September 23rd, 2011
WOONSOCKET â Police Chief Thomas S. Carey and members of his command staff offered encouragement to a group of 36 potential police department applicants Thursday night at the high school... as well as a reality check.
The group showed up to hear details on the departmentâs preparation of a new hiring list that will be used to send two new police candidates to the R.I. Municipal Police Training Academy in January and possibly additional candidates to academies in the future.
Pierre R. Barthelemy
WOONSOCKET- Pierre R. Barthelemy, 86, of Blakely St., died Thursday, September 22, 2011 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of sixty years of Doris R. (Guilbert) Barthelemy.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Ephrem and Rose (Ouellette) Barthelemy.
Mr. Barthelemy worked twenty years as a Machinist for the Speidel Company. A WWII Army Veteran, Pierre served five Campaigns in Europe with the 83rd Infantry Division. He also was a Eucharistic Minister at Landmark Medical Center for many years.
CENTRAL FALLS â Less than two months after Central Falls filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, Gov. Lincoln Chafee and state-appointed Receiver Robert Flanders have put forward a five-year financial plan that, if approved by the Bankruptcy Court and creditors, would allow the city to continue to exist on its own, without being taken over by Pawtucket or carved up with the pieces parceled out among its neighbors.
LINCOLN â A record number of people came out to the Twin River Event Center on Thursday night to honor the author of a book on a record-setting baseball game, a Central Falls native who heads up the prestigious Wal-Mart Foundation and other special guests at the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council's 26th Annual Awards Dinner.
Despite the panic that currently grips Red Sox fans, odds remain in Bostonâs favor when it comes to securing a wild-card playoff berth. Two-game lead with six to play? Just win three of six and youâre in. The Angels and Rays arenât going to run the table. Whatâs the big deal?
NORTH SMITHFIELD â Staring at a scoreless tie after the first half of Thursdayâs Division II-North matchup with North Smithfield, Jillian DeSimone wasnât nervous. But the Lincoln senior knew something had to be done differently if the Lions were going to escape the Northmen Athletic Complex with a âWâ.
âI think in the first half we were just too relaxed,â she said. âI think thatâs one of our problems. At the beginning of the game we were just too relaxed. We just needed to pick up the intensity.â
Ronald A. Comire, Jr.
PROVIDENCE- Ronald A. Comire, Jr., 45, of Cathedral Square, died Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at home.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Ronald A. Comire, Sr. and Jean (Martel) Comire, of No. Smithfield and the late Rose (Desjardin) Comire.
He was a self employed Carpenter.
WOONSOCKET- Florence L. (Giard) Courchesne 98, died Tuesday at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late George J. Courchesne who died in December 1996.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Zotique and Leona (Picard) Giard.
Barry Field promises to be a packed house with plenty of energetic fans on Saturday afternoon when two-time Division II champion Woonsocket High entertains Tolman High in a Division II-B clash and a spirited rematch of last seasonâs Super Bowl.
And while the fans from both teams hope to see a battle thatâs as thrilling and competitive as last yearâs 6-0 regular-season victory by the Tigers and 28-14 Super Bowl triumph by the Novans, both head coaches, Tolmanâs Dave Caito and Woonsocketâs Carnell Henderson, hope to see their respective teams play a lot better than they did a week ago.
WOONSOCKET â A new study says the cost of rental housing has risen faster here than any other community in the Blackstone Valley.
The HousingWorksRI 2011 Fact Book, released this week, says the average two-bedroom rent in the city during the second quarter of the year reached $993, almost 75 percent higher than it was a decade ago.
The main culprit behind skyrocketing rents is the continuing wave of foreclosures, the agency said.