May 23rd, 2013
LINCOLN â€” To be blunt, Lincoln High head coach Mike Ethier didnâ€™t approve of his squadâ€™s overall desire during the opening half of its R.I. Division III Tournament quarterfinal tilt against Cranston West on windy Thursday afternoon.
The Lions had held a 3-2 advantage at the break, but Ethier and his assistants let loose on the contingent, explaining they wanted to see more spirit and fundamentally-sound lacrosse over the final 24 minutes.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Proponents of a bill to alter the School Siting Law passed last year say it will strengthen the safety requirements for building schools on former industrial or manufacturing sites.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Melissa Murray just opened a new business in the city and itâ€™s located in a place she sees as a perfect home for creative and innovative art and craft entrepreneurs like herself.
Murray, a city native, operates The Opulent Squid in the Le Moulin Artist Mall at 68 South Main St., selling an eclectic selection of her own jewelry designs and consignment items in mixed mediums.
Theyâ€™re known as The Flying Squadron, an ever-changing group of Uxbridge veterans who have made it a Memorial Day tradition over the past 138 years to visit local schoolchildren with a simple message: The final Monday of May is not just the start of summer vacation season, but a time to honor Americans who died while serving in the U.S. military.
The squadron, which is made up today of 20 town veterans divided into two units, will conduct its 139th consecutive visitation to town schools on Friday to kick off the townâ€™s Memorial Day observances.
WOONSOCKET- Joyce Hand a long time resident of Woonsocket passed away on May 21, 2013.
A service will be held on May 25, 2013 at the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, located at 161 Commonwealth Ave., Attleboro Falls, Ma. Visitation with the Family is from 2:00pm - 3:30pm with a service following.
Bertrand R. Belanger
WOONSOCKET- Bertrand R. Belanger 66, of Adams St. died Wednesday at home. He was the husband of Jacqueline (Saumur) Belanger. Born in Woonsocket he was the son of the late Alphonse and Flora (Berube) Belanger. Bert owned and ran K.C. Wood Products along with his wife since 1986. He had previously owned Knitters Corner, and was the past Vice President of the West Shore Rd Association in Denmark, ME. Bert enjoyed spending time with his family at their lake home in Maine.
Ronald P. Ducharme
BURRILLVILLE- Ronald P. Ducharme, 65, of Harrisville, RI, passed away May 23, 2013 at the Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Pascoag.
He was the son of Ruth (Mayhew) Ducharme of Harrisville, and the late Bertram Ducharme.
Ronald worked 15 years, for the RI State Maintenance Garage in Glocester, until 1980. He was a lifelong Burrillville resident.
WOONSOCKET â€“ There is no question the city has been in a struggle to survive fiscally in recent months but Mayor Leo T. Fontaine said Wednesday the upcoming 125th anniversary of the cityâ€™s incorporation should still be a time for city residents to recall all the things that make it great.
And to that end, a group of more than 100 volunteers from city organizations, businesses, and committed residents is now working on a Main Street block party everyone involved hopes will equal or exceed the celebration of the cityâ€™s 100th Anniversary in 1988.
LINCOLN â€” Will the fifth time be the charm for North Smithfield?
After coming up short in the programâ€™s quest for its first Division III championship from 2004-06 and last season, the Northmen have earned another crack at grabbing that elusive title.
In a semifinal-round match that took just 55 minutes to complete and offered zero drama to the small scattering of fans on hand, the undefeated Northmen cruised to a 4-0 triumph over Exeter/West Greenwich at Lincoln Highâ€™s courts.
Joseph C. Carchia Sr.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Joseph C. Carchia Sr. 66, resident of North Smithfield, died May 20, 2013, at the Home & Hospice Care of RI, in Providence.
He was the husband to Marla (O'Hara) Carchia.
He was born in Providence RI, a son of Jennie (Minicucci) Carchia, and the late Carlo Carchia.
Joseph worked for the State of RI, for over thirty years. He was a resident of Slatersville for thirty years. He was a Vietnam Army Veteran, and was a member of the VFW in Forestdale.