March 2nd, 2011
WOONSOCKET â The deal is done, and the price isn't as bad as officials had feared. But it's still pretty bad: 7.125 percent.
That's the payback interest rate on the $11.5 million deficit reduction bond the city sold yesterday to Lord, Abbett & Co., a private investment management company headquartered in Memphis, Tenn.
âThis is very expensive money,â said Finance Director Thomas M. Bruce.
The march to Providence College is on!
Five boysâ and two girlsâ teams will begin their quests for championship glory this weekend when their best-of-three quarterfinal round series get under way at hockey rinks scattered throughout the state.
In Division I, Mount St. Charles Academy will pursue its fourth straight state title. The Mounties are the top seed and will face eighth-seeded Smithfield on Friday at 9 p.m. at Adelard Arena and again on Saturday at 8 at the Smithfield Ice Rink.
Donald C. Laliberte
FRANKLIN- Donald C. Laliberte, 81, died Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at the Maples Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Wrentham, following a long illness. He was the husband of Jeanne L. (Richards) Laliberte.
Born in Woonsocket, January 10, 1930 a son of the late Joseph and Leona (Dyke)Laliberte. He was educated in local schools, and was a retired self employed carpenter.
Jesse J. Grant, Jr.
BANGOR, ME - Jesse J. Grant Jr, 67, of Bangor, formerly of North Smithfield, R.I. passed away Feb. 25, 2011, at a local nursing home after an extended illness. He was born October 16, 1943 in Bangor, the son of Hilda (Harris) and Jesse J. Grant Sr.
CUMBERLAND- Marcel Desroches, 70, of Sleepy Hollow Drive, passed away Tuesday in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Florence (Dupplessis) Deroches.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Joseph Arcade and Doria (Leblanc) McGlaughlin. He was the fiance of Janice Tessier of West Warwick.
He resided in Cumberland for the past 45 years.
He was the owner and operator of the Look 'N See Optical Shop in Woonsocket for 33 years.
Richard O. Plante
DELRAY BEACH, FL- Richard O. Plante, 77, of Delray Beach, born in Pawtucket, RI went to be with our Lord on February 27, 2011. He leaves behind a loving wife, Doris Plante, who has celebrated 57 years of marriage with him.
WOONSOCKET- Nelson F. Pimental Jr. 61, of Dulude Ave. died Monday, February 28, 2011 in Rhode Island Hospital with his family by his side.
He was the former husband of Aline (Martel) Pimental, of Woonsocket.
Born in Bamberg, Germany, son of the late Nelson F. Pimental Sr. and Marie (Truechel) Pimental, of North Smithfield.
Mr. Pimental worked as a machinist for GAF Corporation, in Millis, Mass. before retiring.
He was a member of the Cercle Laurier.
Louis F. Bonoyer Jr.
BURRILLVILLE- Louis F. Bonoyer Jr., 86, well known resident of Pascoag, passed away Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at Overlook Nursing Home. He was the husband of Elizabeth A. (Smith) Bonoyer.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Louis F. Sr. and Marion (Bard) Bonoyer.
A veteran of WWII, he served in the European theater as an Army Medic, receiving the "Combat Medic's Badge" as well as a Bronze Star for actions in the Battle of the Bulge. After returning to civilian life he received a degree in accounting from the former Hill College.
An initial day of investigation ended without a cause being determined for the fire that heavily damaged the Seville Dye plant at 229 Fairmount St. Sunday.
âItâs still under investigation,â Deputy Fire Chief John Danis said after state and local fire investigators conducted an initial tour of the mill. Members of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives were also participating in the investigation, Danis said.
A dozen teams from the Blackstone Valley will be shooting for the same goal â a strong postseason run that hopefully leads them to a state championship â these next two weeks when the R.I. playoffs take flight.
In two of the three division tournaments, there are clear favorites â unbeaten Barrington High is the team to beat in Division I, while powerful Middletown High leads the way in Division III.
But Division II appears to be wide-open, with a handful of teams capable of rising above the pack and winning the title.