March 25th, 2014
WOONSOCKET â€” Now that it's official, that the East Woonsocket and Bernon Little Leagues have merged to form one massive Woonsocket Little League, secretary Lisa Godfrin and Rhode Island Athletic Club co-owner Mike Reynolds more or less have done the same â€“ and in an unusual sort of way.
Because some of the children involved may not know each other as well as they perhaps would like, Godfrin and Reynolds chose to put together an offseason training regimen at the club, located at 600 Social St.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Even though the city has already spent $390,000 on land to build a future water treatment plant, the Budget Commission has instructed an engineering company to re-evaluate five other sites that were previously rejected by an advisory panel.
At the urging of Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, the commission voted 3-1 to hire the firm Camp, Dresser McKee to include the review as a component of a broader, $327,000 contract related to the plant.
WOONSOCKET- Marsha (Wagner) Shaver, 84, of Woonsocket passed away on March 24, 2014. She was the wife of the late Dr. Arthur Shaver for sixty-three years.
Born in Chicago, IL, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Jean (Napsky) Wagner.
She is survived by her son Jeffrey and his wife Nadine of Providence and her daughter Dena Stern and her husband Dr. Jeffrey Stern of Stratham, NH. Marsha also leaves two grandchildren, Samantha and Skyler Stern and a twin sister, Elaine Winer of CA. She was the sister of the late Rae Sacks of FL.
Jacqueline N. Lozy
BURRILLVILLE- Jacqueline N. "Jackie" Lozy, 52, of Glendale, RI passed away March 24, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Central Falls, RI, daughter of Blanche (Laliberte) Anderson of Glendale and the late George Anderson.
Camilla C. Czupryna
UXBRIDGE- Camilla C. (Malisz) Czupryna, 95, of Uxbridge passed away on Sunday March 23, 2014 in the Lydia Taft House in Uxbridge. She was the wife of the late Stanislaus H. Czupryna who died in 1966.
Mrs. Czupryna had been employed in the cafeteria at the former Draper Corp. in Hopedale and had previously worked at Scottâ€™s Mill and J.S.B. Yarns at Wacantuck Mill, both in Uxbridge.
PROVIDENCE â€” Based on Mondayâ€™s discussion amongst the Rhode Island Interscholastic Leagueâ€™s Principalsâ€™ Committee, there appears to be growing concern with regard to fan behavior at boysâ€™ high school hockey games.
â€śWe feel that weâ€™ve seen and heard of more issues happening at the rink. Not really players, but parents and students in the stands,â€ť expressed Tom Mezzanotte, RIIL executive director.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt was in an odd spot over the weekend when her hand-picked city solicitor, State Rep. Michael Marcello (D-Scituate) and State Rep. Nicholas A. Mattiello (D-Cranston), another friend, went toe-to-toe in a bid to replace the scandal-plagued former House Speaker Gordon D. Fox.
Elvira C. Belair
WOONSOCKET- Elvira C. Belair, 93, died March 22, 2014 at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Arthur "Bones" Belair.
Born in Maine, she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Grace (Sawyer) Corbett. Mrs. Belair was a homemaker.
WOONSOCKET- Francine (Andrade) Popovich, 58, of Gaskill St. died Wednesday March 19, 2014. She was the wife of Andrei Popovich.
Born in Woonsocket, R.I., daughter of the late Francis Andrade, and Theresa (Lachapelle) Andrade of Woonsocket, R.I.
Francine was a Bartender for the former Scoreboard located in Blackstone for several years and also for various restaurants in the area.
Francine enjoyed cooking for her family and friends.
Roland H. Lapierre
WOONSOCKET- Roland H. Lapierre, 76, of Woonsocket died Friday morning at Landmark Medical Center. He was the loving husband of Jeannette (Turcotte) Lapierre. They were married on August 8, 1959.
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of the late Arthur and Rena (Arel) Lapierre. He was a lifelong resident of the city.