July 24th, 2011
BURRILLVILLE â€” The gravestone of Civil War soldier Stephen M. Hopkins is once again standing tall.
Hopkins, who died at age 26 from wounds received in the Battle at Fredericksburg, is buried in historical Cemetery #12 on Howard Avenue in Pascoag, but his gravestone had toppled many years ago and was broken in three pieces.
On July 16, members of the Black-stone Valley Cemetery Networking Group met with members of the Burrillville Historical & Preservation Society to do something about it.
WARWICK â€“ A three-run deficit in the first inning? Just a minor inconvenience for Cumberland Americanâ€™s potent offense.
The District IV champions smacked three home runs Saturday in their Major Division state tournament opener, using an eight-run fifth to blow open a tie game en route to a 13-3 victory over Portsmouth at Warwick West Side Little Leagueâ€™s Abe Klitzner Field.
PROVIDENCE (AP) â€” A Rhode Island Superior Court judge has ruled that the Central Falls City Council can convene to advise the state-appointed receiver overseeing the city's troubled finances but must pay expenses related to the ongoing legal battle.
WOONSOCKET â€“ When it seemed an elderly woman might have passed out in the oppressive heat mid-way through a conversation with a radio talk-show host Friday morning, city officials and police feared the worst as they embarked on a frantic search for the unidentified caller.
But the high drama ended on a note of relief after police located the woman via an emergency subpoena for phone records from Cox Communications.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” The urban Northeast baked like a potato wrapped in foil Friday as record-breaking, 100-degree temperatures and steambath humidity combined with the heat-trapping effects of asphalt and concrete to make millions of people miserable.
The mercury in Newark, N.J., reached 108, the highest temperature ever recorded in the city. Philadelphia hit 104. Boston and Teterboro, N.J., reached 102 and Providence, R.I., 100. New York City hit 104 degrees, just 2 short of its all-time high, and with the oppressive humidity, it felt like 113.
CUMBERLAND â€” Cumberland American Little League All-Star coach Dave Belisle has been this route before.
When his team, the recent District IV champions, takes to the field Saturday night for its opening-round game in the state tournament, it will be the second time that Belisle has made the trip.
Four years ago when his son Brian was on the squad, he was the coach when CALL also competed at the states after copping the district title with an exciting win over a very-talent Smithfield team in the finals.
Clinton H. Lovell, Jr.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Clinton H. Lovell, Jr., 72, of Mount Pleasant Road, North Smithfield died Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at his home. He was the husband of the late Karen F. (Stieber) Lovell.
Born in Portland, OR, a son of the late Clinton H. and Vivian (Duncan) Lovell. He had lived in North Smithfield since 1968.
Judy A. Dellorco
BLACKSTONE- Judy A. (Thornhill) Dellorco 58, of Blackstone, and a former longtime Franklin resident, died Wednesday July 20, 2011 at Milford Regional Medical Center following an illness.
Born August 25, 1952 in Milford, a daughter of Lillian A. (Berghelli) Thornhill of Franklin and the late James Thornhill, Sr. she had lived most of her life in Franklin, until moving to Blackstone 3 years ago.
Marcel P. Rousselle
FORESTDALE- Marcel "Marc" P. Rousselle, 76, passed away Friday, July 22, 2011 at home. He was the loving husband of Patricia (Saucier) Rousselle.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Harry and Yvonne (Messier) Rousselle. He resided forty-eight years in Forestdale.
Marcel worked twenty-five years for the State of Rhode Island and also worked at St. Philip's Church, Greenville and Car Quest, No. Smithfield. Marc served in the US Army in Germany at the end of the Korean War.
Angela M. Eden
GARDNER, MA- Angela M. (Hardy) Eden, 45, of Gardner, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 17, 2011 in Woonsocket.
She leaves her beloved father, Ernest Hardy and his wife Marie of Holbrook; her mother, Priscilla Duncan of South Carolina and her husband Jeffrey Duncan of Arizona; three daughters, Kelly Mendes, Krystal Guzman and Amanda Harris, all of Gardner; eleven brothers and sisters; seven grandchildren whom she adored and who will miss her greatly, Hannah, Alyssa, Damian, Elyzabeth, Aryanna, Kaleb and Trinity.