May 2nd, 2011
PROVIDENCE â€” U.S. Sen. Jack Reed called the killing of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden by U.S. commandos in Pakistan â€śgood news, and testimony to the courage and skill of our military forces.
â€śI hope it is also a moment for the families of 9/11 to have a brief bit of solace after 10 years,â€ť the stateâ€™s senior senator said Monday.
Gloria C. Desmarais
WOONSOCKET- Gloria C. Desmarais, 80, died peacefully Friday morning at home surrounded by her family. She was the devoted wife of Robert W. Desmarais. They were married on October 16, 1948.
Born in Burrillville, she was a daughter of the late Wilfred and Annette (Bois) Beaudreau.
She was a resident of Woonsocket for most of her life and later lived in Cumberland. Mr. and Mrs. Desmarais also spent several years living in Boynton Beach, FL. during their retirement.
Barbara J. Campano Gildard
BELLINGHAM Barbara J. (Clark) Campano Gildard, 74, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the Clinton Hospital in Clinton, MA with family by her side. She was the beloved former wife of the Louis D. Campano with whom she resided in Bellingham, and the late Arthur Gildard.
Carl E. Guiney
WOONSOCKET- Reverend Carl E. Guiney, 69, of Harris Ave., died Friday, April 29, 2011 at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Faith E. (Shepherd) Guiney whom he married June 29, 1968.
Born in Lafayette, IN, he was the son of the late Earl E. and Kathryn E. (Turner) Guiney.
Reverend Guiney was a 1964 graduate of Central Bible College in Springfield, MO.
He was an accomplished pianist and during his college years he was a member of the Revivaltime Radio Choir and was the manager and accompanist for the Messengers Quartet.
WASHINGTON â€” Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, was killed in an operation led by the United States, President Barack Obama said Sunday.
A small team of Americans carried out the attack and took custody of bin Laden's remains, the president said in a dramatic late-night statement at the White House.
A jubilant crowd gathered outside the White House as word spread of bin Laden's death after a global manhunt that lasted nearly a decade.
"Justice has been done," the president said.
Charles F. Palladini
BURRILLVILLE- Charles F. Palladini, 77, resident of Pascoag RI, died on April 27, 2011 at his residence.
Husband of the late Norma (Richard) Palladini.
Born in Franklin MA, a son of the late John & Alice (Prue) Palladini.
Charles worked for the Electric Boat Co. for many years; he also was a self-employed contractor playing a major role from start to finish of the John Hancock Building. He enjoyed music, gardening, fishing, and golfing.
LINCOLN â€” It's both amusing and inspiring, how Lincoln High junior Josh Soucy came up with the notion of creating a â€śTeen Advocacy Group,â€ť an organization that would give him and his peers more input and knowledge about happenings in town government.
BLACKSTONE - Amanda Notz, a life skills teacher at Blackstone-Millville Regional High School, pauses about three feet from the top of a 25-foot-tall fiberglass rock climbing wall that has been erected in a corner of the school parking lot.
The wall has three climbing sides and an automated belay and hydraulic system that allows climbers to slowly descend from the top.
"Don't look down," U.S. Army Sgt. Logan O. Saunders yells up.
Notz adjusts her harness, makes one last reach and then taps the buzzer on top of the wall before lowering herself back down.
PAWTUCKET â€“ John Costa is 89 years old now and still lives in the house on Crane Street that he grew up in during the 1920s and 1930s.
â€śWe had nine people in this house â€¦ my mother and father, five boys and two girls,â€ť the World War II veteran was saying a few days ago. â€śMy twin sister Rose and I are the only ones still living. Rose lives out in Rehoboth.â€ť
Costa joined the National Guard in 1940, at the age of 18, admittedly â€ślooking for a little excitement.â€ť
CUMBERLAND â€“ Although it often seems it, Kaylnn K.K. Pitts doesnâ€™t always win every time that she competes in track & field.
There are also days like Saturdayâ€™s Cumberland Invitational where the versatile sophomore from Woonsocket High still manages to grab some headlines when sheâ€™s not the first one in the results.