October 29th, 2014
Arthur R. Rock
BLACKSTONE - Arthur R. "Rocky" Rock, 81, of Blackstone, MA passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at home with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 62 years of Barbara A. (Brenton) Rock. Born in New Bedford, MA on July 11, 1933, he was the son of the late Hormidas and Alma (Neveu) Rock.
Ivadean L. Buxton
WOONSOCKET - Ivadean L. (Curtis) Buxton, 56, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully on Sunday at the Home & Hospice Care Ctr. of R.I. in Providence with her family by her side. Born, Jan. 26, 1958 in Casper, WY. She was the daughter of the late Donna (Cole) Curtis. Ivadean was a cashier for various supermarkets in the area.
She is survived by a son Charles Jr. & his wife Tiffany Holder of Woonsocket, 2 Daughters, Donna Sheridan & Florina Hichos both of Woonsocket, She leaves 5 brothers & 2 sisters also 12 grandchildren.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Call it a case of punch-drunk love.
A Woonsocket woman was charged with false report of a crime, among other offenses, after she told police her ex-boyfriend had struck her, when it turns out that she had punched herself in the face, then chased him back to his apartment, police officials said.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Six businesses â€“ four of them from out of state â€“ are relocating their operations into vacant commercial buildings in the city, including the cavernous shell of Walmart, whose 2011 exit is often blamed for dragging down the cityâ€™s retail strip. The 1919 Diamond Hill Road building is to be purchased by Ardent Displays & Packaging of East Hartford, Conn. The company employs about 50 people who manufacture in-store retail displays for some of the biggest names in merchandising, including Walgreenâ€™s, CVS Health, Nokia, Family Dollar and Rockport.
The other newcomers include:
LINCOLN -- The euphoria that surrounded Oseh Lie-Saine signing a National Letter of Intent with Boston College’s football program last February eventually gave way to the understanding that some unfinished business remained.
The former Lincoln High standout needed to bump up his SAT score in order to meet the necessary NCAA eligibility requirements to suit up for the Eagles. Though he proved unable to reach the desired test figure before the start of the 2014 college football season, Saine never gave up hope.
Henry E. Pouliot
BLACKSTONE - Henry E. Pouliot, 98, of Rathbun St. died Friday, October 24, 2014, in the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Pauline (Beaudreau) Bernier, of Blackstone, MA, and the late Lillian (Gentes) Pouliot.
Mr. Pouliot was owner and operator of Home Coal for several years until retiring.
He was very active in various church groups. He was an avid card player, and bingo player.
Mr. Pouliot was a former member of the Woonsocket Senior Center Pitch League.
PROVIDENCE – Brian Blaney isn’t afraid to speak the truth when it comes to the underlying reason why the Providence Friars have upped the ante with regard to their non-conference schedule.
NORTH SCITUATE– Nichole Barger, Amy Laverty and Meaghan Scullin all finished in the top 20 overall to pace the Clippers to a third-place team finish at the R.I. Class A Championships.
Barger, a senior, came in ninth overall, running the 3.1-mile course in 19:43.50. Laverty and Scullin took 13th and 16th, with times of 19:58.67 and 20:04.06, respectively. Rounding out Cumberland’s top five were Julia Dempsey (22nd) and Colleen Enestvedt (27th).
WOONSOCKET â€“ The city is making a push to sell four obsolete school buildings, saying they could be generating tax revenue instead of eating up resources.
The properties include the mammoth Woonsocket Middle School, located at 357 West Park Place; the Second Avenue School, 196 Second Ave; the Fifth Avenue School, 65 Fifth Ave.; and the Social Street School, 706 Social St.
Richard A. Ravenelle, Sr.
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Richard A. Ravenelle, Sr., 75, of North Smithfield, died October 22, 2014 at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket. He was the husband of Christina E. (Rawlings) Ravenelle. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Horace and Catherine (Flood) Ravenelle. He lived in Blackstone for many years.