Archive - Feb 1, 2013
PAWTUCKET â Amid the humming and clanking of dozens of machines twirling scores of spools of various textiles at the North East Knitting Company, an old red-brick factory on Conant Street, 1st District Rep. David Cicilline unveiled another version of his Make it in America Manufacturing Act.
PAWTUCKET â For the past 20 years, small- or medium-sized business owners, either in Pawtucket or looking to relocate here, have had a helping hand to turn to for some of their financing needs. It has come by way of a non-profit, quasi-city entity called the Pawtucket Business Development Corporation, and it's still very much a viable resource for providing low-interest lending even in this current difficult economy.
Gertrude R. Ritchotte
CUMBERLAND - Gertrude R. Ritchotte, 78, of Chimney Hill Apartments, passed away Tuesday in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the wife of Henry "Hank" L. Ritchotte and they had been married for 57 years.
Born in Pawtucket, she was the daughter of the late Leonel Tanguay and Graziella Chagnon. She resided in Cumberland for the past 8 years, previously residing on Aiken Street, Pawtucket for over 40 years.
WOONSOCKET - Leona Thibault, 94, of Woonsocket, formerly of Lewiston, Maine died Thursday morning at Trinity Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Laurier Thibault.
Born and raised in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Evelyn (Boulanger) Patenaude. Following her marriage she resided in Lewiston, ME for over 60 years prior to relocating to the Woonsocket area several years ago.
Mrs. Thibault was employed at Hillcrest Poultry Company and Raytheon Corporation prior to her retirement.
Bonnie L. Aldana
CENTRAL FALLS - Bonnie L. (McCartin) Aldana, 49, of Hedly Avenue died Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Providence, a daughter of James E. McCartin of Pawtucket and the late Marilyn (Truesdale) McCartin, she had lived in Central Falls for the past 14 years.
Bonnie was a certified nurse's assistant at the Mansion Nursing Home, Central Falls for 12 years and had also worked at Fuller Packaging Company.
Oceano M. DaLomba
PAWTUCKET: Oceano "Dumar" M. DaLomba, 83, passed at home on January 30, 2013. He was the husband of the late Maria (Fidalga) DaLomba.
Born in Brava, Cape Verde, a son of the late Joao and Emilia (Moniz) DaLomba.
He had been employed by the former Carol Cable of Pawtucket for over 20 years.
PROVIDENCE â Whether he runs as an Independent or a Democrat, and no matter which opponents he runs against, it looks like Gov. Lincoln Chafee is going to have a hard time keeping his job after the 2014 election.
Public Policy Polling (PPP), a Democratic-leaning national polling organization that surveyed Rhode Islanders last week, stated it starkly when they released their polling results Thursday: âLincoln Chafee's prospects for a second term as governor of Rhode Island are looking pretty dim.â
EAST PROVIDENCE â Pending the results of air quality tests scheduled to be taken Saturday in the wake of a water pipe break early Thursday morning at East Providence High School, interim School Superintendent John DeGoes said he anticipates the school will reopen on Monday as scheduled.
A water pipe in the new wing of the high school burst at around 8 a.m. Thursday, spewing enough water to flood 20 classrooms on two floors of the wing.
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