Archive - Mar 28, 2014
In a recent conversation with former Central Falls basketball standout Rob Alers, he was asked the whereabouts of fellow C.F. alumnus and his roommate at Lyndon State, George Carle.
With immediate confidence â€“ the kind that comes when youâ€™re pretty sure about something â€“ Alers ventured a guess as to his good friendâ€™s location on the Vermont-based campus.
â€śHeâ€™s probably in the gym as we speak,â€ť was what Alersâ€™ senses were telling him.
CUMBERLAND â€“ Former Cumberland Fire District Tax Collector Karen B. Lambert, 48, of 15 West Wrentham Road, was arrested by the State Police Financial Crimes Unit on Friday and charged in the alleged embezzlement of $83,761.54 in district cash tax receipts and other alleged crimes.
Lambert also faces a charge of embezzling $11,667.93 from a Woonsocket property management company she also work for and allegedly using those proceeds in an attempt to cover her alleged fire district thefts, Col. Steven G. Oâ€™Donnell, state police superintendent, said in announcing the arrest.
Edith J. Champagne
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Edith J. Champagne, loving mother and grandmother died Thursday, March 27th just one week after her 94th birthday. She was the wife of the late Ralph Champagne to whom she was married for sixty-six years prior to his death.
She was born in Woonsocket, one of eight children, and was a daughter of the late Ludger and Lumina (Lozeau) Poirier.
She was an assembler for A.T. Cross Co. for several years retiring in 1986, and was a member of the St. Joseph's Sr. Citizens.
WOONSOCKET- Ronald N. Charbonneau 41, of Fabien St. died Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Seven Hills residence on Gilfillan Rd. in North Smithfield, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Warwick, a son of the late Paul E. and Lilianne (Rajotte) Charbonneau. Ronnie was a member of the former Homestead Group which is now Seven Hills.
Mary Linda Poirier
TUCSON, ARIZONA- Mary Linda Poirier, 70, passed away March 19, 2014.
She was born in Woonsocket, and a resident of Blackstone prior to transferring to Tucson, Arizona to work for Mountain Bell Telephone Company in 1976. With thirty years of service, she was a life member of AT&T Pioneers.
Married over forty-five years, Linda was a devoted and loving wife, mom and grandma. Joining her husband, Daniel and daughter, Marie in heaven, she can finally rest in peace. She will be deeply missed. No services are pending.