December 12th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â€” Say so long to the blues â€” blue trash carts, that is.
The familiar 64-gallon bins will begin disappearing from sidewalks after next weekâ€™s trash collection rounds begin on Monday. Their burgundy and green companion bins will be left behind as the longstanding trio of the cityâ€™s waste pickup formula is broken up for good.
Deemed obsolete in the age of single-stream recycling, the blue bins â€” an estimated 10,300 of them in all â€” have been sold off to the neighboring town of Cumberland for $14 each.
LINCOLN â€“ A Lower River Road womanâ€™s amicable relationship with her ex-boyfriend turned sour on Friday when he allegedly became violent during a domestic disturbance and bit her face.
Patrolman Steven M. Tellier reported finding the 39-year-old victim with red marks on her face consistent with a bite after responding to the 2:35 a.m. disturbance at 864 Lower River Road with fellow police officers.
Catherine Theresa Venditti
WARWICK- Venditti, Catherine Theresa (Monti), died peacefully at Scalabrini Villa on December 10, 2012, just shy of her 100th birthday. She was the beloved wife for 56 years of the late Capt. Edo G. Venditti, US Army (Ret.).
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Enrico and Rosalie Monti, she resided in Warwick since 1956.
Clara F. Ruo
WOONSOCKET- Clara F. Ruo 89, resident of Woonsocket died December 10, 2012 at the Landmark Medical Center.
She was the wife of 59 years to the late Marte Ruo.
She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Frank & Pauline (Slobodzan) Warzybok.
Clara was a loving home maker; she was a lifelong Woonsocket resident.
Clara is survived by her son Thomas Ruo of Woonsocket, two grandsons, Steven Ruo Waltham MA and Mathew Ruo of Woonsocket. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Peter E. Goulet
SOMERSET, KY- Peter E. Goulet 63, formerly of Blackstone, died Monday, December 10, in the Cumberland Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, Somerset, KY, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Services are under the direction of the Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home, and are pending at this time.
CUMBERLAND- Chomka, Walter, 82, of Cumberland, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Tuesday, December 11, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Sarah (Higgins) Chomka. They were happily married for fifty nine years.
Born in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Michael and Michaelena (Ciolkowska) Chomka.
WOONSOCKET â€” The History Channel better look out â€” its Pawn Stars reality show may be getting some competition from a real life pawnshop drama playing out in this town.
Call it Pawn Wars.
The battle kicked into high gear again yesterday after Fall River-based Spindle City Pawnbrokers upped the ante in its bid to secure a Main Street pawnbrokers license.
WOONSOCKET â€” It was almost an example of military organization and efficiency as the Adopt-a-Family drive began its distribution of holiday gifts to needy Woonsocket families this week at the Elkâ€™s Hall on Social Street.
Volunteers carefully checked delivered bags of donated gifts against the master list of eligible recipients prepared by Family Resources Community Action to make sure the proper number of presents had been assembled.
PAWTUCKET â€“ The next manager of the Pawtucket Red Sox is a familiar face to New England baseball fans.
A baseball source confirmed Tuesday that former big-league infielder Gary DiSarcina will be formally introduced as the PawSoxâ€™ skipper at a press conference scheduled for Friday at McCoy Stadium. The 45-year-old DiSarcina replaces Arnie Beyeler, who was named Bostonâ€™s first-base coach last month.
William J. Lambert
CUMBERLAND- William J. Lambert, 92, of Diamond Hill Road, passed away Sunday, December 9, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving famiy. He was the beloved husband of Jeannette (Cloutier) Lambert, and they had been married for 64 years.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Edith (Raymond) Lambert. He resided in Cumberland for over 60 years.
Mr. Lambert was a United States Army Air Corps, serving during World War II, attaining the rank of Tech. Sergeant, and he was a member of the 325th Fighter Group.