September 17th, 2012
Lionel J. Richards
Lionel J. Richards 102, of 429 East School St. died Saturday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Rena (Gros Louis) Richards. Mr. and Mrs. Richards celebrated their 70TH Wedding Anniversary November 22, 2011. Born in Woonsocket September 12, 1910, he was a son of the late Arthur and Matilda (Corbeille) Richards. Mr. Richards worked for the former Woonsocket Comb for forty nine years before retiring. He also gave piano lessons and was a piano technician for over twenty five years. Mr. Richards was a member of the Beethoven Club and the Music Union # 262.
Lawrence C. Mineau
WOONSOCKET- Lawrence C. "Larry" Mineau, 66, of Willow St, Woonsocket, died Thursday morning at Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. Larry was the longtime companion of Linda Kelvey.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Joseph and Wilhelmina (Bosma) Mineau. He remained a lifelong resident of the city.
Larry was employed at ACS Inc. in Woonsocket for 38 years until retiring.
Virginia M. Rijo
WOONSOCKET- Virginia M. Rijo 86, resident of North Smithfield passed away September 15, 2012, surrounded by her loving family at the Oakland Grove Health Center.
She was the devoted wife to the late Manuel Gaspar Rijo.
She was born in Seada, Portugal, a daughter of the late Manuel & Barbara (Alves) Pedro. She immigrated to the United States with her family in 1966.
Several locations in northern Rhode Island, including the Woonsocket and Pawtucket police stations, will be among dozens of collection sites in another statewide Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Sept. 29, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin announced.
The event is an opportunity to safety dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs, lessening the likelihood of them falling into the wrong hands.
PROVIDENCE â Through film study, North Smithfield High head coach Wes Pennington attempted to warn his players of the peril they were bound to face Saturday afternoon at Adams-Clanton Morgan Football Field.
Alas, what the Northmen saw on video came to life right before their very eyes.
WOONSOCKET â The city's list of former school buildings it wants to sell off is about to get longer.
The School Committee heard this past week that two elementary schools no longer in use by the department, the Second Avenue and Fifth Avenue elementary buildings, should be ready for turnover to the city by the end of October.
WOONSOCKET â That venerable preamble to every City Council meeting during which members of the general public get to speak their minds on their topic of choice may be in for a makeover.
For one thing, it wouldnât be preamble any more.
If City Council President John Ward has his way, good and welfare will be tucked closer to the middle of the meeting.
Community leaders and city residents turned out for the dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial at the intersection of South Main and Mason streets in Woonsocket Saturday. Police Chief Thomas Carey, who spearheaded the project, welcomed Mayor Leo T. Fontaine and Congressman David Cicilline as well as other local and state dignitaries. Pictured here: Pastor Eugene Kinlow, of All Nations Church of God in Christ on Fairmount Street, gives an impassioned sermon on Dr. King, ending with "Never die, never die, never die." The Rev. Dr. Sammy C. Vaughn, of St.
PAWTUCKET â Fans are invited to McCoy Stadium on Tuesday night to take a photo with the Governorsâ Cup and to watch the PawSox play for the 2012 Triple-A National Championship on the video board.
Gates at McCoy Stadium will open at 6 p.m. with first pitch slated for shortly after 7 oâclock. Admission to this event is free.
Winners of their first Governorsâ Cup since 1984, the PawSox will now play the winner of the Pacific Coast League Playoffs, Reno or Omaha, for the Gildan Triple-A National Championship on Tuesday night in Durham, N.C.
CUMBERLAND --- Give Cumberlandâs âDâ an âAâ for its excellent performance against Central on Friday night.
The Clippers limited the speedy Knights to just 117 yards of offense and only two trips inside Cumberlandâs 30 en route to a well-deserved shutout and a 28-0 victory in their Division II-B meeting at Tucker Field.
Offensively, senior quarterback Brendan Guerin also earned high grades spinning the laces, completing 11 of his 18 passes for 129 yards and three touchdowns, but the story of this night was the Clippersâ defense.