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March 2nd, 2011

Cumberland Police: Home invasion suspects stole guns

March 2, 2011

CUMBERLAND — The 66-year-old victim of last week's violent home invasion at 124 Overhill Road in Cumberland has been identified as Harvey O. Salvas, who also is a staff member of the Rhode Island Governor's Commission on Disabilities.
Salvas is the commission's state Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator specializing in accessibility and assistive technology. He is also a former building official in Cumberland.

James Edward Ridolfi

March 2, 2011

James Edward Ridolfi

FRANKLIN- RIDOLFI, James Edward, age 45, of Franklin, MA, formerly of Woonsocket, March 2, 2011. Beloved husband of Cindy L. (McNutt).
Loving father of Joshua of Pawcatuck, CT, Corey of Woonsocket, Tanya of No. Smithfield, and Jesse of Franklin, MA. Devoted "Pa" of Patrick, Liam, Roman and Cameron. Brother of Susan Guilbault of Woonsocket, Deborah Donnelly of Rehoboth, MA, and Nathan of IL. Uncle of Nickolas, Andrew, Haley, Jared and Joshua. Also survived by a special uncle, Michael of Boston, MA, and aunt, Susan Bassignani of Franklin, MA.

Frank DiOrio Jr.

March 2, 2011

Frank DiOrio Jr.

WARWICK- Frank DiOrio Jr., 58, of Warwick, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 1, 2011.
Husband and best friend to Marjorie DiOrio; the beloved son of Juliette (Santagata) Cardogno, and the late, Frank DiOrio Sr. A loving father to his children, Jason, Michael and Christy DiOrio, and Brian Rector. An inspiring brother to his two sisters Donna Sieta and Valerie Cachiotto. Frank also leaves behind 2 beautiful grandchildren, Isabella and Ava.
A retired custom car builder, Frank was a master carpenter who enjoyed restoring and renovating old homes.

Florence R. Yozura

March 2, 2011

Florence R. Yozura

WOONSOCKET- Florence R. Yozura, 92, of Woonsocket, died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late George "Jake" Yozura.
Born in Worcester, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Rosealma (LaBonte) Tatro. She was a resident of Woonsocket for most of her life.
Mrs. Yozura was employed for many years at the Falls Yarn Company in Woonsocket before her retirement in 1981.
Florence was a former member of the St. Louis Senior Citizens Club. She will be remembered as being a devoted wife and mother and loving grandmother and great-grandmother.

Two arrested in theft of 'machine gun'

March 2, 2011

WOONSOCKET — Two men have been arrested and a third remains at large in the theft of an assault rifle in a house break on Pine Street last month, police said.
Emmanuel Rodriguez, 18, was arrested on a warrant for breaking and entering after a SWAT team surrounded his house on Cedar Street in Pawtucket on Friday.

Bond deal done; it's 7.125 %

March 2, 2011

WOONSOCKET — The deal is done, and the price isn't as bad as officials had feared. But it's still pretty bad: 7.125 percent.
That's the payback interest rate on the $11.5 million deficit reduction bond the city sold yesterday to Lord, Abbett & Co., a private investment management company headquartered in Memphis, Tenn.
“This is very expensive money,” said Finance Director Thomas M. Bruce.

March 1st

Mount boys and girls set to defend ice titles

March 1, 2011

The march to Providence College is on!
Five boys’ and two girls’ teams will begin their quests for championship glory this weekend when their best-of-three quarterfinal round series get under way at hockey rinks scattered throughout the state.
In Division I, Mount St. Charles Academy will pursue its fourth straight state title. The Mounties are the top seed and will face eighth-seeded Smithfield on Friday at 9 p.m. at Adelard Arena and again on Saturday at 8 at the Smithfield Ice Rink.

Donald C. Laliberte

March 1, 2011

Donald C. Laliberte

FRANKLIN- Donald C. Laliberte, 81, died Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at the Maples Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Wrentham, following a long illness. He was the husband of Jeanne L. (Richards) Laliberte.
Born in Woonsocket, January 10, 1930 a son of the late Joseph and Leona (Dyke)Laliberte. He was educated in local schools, and was a retired self employed carpenter.

Jesse J. Grant, Jr.

March 1, 2011

Jesse J. Grant, Jr.

BANGOR, ME - Jesse J. Grant Jr, 67, of Bangor, formerly of North Smithfield, R.I. passed away Feb. 25, 2011, at a local nursing home after an extended illness. He was born October 16, 1943 in Bangor, the son of Hilda (Harris) and Jesse J. Grant Sr.

Marcel Desroches

March 1, 2011

Marcel Desroches

CUMBERLAND- Marcel Desroches, 70, of Sleepy Hollow Drive, passed away Tuesday in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Florence (Dupplessis) Deroches.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Joseph Arcade and Doria (Leblanc) McGlaughlin. He was the fiance of Janice Tessier of West Warwick.
He resided in Cumberland for the past 45 years.
He was the owner and operator of the Look 'N See Optical Shop in Woonsocket for 33 years.

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