April 24th, 2014
WOONSOCKET â€“ Quick, what do Superman, President Barack Obama and screen actor Jason Statham all have in common?
Yeah, theyâ€™re all men with an uber-high public profile. Celebrities, you might say.
Then thereâ€™s Detective Sgt. Phil Kamer, a 16-year veteran of the Woonsocket Police Department: Heâ€™s no celebrity, but with a little luck he could end up in the same place as the Man of Steel, Obama and the tough-guy actor â€“ on the cover of the largest menâ€™s fitness magazine in the country.
PAWTUCKET â€” Will Middlebrooks can relate to Daniel Nava.
A year ago, Middlebrooks scuffled so badly that the Red Sox were left with little choice but to send the starting third baseman to Triple A. Looking back at his minor-league penance, Middlebrooks says that he was able to weather a turbulent stretch thanks to his ability to quickly put the grief behind him.
WOONSOCKET â€“ UnitedHealthcare of New England is seeking the Department of Healthâ€™s approval to cut Landmark Medical Center and 52 of its physicians from the medical insurerâ€™s coverage network, a move that would affect thousands of northern Rhode Islanders who regularly use Landmark.
The request comes after United and Landmark, newly acquired by the California-based for-profit hospital chain Prime Healthcare Services, were unable to iron out a new contract when the hospital emerged from receivership last year.
Alfred J. Marchand
WOONSOCKET- Alfred J. Marchand 93, formerly of Logee St. died Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Centre. He was the husband of Gertrude (Pierel) Marchand, with whom he celebrated their 67th Wedding Anniversary, April 19, 2014.
Born and raised in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Adelard and Marie-Louise (St. Pierre) Marchand.
Mr. Marchand was an independent distributor for local bakeries for many years. He was a WWII Army Veteran.
Anna W. Tucker
PASCOAG- Anna W. TUCKER, 77, a lifelong resident of Pascoag, passed away early Tuesday morning in Landmark Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the devoted wife of Russell H. Tucker.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late John J. & Anna W. (Kelly) Lynes.
Anna worked for the State of Rhode Island as an Administrative Assistant at Zambarano Hospital. She was an avid Red Sox fan, and her favorite player was the late Ted Williams.
Henry G. Martel
WOONSOCKET- Henry G. "Pete" Martel 83, of Newton St. died Tuesday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Centre. He was the wife of Claire (Savard) Martel.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Henry J. and Ida (Demers) Martel.
Robert E. Moon
SMITHFIELD- Moon, Robert E., 76, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014. He was the husband of Lisbeth (Koskela) Moon.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late J. Albert and Helga I. (Hendrickson) Moon.
Mr. Moon was a teacher in the Smithfield School Dept. for 25 years before retiring and has been a Smithfield resident for over 40 years.
Besides his loving wife, he was the father of John Moon; brother of Melinda A. and the late Charles A. and Jerrod Moon.
LINCOLN -- Firefighters doused a blaze at 6 Winterberry Court Tuesday night after a freezer in the garage at the home started to smoke and then caught fire sending flames shooting through the roof of the structure. The fire started at about 7:30 p.m. No one was injured. For details and photos pick up Wednesdayâ€™s newspaper.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A man who was hospitalized after fighting with his roommate outside a Fairmount bar on Friday died at Rhode Island Hospital two days later, the police disclosed Tuesday.
Police spokeswoman Detective Jamie Paone declined to identify the victim, saying the investigation is continuing. But she said the roommate, Alan Klemanchuck, 58, of Woonsocket, presently faces charges of domestic felony assault.
Melissa L. Rice
LINCOLN - Melissa L. (Brodd) Rice, 41, of Lower River Rd., Lincoln and formerly of Millville, MA died April 19, 2014 at home. She was the wife of Glenn S. Rice of Bellingham. Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Charlotte (Russell) Therrien and her husband John of Blackstone and Lee Brodd and his wife Doreen of Rutland, MA.