Archive - Jun 5, 2012
CENTRAL FALLS â€” For years when he was working as a driving school instructor in France, Leo Heroux would request to have June 6 off to go to the beach.
But it was no ordinary vacation day.
Heroux's destination was always Omaha Beach â€” a place that, despite its natural beauty, brings back painful memories of the carnage he witnessed as a young soldier in the aftermath of the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944.
Paula A. Picard, R.N.
JOHNSTON- Paula A. (Todd) Picard, R.N., 53, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 31, 2012. She was the loving wife of Gary D. Picard for 33 years.
Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of William L. and the late Gloria J. (Smith) Todd and the beloved step-daughter of Cheryl Todd.
Paula was Director of Nursing at New England Sinai Hospital, Stoughton, MA. She enjoyed bowling and traveling, and especially going on cruises.
See East Providence long jumper Chris Moura and others compete in a slideshow of the RIIL Outdoor Track and Field State Championship held Sunday. Click SPORTS in the menu bar at top of page to view.
PAWTUCKET â€” According to the latest data from the Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Factbook, there are many reasons for concern over Pawtucket children and their future well being. Yet, there are also a few bright spots on the horizon to offset mostly grim statistics.
PROVIDENCE â€” Gov. Lincoln Chafee declared Monday that â€śthis is a new day at EDC,â€ť because the RI Economic Development Corp. will start being more cautious about the way it doles out taxpayersâ€™ money.
â€śWeâ€™ve been scorched; weâ€™ve been burned, as it stands now,â€ť Chafee acknowledged. â€śRhode Islanders should know I am conservative by nature with every dollar and I always have been, as a mayor, as a (U.S.) senator, as a governor. There is going to be a full analysis before any investment is made.â€ť