November 8th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â€” The Museum of Work & Culture presents â€śA Hand in Time: The Art of Ben Butler,â€ť an exhibition of over 30 pieces of three-dimensional work by award-winning Newport sculptor Ben Butler. The exhibit will be on display from Nov. 20 through Dec. 15.
An Artistâ€™s Reception will be held Sunday, Dec. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m., open to the public with free admission.
In conjunction with Butlerâ€™s sculptures, UMass-Dartmouth faculty member James Alan Edwardsâ€™ documentary â€śBen Butler Sculptor: Objects from Oblivionâ€ť will be screened throughout the exhibition.
John M. Tempest
NORTH SMITHFIELD- John M. Tempest, 61, of North Smithfield, died Wednesday, November 7, 2012 after a brief illness at his home.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Raymond D. and Marguerite (Lee) Tempest.
He was the loving husband of Nancy A. Spencer.
Laverne F. Provost
WOONSOCKET- Laverne F. Provost, 76, of Lilac Ave., Woonsocket, died Wednesday evening at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. Provost.
Born in Arkansas, she was a daughter of the late Lum T. and Birdie Mills.
She was raised in Oklahoma and lived in California during her teen years. She met her future husband at Vance Air Force Base and they raised their family in Woonsocket.
BLACKSTONE â€” Former Blackstone Selectman Robert J. Dubois Tuesday lost his election bid for state representative of the 8th Worcester District after incumbent Republican state Rep. Kevin Kuros won re-election to the seat by a vote of 10,475 to 9,972. Dubois, a Blackstone Democrat, lost the seat by a margin of 503 votes.
WOONSOCKET â€” A legislative crackdown on pit bull dogs has been tabled by the City Council, which now says it wants to work more closely with pet owners to address growing concerns about the burgeoning population of the controversial canines.
City Council President John Ward, who proposed curbs on the dogs that mirror those in effect in Pawtucket for several years, says the council might have to be a little more creative to find a solution that balances the interests of responsible pet owners and the need to protect the public from vicious dogs.
KINGSTON --- After handing Mount St. Charles its most lopsided defeat of the regular season, Coventry found a way to deal the Mounties an agonizingly close loss on Wednesday night in the Division I semifinals.
Owners of a 14-13 lead in a back-and-forth fifth and deciding game, the Mounties were unable to tally the magical 15th point that would have sent them to Saturdayâ€™s 5 p.m. championship match back at URIâ€™s Keaney Gym.
PAWTUCKET â€” The defending Governorsâ€™ Cup Champion Pawtucket Red Sox will play their 2013 home-opener at McCoy Stadium on Thursday, April 11 against the Rochester Red Wings at 7:05 p.m.
The PawSox 2013 season will actually start one week earlier on April 4th when they play the inaugural game at the newly-renovated PNC Field in Moosic, PA against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Erica L. Bleakney
MENDON, MA- Ms. Erica L. Bleakney, 42, of Mendon MA, died early Monday morning (November 5, 2012) at her residence surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Erica was born in Trenton NJ, the daughter of Kenneth M. and Ruth Anne M. (Hutchison) Bleakney. She was a graduate of Mt. St. Charles Academy, Class of 1988. Erica also attended Northeastern University and was a graduate of West Chester University, located in West Chester PA.
RIPTA riders wait for their bus as the first snowflakes of the season begin falling in Woonsocket Tuesday. A Winter Weather Advisory was posted by the National Weather Service for northwest Rhode Island forecasting 1-4 inches of snow before changing to freezing rain and rain Wednesday night.
Jeannette P. Bouvier
LINCOLN- Jeannette P. Bouvier, 91, of Sayles Hill Rd. formerly of Main St. Honora Lippitt, Woonsocket, died Tuesday November 6, 2012 in the Holiday Nursing Home.
Born in Grafton, MA. daughter of the late Albert C. and Antoinette (Belanger) Bouvier.
Jeannette worked as an assembler for U.S. Rubber for 22 years and also for Hasbro, and American Tourister, before retiring.