February 7th, 2011
Paul R.G. Auclair, Jr.
ANCHORAGE, AK - USAF SSGT. Paul R.G. Auclair, Jr., 28, formerly of Cumberland died unexpectedly Friday, January 28, 2011. He was the husband of Jenni L. (Cornelle) Auclair.
Born in Woonsocket, the beloved son of Celina (Charland) Auclair of Cumberland and the late Paul R. G. Auclair, he had lived in Cumberland before moving to North Carolina for 4 years. He had been stationed in Alaska for the past 3 years.
While in the Air Force, he was deployed three times, twice to Iraq and once to Korea.
Caroline H. Peloquin
MANVILLE- Caroline H. Peloquin, 89, of Railroad St., Manville, died Thursday at Landmark Medical Center with her family at her side. She was the wife of the late Bernard Peloquin.
Born in Manville, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Antonia (Ziemba) Holubesko. She was a lifelong resident of Manville.
Mrs. Peloquin was employed by the State of Rhode Island school lunch program with the Lincoln schools for over 25 years. She also worked at the Manville-Jenckes mill in her early years and later at Piette Jewelers before her retirement.
WOONSOCKET- Raymond Gemski, 85, of Park Avenue, passed away Friday in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Rose (Kuchiryvka) Gemski.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Peter and Annie (Lanowy) Gemski. He was a life-long Woonsocket resident.
Mr. Gemski was a United States Navy, World War II Veteran.
He was employed by the former Woonsocket Hospital as a Nuclear Medicine Technician until his retirement.
WOONSOCKET â€” The winter of 2011 claimed a city landmark Sunday as heavy snow and ice brought down the function room roof at Vermetteâ€™s Restaurant at 1347 Diamond Hill Road.
The collapse of the roof into a room once home to local wedding receptions, collations and holiday parties left one wall bulging outward into the business' parking lot at Diamond Hill Road and Mendon Road and another canted inward. The city's building inspector subsequently ordered the function room taken down as a precaution against further collapse.
Some high school hoop-related tidbits to pass along â€¦
You could say the three divisional tournaments in boysâ€™ basketball are suffering from the same symptoms normally associated with middle child syndrome. Blame such thinking on our minds being somewhere else, the focus instead on the chaos and suspense hovering over the squeeze-everything-in gauntlet needed to complete the regular season. Thereâ€™s also a great deal of buzz in the air surrounding the open state tournament, the new frontier that will lead to the crowning of one champion.
The CALL is seeking photos of Blackstone Valley military veterans, whether they served in war zones or not. Please send photos to our email box: email@example.com or drop them off in the Veterans mail basket located on the front desk of The CALL's office on Main St., Woonsocket.
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WOONSOCKET â€“ The School Committee will begin work on next yearâ€™s proposed budget in earnest this week when it considers what could amount to a $1.7 million reduction in school spending.
The panelâ€™s budget subcommittee is expected to recommend approximately that amount in cost reductions after looking at a list of possible budget tightening moves that include several of the recommendations raised by the just completed B&E Consulting performance audit, School Committee Chairman Marc A. Dubois said after subcommittee met Thursday.
UPTON â€“ Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School senior and automotive technology student, Christopher Downing, is the recipient of the Senior Northwestern Technical Scholarship, a full tuition scholarship worth up to $25,000 from the University of Northwestern Ohio.
Downing also achieved a first-place finish in the Mass. Skills USA Automotive Technology Competition in March 2010, resulting in him being awarded an additional $10,000 scholarship from the university. The combined awards total $35,000 that may be applied to tuition costs throughout his enrollment.
PROVIDENCE â€” Lincoln High coach John Menna may have had the prefect response when asked how to defeat Cumberland in the Northern Division Championship â€“ â€śProbably pray a lot. Thatâ€™s about it,â€ť he said. â€śThey are deep in just about all areas.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€“ An intense fire apparently breaking out in a finished breezeway left Paul and Lorraine Jacobs without a home Friday afternoon.
Paul Jacobs, 69, the well-known local video and sound company owner who records meetings of City Council and other popular events, also lost equipment and possibly years of recordings when the fire swept through an attached garage and the two-level home at 49 Hillsdale Street while the couple was away.