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April 26th

Joseph Leo Riendeau

April 26, 2013

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.

April 25th

Lawmakers debate Central Falls dress code

April 25, 2013

PROVIDENCE – 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 “a reasonable school-wide dress code policy that requires pupils to wear a school-wide uniform and prohibits pupils from wearing ‘gang-related apparel.’”

Lincoln falls to Smithfield in battle of unbeatens

April 25, 2013

LINCOLN — Lincoln High head coach Mike Ethier and his troops had hoped to derail the express that is Smithfield in a Division III “Battle of Unbeatens” 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 – at least this season – would be only a mild upset.

April 24th

Nelson, Bertherman lead Cumberland past La Salle

April 24, 2013

CUMBERLAND — There’s 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 afternoon’s Division I showdown against La Salle in the friendly confines of Tucker Field was certainly a welcomed breath of fresh air.

Lincoln rules softball showdown with Cranston West

April 24, 2013

LINCOLN — 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 Ryan’s designated hitter, who finished with a .350 average last spring, previously had suffered a broken ankle, and she wasn’t due back until about mid-season.

From Triple-A baseball to the NFL: PawSox's Socci is Patriots' new play-by-play broadcaster

April 24, 2013

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.

Gay Marriage passes in the Senate 26-12

April 24, 2013

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.

April 24, 2013

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

April 24, 2013

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.

Proposal would ban plastic bags

April 24, 2013

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.

April 23rd

McGair: Ortiz crossed the line with his choice of language

April 23, 2013

A little of this, a little of that …

David Ortiz is a well-compensated baseball player. He’s 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

April 23, 2013

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

April 23, 2013

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.

On-line sales tax may be a click away

April 23, 2013

WEST WARWICK – 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 “remote sellers” – Internet and catalog retailers – 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.

April 22nd

Norma I. Felber

April 22, 2013

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)

April 22, 2013

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

April 22, 2013

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.

Joseph E. Connors

April 22, 2013

Joseph E. Connors

PAWTUCKET - Joseph E. Connors of Pawtucket died on April 20, 2013. He was the husband of Irene (Deschenes) Connors. They were married over forty years.
Mr. Connors was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Michael J. Connors and Elizabeth (Cox) Connors. He was a Korean War Veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. Connors owned and operated the Merit Music Company for many years.

Shirley A. Matteson

April 22, 2013

Shirley A. Matteson

Shirley A. Matteson, 76, passed April 20th with her family by her side. She was the loving wife of Elmore R. Matteson. They would have been married 50 years in August.
She was the daughter of the late George E. and Mary E. (LaVertue) Trombley.
Shirley was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for the Woodlawn Cowboys Youth Football Team and was an also a former Lady Bug at the Bug Club.

Virginia Rose Plante

April 22, 2013

Virginia Rose Plante

ATTLEBORO - Virginia Rose (Monse) Plante, 87 , of Streeter Lane Attleboro, died Friday April 19, 2013 at the Life Care Center of Attleboro.
She was the wife of the late Raymond J. Plante Sr.
Virginia, was born in Providence RI, a daughter of the late John & Lucy (Papineau) Monse.
Mrs. Plante was an assembler for the circuit boards at Texas Instruments for over 30 years.
She has been an Attleboro resident all of her life.
She was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church.

 

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