October 3rd, 2011
LINCOLN- John Edward Harrison, 97, of Lower River Road, Lincoln passed away Friday in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of Margaret (Gormley) Harrison, they had been married for 67 years.
Born in North Smithfield, he was the son of the late John T. and Selma (Simoneau) Harrison. He resided in Lincoln for the past 50 years, previously residing in North Providence and Burrilville.
Thomas J. Kirby, Jr.
WOONSOCKET- Thomas J. Kirby, Jr., of Woonsocket, died Saturday, October 1, 2011 in Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Centre. He was the beloved husband of Jeannette "Jan" (Grenon) Kirby for fifty-seven years.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Thomas and Anna (Owens) Kirby, Sr.
Sophia M. Paterson
BLACKSTONE- Sophia M. (Price) Paterson, 86, of Howard Street, died Friday, September 30,2011 at home. She was the wife of the late Clarence M. Paterson.
Born in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of the late Jozef and Bronislowa (Zandrowicz) Price.
Mrs. Paterson was a homemaker. Sophia was an avid Buffalo Bills fan and her greatest joy was being "Grandma" and "Gram" to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
WOONSOCKET â€” The City Council faces a busy agenda tonight that includes requests to lease office space at City Hall to U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline and grant a tax deferment for a local mill building.
The office space lease was negotiated by Mayor Leo T. Fontaine and will provide the city with monthly rent of $100, according to an ordinance submitted to the council for action Monday evening in Harris Hall.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A man charged with shooting at an occupied car on Florida Street July 14 was back in police custody Thursday after allegedly being involved in a bar fight at Brews and Cues on Rathbun Street.
Justin R. Menard, 26, of 20 Fifth Ave., Woonsocket, was charged with felony assault with a dangerous weapon, aggravated assault, simple assault and battery and resisting arrest after he was located by police at 11:24 p.m. Thursday.
MILLVILLE - Even at the young age of 11, John J. Mullaly knew a career in the fire service was probably inevitable.
His father, John J. Mullaly Sr., was a Millville firefighter, and his grandfather, John H. Mullaly, served on the department from 1925 to the 1940's, many of those years as fire chief.
BURRILLVILLE â€” It was only fitting that two winless teams aiming to jump start their respective seasons â€” or save, depending if youâ€™re a pessimist or an optimist â€” engaged in a serious tussle in which the outcome wasnâ€™t settled until the dying seconds.
In the end, Lincoln proved to be a bit more resilient in an 18-12 win over Burrillville Saturday at Alumni Field. Kyle Jackson broke a 12-12 affair with 30.8 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, the senior wideout hauling in a 36-yard pass that gave the Lions the lead for the first time.
PAWTUCKET â€” This yearâ€™s Woonsocket High football team bears little resemblance to the Villa Novan squads that captured Division II Super Bowl victories at the end of the previous two seasons. Graduation took its toll, along with injuries to two or three key players expected to lead the 2011 squad.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Vimala Phongsavanh believes the School Committee on which she serves has too many subcommittees and wants her peers to take on a restructuring of the list of 19 panels.
Phongsavanh has offered the committee members a Power Point presentation detailing her concerns that members are spread too thin in their assignments to the subcommittees, and that consolidation of the list could result in better transparency and accountability for the boards.
CRANSTON â€“ First Lady Michelle Obama stopped in Rhode Island Friday to help raise money for her husbandâ€™s re-election campaign next year.
Mrs. Obama attended a pricy function at the East Side home of former Providence Mayor Joseph Paolino. Tickets for the function ranged from $1,000 to attend the event, $5,000 to get a photo taken with Mrs. Obama to $35,800 for a private reception and photo opportunity. Among those expected to attend was Gov. Lincoln Chafee, a Republican turned Independent who served in the Senate with the president.