Archive - Oct 1, 2013
LINCOLN â A Twin River table game player was issued a permanent ejection for allegedly counting cards in violation of state table gaming rules following an incident at the casino early Saturday morning.
Lt. Wayne Bouthillette reported John A. Lemieux, 49, of Brockton, Mass., was issued the ejection after Twin River Security Capt. William Shepherd investigated the reported incident of card counting at 3:18 a.m. Saturday.
WOONSOCKET â They lauded Dave Richards for his years of service to the cityâs annual Autunmfest Columbus Day weekend festival Tuesday evening at the annual Autumnfest Grand Marshal reception, but it was his initial surprise behind being named for the tribute that still had him smiling.
Richards, the owner of WOON Radio and who has been involved in Autumnfest since the very first event at World War II Veterans Memorial State Park 35 years ago this year, helped with the selection of many other grand marshals over the years.
A stalemate in Congress that caused a government shutdown Tuesday for the first time in 17 years came as no surprise for Woonsocket auto mechanic Paul Morin.
âI stayed up and watched the entire thing and, personally, Iâm with the Republicans on this one because I believe Obamacare will hurt the country,â Morin says. âOf course Iâm upset that we have the first government shutdown in nearly two decades, but Iâm more upset the Democrats didnât do more to negotiate with the Republicans to avert this.â
PROVIDENCE â Ask New London High head basketball coach Craig Parker about the summertime impression made by former player Kris Dunn and you will elicit a response that figures to warm the hearts of Providence College followers.
âA few things stood out to me. He was definitely stronger and his attitude was really upbeat about the upcoming season,â Parker expressed when reached Tuesday. âI think going into this season relatively injury-free as opposed to last year, heâs washed his hands of that so he can be the point guard up at Providence.â
CUMBERLAND â The chief worry wasnât the 3.1-mile Monastery course, nor was it the competitors who lined up at the starting line.
Given the Indian Summer-like conditions that blanketed the region Tuesday, there was no question that the weather stood to register the greatest impact during this Northern Division tri-meet for both area males and females.
Marguerite M. Rogers
FRANKLIN- Marguerite M. (Dytche) Rogers 96, of Franklin, died peacefully, at her home Monday September 30, 2013 with family at her side, following a long illness. She was the wife of the late Forest R. Rogers who died in 1994.
Born in Erie, Pennsylvania on May 17, 1917 a daughter of the late Leo S. and Mayme (ODea) Dytche. Erie, PA was her home town where her family resided, and she attended Academy High School and worked as a bookkeeper during WWII. She moved many times during her lifetime finally residing in Cumberland, RI and in 2006 Franklin, MA.
CUMBERLAND- Lucien R. Chartier Sr., 74, of Cumberland, passed away Monday, September 30, 2013 at home while surrounded by his loving family.
He is survived by his adoring wife of 54 years, Helene (Goethals) Chartier.
Born and raised in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Andrew and RoseAlma (Allard) Chartier.
Herve E. Rochefort
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Herve E. Rochefort, 92, of, died Sunday, September 29, 2013 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Rita (Lariviere) Rochefort. Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Ovila and Oliva (Desilets) Rochefort.
Herve was an Army veteran, serving in WWII. He was an avid golfer at Country View Golf Club, Burrillville.
Lionel J. Frappier
SLATERSVILLE- Lionel J. Frappier, 86, of School St., died, September 28, 2013 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late John N. and Alice (Racine) Frappier. He lived in Woonsocket for many years before moving to Bellingham, MA, Springfield, MA and finally Slatersville.
Joan (Liard) Marois
WOONSOCKET- Joan (Liard) Marois Daughter of James and Gloria Liard, one of 15 siblings, mother to Rich and Steve, grandmother to Ally, "Joan of Arc", minister to Love and a student of Life and All that Lives transitioned from this world to the next in Light and Love surrounded by her life long companion, friends and family.