August 16th, 2012
NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) â€” Interstate 95 has been reopened in North Attleboro after a truck crash brought down power lines on the roadway, closing it for more than two hours and backing up traffic for miles.
Massachusetts State Police said the Thursday afternoon crash happened between Exits 4 and 5 near the Interstate 295 interchange and both northbound and southbound sides of the road were closed to traffic until the power lines could be removed.
Rina I. Beaulieu
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Rina I. Beaulieu 75, resident of North Smithfield, passed away suddenly as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Virginia, on July 22, 2012.
She was the devoted wife and companion of A. Rene Beaulieu for almost fifty seven years.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Claudio & Loretta (Lambert) DiBasco.
Rina worked as an engraver for the AT Cross Co. in Lincoln for twenty seven years. She was very passionate about riding motorcycles, traveling many places throughout the United States behind her husband.
Rene A. Beaulieu
NORTH SMITHFIELD- A. Rene Beaulieu, resident of North Smithfield, passed away July 24, 2012 after an accident in which a car struck his motorcycle in Virginia.
He was the dedicated husband to Rina (DiBasco) Beaulieu for almost fifty-seven years.
He was born in Woonsocket, son of the late August & Bella (Bourassa) Beaulieu.
Guilio A. Grassini
COVENTRY- Grassini, Guilio A., 87, passed away August 15, 2012. He was born in Woonsocket, a son of the late Utraide and Maria (Dori) Grassini. Former husband and eternal love of Cecile Grassini.
He lived in Woonsocket most of his life before moving to Coventry in 2008.
Mr. Grassini was a fork lift operator for the former Ames dept. store in Mansfield, MA for 20 years before retiring in 1990. He was a WWII Army Veteran, a member of the Thunder Mist Stripper Club and the Italian Workers Men's Club of Woonsocket.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The Elizabeth Beisel Welcome Home Tour made a stop at McCoy Stadium Wednesday evening, as the North Kingstown native and Olympic medalist threw out the first pitch and signed autographs at the ballparkâ€™s Cox Fan Center.
Standing on the field in her Team USA jacket and a PawSox cap, Beisel was presented a Pawtucket team jacket by General Manager Lou Schweichheimer and infielder Tony Thomas, who took the occasion to tweet the following after catching the ceremonial toss: â€śNot a bad arm for a swimmer; thanks for keeping it close so I could catch it!â€ť
PAWTUCKET â€” Stop if youâ€™ve heard this before, but PawSox pitching coach Rich Sauveur feels that embattled reliever Daniel Bard is closer than the numbers suggest.
Sauveur provided words of reassurance on Wednesday afternoon, one day after Bard had a devil of a time locating the strike zone. You probably know the grizzly numbers by now, but here they are again: On his way to recording one out Tuesday night against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Bard walked four and allowed two runs. Just 10 of the 27 pitches he recorded were strikes.
WOONSOCKET â€” The Rhode Island Business Group on Health (RIBGH), a coalition of more than 70 employers in Rhode Island representing over 50,000 employees, is weighing in on the pending sale of financially-troubled Landmark Medical Center and Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island to Boston-based Steward Health Care System, saying negotiations between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Landmark Medical Center/Steward Health Care must abide by several considerations, including establishment of a statewide coordinated health care plan.
LINCOLN â€” A Lincoln police officer who was found guilty in January of felony battery with a dangerous weapon for kicking a handcuffed woman in the head outside a slot parlor in 2009, has resigned, Lincoln Town Administrator Joseph Almond announced Wednesday.
â€śEffective Aug. 10, 2012, the Town of Lincoln has accepted an unconditional and irrevocable resignation from Officer Edward Krawetz,â€ť Almond said. â€śThis action has allowed the town to avoid the inherent uncertainty of costly and time-consuming litigation and appeals which would inevitably ensue if this matter remained unresolved.â€ť
HARRISVILLE- Carmella (Silba) Cecconi, 87, of Inman Rd. died Wednesday August 15, 2012 in the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of Anthony Cecconi. Carmella and Tony were married for 69 years.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Matteo and Marion (Delfino) Silba.
Carmella worked for US Rubber for several years prior to retiring.
She was a former member of the North Smithfield Senior Citizens.
Bernard E. Meunier
CUMBERLAND- Bernard E. Meunier, 85, of Cumberland, passed away Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Oakland Grove Health Center, Woonsocket, RI. He was the loving husband for 58 years to Claire J. (Berard) Meunier.
He was born October 13, 1926 in Woonsocket, the son of the late Raymond E. and Aldora (Desrosiers) Meunier.