March 4th, 2014
WOONSOCKET â Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt announced Tuesday she will share her âfindings and thoughtsâ about the fiscal challenges facing the city next week in her first public address to constituents since taking office.
The speech is scheduled to take place in Harris Hall at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in keeping with an inauguration-night promise to report back to voters after studying the cityâs problems for a hundred days. The mayor was sworn in Dec. 3.
Delores E. Dana
WOONSOCKET- Delores E. Dana, 79, of Woonsocket died Monday evening at Trinity Health and Rehab Center surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Donald McLauchlan and Emmanuel C. Dana.
Born in Brooklyn, New York she was a daughter of the late Gordon E. and Beatrice J. (Robarge) Ladieu. She grew up on Staten Island and raised her family there. She lived in Florida for four years before moving to Woonsocket in 1981.
Delores was employed as a waitress at many restaurants and worked at Wrights Farm Restaurant in Nasonville before her retirement.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Carmelia (Finelli) Bernardi 88, resident of North Smithfield, formerly of Woonsocket passed away March 3, 2014 at the St. Antoine Residence.
She was the loving wife of over 67 years to the late Fernando "Fred" Bernardi.
She was born in Watervliet NY, daughter of the late Henry & Antoinette (Negri) Finelli.
Kenneth R. Richard
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Kenneth R. Richard, 57 of North Smithfield passed away Sunday.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Roger Richard and the late Olive Richard (Mulcahy). He grew up in Albion and resided in North Smithfield for over 25 years.
Ken and his dear friend and business partner, Tony Tutalo of Johnston, owned and operated a successful greyhound racing kennel at Lincoln Greyhound Park for over 30 years. Recently, Ken was employed by Scott Brass of Cranston.
WOONSOCKET- Janice "Jan" Ross, 64, of Woonsocket, passed away March 1, 2014 at her residence in Woonsocket RI.
She was born in Woonsocket, daughter of Doris (Pelland) Dupuis of Cumberland and the late Arthur Dupuis.
Sharon L. Silvia
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Sharon L. (Bennett) Silvia 73, resident of North Smithfield RI, passed away on March 1, 2014 at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was the loving wife of 41 years to Robert Silvia.
She was born in Sanford ME, daughter of the late Wilfred & Florence (Whiting) Marchand.
Sharon worked for 19 years in the shipping department for the InMetal Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication in Sharon MA. She lived most of her life in North Smithfield.
PROVIDENCE â Call it the definition of a Friar full circle.
The Providence College menâs basketball contest that took place March 2, 2004 isnât referenced in the sections of the media guide devoted to noteworthy dates and games in program history, and with good reason: On that night, nothing went right. Pittsburgh waltzed into the Dunkinâ Donuts Center and laid a major hurt on the Ryan Gomes-led and Tim Welsh-coached Friars, rolling to a stunningly easy 88-61 victory.
âI remember,â said PC Athletic Director Bob Driscoll when reached Monday.
LINCOLN --- The official announcement came during the second week of January, but Dick Ryan didnât realize that he received one of high schoolâs most prestigious coaching honors until late last week during his first visit of the year to Lincoln High.
âWe had our spring coaches meeting,â recalled the Lionsâ softball coach. âI stopped into (athletic director Brian Finebergâs) office and he told me, âHey, congratulations.â I said, âFor what?â and he said, âYou didnât get this?â and he showed me a copy of a letter that was in my mailbox at the school.â
BURRILLVILLE â The Town Council has approved a 10-year tax stabilization agreement for a cashmere fiber products company that is planning to purchase a soon-to-be-built 13,000-square-foot building on Route 102 as its new corporate headquarters and warehouse.
Alashan Cashmere Company President Donald Fox and the Burrillville Industrial Foundation wanted the stabilization agreement for the new facility, which the Burrillville Industrial Foundation will build adjacent to the Kubota tractor dealership building at 846 Broncos Highway.
WOONSOCKET â If walls could talk, the lobby of the police station would say theyâre part of a cold, institutional space without a lick of distinction from a million other government buildings.
Or at least they used to.