WOONSOCKET â€” Even now, more than seven years after serial killer Jeff Mailhot was captured, the case of the mild-mannered monster from Cato Hill still holds a lesson or two for some of the best cops in the world.
And who better to do the teaching than the investigator who cracked the case â€” Detective Capt. Edward J. Lee Jr. of the city police force.
CUMBERLAND â€” Home is where the heart is, not to mention the wallet.
On Wednesday morning, several dignitaries â€” including U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, Mayor Daniel McKee, Rhode Island Housing Executive Director Richard Godfrey and Cumberland Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Chair Eugene McMahon â€“ attended an open house celebrating the two new, affordable housing units at 26 Carpenter St.
All expressed delight with the camaraderie and partnerships it took to construct the pair of three-bedroom apartments, one on top of the other.
WOONSOCKET --- Mount St. Charles has earned the right to defend its own Holiday Face-Off tournament title, but in order to get back to the finals, MSC had to overcome the superb play of a scorching-hot goaltender.
St. Dominic Academy of Auburn, Maine received a brilliant 56-save effort by Grant Carrier, but Mount was able to get key goals from two of its freshmen and skate off with a 3-0 victory on Wednesday night in the semifinals of their 16th annual tournament at Adelard Arena.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Whether itâ€™s a cross-country or track race, thereâ€™s only one place where Trevor Crawley feels the most comfortable, and thatâ€™s right up front.
â€śI donâ€™t like not leading,â€ť said the Cumberland High junior. â€śI donâ€™t feel like itâ€™s my race.â€ť
For almost the entire distance of the 3,000-meter run at Wednesdayâ€™s Rhode Island Track Classic, Crawley took his customary, front-runner position, rattling off consistent 200 splits between 36-37 seconds.
The Clipper standout did the necessary work for a victory in the regional meet, it just wasnâ€™t enough.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Tolman head coach Mike Kayata can live with Jonathan Percy firing away from the baseline. Itâ€™s a whole other matter when the 6-foot-7 junior tees up a shot from behind the 3-point stripe.
Delia P. Lima
CUMBERLAND- Delia P. (Rego) Lima 92, of Cumberland, affectionately know as "Dee", born in West Warwick, RI to Manuel and Teolinda (Silva) Rego; the eldest of twelve children. She was the loving wife of 66 years to Felix A. Lima.
Dee was a registered nurse, for more than 45 years, beginning her career at Notre Dame Hospital in Central Falls, RI, and later worked as a private nurse for Dr. Upton Savoie.
Clarinda A. Walsh
CUMBERLAND- Clarinda A. (Chaput) Walsh, 105, of Mendon Rd. died Tuesday at home. She was the beloved wife for 65 years of the late Thomas F. Walsh Jr.
Born in Suncook, NH she was the daughter of the late Delvini and Marie L. (Veilleux) Chaput. She had resided in Cumberland since 1942 previously living in West Warwick.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church and a founding member of the St. Patrick Mothers Club. She was also a charter member of the former St. Thomas Knights of Columbus, Women's Guild, Cumberland.
Yvette I. Laforest
LINCOLN- Yvette I. Laforest, 91, of Sayles Hill Road, died Wednesday, December 28, at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville.
Born in the Manville section of Lincoln, a daughter of the late Alphonse and Ida (Guevremont) Laforest, she had lived in Manville and Cumberland.
Miss Laforest was a File Clerk for Providence Washington Insurance Co.
She was a member of the Riverside Village Tenants Association and a communicant of St. James Church, Manville.
The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Holiday Retirement Home for their excellent care.
Frances A. Melnyk
NORTH SMITHFILED- Frances A. (Serafin) Melnyk, 89, of No. Smithfield, passed away on Dec. 24th at the home of her daughter, Patricia A. Peters in Rush, CO. She was the loving wife of the late Russell Melnyk.
Born January 28, 1922, in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Martin P. and Anna (Kamfonik) Serafin.
She resided in No. Smithfield most of her life.
Robert O. Lussier, Sr.
DILLON, SC- Robert O. Lussier, Sr., 76, of Dillon died on Friday, December 23, 2011 at his home.
Robert was born in Cumberland, RI. He was the son of the Oliver T. and Dorilda (Lavoie) Lussier.
Robert served his Country in the United States Air force and was a Veteran of the Korean War. He was employed with Owens-Corning Fiberglass in RI and later became a self-employed logger until his retirement. In his early years, he loved running Fox Hounds, Coon Hounds, and Beagles and was an avid outdoorsman. He was a loving man who will be missed dearly by everyone.