February 4th, 2013
WOONSOCKET â€“ The driver in a crash that knocked out power across a wide swathe of the city last week admitted he lost control while he was on his cell phone, but there isnâ€™t much the police can do about it.
â€śHe was preoccupied by dialing his phone, but he wasnâ€™t texting,â€ť said Lt. Brad Scully of the Woonsocket Police Departmentâ€™s Accident Prevention Bureau. â€śThe law says you have to be texting while driving to be cited. Itâ€™s very specific.â€ť
Gary V. Cornelius
BELLINGHAM- Gary V. Cornelius, 60, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Friday, February 1, 2013.
He leaves his children, Matthew, Alyssa and Jacob Cornelius and his wife of 28 years Susan D. (Duschl) Cornelius all of Bellingham, MA.
Helen J. Stanley
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Helen J. Stanley 90, resident of St. Antoine died February 3, 2013, at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
She was the wife of the late Michael Stanley, former Cpt. of the Woonsocket Fire Dept. who died Jan. 12, 1992.
She was born in Millville MA, a daughter of the late Onufry & Anna (Dobrowolski) Chubay.
COLUMBIA, TN- Susan M. Uralowich-Bechet, 59, of Sherry Drive, Columbia, TN died February 1, 2013 surrounded by her family.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of Mary (Kelly) Uralowich of No. Smithfield and the late Severyn Uralowich.
Susan was a homemaker, but had worked in the Woonsocket School Dept. as a Teacher's Aid and a Special Education Asst. Her grandson Carter was the light of her life.
Linda S. Brewer
MENDON, MA- Linda S. (Collupy) Brewer, 62, of Mendon, passed away Sat. Feb. 2, 2013 at home with her family by her side. She was the wife of Robert S. Brewer.
She was born in Woburn in 1950 the daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth (McNeil) Collupy, Sr. and was raised in Burlington.
Lucien J. Gagne
BELLINGHAM- Lucien J. Gagne, 89, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Genesis Healthcare Milford Center. He was the beloved husband for 63 years of Yvette A. (Ledoux) Gagne.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on September 13, 1923, he was the son of the late Edmond and Maria (Gregoire) Gagne.
Thelma I. Frankian
CUMBERLAND- Thelma I. (Menard) Frankian, 84, of Cumberland passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013. She was the wife of the late Warren Frankian.
Born in Lincoln, a daughter of the late Alphonse and Florence (Conway) Menard, she was a lifelong resident of Cumberland.
Thelma enjoyed playing bingo and was an avid card player.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The police department revived a past tradition Friday evening when it handed out 196 recognition awards to its members.
The ceremony at the Father Marot CYO Center at 53 Federal St. also included awards for community members and organizations such as the Woonsocket Prevention Coalition that have worked with the department over the years to improve the quality of life of local residents.
CUMBERLAND - State Rep. Mia A. Ackerman (D-Dist. 45 Cumberland, Lincoln) is in talks with officials from the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) after learning that the Manville Hill Road Bridge on the Cumberland-Lincoln line will have to remain closed until the end of April.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Itâ€™s an old story now, the tale of the cityâ€™s once famous Cobble Rock, but also one that continues to spark fond feelings of times gone by among those who remember it.
That is how Paul Durand, 64, of Crepeau Court was feeling while visiting the site of Cobble Rock in the cityâ€™s Fairmount woods during unseasonable warm weather on Wednesday.
A number of trees have been cut down near the historic spot at the North Smithfield town line and a new radio tower stands in the field bordering it, behind the Saint Antoine Residence off Rhodes Avenue.