July 6th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â€“ A man whose exploits as a master art thief have been chronicled in books, magazines and newspapers for decades was arrested after an armed holdup that was anything but artful, police say.
Myles J. Connor, 69, and Suzanne King, 48, both of Blackstone, were charged with one count each of armed robbery and conspiracy after stealing a cell phone from two women with whom they were apparently acquainted.
Detective Sgt. Edward Cunanan said Connor and King used a realistic-looking toy gun to rob the women near CT Plus Convenience store on Hamlet Avenue about 4 p.m.
WOONSOCKET â€“ City officials say theyâ€™ve learned that the owner of Waterview Apartments has been mistakenly granted a quarter million dollarsâ€™ worth of tax breaks since 2006 and now they want to be reimbursed by the owners of the Privilege Street complex.
A lawyer for Omni Privilege Limited Partnership disputes the allegations, however, saying the company received the relief with permission from the city and should continue to do so.
â€śWe would fight any effort to collect the tax retroactively,â€ť Robert Berkelhammer said.
WOONSOCKET â€” Cumberland American All-Stars skipper Bruce Stanford knew he had a decent-hitting club, but nothing like this.
His Nos. 4, 5 and 7 hitters finished 10-for-10 with nine RBI and eight runs scored as CALL rolled to a wildly-entertaining 12-6 victory over Bernonâ€™s best in a R.I. District IV Major Division Tournament Pool B tilt at Ayotte Field on Friday night.
Susan L. Jencks
CUMBERLAND- Susan L. (Vose) Jencks, 68, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 5, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Herchal Jencks.
Born in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Fred I. and Marion S. (Spelman) Vose.
Susan was a waitress at the former Meadowcrest Restaurant on Mendon Rd., Cumberland for many years and also worked as a CNA at The Holiday, Manville. During her free time she enjoyed playing bingo.
BLACKSTONE- Gertrude C. (Bergeron) Martinelli, 79, of Blackstone, MA passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 5, 2012 with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife for 60 years of Leo H. Martinelli.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on February 28, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Alice (Antaya) Bergeron.
Gerald O. Peloquin
DUNNELLON, FL- Gerald O. Peloquin, 86, Dunnellon, died Monday, July 2, 2012 in Ocala, FL.
He was born in Woonsocket, RI, moved to Vero Beach, FL in 1986 and onto Dunnellon in 2008.
Gerald was a restaurateur in partnership with his brother-in-law Norman Lafond; they owned & operated the Annex Diner in Woonsocket, RI for 21 years. During their tenure in the restaurant business, Gerald and Norman introduced to the Rhode Island public, the famous GRINDER sub sandwich.
WOONSOCKET â€” A Providence County grand jury has indicted a 20-year-old city man on charges of raping a 16-year-old girl earlier this year.
Colby Hedstrom of 132 Kenwood Ave. is facing one count each of first-degree sexual assault and assault with the intent to commit sexual assault.
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Rene J. St. Onge
WOONSOCKET- Rene J. St. Onge 81, of Brookhaven Lane, died Saturday June 30th at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Mary Jane (Danis) St. Onge.
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of the late William and Irene (Pierce) St. Onge.
Eugene J. Roux
BAYONET PT., FL- Roux, Eugene J. "Gene" 80, of Bayonet Pt., FL passed away after a long illness on July 2.
He moved to Florida 23 years ago from Bellingham, MA, retired after 32 years as a specification engineer from GM and was a veteran in the US Air Force.
He was predeceased by son, David. Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Therese; children, Susan (Ronald) Nelson and Richard (Muriel); siblings, Fernand, Yvette, Jeanine, Raymond & Donald; grandchildren, Erica, Nicole, Liana & Jessica.
BURRILLVILLE- Constance M. Guilmette, 88, resident of Burrillville, formerly of Woonsocket, passed away on July 3, 2012 at the Overlook Nursing Home in Pascoag.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Flora (Tessier) Gaboury.
She had worked for the Hilsinger Corporation in Walpole for 10 years, in addition to working for the Bayberry Commons Nursing Home as a Certified Nurses Aide for 2 years, retiring in 1988.