Archive - Apr 2013
A little of this, a little of that âŠ
A different type of circus has come to the intersection of George Washington Highway and Old River Road, the characteristics of this particular traveling company unlike the sights and sounds appearing beneath your garden-variety big top.
Sorry to disappoint the youngsters, but you wonât find any elephants, flying acrobats or lion tamers here.
PAWTUCKETâWith images still fresh from last Monday's Boston Marathon terrorist attacks, local police and fire officials felt the need to investigate a metal tank-like object found discarded on a sidewalk on Roosevelt Avenue late Friday morning.
According to Pawtucket Police Chief Arthur Martins, a passerby called police at about 11 a.m. to report the presence of a suspicious-looking object that was near an electrical utility box on the sidewalk just north of the Fogarty Manor housing complex and across from 249 Roosevelt Ave. (the former Carol Cable building).
Gerard E. Lallier
PAWTUCKET - Gerard E. Lallier, 90, died peacefully on April 22, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved and devoted husband of Rhea (Fontaine) Lallier. They celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on Sunday, April 21, 2013. He was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Osea and Auselina (Boutin) Lallier and lived most of his life in the Pawtucket area. Gerard was a talented carpenter who worked for many local contractors and he was an annealer with the TMI Company until his retirement in 1989.
Joseph Leo Riendeau
LINCOLN- Joseph Leo Riendeau, 78, of Lincoln, died Thursday at home. He was the husband of Claire (Brochu) Riendeau for 57 years.
Born in Berlin, NH, he was a son of the late Arthur and Aurore (Lauzon) Riendeau.
He was a graduate of Johnson & Wales. Before retiring Mr. Riendeau was a personnel specialist for the 4th Brigade 76th division. He put in a total of 42 years in the military services and retired with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer.
PROVIDENCE â At what point does a general school dress code policy become a strict uniform requirement?
That was one of the questions put to Rep. Agostinho Silva by the House Health Education and Welfare committee when he testified for his bill that would require the Central Falls School District to adopt âa reasonable school-wide dress code policy that requires pupils to wear a school-wide uniform and prohibits pupils from wearing âgang-related apparel.ââ
LINCOLN â Lincoln High head coach Mike Ethier and his troops had hoped to derail the express that is Smithfield in a Division III âBattle of Unbeatensâ at Tiberii Field on Thursday afternoon.
Despite the fact that the Sentinels had entered the contest as the two-time defending D-III champion and had posted 36 consecutive league wins dating back to 2011, Ethier believed his Lions had the wherewithal to pull off what â at least this season â would be only a mild upset.
CUMBERLAND â Thereâs no place like home. And for Cumberland, which played eight of its first nine games of the season (two of them non-league contests in Massachusetts and one an Injury Fund non-leaguer) on the road, Wednesday afternoonâs Division I showdown against La Salle in the friendly confines of Tucker Field was certainly a welcomed breath of fresh air.
LINCOLN â Through the earliest section of this season, Lincoln High had serious problems connecting with opposing pitches. Part of that had to do with the foul weather and yet another the absence of sophomore Alyssa Schermerhorn.
Head coach Dick Ryanâs designated hitter, who finished with a .350 average last spring, previously had suffered a broken ankle, and she wasnât due back until about mid-season.
A portentous email from an accomplished and revered pro football broadcaster was the first blossoming of the good things to come for Bob Socci.
Now that Socci is officially the lead play-by-play radio announcer for the New England Patriots, the veteran sportscaster and current radio voice of the Pawtucket Red Sox can look back with fondness at the message of hope Gil Santos delivered a few years back.
State Senator Donna Nesselbush (D-Pawtucket) the lead sponsor of the senate's same sex marriage bill, reacts after the senate approves the measure with a vote of 26-12 on the Senate floor late Wednesday afternoon. Final approval is expected next week by the House, when Governor Chafee is expected to sign the bill into law, effective August 1, 2013. (Photo/Ernest A. Brown)
Roger O. Dupre Jr.
CUMBERLAND - Roger O. Dupre Jr., 53, of Rhode Island Ave., passed away Wednesday in the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Diane M. (Hemond) Dupre.
Born in Providence he was the son of the Shirley A. (Sailsbury) Dupre of Central Falls and the late Roger O. Dupre Sr. He was a life long Cumberland Resident.
He was employed by the A. H. Harris Co., Plainville, MA for the past 1 1/2 years and was previously employed by the Lorusso Corp., Plainville, MA for 14 years.
Ronald R. Collette
LINCOLN - Ronald R. Collette, 86, of Sheffield Drive died Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at Heritage Hills Nursing Center, Smithfield. He was the beloved husband of Angela (Budz) Collette. Mr. and Mrs. Collette were married August 2, 1952.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Leo V. and Stephanie (Laferriere) Collette, he had lived in Lincoln for the past 54 years.
Mr. Collette was a math teacher at Shea High School, Pawtucket where he taught for 34 years before retiring in 1985. He was a graduate of St. Raphael Academy, Pawtucket and Providence College.
With more than 400 miles of coastline and more than 100 fresh and salt water beaches in Rhode Island, state Rep. Maria Cimini says the time has come to have an open and honest conversation about a statewide ban on plastic bags.
Cimini (D-Providence) says that conversation starts in earnest Thursday when the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee holds a public hearing on legislation she introduced in February to ban plastic bags at store checkouts in Rhode Island.
A little of this, a little of that âŠ
David Ortiz is a well-compensated baseball player. Heâs also an adult.
When the time came to address the Fenway Park masses last Saturday, the Red Sox star should have exhibited better judgment. Enough bombs went off in the city of Boston last week. Yet there was Big Papi, dropping an expletive-laced one that ended up casting a pall over a touching pre-game ceremony.
Elaine S. Solan
NORTH PROVIDENCE - Elaine S. Solan, 63, died unexpectedly at home on Monday April 22nd. She was the beloved wife of the late William R. Solan, Sr.
Elaine was born in Providence, the daughter of the late Raoul and Jeanne D. (Marcotte) Beaudoin. She lived most of her life in the Central Falls area until moving to North Providence. Elaine was an inspector at Texas Instruments where she worked for thirty years. She recently was an inspector at Cadence, Inc., Cranston. She was a member of the Women's Auxillary of the Dusza-Almeida Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Mae Elliott Ireton
PAWTUCKET - Mae Elliott (Titcomb) Ireton, 95, of 74 Elder St., died Tuesday, April 23, 2013 after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family. Mae was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend.
Born in Pawtucket, the daughter of the late Frederick A. and Martha Louise (Elliott) Titcomb, she lived in Pawtucket most of her life.
WEST WARWICK â If you are thinking of making a big-ticket purchase online in hopes of evading sales tax, you might want to hurry.
Just hours after Sen. Jack Reed and Gov. Lincoln Chafee held a press conference Monday morning to promote legislation that would require âremote sellersâ â Internet and catalog retailers â to collect sales taxes for the states where their purchasers live, the U.S. Senate voted 74-20 to pass a procedural motion to go ahead with debate on the legislation.
Norma I. Felber
SMITHFIELD - FELBER, Norma I., 83, died Sunday, April 21, 2013. She was the wife of the late William J. Felber, Jr.
Born in Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Celia (Forgette) Billington.
She is survived by five sons, James, Robert, Michael, Paul and Mark, a daughter, Ann Marie St. Laurent; nine grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a brother, Donald Billington. She was the sister of the late Charles and Raymond Billington, Joan Silver and Eleanor Gadue.
Nancy I. Cadorette (Wagner)
WARWICK - Nancy I. Cadorette, 60, of Spofford Avenue passed away Thursday April 11, 2013. She was the wife of the late Eugene A. Cadorette III.
Born in Erie, PA, she was a daughter of the late Raymond W. and Myrtle A. (Sargent-Dunn) Wagner and the stepdaughter of the late Howard L. Dunn Sr.
Nancy was employed as a Mortgage Officer for Fleet Bank.
Kenneth E. Milligan
CUMBERLAND - Kenneth E. Milligan, 83, of Hardwick Street, passed away Monday at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the husband of Theresa (Malito) Milligan and they had been married for 64 years.
Born in Bridgeport, CT, he was the son of the late Alva and Grace Louise (Wright) Milligan. He resided in Cumberland for most of his life.