October 2nd, 2012
By RUSS OLIVO
WOONSOCKET â€“ Quick, whatâ€™s Woonsocket got more of than any other community in the state?
If your guess was affordable housing, well, youâ€™re wrong.
Political leaders have long touted the factoid as proof of the cityâ€™s evolution into a sanctuary for the poor, but Woonsocket no longer has the highest concentration of affordable housing, a new study says.
HousingWorksRIâ€™s 2012 survey of statewide housing costs says the distinction now belongs to Newport, a city that some, ironically, think of as a sanctuary for the wealthy.
WOONSOCKET â€” Patrons and employees dragged an intoxicated, unruly man from the Vintage Sunday afternoon before he destroyed the front door in an effort to get back in.
The 67-year-old Woonsocket resident identified as Bernard Joseph Bernard III never had a single drink at the Market Square dining spot, according to police reports.
BURRILLVILLE -- Back on Thursday, Sept. 20, Burrillville High needed overtime to dispatch Division II rival Cumberland, 1-0, at its Tucker Field home.
According to senior tri-captain Laura Hauser, the Broncos didnâ€™t want to go to an extra session again.
â€śOur game plan was to stop their drives from going through because they did a pretty good job of that the first time,â€ť Hauser said of the squadsâ€™ second meeting on Monday afternoon. â€śTheir goalie (senior Elizabeth Alberg) also is pretty fast, so we needed to work her, catch her off-balance.â€ť
Diane H. DeSantis
WEST WARWICK- DeSANTIS, Diane H. (Mayer), 64, of Lonsdale St., passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at home.
She was the wife of Dennis M. DeSantis, they had been married for 45 years.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Rene and Gertrude (Shepard) Mayer. She has been a resident of West Warwick for the past 13 years, previously residing in Woonsocket.
Mrs. DeSantis was the owner of the former Diane's Beauty Salon, Woonsocket, for 35 years and was a communicant of Christ the King Church.
David A. Walsh
WOODSTOCK- David A. Walsh, 52, formerly of Blackstone, MA passed away in his sleep early Sunday morning September 23, 2012 with dignity and love at the dream home that he built with his dearest partner of 10 years, Michael A. Fusaro, on Converse Road in Woodstock. He was with his loved ones, including his beloved Irish Terrier, Harry, who completed his family.
Hortense L. Lemoine
WOONSOCKET- Hortense L. "Lee" Lemoine, 83, of Front St., formerly of Willow St., Woonsocket, died Sunday morning at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Normand Lemoine.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Theodore and Edwina (Richards) Benoit. She was a resident of Woonsocket for most of her life.
Mrs. Lemoine was employed by American Tourister and Healthtex Corporations for many years before retiring in 1982.
Andrew W. Przybylo
WOONSOCKET- Andrew W. Przybylo, 93, of Woonsocket passed away on Saturday at his home.
Born Oct. 8, 1918, in Woonsocket he was the son of the late Andrew & Helen (Zych) Przybylo.
Andrew was employed as a assembler for the former Uniroyal Co. until the plant closed, he then went to work for the Woonsocket Call in the Maintenance Dept. before retiring. He proudly served in U.S. Army during WWII as a T. SGT serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater.
BELLINGHAM- Marion (d'Astous) Grover, 92, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the St. Camillus Nursing Home, Whitinsville, MA. She was the beloved wife of the late Clifford Grover.
Born in St. Damase de Matane, PQ, Canada on August 22, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Joseph G. and Rose H. (St. Pierre) d'Astous.
Rita E. Lemire
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Rita E. Lemire 94, formerly of 400 Mendon Rd. died Thursday at St. Antoine Residence. She was the wife of the late Harold R. Lemire.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Louise (Paradise) Dorval.
Mrs. Lemire worked for the former Uniroyle Co. as an assembler for twenty eight years, and was a CNA at the Wrentham State School for twelve years before retiring thirty years ago.
WOONSOCKET â€” When Grace Lang shows up for work at Woonsocket High School each day, she does so knowing the students in her classroom hold the potential for accomplishing many different things in their lives.
And because of that, she also believes her special needs students should have every opportunity to find success at the high school as any other student at the school.