January 10th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â€” If all goes according to plan, a prominent traffic island will soon feature a permanent display of public art honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and his message of racial tolerance.
The unique display at the junction of Mason and South Main streets will depict a likeness of the slain civil rights leader ministering to a half-dozen children and adults. The figures are reminiscent of the pop-up silhouettes of storybook art, except in this case theyâ€™ll be carved from thick plate steel and slightly bigger than life size, weighing hundreds of pounds each.
PROVIDENCE â€” On a day when Lincoln Patrolman Edward M. Krawetz took the stand and claimed his kick to the head of a sitting, handcuffed woman was made in self-defense, both his lawyer and the prosecutor told Superior Court Judge Edward C. Clifton they would be ready for closing arguments this morning.
Attorney John Harwood had made a motion after the defense rested Tuesday afternoon to dismiss the case, but Assistant Attorney General Stephen Regine explained to the judge he saw no reason why it should be. Those arguments will be included in their closing remarks.
Felix A. Lima
CUMBERLAND- Felix A. Lima (87), of Cumberland, was born in Pawtucket, RI, the eldest of four children of Jose and Maria (Luiz) Lima. He was the loving husband of Delia (Rego) Lima for sixty-six years.
WOONSOCKET- Lucille A. (Plasse) (Morin) Desaulniers, 85, of St. Paul St. North Smithfield, died Monday morning at The Friendly Home. She was the wife of the late Gerard L. Morin and George A. Desaulniers.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Edouard and Laura (Jacob) Plasse. She resided in Woonsocket for most of her life and also lived in Cumberland and later in North Smithfield.
Mrs. Desaulniers was employed as a seamstress at several area firms and also worked at the former McCarthy's Department Store and later at Save Rite.
Gloria L. Provencal
LINCOLN- Gloria L. (Beaudry) Provencal, of 2 School St., Lincoln, RI and Deerfield Beach, FL died peacefully Friday, January 6, 2012 surrounded by her children. She was the beloved wife of the late Normand J. Provencal.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Omer and Eva (Dubois) Beaudry.
WOONSOCKET â€” At this point Woonsocket High has nothing to lose and everything to gain.
In a season short on results and long on frustrating moments, head coach Kyle Ivey-Jones has decided to turn over a new leaf and give some of programâ€™s younger players the chance to hang with the varsity. Several Villa Novans received their baptism-by-fire Monday night with Bishop Hendricken serving as the instructor in a 55-32 Hawk win.
WOONSOCKET â€” When his team has a chance to veer away from its league schedule, these are the kind of games that Mount St. Charles coach Steve Shea prefers his players to face out on the rink.
The Mounties, currently battling La Salle Academy for the top spot in the standings, took on Duxbury High in a non-leaguer Monday night at Adelard Arena. The defending Division II state champions from Massachusetts utilized their depth and overall speed to skate to a 4-1 decision over the Mounties.
Thereâ€™s a different aura surrounding Scott Atchison and fellow relief pitcher Michael Bowden â€“ the kind that goes with the territory of having the baseball phrase â€śout of optionsâ€ť stamped on their respective professional careers.
PROVIDENCE â€“ A â€śuse of forceâ€ť expert for the defense of suspended Lincoln patrol officer Edward Krawetz, who is on trial for felony assault with a deadly weapon after kicking a handcuffed woman at Twin River, took the stand in Superior Court for a second day of testimony on Monday.
WOONSOCKET â€” When someone called U.S. Rep. David Cicillineâ€™s constituent services office exactly one minute after the freshman Democrat officially christened the site Monday, it seemed like a good omen.
â€śAt 10:01 a.m. the phone rang and it was someone with a VA question,â€ť Cicillineâ€™s District Director, Christopher Fierro, said as the congressman arrived. â€śThey know weâ€™re here.â€ť