September 14th, 2011
NORTH SMITHFIELD â They began lining up a half-hour before the doors opened, some hoping to score some swag and grand-opening freebies, while others were looking to get an early start on their shopping.
Even more were there because they were just curious to see what it looked like.
In each case, Wal-Mart Supercenter #2225 didn't disappoint.
About 60 early birds came out Wednesday morning as Wal-Mart celebrated the opening of its new North Smithfield store at Dowling Village with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and free coffee just before the store opened its doors to customers at 7:30.
WOONSOCKET -- A city mom voicing anxiety and frustration over her child-rearing responsibilities allegedly assaulted her 16-month-old son in front of her own mother Monday afternoon, tossing him to the floor and fracturing his left shoulder.
Police charged Felicia P. Taylor, 24, of 44 Burnside Ave., with first-degree child abuse over the assault after investigating the incident on Tuesday.
The baby was initially taken to Landmark Medical Center by Taylor and family members and subsequently transported to Hasbro Children's Hospital for further treatment.
Rita M. Galuza
BELLINGHAM- Rita M. (Courtemanche) Galuza, 88, of Bellingham, died Wednesday, September 14, 2011 in Hopkins Manor, North Providence. Her husband of 52 years, Alex Galuza, died in 1998.
Born in Blackstone, MA, she was the daughter of the late Pierre and Florilda (Thibeault) Courtemanche.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Church, Woonsocket, the Ladies of St. Ann's and the former Assumption Church in Bellingham. Rita loved to play tennis, sewing, baking, cake decorating and crafts.
Richard P. Dansereau Sr.
WOONSOCKET- Richard P. Dansereau Sr., 71, of Paradis Ave. died Tuesday September 6, 2011, in the Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Linda (Fregeau) Dansereau.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Conrad and Edna (Kozaczka) Dansereau.
Mr. Dansereau worked as a laborer for Hope Global Co. in Cumberland.
Raymond A. Lemire
CUMBERLAND- Raymond A. Lemire, 86, resident of Cumberland, formerly of Pleasant St. Bellingham, passed away September 14, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.
He was the loving husband of 61 years to Claire (Defond) Lemire.
Born July 3, 1925, he was the son of the late Henry and Viola (St. Amant) Lemire.
Dr. Edward Wawszkiewicz
CHICAGO, IL- Dr. Edward Wawszkiewicz, dear son of Sophie Wawszkiewicz, of Biddeford, ME, formerly of No. Smithfield and the late Joseph Wawszkiewicz and fond brother of the late Dr. Monica Wawszkiewicz.
WOONSOCKET â Itâs been said time and time again in sports that if you want to be the best, you have the beat the best.
On Tuesday afternoon, Woonsocket played what many high school enthusiasts believe is âthe team to beatâ in Division II, defending state champ Smithfield, and while the Novans didnât come away with a victory, they picked up the next best thing â a draw.
PROVIDENCE â State employees and schoolteachers âpossess implied unilateral contract rightsâ to their pension benefits, a Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday, keeping alive a lawsuit challenging previous changes made in state pension laws and further complicating ongoing efforts to make more changes that General Treasurer Gina Raimondo says are necessary to avert a fiscal calamity.
WOONSOCKET â Using about $158,000 in drug forfeiture money, the Woonsocket Police Department has ordered seven new vehicles to replace some of the oldest cruisers and detective cars in its fleet. Capt. Kenneth Paulhus said five 2011 Ford Fusions were ordered for the detectives, while the patrol division will get two 2012 Crown Victorias.
John H. Luttrell Sr.
NATICK, MA- John H. Luttrell Sr., 87, formerly of Natick, died Tuesday September 13, 2011 at Wayland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Cochituate.
He was born in Woonsocket, R.I., on Nov. 6, 1923, son of the late John M. and Eva (Brouillard) Luttrell, and attended local schools before becoming a newspaper copy boy for the Woonsocket Call.
A veteran of World War II, he served as an intelligence specialist with the Army Air Corps in the European Theater.