Archive - Oct 3, 2012
DENVER â€” In a showdown at close quarters, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong steps needed to create jobs in a sputtering national economy. "The status quo is not going to cut it," declared the challenger.
Obama in turn accused his rival of seeking to "double down" on economic policies that actually led to the devastating national downturn four years ago â€” and of evasiveness on details for Romney proposals on tax changes, health care, Wall Street regulation and more.
LINCOLN â€“ Dick Ryan knows what a special talent he has in Emily Bouthillette, hence why the Lincoln High softball coach isnâ€™t afraid to spread the word regarding a player that Ryan feels is flying somewhat â€śunder the radar.â€ť
Local youngsters jog around Slater Pond in Pawtucket Wednesday on an otherwise dreary early-October day. More rainy, cool weather is forecast for Thursday.
PROVIDENCE â€” On Monday as promised, ACLU attorney Armando Batastini filed a petition in Rhode Island Supreme Court on behalf of candidate Carlos Tobon asking for the court to order the state Board of Elections to conduct a manual recount of all precinct, mail and provisional ballots for the House District 58 Democratic primary.
Yvette M. Fortin
PAWTUCKET - Yvette M. Fortin, age 83, died peacefully at the Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, Tuesday, October 2, 2012 surrounded by her family. She was the beloved and devoted wife of the late Arcade J. Fortin.
Mrs. Fortin was born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Philippe and Juliette (Martin) Bertrand and was a lifelong city resident. She was a proud homemaker, an avid BINGO player and a big fan of Wheel of Fortune.