Archive - Dec 4, 2013
Ernest L. Lemire
EAST PROVIDENCE- Ernest L. Lemire, 78, of Rumford Towers, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. He was the beloved husband of Shirley F. (Rabau) Lemire for 56 years.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Romeo and Estelle (Aubin) Lemire, he resided in South Attleboro before moving to Rumford nine months ago.
Ernie was a Korean War U.S. Navy veteran. He was employed as a lab technician at Teknor Apex for 27 years until retiring in 1997. Ernie was a Past-President of LeFoyer, Pawtucket, where he served two terms.
PAWTUCKET â€“ It's the time of year when interscholastic coaches begin preparing their respective squads for the winter season, and Kim Hewson, the Shea High head swimming coach, was one of them on Tuesday.
He stood on the deck explaining to a few of his more inexperienced aquatic Raiders the nuances of proper stroke and rotary breathing techniques: that is, how the hands should slice the water, not slap it; how the body should rotate in order to breathe correctly to either side; how to close the fingers and turn them down slightly to create a â€śpaddleâ€ť for each stroke.
Declaring that â€śI have watched Rhode Islandâ€™s elected officials run this state into the ground,â€ť Ken Block says he wants to be governor â€śso I can fix an avoidable catastrophe.â€ť
Block, who recently became a Republican after abandoning the Moderate Party of RI that he founded just over four years ago, believes that Rhode Island is in such poor shape that, â€śIf we donâ€™t fix it shortly, there wonâ€™t be recovery from where we are.â€ť