June 13th, 2012
WOONSOCKET (Courtesy WPRI) - A city man is fighting for his life after being struck in the head with a brick early Saturday morning.
According to police, Brian Hicks and three friends were walking near Walnut Hill when someone drove by in a gold truck and threw a brick out the window, hitting Hicks in the head.
"Whoever did this is an animal we want this guy caught," said Hicks' father Russell, according to WPRI.
Doctors say Hicks is battling a severe head injury. He's had multiple surgeries, but so far shown no sign of consciousness. Doctors say they aren't sure what the outcome will be.
WOONSOCKET- Joseph Normand Baril 87, of 100 Front St., died Monday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Ernest and Florence (Morel) Baril.
Joseph was a clerk for Woonsocket Motor Inn for over ten years, he also worked as a custodian at the former Ames Department Store for five years.
Roland J. Benoit
Roland J. "Uncle Ben" Benoit, 87, of Bellingham, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at home with his family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 53 years of Jeanne M. (D'Arc) Benoit.
Born in Woonsocket on December 28, 1924, he was the son of the late Ferdinand and Cecilia (Roberge) Benoit.
He was the brother of Armand Benoit and his wife, Lucille of Hemet, CA, and the late Rene Benoit. He leaves his many cherished nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and his special little friend Dylan.
Raymond J. Bouley
WOODBURY- Raymond J. Bouley, 87, a resident of Woodbury, Conn., and former resident of Heritage Village in Southbury, died on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Waterbury Hospital after suffering a stroke. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Barbara J. Bouley.
WOONSOCKET â The state-appointed Budget Commission Monday reserved the right not to recall up to 98 teachers who are still holding pink slips, about a fifth of the Woonsocket Education Departmentâs teaching workforce.
Schools Supt. Giovanna Donoyan was before the panel asking for permission to recall 56 teachers immediately to fill known vacancies, including a number of state-mandated positions.
CUMBERLAND â With a nod to the class of 1962, the graduating class of 2012 bid farewell to Cumberland High School on Monday night at a ceremony held at Tucker Field.
Through all the video and bullpen sessions along with everything else geared toward the task of Reconstruction: The Daniel Bard Story, thereâs one loose end left.
What exactly is Bardâs mound assignment moving forward â starter or reliever? Judging by the early returns in his minor-league stint with the PawSox, such a pretty important clarification appears to have been left off the struggling pitcherâs itinerary, the one that the Red Sox brain trust undoubtedly compiled and left atop Bardâs equipment bag as he packed up his Fenway Park locker.
PAWTUCKET â Daniel Bard got his wish Monday night. Unfortunately for the pitcher, the switch to the bullpen did little inspire confidence that heâs ready to turn the corner.
Working one inning, Bard allowed one run on one hit with a walk and two strikeouts as the PawSox saw a ninth-inning rally come up just short in an 11-8 loss to the Gwinnett Braves. Bard ended up tossing 22 pitches, 11 for strikes.
PROVIDENCE â Head coach Dan Belisle couldn't have been more matter-of-fact after Woonsocket High suffered an 8-5 loss to West Warwick High in a R.I. Division II Tournament losers' bracket final at Rhode Island College on Monday night.
âI'm really proud of my kids,â he said following a contest best described as wild and, well, weird. âThey showed a lot of fight, they showed grit, and they swung the bats well. It just didn't go our way.â
MARLBOROUGH- Sister Doris Pontbriand, a Sister of St. Anne, known in religion as Sister Marie Anne Elise, died suddenly Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the age of 83, at Marie Esther Health Center in Marlborough. She was in the 63rd year of religious life.
She was the daughter of Arsene and Elise (Vandal) Pontbriand of Manville, R.I.