June 5th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â He was an honor student and the valedictorian of his high school class. He served in the military as a member of the famed 101st Airborne Division. He became a church deacon and an advocate for the poor.
But on a cold February night in 1994, Donald Graham was on a road to ruinous violence that would leave another man dead and his own life in shambles.
PROVIDENCE â Gov. Lincoln Chafee declared Monday that âthis is a new day at EDC,â because the RI Economic Development Corp. will start being more cautious about the way it doles out taxpayersâ money.
âWeâve been scorched; weâve been burned, as it stands now,â Chafee acknowledged. âRhode Islanders should know I am conservative by nature with every dollar and I always have been, as a mayor, as a (U.S.) senator, as a governor. There is going to be a full analysis before any investment is made.â
CUMBERLAND â As a sophomore, Cumberland High senior Kara Gorman blew out a shoulder throwing the javelin, but attempted to make a comeback her junior outdoor track and field season.
âIt was a âno-go,ââ she explained. âWay too painful.â
This past fall, a few members of the girlsâ lacrosse squad begged her to sign up for their program, as they desperately needed a goalie, and she finally acquiesced.
PAWTUCKET â No. 2 and No. 3 seeds donât usually battle each other until the semifinals of a winnersâ bracket, not in the opening round of a losersâ bracket, but thatâs where Tolman and North Smithfield were contesting each other on Monday afternoon.
And not only did both teams head into Slater Park looking to erase the sting of 1-0 defeats from the previous afternoon, but they had to combat the misty weather and temperatures in the low 50s thoughout this part of the state.
See East Providence long jumper Chris Moura and others in slideshow from Sunday's RIIL state championship. Click SPORTS menu bar at top of page.
Linda A. Jacquart
BURRILLVILLE- Linda A. Jacquart, 44, resident of Burrillville, formerly of Smithfield, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Laura (Mayo) Deluca of Smithfield and the late Vincent Deluca.
Linda had worked most of her life as a claims adjuster for the Department of Labor Training. She was a former girl scout leader and enjoyed gardening and many arts and crafts. Linda even had her own crafting blog- Jacqu-art.com
WOONSOCKET- Dhimitri Butsika 87, formerly of Plaza Village died Thursday at Woonsocket Health Care Center. He was the husband of the late Theresa Butsika. Born in Thompson, CT he was a son of the late Sotir and Pauline (Papaleka)Butsika. Dhimitri was an artist and owned an art supply store where he also gave art lessons.
He leaves a daughter Pauline Butsika of Cranston, and life long friend Mable Warszawski of Woonsocket. He was also the brother of the late George Butsika, and Katherine Charlette.
WOONSOCKET- Courtemanche, Juliette T. 92 died Friday June 1, 2012 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Arthur W. Courtemanche.
Born in Manville a daughter of the late Alvarez and Noemie (Rouleau) Plante. She has lived in Woonsocket since 2000.
Mrs. Courtemanche was an office manager at Metropolitan Life Company for twenty five years.
She leaves several nieces and nephews. Juliette was the sister of the late Laurette Lessard, Germaine St. George and Eugene and Romeo Plante.
Francis W. Rowe
BELLINGHAM- Francis W. Rowe of Bellingham formerly of Cape Cod and the South Shore died on June 2nd in Weymouth. The beloved husband of the late Helen (Clark) Rowe.
He was the loving father of Carol Rowe of Carver, Ronald Rowe of E. Providence, R.I, and Richard Rowe of N. Providence R.I. Brother of Mabel Tryder of Reading, Mae Coughlin of Norwood and the late John Rowe, William Rowe and Eleanor Safrine. Cherished grandfather of Jeff Murray, Bethany Rowe, Amy Rowe, and Tracy Flynn. Great grandfather of Jason and Rebecca.
Roland J. Rouleau
BURRILLVILLE- Roland J. Rouleau, 89, died Thursday May 31, 2012 at home in Harrisville. He was the husband of Elaine M. (Fisher) Rouleau whom he married May 3, 1947.
Born in Woonsocket he was the son of the late Albert and Donalda (Giguere) Rouleau.
Roland worked at Zambarano Hospital for many years before retiring. He was a WWII Army veteran who served in India, Burma and China.