.
The Lions erupted for three goals in the second period and two in the first 5Â˝ minutes of the third and held the Clippers to just 19 shots on net en route to a 6-2 win in the Kyle J. McLaughlin Scholarship Fund benefit hockey game.
LINCOLN â€“ Head coach Tom Diiorio doesnâ€™t care too much about dual-meet records. When it comes to his Lincoln High boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ teams, his main concern is that his athletes are swimming well with a fair share of them qualifying for next monthâ€™s state championships.
Both those objectives are being met this season.
If the shaky futures of the Tolman and Woonsocket hockey teams didnâ€™t need to receive any additional bad news, they indirectly got some at Monday nightâ€™s meeting of the R.I. Interscholastic Leagueâ€™s Principalsâ€™ Committee on Athletics in Providence.
Among the developments that transpired during this session was the matter of extending the periods in Division III, as well as girlsâ€™ hockey, from 12 to 15 minutes. This was put to a vote and narrowly (and surprisingly) approved by a 6-to-5 vote.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A convicted sex offender who is currently on probation for failure to notify authorities of a change of address was arrested Wednesday for the very same offense, which is a felony.
Jamie Britt, 33, was also free on bail from a pending felony assault charge lodged against him by the Smithfield police in December when he was taken into custody.