April 14th, 2011
WOONSOCKET- Irene (Sjoblom) Hood, 92, of Cumberland Hill Rd, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Earl W. Hood.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Axel A. and Sophie (Anderson) Sjoblom.
She lived in Woonsocket for most of her life before moving to No. Smithfield in 2000.
Mrs. Hood worked twenty-three years as a Packer for the former Uniroyal Company, Woonsocket, retiring in 1970. She was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church and the Golden Heart Seniors.
Sister Estelle Lamothe
SAINT-HYACINTHE- Sister Estelle Lamothe of the congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Saint-Hyacinthe passed away on April 13th, 2011 at the age of 88. She was the daughter of Wilfrid Lamothe and Agathe Fortin.
She was born in Providence, R.I on July 11, 1922.
PROVIDENCE â€” Union firefighters from Woonsocket yesterday lost their bid in Superior Court to block Mayor Leo T. Fontaine from sidelining one of the city's two ladder trucks in a belt-tightening move.
Judge Bennett Gallo said Local 732 of the International Association of Fire Fighters had failed to prove that the reduction in apparatus put firefighters or the general public at an increased risk of danger, as the union had argued.
The problem with Red Sox fans is they donâ€™t know how to deal with slow starts. During the Terry Francona Era, their favorite team has never been worse than 28-24 on June 1. That mediocre beginning, which looks downright red-hot compared to this seasonâ€™s 2-9 start, occurred in 2005. Yes, Boston rebounded to make the playoffs that year, bowing to eventual champion Chicago White Sox in the Division Series.
WOONSOCKET --- A not-so-funny thing happened to Mount St. Charles Academy in its pursuit for its 50th consecutive victory earlier this week.
The Mounties claimed a 2-0 lead in their Division I match at home with South Kingstown High, only to watch the Rebels battle back to take the next three games and hand MSC its first defeat since 2008.
The loss was a bitter pill to swallow, but the Mounties found a way to bounce back nicely on Wednesday night and return to their winning ways at Coventry Highâ€™s expense.
CENTRAL FALLS â€” The Unified Basketball League, the second-year R.I. Interscholastic League program that matches Special Needs athletes with partners from their respective high schools, has not only grown in the amount of teams that participate, but in its competitiveness.
Division I Northern rivals Central Falls and Woonsocket demonstrated that aspect Wednesday afternoon at the Warriorsâ€™ Gymnasium with a thrilling, down-to-the-wire affair.
PROVIDENCE â€” Gov. Lincoln Chafeeâ€™s plan to radically overhaul the stateâ€™s sales tax structure is effectively dead.
After more than six hours of nearly unanimous testimony denouncing Chafeeâ€™s proposal to lower the state sales tax from 7 to 6 percent and broaden it to a vast array of goods and services that are now exempt, House Speaker Gordon Fox had heard enough.
Linda A. Dubois
WOONSOCKET- Ms. Linda A. Dubois, 61, of Park Ave., Woonsocket, died April 5, 2011 at Oakland Grove Health Care Center.
Born Dec. 19, 1949 in Woonsocket, a daughter of Omer and Lillian (Morin) Dubois of Blackstone, MA.
Linda worked as an aid where she really enjoyed her clients for the Homefront Health Care of Woonsocket, she was a professional waitress which took up most of her life for the former Moons Restaurant in Cumberland, the former Eldorado Restaurant in Woonsocket and also worked for the former Woonsocket Brush for 38 years.
Stanley E. Olech
NO. SMITHFIELD- Stanley E. Olech, 89, a resident of the St. Antoine Residence, No. Smithfield passes away peacefully on Tuesday at the residence.
Born September 4, 1921 in Woonsocket.
He was the son of the late Joseph and Michaline (Aczkiewicz) Olech, he resided in No. Smithfield all his life.
Stanley was employed as a Technician at the former Slatersville Finishing Co. and the Stamina Mills before retiring.
He was a WWII Army Veteran serving in the Medical Corp.
WOONSOCKET â€” After nearly two decades as a Division I program, Woonsocket High dropped down to Div. II this spring â€“ a new league with plenty of unfamiliar faces.
Head coach John Marsella is taking a realistic approach to how his team will fare in the lower division, refraining from getting over confident despite fielding a solid bunch of players.