June 13th, 2011
Walter L. Weseluk
CUMBERLAND- Walter L. Weseluk 74, of Sulyma St. died Saturday at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. He was the husband of Adrienne (Boisvert) Weseluk.
Born in Woonsocket he was the son of the late Walter and Anna (Sulyma) Weseluk. Mr. Weseluk worked for the Cumberland School Department in Maintenance for twenty six years before retiring in 1994. He also worked for the former Whitins Machine and Moore Fabrics for many years. He was past president of the former Ukrainian Citizens Club.
Ida A. Lambert
MILFORD- Ida A. (Brothers) Lambert, 94, of Milford formerly of Holliston, Bellingham and Woonsocket, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Milford Care & Rehabilitation. She was the beloved wife of the late Desire Lambert.
Born in Bellingham on April 12, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Lucinda (Dosteleur) Brothers.
James A. Paul
BURRILLVILLE- James A. Paul, 59, resident of Harrisville, died suddenly on June 9, 2011.
Loving husband of thirty seven years to Kathleen (Tatro) Paul.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of Beverly (Lurvey) Chabot of Slatersville, and the late Arthur G. Paul.
James was a Concrete Batcher for Rosenfeld Concrete Co. who maintained a Hydraulic license.
MANVILLE- Alphonse L. "Paul" Beauregard, 82, of Spring Street,, died on June 2, 2011. He was the husband of Alice S. (Michaud) Beauregard to whom he was married May 19th. Husband of the late Cecile (Parenteau) Beauregard and companion of 25 years of the late Delia Menard.
Born in Manville, RI on May 19, 1929, he was a son of the late Henri W. and Evilina E. (Poitras) Beauregard.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served from 1949 - 1951.
PROVIDENCE â€” Mount St. Charles Academyâ€™s first season in Division I ended on Wednesday night with a semifinal round loss to South Kingstown at Rhode Island College, which used an edge on the front line to good advantage during a three-game sweep of the Mounties.
PROVIDENCE --- First came the four-run uprising in the seventh inning that led to a 4-3 win over top-seeded Lincoln High on Saturday night. Then came the seventh-inning run that helped cop a 1-0 victory over Cumberland High in Monday afternoonâ€™s winnersâ€™ bracket semifinals.
On Wednesday night, ninth-seeded Mount St. Charles Academy struck again late in its winnersâ€™ bracket final against third-seeded Cranston West High, and as a result, the Mounties will be playing for the Division I championship.
PROVIDENCE --- Itâ€™s been said time and time again that itâ€™s tough to beat a team three times in a season, and on Wednesday night, Lincoln High realized how difficult a task that is in its Division I losersâ€™ bracket final with longtime nemesis Cumberland High.
After getting swept in their regular-season series with the Lions, the Clippers made sure their third time playing their rivals was indeed the charm.
Woonsocket firefighters pour water on the smoldering remains of the former Alice Mills complex on Wednesday morning, which was gutted by fire Tuesday night. The cause of the fire was deemed accidental, the result of workers using an acetylene torch to cut metal for salvage inside the mill. (Call photo by Ernest A. Brown)
WOONSOCKET â€“ Mayor Leo T. Fontaine is asking residents to conserve water as much as possible today because of the demand from firefighters at the scene of the Alice Mill fire on Fairmount Street. So much water has been diverted for the firefighting effort that pressure in outlying portions of the distribution network have been significantly affected, the mayor said. Firefighters were expected to remain at the scene for at least the rest of the Wednesday dousing hot spots.
WOONSOCKET â€” The rising column of black smoke over Fairmount Street Tuesday evening told a well known story for city residents. Another of the city's historic mills was burning.
The column of roiling smoke led to the old U.S. Rubber Co. plant at 85 Fairmount St., more recently known as Tech Industries, and flames were quickly destroying the four-story brick and wood structure.
The fire initially erupted out third and fourth-floor windows near one of the mill's two distinctive bell towers around 7:45 p.m. and quickly spread across the affected floors.