February 2nd, 2013
Andre Soukhamthath couldnât have scripted a better start to his second full year as a pro fighter.
The Woonsocket bantamweight electrified a large, energetic gathering at the Twin River Event Center late Friday night by delivering a second-round TKO over a talented prospect that easily earned the 24-year-old Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc.âsâ âKnockout of the Nightâ honors.
PAWTUCKET â With a solid effort on the defensive boards and the typical pinpoint field-goal accuracy from senior guards Jaime LaFazia and Keila Strick, North Smithfield High posted a workmanlike 53-41 Division III victory over Bishop Keough at St. Raphael Academy's Alumni Hall early Saturday afternoon.
LaFazia â call her the No. 2 â drained 13 of her 18 points in the opening half, and also contributed five steals, five assists and six rebounds for the Northmen, who improved to 9-5 overall and 8-3 in league play.
Woonsocket firefighters responded to a fire at 198 Front St., which houses Wally's Market and five apartments above it, on Friday just after 5:00 p.m. The fire started between the market's ceiling and the second floor and was confined to that area, according to Deputy Fire Chief Paul Shatraw. The fire displaced the residents of two apartments and the market is closed through the weekend.
WOONSOCKET -- Victories don't get any bigger than this one.
For the second time in seven days, Mount St. Charles defeated Bishop Hendricken, and Friday night's 4-2 victory at Adelard Arena allowed the Mounties to clinch their regular-season series with the Hawks.
The Mounties, who dropped a 4-0 verdict to Hendricken earlier in the season, and last Saturday, pinned a 3-1 win over the Hawks at Thayer Arena, improved to 8-2, while the Hawks slipped to 9-2.
WOONSOCKET â The juvenile offender convicted in a 2010 stabbing that left an elderly man paralyzed has been excused from further prison time, but he must spend at least two more years in a mental health facility.
Jeremy Kerrigan was 16 years old when he stabbed Donald Paterson in the back, partially severing his spine. Paterson is now permanently disabled and his wife has become his full-time caretaker.
WOONSOCKET â Despite a series of actions by the City Council to keep any more pawn shops from opening, Fall River Pawnbrokers has renewed its request for a license.
Most surprisingly, the application identifies the location of the sought-after shop as 118 Main St., even though that site has already been leased to another business, Liberty Market.
Fall River Pawnbrokers contends it has a valid lease for the building that the landlord is legally bound to honor, despite the installation of another tenant.
Germaine A. Bessette
NORTH SMITHFIELD: Germaine A. Bessette, 92, passed January 31st. She was the wife of the late George A. Bessette.
Born in Attleboro, MA, a daughter of the late Jean Baptiste and Exilia (Paul) Salvas.
She dedicated her life to her family.
WOONSOCKET- Leona Thibault, 94, of Woonsocket, formerly of Lewiston, Maine died Thursday morning at Trinity Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Laurier Thibault.
Born and raised in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Evelyn (Boulanger) Patenaude.
Following her marriage she resided in Lewiston, ME for over 60 years prior to relocating to the Woonsocket area several years ago.
Mrs. Thibault was employed at Hillcrest Poultry Company and Raytheon Corporation prior to her retirement.
June D. Gurka
SLATERSVILLE- June D. (Allard) Gurka, 84, of Orchard Street, No. Smithfield, died January 31, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Walter P. Gurka, whom she married June 6, 1947.
Born in No. Smithfield, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Dora (Allaire) Allard.
June worked for thirty years as an assembler for the Amprex Electronic Co. retiring in 1990. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and was an avid BINGO player.
BLACKSTONE- Kenneth W. Robinson, 92, of Blackstone, MA died Thursday, January 31, 2013 at his home. He was the husband of the late Mary (Lesperance) Robinson.
He was born in Blackstone, MA, son of the late Roland and Anna (Bradley) Robinson.
Mr. Robinson was a World War II Seabees Veteran and served in the Pacific Theater on the island of Peleliu. He was owner and operator of Robinson's Equipment Corporation and he was a member of the Historical Truck Society.