October 4th, 2012
Edward A. Mariani
WOONSOCKET- Edward A. Mariani, 83, of Walnut Hill Rd. died October 3rd at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of the late Anna Jean (Vona) Mariani.
Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Gaetano and Francesca (Santilli) Mariani.
Edward was a meat cutter for Quinn Meat Packing Co. for over twenty years before retiring in the late seventies. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Edward was an avid cribbage player.
GARDEN GROVE, CA- Rita Latraverse, 89, a resident of Garden Grove, Ca. died on Sept. 3, 2012, at Valley View Gardens, an Alzheimer Residential Care Home. Rita was the wife of the late Normand Latraverse.
DENVER â€” In a showdown at close quarters, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering national economy. "The status quo is not going to cut it," declared the challenger.
Obama in turn accused his rival of seeking to "double down" on economic policies that actually led to the devastating national downturn four years ago â€” and of evasiveness on details for Romney proposals on tax changes, health care, Wall Street regulation and more.
LINCOLN â€“ Dick Ryan knows what a special talent he has in Emily Bouthillette, hence why the Lincoln High softball coach isnâ€™t afraid to spread the word regarding a player that Ryan feels is flying somewhat â€śunder the radar.â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€” A 24-year-old city man was charged with domestic assault by strangulation, domestic kidnapping and other charges. Police said they lodged the charges against Shane Michael Hall after speaking to officers from Franklin, Mass. on Monday.
The Massachusetts officers said the victim, a 19-year-old woman, told them she had been assaulted by Hall in Franklin that same day and they were giving her a courtesy ride back to Woonsocket. When they interviewed her, Franklin police said, the woman also revealed she had been brutally strangled by Hall in Woonsocket on Sept. 26.
Emile H. Willerval
WOONSOCKET- Emile H. Willerval, 71, of Clinton St. passed away peacefully on Tuesday at home, with his loving family by his side.
Born, Sept. 18, 1941 in Woonsocket he was the son of the late Henry & Margaret (McGovern) Willerval.
Emile was employed as a assembler for the GMC plant in Framingham, MA., retiring when the plant closed.
His favorite pastime was fishing.
He is survived by 2 Daughters, Lorry A. Sobolewski of Chepachet, RI & Cheryl A. Brannan of Woonsocket. also 4 Grandchildren & 2 Great Grandchildren.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Oil-soaked rags left behind by a painter have been blamed for causing an overnight fire Wednesday that gutted a medical office building on Mendon Road.
â€śThe investigation is complete and itâ€™s being ruled accidental,â€ť said Woonsocket Fire Capt. Michael A. Morin, assistant deputy state fire marshal. â€śOil-soaked rags are a spontaneous combustion hazard because, as the oil oxidizes, heat is released. If the heat is not dissipated, it can build up and ignite the rags.â€ť
CUMBERLAND â€” Ever since North Smithfield lost its season-opening match to Cumberland, a five-set defeat that saw the Clippers clock the Northmen in the final game, 15-3, the Northmen have eagerly awaited their rematch with the Clippers and circled the date on their calendars.
It certainly showed on Tuesday night.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Two men who were already facing charges in connection with a string of house breaks in Lincoln and North Smithfield have been linked to the armed robbery of a Social Street liquor store in July.
Max Charlemagne, 26, of Pawtucket, and Christopher Noel, 31, of Lincoln, were arraigned Tuesday in District Court on charges of first-degree robbery and conspiracy. They were ordered held without bail at the Adult Correctional Institutions.
Police say the men robbed JB Liquors in broad daylight on July 11, making off with $600 in cash.
WOONSOCKET â€” Organizers of Autumnfest 2012 say this year's edition of the city's famed Columbus Day weekend celebration is shaping up to be one of the best ever.
Autumnfest Steering Committee Chairman Timothy Paul Tuesday announced final preparations for the three-day event, which will be held at World War II Memorial Park from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 10 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Monday. Fireworks will be on Sunday at 9 p.m., and the Autumnfest parade kicks off at 9:30 a.m. Monday.