July 1st, 2012
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” Town resident and School Committeeman George R. Hemond announced this week that he will run as an independent candidate for North Smithfield town administrator in the November general election, giving residents a second choice at the polls.
Hemond of 18 Eaton St. will challenge incumbent Town Administrator Paulette D. Hamilton, who has held the position since 2008.
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WOONSOCKET â€” The School Committee has opted to turn down an extension of its former Director of Instruction and Administration's job-sharing assignment to the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), at least for now.
Mark Garceau has been working for the state agency for the past year under a loan arrangement with Woonsocket, which allows his salary to be paid for through city accounts. He technically no longer works for the local school department under that arrangement, which was up for renewal Wednesday.
WOONSOCKET â€“ When nine-year-old Nick Kirby found out his soccer coach was donating used soccer equipment to children in Portugal, he knew what he had to do.
Nick rounded up a few pairs of soccer cleats, some shin pads and a slightly scuffed soccer ball, stuffed them in a shopping bag and handed them over to Carlos Costa at the Riverâ€™s Edge Recreational Complex Thursday.
â€śItâ€™s great that other kids will get to experience soccer, too,â€ť said Kirby.
WOONSOCKET â€” East Woonsocket, Lincoln, Burrillville, and Cumberland American came away with impressive victories on Saturday in a quadrupleheader at Aylsworth Parkâ€™s Hartnett Field that kicked off the R.I. District IV Major Division all-star tournament.
In Pool A action, East Woonsocket was the winner of a 5-4 thriller with Glocester in the dayâ€™s opening game. Down 4-3 heading into the top of the sixth inning, EWLL tied the score on a solo home run by Jimmy Cabral and went ahead later in the frame with an unearned run.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Justin Germano knows a decision lies ahead. Come Saturday night, the right-hander and de facto ace of Pawtucketâ€™s pitching staff will take the mound in Lehigh Valley.
The following day, Germano will choose whether to stick with the PawSox for the rest of the season or seek employment with another club. If itâ€™s the latter, Germano â€“ named to the International League All-Star team earlier in the week â€“ would have no shortage of suitors.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A new application to convert stately St. Francis House into apartments has been filed by the same developer who already has a $3 million lawsuit pending against the city in a dispute over his rights to the property.
Gary Fernandes wants permission from the Zoning Board of Review to convert the former assisted living center into 18 apartments, 10 more than he is currently allowed.
LINCOLN â€“ A gasoline explosion is believed to have caused injuries suffered by a 62-year-old Central Falls man and damaged a home at 22 Arch St. Thursday evening.
Patrolman Jason Bolduc found the victim, Harold Trazi, being assisted to by members of Rescue 4 when he arrived at the scene. Trazi suffered burns to his chest, arms and face from a fire believed to have started in the garage of the dwelling, Bolduc reported.
Sebastian and Samuel
WOONSOCKET- Sebastian and Samuel Van Orsouw
A service with Prayers of Committal will be held Monday at 10:30 am in St. Jean Baptiste Cemetery, Wrentham Rd., Bellingham for Sebastian and Samuel Van Orsouw, infant sons of Stephen P. and Anne Marie (Roux) Van Orsouw of North Smithfield.
CUMBERLAND- Eugenia (Sulyma) Curran died on June 29, 2012, at Emerald Bay Manor Health Center, in Cumberland, RI.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, on December 16, 1923. Beloved wife of the late Patrick J. Curran.
Lea N. Dubois
LINCOLN- Lea N. (Mandeville) Dubois, 94, of Sayles Hill Road, Manville died Friday, June 29, 2012 at the Holiday Retirement Home, Manville surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Emile V. Dubois.
Born in St. Joseph, Canada, a daughter of the late Francois and Anna (Pontbriand) Mandeville, she had lived in Manville for the past 89 years.
Mrs. Dubois was a battery hand at the former Manville-Jenks Company for many years before retiring.
She was a communicant of St. James Church, Manville.