October 14th, 2011
PROVIDENCE â A federal appeals court has upheld Gov. Lincoln Chafeeâs right to refuse to turn over accused murderer Jason Pleau for federal prosecution that could result in the death penalty.
Chafee stirred controversy last June when he invoked Rhode Islandâs longstanding opposition to capital punishment as a reason for rejecting federal prosecutorsâ request to turn over Pleau so he could be tried in the murder and robbery of David Main, a Lincoln man who was depositing receipts from a gas station that he managed at a Woonsocket bank in September 2010.
Maybe in some perverse way, the Red Sox are enjoying all this attention.
Bad P.R.? Perish the thought. The bottoming out and subsequent fallout of the 2011 season has everyone still chirping even though two weeks have passed since left fielder Carl Crawford acted like a fish out of water in Baltimore, a snapshot that says it all with regards to the clubâs sad regular-season finish.
Four weeks have elapsed since Ryan Kalish underwent surgery to repair a bulging disc in his neck.
âAt this point honestly, I canât really tell that anything was really done to my neck,â said Kalish via phone from San Francisco, where the Red Sox outfield prospect is conducting his rehab. âYou have post-surgery pain and all that, but thatâs totally gone. It just feels like a normal neck.
Pawtucket native Gerry Philbin sat down to watch his old New York Jets team play football last month when the phone rang at his home in West Palm Beach, Fla.
âIt was the owner of the Jets, Woody Johnson, calling to tell me I was going to be inducted into the Jetsâ Ring of Honor,â Philbin said on Thursday afternoon. âThe ceremony will be held at halftime of Monday nightâs game against the Dolphins.â
âI was quite surprised to hear from the owner of the Jets,â Philbin added. âHe was such a gentleman to make the call personally. I told him it was a great honor.â
Theresa R. Leduc
WOONSOCKET- Theresa R. (Dubois) Leduc, 86, of Woonsocket, RI passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at Saint Antoine Residence, North Smithfield with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Jean A. Leduc.
Born in Woonsocket on February 3, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Adrien and Loretta (Landry) Dubois.
Steiner, Eleanor I.
SMITHFIELD- Steiner, Eleanor I., 80, of Sebille Road, died Tuesday, October 11, 2011. She was the wife of Robert J. Steiner.
She had lived in Smithfield for the past 20 years previously living in Woonsocket. She was a devoted homemaker and enjoyed yard sales.
Besides her husband she is survived by her children: Suzanne Chauvin, Edward Tessier and Deborah Eaton her stepsons: Michael, Conrad, Robert, Karl and Joseph Steiner, 31 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren, and her sister Evelyn Deshaies.
Alice P. Careau
CUMBERLAND- Alice P. (Guertin) Careau, 83, of Maplewoods Farm, Cumberland, died Tuesday at Landmark Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Edward J. Careau with whom she celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on August 31, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Armand and Rose Anna (Masse) Guertin.
Mrs. Careau was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a member of the Italian Workingmen's Club Ladies Auxiliary, an avid bingo player and enjoyed board games.
Debra L. Stockwell-Cavanaugh
BURRILLVILLE- Debra L. Stockwell-Cavanaugh, 47, of Harrisville, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2011 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of Michael Cavanaugh.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Lydia (Thomas) Stockwell of Harrisville and the late Myron Stockwell.
Debra worked as the Head of Facilities at Zambarano Hospital for 29 years. She was the Chairwoman of the Burrillville School Committee, held many positions with the Democratic town party and was involved in the RI Emergency Management Service.
BURRILLVILLE- Jeanne Lawrence 94, resident of Mapleville, passed away October 11, 2011 at Bayberry Commons in Pascoag. Loving wife of 63 years to Arthur Lawrence.
Born on March 29, 1917 in Mapleville RI, a daughter of the late August & Oringa (Vanasse) Marcoux.
She worked for the state lunch program and the former Stillwater Worsted. She enjoyed sewing, cross stitching and cooking.
Three competitive non-league games on Friday night and a Division IV clash for second place on Saturday afternoon highlight what appears to be a âho-humâ high school football schedule this weekend in the Blackstone Valley.
On Friday at 7 p.m., there are a handful of non-league games around Rhode Island pitting Division I teams against Division II teams, and three of the games involve schools in our backyard, East Providence, Tolman, and St. Raphael.
The Division I Townies will host nearby Division II-B foe Mount Hope at Pierce Field in a showdown thatâs sure to attract many East Bay fans.