July 11th, 2011
Ruth L. Laplume
SENECA, SC- Ruth L. (Catteau) Laplume, 64, passed away at home on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife for 43 years of Eugene Laplume.
WOONSOCKET- Claire (Gianco) Cote, 93, formerly of Park Ave, Woonsocket died Wednesday, July 6 2011 in Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Pascoag. She was the wife of the late Rene P. Cote.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late John and Sophie (Starve) Gianco.
Mrs. Cote retired as a Dietary Aide for the St. Francis Home, Woonsocket in 2001.
Doris J. Molle
CUMBERLAND- Doris J. Molle, 79 of Flat St., died Thursday at home. She was the loving wife of the late Anthony F. Molle.
Mrs. Molle was born in Woonsocket, the daughter of the late Herve and Palmena (Lussier) Dumas. Doris worked at Electronic Molding Corporation for seventeen years and then as an inspector for AT Cross Co. for five years before retiring in 1993. Her family and friends will always remember her optimism, laughter, and zest for life.
Joseph Mark Regan
REHOBOTH- Joseph Mark Regan, 85, of Rehoboth, a loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 7, 2011 in the Madonna Manor Nursing Home, North Attleboro with his deeply beloved wife Dorothy (Mariani) Regan by his side. It was the morning of their 60th wedding anniversary.
Born in Providence, Rhode Island on April 30, 1926, he was a son of the late John H. Sr. and Catherine (Elwood) Regan. Joseph was educated in Providence schools.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The PawSox players and staff couldnâ€™t vacate the McCoy Stadium grounds fast enough Sunday evening.
After holding on for a 4-3 win against Buffalo, the PawSox put the unofficial first half (91 of 143 games) behind them and will use the next three days to regroup mentally. Baseball, a staple for all involved parties since the start of spring training in mid-February, plans take a back seat to vacation getaways and family reunions.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The type of season Ryan Lavarnway is enjoying tends to open the door to possibilities down the road, one being a September call-up.
Right now Lavarnway prefers to let his bat do the talking. The power-hitting catching prospect went 3-for-4 with two home runs Sunday as the Pawtucket Red Sox ended the unofficial first half of the season with a 4-3 win against Buffalo.
BURRILLVILLE - Rick Finlayson, for 13 years the golf professional and general manager of the Country View Golf Club in Burrillville, offers a simple reason why throngs of players gravitate to his course.
â€śItâ€™s affordable, we have a friendly staff and itâ€™s a challenge for all types of players - beginners, intermediate and advanced players,â€ť he said.
Country View G.C., located on 49 Club Lane off Route 7, about a 25-minute drive from Providence, is a moderately-challenging Par 70 course that measures 6,067 yards from the back tees and 5,060 yards from the ladiesâ€™ tees.
PROVIDENCE â€“ A couple of family members, a cousin and even his coach graduated or are still attending Brown University.
Despite all those connections, David Kahn had never been to Providence until this weekend.
But the 27-year-old Long Island triathlete, a recent dental school graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, sure made his first visit to the capital city worthwhile on Sunday with a wire-to-wire victory at the fourth annual Amica Ironman 70.3 triathlon. Kahn finished the race â€“ a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run â€“ with a time of 4 hours, 52 seconds.
PAWTUCKET â€” With R.I. Environmental Police Officer Mark Saunders giving careful watch on the fifth-floor roof of City Hall, wildlife intern Ashley Hopkins slowly opened the lid to the special cardboard box.
Perhaps four seconds later, one female falcon appeared, began flapping her wings and coasted west towards The Pawtucket Times building.
A split second later, her kid brother followed suit, but headed east, eventually landing on top of an Armory tower.
BURRILLVILLE â€” First Lieutenant Stephen Hopkins of 12th Regiment Rhode Island Infantry had only served four months in the Union Army when he was wounded at Fredericksburg, Va. in December of 1862. Less than two weeks later, Hopkins died of his wounds at the age of 25. Today, his headstone lies broken in a cemetery in Burrillville. A newly formed group is about to change that.