May 14th, 2012
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Raymond J. Lapierre, Sr., 55, of St. Paul Street, North Smithfield, died May 13, 2012 in his home. He was the husband of Linda L. (Beauregard) Lapierre.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Aram and Noella (LaFlash) Lapierre.
Mr. Lapierre was an antiques dealer.
CUMBERLAND- Bridget Champagne, 72, of Cumberland, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012.
Born in Achill County Mayo, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Kathleen (Corrigan) O'Malley.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Lambert and her husband Paul, three brothers, Patrick, Thomas, and Farrell O'Malley, three sisters, Anne Hoban, Kathleen Traynor, and Celine Murray, three grandchildren, Liam, Kelley, and Keith Lambert, and a great granddaughter, Payton. She was the sister of the late Tony O'Malley.
WOONSOCKET- Lillian Larue 86, formerly of 547 Clinton St. died Friday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Rosario and Lillian (Vermette) Larue.
Lillian worked in the linen department at the former Woonsocket Hospital for fourteen years before retiring in 1989. She had previously worked at the former Mt St. Frances Orphanage for thirty one years. She was a member of St. Ann's Ladies Guild and the Kennedy Manor Club.
Henry F. Rivet
BURRILLVILLE- Henry F. Rivet, 73, of Burrillville, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, Henry was the son of the late Edgar and Mary (Charrette) Rivet.
Joseph "ED" Croteau
NORTH PROVIDENCE- Joseph E. Croteau, 74, formerly of Woonsocket, died, Wednesday May 9, 2012 at home with his family by his side. He was the husband of Karen (Fortune) Croteau.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Josephat and Lillian (St. Pierre).
Mr. Croteau was a Maintenance Supervisor for TECH Industries, for 25 years prior to retiring. He previously worked as a chemical batch mixer for Tyca Corp. in Holliston, MA. and also in maintenance at the Bocce Club.
PAWTUCKET -- Alex Hassan opened the season a dismal 0-for-17 at the plate before he broke out of the slump with a 3-for-4 outing at Rochester on April 13.
Slow but sure, his confidence increased, and that was more than obvious on Sunday afternoon.
Hassan finished 3-for-3 with a double, homer, sacrifice fly, two RBI and three runs scored to pace the Pawtucket Red Soxâ 5-4 come-from-behind triumph over the Clippers before 5,516 fans at McCoy Stadium.
PAWTUCKET -- The way Lars Anderson figures it, versatility is the key to getting back to the Boston Red Sox.
Thatâs why the Pawtucket Red Sox first baseman called Mike Hazen, now Bostonâs Vice President and Assistant General Manager, last November and asked that he be considered for an outfield position.
Given Adrian Gonzalezâ contract with Boston, he figured, âWhy not?
âHe told me he thought it was a good idea, and that he would talk to the powers-that-be,â Anderson, 24, said in the clubhouse prior to Pawtucketâs tilt against the Columbus Clippers on Sunday morning.
WOONSOCKET â Members of the School Committee spent Saturday afternoon reviewing a proposed $64.6 million 2012-2013 budget but continued the work to a second session this afternoon without voting approval of the spending plan.
The committee spent the four-hour-long session considering line items in the budget proposal with the budget consultant who helped prepare it, Water Edge of B&E Consulting, School Superintendent Giovana Donoyan, and City Finance Director Thomas M. Bruce III.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â Alysha Acevedo didn't cringe, but did seem rather uncomfortable when asked how she's doing academically in this, her junior year at North Smithfield High.
âNot so good in chemistry; math isn't going too well, either, and I love math!â she chuckled. âBut I did get a 95 last week on my chemistry/common task, which is sort of like a project. The good news is I did something I didn't think I'd be able to do.â
WOONSOCKET â The School Committee received a draft budget plan of $64.6 million from its financial consulting firm on Friday but whether that sum will stick as a final budget figure for the coming school year remains to be seen.
Walter Edge of B&E Consulting presented the draft budget to the panel during a special meeting in the Hamlet Avenue Middle School while noting that more work could be done to refine the spending plan if city officials wish to allot additional time to the effort.