February 20th, 2014
CUMBERLAND â€” Perhaps two minutes after Cumberland High had sustained a 49-12 dual-meet loss to rival Hendricken in a match to clinch the Division I title, veteran mentor Steve Gordon managed to keep his sense of humor.
When a reporter approached him for a few thoughts Thursday night, he immediately said, â€śNot right now. Wait a second!â€ť
He approached his wife, Judy, gave her a kiss, handled a couple of other minor details, then relented to an interview.
His first response, with a wide grin: â€śSorry. Youâ€™ve gotta know whatâ€™s truly important!â€ť
WOONSOCKET â€” Police and emergency crews are surrounding Landmark Medical Center after reports of a man with a shotgun entering the hospital's emergency room sometime after 7 this evening.
Witnesses have described the man as agitated, yelling and screaming.
There have been no reports of shots fired, nor of any injuries or of hostages taken.
Cass Avenue has been closed to traffic as local and state police, firefighters and a SWAT team have responded to the scene.
This story will be updated as events warrant. A full story will appear in Friday's Call.
Louis A. Bastien, Sr.
GLOCESTER- Louis A. Bastien, Sr., 89, of Chepachet, passed away at home Thursday, February 20, 2014. He was the husband of the late Lillian V. (Hawkins) Bastien.
Born in Chepachet, he was a son of the late Joseph and Lillis E. (Ducharme) Bastien.
WOONSOCKET- Yolanda Peloquin, "Lou Lou", 2-18-2014, 67, of Blackstone St. Woonsocket.
Born in Uxbridge, Ma.
Daughter of the late Francis Godin and Patricia Loiselle.
Wife Of Dennis Peloquin
Pauline V. Cadorette
WOONSOCKET- Pauline V. Cadorette, 86, of Manila Ave. died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center.
She was born in Woonsocket a daughter of the late Wilfrid J. and Emma L. (Groslouis) Cadorette.
Pauline was a dial administrator for N. E. Telephone for thirty five years, before retiring in 1980. She was a member and past president of the Telephone Pioneers, and a member of OTTO; Old Time Telephone Operators. Pauline was a member of the St. Joseph's Senior Council and a volunteer at St. Antoine Residence.
WOONSOCKET â€“ A man who was badly burned in a fire at his apartment on the seventh floor of St. Germain Manor Saturday night has died.
The victim, who was in his mid-50s, died at Rhode Island Hospital Wednesday, said Detective Jamie Paone, spokeswoman for the Woonsocket police. Hospital and other sources previously identified him as Jeffrey S. Reyor of Apt. 705, 429 East School St.
Reyor reportedly suffered burns over 75 percent of his body and had been a patient at the hospitalâ€™s trauma center since the fire.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Federal prosecutors wrote the final chapter in the sad tale of a robbery gone bad as the third and last conspirator in the shooting death of gas station manager David Main was sentenced in federal court Wednesday.
Kelley M. Lajoie, 35, of Springfield, Mass., was sentenced to 188 months in federal prison for her role as lookout in the September 2010 homicide of the 49-year-old husband and father from Lincoln.
WARWICK â€” In a critical Division I/Cimini showdown against rival Hendricken High on Wednesday night, Mount St. Charles head coach Dave Belisle expected more â€“ much more â€“ from his troops.
Truth be told, the Mounties assembled a decent second stanza against the Hawks, but â€“ before and after â€“ Belisle's bunch failed to display a true want to win.
Senior forward Josh Olson netted a pair of goals while tri-captain Liam Watkinson posted a pair of assists to pace Hendricken to a 4-1 league victory before perhaps 350 fans at Thayer Arena.
Robert "Bob" LeBlanc Jr.
WOONSOCKET- Robert H. LeBlanc Jr. 63, of Bozoian St., died Tuesday, February 18, 2014, in Landmark Medical Center, with his family by his side. He was the husband of Pauline (Ouellette) LeBlanc.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Robert H. LeBlanc Sr. and Florence (Levesque) LeBlanc, of Woonsocket, R.I.
Mr. LeBlanc was a United States Navy Veteran, serving in Viet Nam.
He worked as a Cook, Secretary, and Orderly, and in Maintenance, at Landmark Medical Center, for 40 years, prior to becoming disabled.
Michael J. White
CUMBERLAND- Michael J. White, 60, of Cumberland, died Saturday at home. He was the son of the late Raymond T. and Mary J. (Victoria) White and the brother of the late Elizabeth M. White. For complete obituary and guestbook, please visit www.LincolnFuneralHome.org