March 8th, 2014
WOONSOCKET â€“ Itâ€™s okay if you call them Hummers â€“ everyone will. But the fact is, those squat, camouflage-patterned 4-by-4s you may have seen parked outside police headquarters the last couple of days are bona fide High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles, or HMMWVs â€“ equipment manufactured for the Army that inspired the mainstream consumer cousin.
The Woonsocket Police Department is now in possession of two of the military vehicles, worth about $60,000 each.
This is what the WPD paid: The Bubble. As in zero, zilch, nada.
While the big birthday celebration for Burrillvilleâ€™s Tyler Seddon may be over, the search continues for a bone marrow match for Tyler and thousands more diagnosed with life-threatening diseases for which a bone marrow transplant may be their best or only hope of a cure.
And it couldnâ€™t be any easier to register to see if youâ€™re a match.
PROVIDENCE â€“ The trust factor between the Providence College basketball players and the training staff is quite evident.
In separate interviews, Bryce Cotton and LaDontae Henton didnâ€™t refer to athletic trainer Bryn VanPatten by his first name or his last. Truncated in such a fashion that you can just feel the cool factor, VanPatten simply goes by â€śVP.â€ť
CUMBERLAND â€“ When your town has more than 300 years of history to tell, it certainly has plenty of locations to make a Historical Scavenger Hunt fun and thought-provoking.
At least that is what Michael Crawley, Parks & Recreation director, and Arlene Nunn, Parks & Recreation clerk, intended when they came up with the idea of holding their first historical hunt beginning this afternoon and running through March 30.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Mount St. Charles had captured the previous three league contests against La Salle Academy, though the last one was a mere 3-2 triumph back on Feb. 22.
The Mounties hadnâ€™t lost to the Rams during the regular season, and with standout senior keeper Tyler Walsh out of action entering this best-of-three R.I. Championship Division Tournament semifinal set â€“ he had sustained a concussion during a game against Cranston Co-op last week â€“ there was little reason to believe they would suffer its first.
The cheapest lunch in town is going bistro.
Actually, itâ€™s been going that way for a while, says Larry Grimaldi of the R.I. Department of Elderly Affairs.
The biggest kitchens of the stateâ€™s Senior Nutrition Program have slowly been tweaking their menus to cater to the more sophisticated, health-conscious tastes of baby boomers, the fastest-aging segment of the population.
â€śThe senior center isnâ€™t just a place you go to have lunch and play bingo,â€ť says Grimaldi. â€śThat concept is long gone.â€ť
Robert L. Carey
WOONSOCKET- Robert L. "Pee Wee" Carey, 74, of Woonsocket died peacefully Wednesday morning at home surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of Yvonne R. (Boucher) Carey. They were married on August 10, 1964.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Nelson and Simone (Lamothe) Carey. He was a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Carey was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He was proud of his service to his country and lived his life according to the Marine Corps motto "Semper Fi".
Salvatore J. Butera
WOONSOCKET- Salvatore J. Butera, 89, of Rose Ave. ,died, Thursday March 6, 2014 in Landmark Medical Center with his family by his side. He was the husband of Rhea R. (Vachon) Butera. Sal and Rhea celebrated their 67th Wedding Anniversary on July 4, 2013.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Joseph and Mary (Kendra) Butera.
Mr. Butera was a United States Navy veteran serving in WWII.
He worked as a Resident Engineer Aide in Construction for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, for 23 years, retiring in 1986.
David L. Poirier
SALEM, NH- David L. Poirier, age 52 of Salem, NH, died Friday, Feb. 28th in Al Udeid AB, Qatar, while serving in the US Air Force.
He was born in Woonsocket, RI, grew up and was educated in Blackstone, MA, where he graduated from Blackstone-Millville Regional High School.
Dave served in the Air Force for 22 years and was a MSGT for the 157th Air Refueling Wing, New Hampshire Air National Guard.
BURRILLVILLE -- Bad guys and evildoers beware: Thereâ€™s a new lawman in town and his name is Tyler Seddon.
Sharply dressed in a crisp blue police uniform with a shiny new badge and cap, Tyler, a Pascoag boy battling leukemia, fulfilled his birthday wish Thursday when more than a thousand of his heroes â€“ policemen, firemen, ambulance technicians and soldiers â€“ turned out for a birthday celebration Tyler and his family wonâ€™t soon forget.
And what a celebration it was.