April 26th, 2013
A little of this, a little of that â€¦
A different type of circus has come to the intersection of George Washington Highway and Old River Road, the characteristics of this particular traveling company unlike the sights and sounds appearing beneath your garden-variety big top.
Sorry to disappoint the youngsters, but you wonâ€™t find any elephants, flying acrobats or lion tamers here.
You could drive a golf ball to the Massachusetts line from the front door of Proâ€™s Liquors on Mendon Road in Woonsocket.
No wonder the owner is so worried about the competition on the other side of the border, where thereâ€™s no sales tax on alcoholic beverages.
Charles R. Bowers
MA- Charles R. Bowers 92, widower of his beloved wife, Mary (Mae) Reilly Bowers went on to join her on April 23, 2013.
He was born April 12, 1921, to Victoria (Morin) Bowers and Charles R. Bowers.
Normand L. Lapierre
WOONSOCKET- Normand L. Lapierre, 91, of Woonsocket, died Wednesday evening at The Friendly Home. He was the husband of the late Marthe L. (Vigeant) Lapierre.
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of the late Alexandre and Georgina (Dupre) Lapierre. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Lapierre served in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII as a member of the 46th Bomb Fighter Squadron. He received the American Theater Campaign Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal and was discharged with the rank of Corporal.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Local fireworks retailers say while it is indeed possible to make a bomb if you harvest enough gunpowder from certain fireworks, they donâ€™t believe their wares are a threat to public safety.
A New Hampshire fireworks store has told the FBI that it sold $400 worth of fireworks in February to accused Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who reportedly used gunpowder from two "Lock and Load" re-loadable mortar kits to make the explosives that killed three people and wounded more than 180 others on April 15.
LINCOLN â€” Lincoln High head coach Mike Ethier and his troops had hoped to derail the express that is Smithfield in a Division III â€śBattle of Unbeatensâ€ť at Tiberii Field on Thursday afternoon.
Despite the fact that the Sentinels had entered the contest as the two-time defending D-III champion and had posted 36 consecutive league wins dating back to 2011, Ethier believed his Lions had the wherewithal to pull off what â€“ at least this season â€“ would be only a mild upset.
Lucille O. Arnold
BLACKSTONE- Lucille O. (DeVuyst) Arnold, 93, of Millville, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford, MA. She was the wife of the late Fordys W. Arnold.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Philemon and Flora (Fontaine) DeVuyst. She lived in Bellingham for 47 years.
She leaves her son, Russell P. Arnold of Blackstone; her granddaughter, Meredith N. Arnold; and her great grandson, Andrew P. Arnold. She was predeceased by her sister, Vivian Lepage.
FT. MYERS, FL- Roland H. St Germain, 80, of Ft. Myers, FL, formerly of Bellingham, MA, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence, RI. He was the beloved husband for 56 years of Jeannette D. (Tessier) St Germain.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on July 16, 1932, he was the son of the late Henry and Gertrude (St. Amant) St Germain.
Gerald E. Turgeon
PASCOAG- Gerald E. Turgeon 79, of Donahue Rd. died Tuesday at RI Hospital.
He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Ernest and Lena Turgeon.
Gerry was a mechanic for the Marquis Service Station for thirty three years. He later worked as a stock person at the IGA in Pascoag for twenty years. Gerry was an avid card player and loved gambling at Foxwoods and Twin River.
He is survived by a brother, Lucien Turgeon of Woonsocket, and several nieces and nephews.
CUMBERLAND â€” Thereâ€™s no place like home. And for Cumberland, which played eight of its first nine games of the season (two of them non-league contests in Massachusetts and one an Injury Fund non-leaguer) on the road, Wednesday afternoonâ€™s Division I showdown against La Salle in the friendly confines of Tucker Field was certainly a welcomed breath of fresh air.