May 21st, 2012
Harold W. Hunt
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Harold W. Rusty Hunt, 53, of No. Smithfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday at the Home & Hospice Care Ctr. in Providence. He was the loving husband of Nancy (Reynolds) Hunt.
Born, Sept. 15, 1958 in El Paso, TX., he was the son of the late Harold A. & Margaret (Marmaud) Hunt.
He was a member of the Polish American Club in Blackstone, he loved plant & vegetable gardening, he was a avid cook & fisherman, but most of all he loved spending time with family. He will be missed dearly by everyone.
Elizabeth A. Walsh
LINWOOD, MA- Elizabeth A. (Betty Ann) Walsh, 64, of Church Street, Linwood, MA died Friday, May 18, 2012 at home.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, she was the daughter of the late Richard V. and Katherine T. (Whalen) Walsh.
For the past 20 years Betty Ann was affiliated with Alternatives Unlimited in Whitinsville, MA. She was also a member of the Uxbridge Women's Club.
It was a textbook case where the idiom â€śturnabout is fair playâ€ť directly applies.
From Ryan Mallettâ€™s vantage point, some friendly and well-intentioned payback was in order. It only seemed fitting, considering Mallett had pulled the necessary strings that paved the way for his childhood chum from Texas, Will Middlebrooks, to attend a couple of New England Patriots games last season â€“ sitting in primo seats no less.
WOONSOCKET â€” It takes a lot of hard work to earn top scholastic honors in high school and Justyna Pietrus certainly did that on her way to become the high schoolâ€™s valedictorian for the Class of 2012.
And like Hailey Kadisevskis, a Woonsocket Area Career and Technical Center student claiming the title of class salutatorian, Pietrus also graduates from high school with much more than just the top marks from her classes.
Mary Elaina Elmasian, left, of Cumberland, a senior at Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonsocket, browses through stuffed animals for sale with her mom, Christine Elmasian, during the annual Mount St. Charles Academy's Service Opportunity Depot yard sale in Chapel Hall Saturday morning.
SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€” When Andy Rithiphong, a senior at the University of Rhode Island and a Woonsocket native, walks across the stage Sunday to receive his diploma, he will represent the product of the dedication his professors have given to their teaching in a more unique way than most. Rithiphong is one of three URI students to obtain a bachelorâ€™s degree in Chinese, an achievement he holds as an especially personal accomplishment.
By JOSEPH FITZGERALD
CUMBERLAND â€” As promised, Mayor Daniel J. McKee's proposed budget for fiscal year 2013 will see a modest property tax increase of between 1 and 2 percent and well under the state's 4-percent tax cap.
McKee is proposing an $82,882,869 town operating budget for fiscal 2013, which is $3,736,081 (or 4.72 percent) higher than the current $79,146,788 budget, according to information released by the mayor's office this week.
WOONSOCKET â€“ An extended work session by the School Committee on Friday afternoon has pushed the School Department close to setting a proposed budget of $70,613,739 for 2012-2013.
Deshaun Davis, 7, of Woonsocket, enjoys the beautiful spring weather Friday with his 6-year-old sister, Myla, far right, and their cousin, Arianna Soares, 9, of North Attleboro, on the swings at Cold Spring Park in Woonsocket.
LINCOLN --- With a 5-0 shutout against the Smithfield Sentinels Friday, the Lincoln Lions improved their record to 14-0 and clinched the Northern Division.
Including yesterdayâ€™s game, the Lions have only played in five games that were decided by five or fewer runs, one of which came against Smithfield on April 4. During that game, Lincoln came away with a 3-2 win.
Coach Dick Ryan thought that the grit his squad showed against a Smithfield team that always gives Lincoln a close match was a good sign.