October 16th, 2011
PROVIDENCE â The much-anticipated pension reform bill will be presented to a joint session of the General Assembly tomorrow.
Early reports of the plan to be presented by Gov. Lincoln Chafee and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo indicate that it will include shifting state employees and teachers from the defined benefit plan they have now to a âhybridâ scheme that has components of both a defined benefit and a 401(k)-type defined contribution plan. This would affect contributions as well as benefits.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â Helen Carter doesn't seem to be much older than Social Security retirement age when you meet her.
She has a part-time job at the L'il General Store on Great Road where she makes sandwiches twice a week and she also loves to get her workouts in at Curves on Eddie Dowling Highway on a regular basis.
But on Friday, Carter hit a milestone in life that her boss and friends at L'il General couldn't overlook.
When she showed up for her 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. shift, Carter found the store decorated with banners and flowers celebrating her 90th birthday.
WARWICK â Coming three weeks prior to the state meet, the Brown University Northeast Championships provides a perfect gage for coaches and athletes to determine if all the training is paying off for a possible peak performance at the early November meet.
For runners like Trevor Crawley, who are hoping to crack the top 10 at the states, the top-notch competition at the regional championships, held on a fast five-kilometer course at Goddard State Park, can also serve as an important confidence booster with a good performance.
PROVIDENCE â To get a better feel of the Providence College players he was inheriting, Ed Cooley made it a point to watch every Friar game from last season âfour or five times.â
What were the impressions Cooley gathered as he studied individual tendencies and Providenceâs style of play under ex-head coach Keno Davis? Letâs just say the new PC coach realized he has his work cut out for him.
WOONSOCKET- Frechette, Leo, 53, died on September 5, 2011
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of Joseph and Jeannette (Lebrun) Frechette.
Mr. Frechette was employed by Banner Doors Corp. in Woonsocket for 11 years.
He is survived by a daughter, Trisha Hutchens of Millbury, a son Ryan Frechette of CoCo Beach, FL, five grandchildren and his siblings, Gerard Frechette of Hopkinton, NH and Jeanne Gravel of Millville, MA.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, October 21, 2011 at 12:30Pm in St. Therese's Shrine, Nasonville, RI.
Hilda L. Eichin, R.N.
LINCOLN- Hilda L. Eichin, R.N., 86, a resident at The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2011.
James E. Long
BURRILLVILLE- James E. Long 81, resident of Mapleville died October 10, 2011 at the RI Hospital.
Husband of the late Ruth (Audette) Long.
Born April 27, 1930 in Frederick MD, a son of the late Theodore & Ethel (Troxell) Long.
James worked for the RI Hospital for many years. He lived most of his life in Burrrillville. He was a 20 year Navy veteran serving in Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of the VFW Post and Chepachet Senior Citizens.
Jeannette O. Scanlon
WOONSOCKET- Jeannette O. (Gagne) Scanlon, 76, of Rhode Island Ave., Woonsocket, died Thursday, October 6, 2011 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Richard C. Scanlon.
Born in Albion, she was the daughter of the late Delier and Adrianne (Forest) Gagne.
Lionel W. Lange
LINCOLN- Lionel W. Lange, 73, of Old River Rd. died Wednesday in the Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence. He was the beloved husband of Madeleine (Dancause) Lange.
Born in Woonsocket he was the son of the late Wilfred and Lucienne (Perron) Lange. He resided in Lincoln for the past 11 years.
He was employed as a meat cutter by the Star Market Co., now a part of the Shaw's chain for 40 years at various area stores until his retirement.
He was a communicant of St. Ambrose Church, Albion.
Lucille T. Riel
BLACKSTONE- Lucille T. (Ferland) Riel, 85, of Blackstone, MA passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at The Friendly Home in Woonsocket, with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Emile G. Riel.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on November 12, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Narcisse and Delia (Phaneuf) Ferland.