November 6th, 2012
PROVIDENCE â€” Rhode Islanders were facing long lines and, in at least two polling places, the wrong ballots as they began voting Tuesday in a hotly contested congressional race and on whether to allow the state's two slots parlors to turn into full-fledged casinos.
Officials said the incorrect ballots were delivered by the state Board of Elections for two polling places, West Kingston Elementary School in South Kingstown and Elks Lodge in West Warwick. Voting was delayed in each location, and some voters left without casting a ballot, according to town officials.
Jeanne C. Boucher
CUMBERLAND- Jeanne C. Boucher, 87, of Cumberland, passed away Thursday, November 01, 2012. She was the wife of the late Gilles M. Boucher.
Born in Manville, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Olivine (Antaya) Maranda.
Mrs. Boucher lived most of her life in Cumberland. She was a volunteer for the SPRED Program, worked as a seamstress for the former Finkelstein's of Woonsocket, and was a bus monitor for the Cumberland School Department. She enjoyed cooking, baking and spending time with her family.
BRISTOL â€” When Burrillville High senior tri-captain Laura Hauser went home after school to grab her uniform Monday afternoon, there was a strange addition next to her jersey, laying right there on her bed.
â€śIt was about 2:30, and I found a lucky penny, with the head up,â€ť she explained. â€śMy mom said she didn't have any idea how it got there. I almost walked out of the house without it; I got to my car, then forgot I didn't have it, so I turned around and raced back to get it.
â€śI mean, I'm a superstitious person,â€ť she added.
For the eight football teams that succeeded in qualifying for the Division II postseason, the objective is crystal clear â€“ survive to play the Tuesday following Thanksgiving.
Of the three local participants, only one team is guaranteed a coveted spot in the semifinals. Woonsocket and St. Raphael will lock helmets in a quarterfinal-round clash at Pariseau Field come 6 oâ€™clock Saturday night. Meanwhile, Cumberland rolls out the welcome mat for Westerly, which ventures to Tucker Field Friday.
WOONSOCKET â€” Struggling Landmark Medical Center publicly turned up its nose at a rival, eleventh-hour offer on the hospital last week, but apparently the spurned suitor isnâ€™t getting the message.
Yesterday, Landmark Hospital Holdco LLC renewed its overtures, accusing special master Jonathan Savage of acting too hastily in rejecting the â€śeconomically superior offer.â€ť
GLOCESTER â€” Police say alcohol may been a factor in a rollover motor vehicle crash on the Putnam Pike early Monday that left a Providence man in critical condition.
Unconscious and suffering from massive physical trauma, Chauncy Leahy, 31, was trapped in the wreckage of his Toyota compact for an hour after the crash, said Capt. Joseph Mattera.
Firefighters from the Chepachet and Harmony fire departments responded to free Leahy from the vehicle using hydraulic power saws.
Erica L. Bleakney
MENDON, MA- Ms. Erica L. Bleakney, 42, of Mendon MA, died early Monday morning (November 5, 2012) at her residence surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA www.edwardsmemorialfuneral home.com
are incomplete at this time.
WOONSOCKET- Alfred A. Remillard Sr., 79, of Woonsocket, died Friday, November 2, 2012 in the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Centre. Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Arthur and Alfreda (Turcotte) Remillard.
Gerard A. Cayer
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Gerard A. Cayer, 90, of North Smithfield, passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at St. Antoine Residence, with family by his side.
Born in Taunton, MA on October 18, 1922, he was the son of the late Alfred H. and Aurore B. (Barry) Cayer.
He was the brother of the late Rita Platiau, Bertrand, Roger, and Raymond Cayer. He leaves his nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Edgar A. Lamothe
WOONSOCKET- Edgar A. Lamothe 84, formerly of Clinton St. died Saturday at St. Antoine Residence. He was the husband of the late Jeannine (Lambert) Lamothe.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Donat and Emma (Godin) Lamothe.
Edgar was a custodian at AT Cross for twenty years before retiring in 1990. He was also a textile worker for many years. Edgar was a member of the St. Joseph Senior Citizens Club.