April 16th, 2012
Gerard L. Blais
MANVILLE- Gerard L. Blais, 98, formerly of Church St., Manville, died Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at The Holiday in Manville where he resided for the past eight years. He was the husband of the late Lauretta (Cournoyer) Blais who died in 1983.
Since birth Mr. Blais remained a lifelong resident of Manville.
Mr. Blais served in the Army during WWII.
Mr. Blais spent his career working in the local textile industry, particularly with the Rochambeau Worsted Company until his retirement in 1978.
Linda M. Lee
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Linda Lee, 55, passed away peacefully on Wednesday April 11, 2012 in the Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island, in Providence, surrounded by her friends.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Rose Lee.
Aside from many accomplishments in life, such as her employment at the ARC Industry and a member of the Arc Bowling League; Linda will be mostly and dearly missed by her courageous strength and her loving, kind nature, which she shared with all. L
PROVIDENCE â€” After months of hinting that he would reprise his 2010 Democratic primary challenge to David Cicilline, Lincoln businessman Anthony Gemma made it official Sunday evening: he is in the hunt for the Democratic nomination in the 1st Congressional District.
Seeking clarification as to which New York Yankeesâ€™ minor-league port of call Tim Norton would dock at this season, we revved up the search feature on MiLB.comâ€™s home page, fingers crossed that a simple mouse click would yield the desired answer.
Instead, we were left with more questions with a side order of curiosity.
WOONSOCKET â€“ The city's Museum of Work and Culture tells the story of an industry â€” textile manufacturing â€” that once was king in the Blackstone Valley but largely no longer exists as a key force in its economy.
Now, visitors to Market Square can learn about another onetime staple of the Rhode Island economy that has also seen its better days and may be following a similar path into history: trap fishing off the Rhode Island shoreline.
Trent Roderick, 8, of Woonsocket eyes this brown trout, one of the first fish caught early Saturday during the Ernest A. Carignan Jr. Memorial Fishing Derby at Cass Pond in Woonsocket. Turn to Page C-2 for more fishing photos.
Maria Chevalier loves to run. Sheâ€™s been doing it for nearly two-thirds of her life, starting with her years as a cross country and track standout in the early â€™90s at Clear Creek High School in Idaho Springs, Col., and sheâ€™s taken part in everything from a simple 5K to a grueling 50-mile trail run.
But when it comes to the one race she enjoys running the most, the nine-year Cumberland resident wonâ€™t hesitate to give you an answer.
WOONSOCKET â€“ With scant cash to spare for frills in this struggling town, the mayor is resorting to a novel method of raising money to finance a Fourth of July fireworks display.
Mostly, it involves dinner, dancing, and cocktails, not necessarily in that order.
Itâ€™s Mayor Leo T. Fontaineâ€™s Charity Ball, scheduled to take place April 27 at the historic St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center.
PROVIDENCE â€“ Gov. Lincoln Chafee made a rare appearance testifying before a Senate committee Thursday, pushing for passage of his package of municipal relief bills.
Joining him before the Senate Finance Committee were mayors of several communities supporting the legislation, including Pawtucket Mayor Donald Grebien, Woonsocket Mayor Leo Fontaine and Cumberland Mayor Daniel McKee.
Evelyn R. Langevin
BLACKSTONE- Evelyn R. (St. Amant) Langevin 100, of Blackstone , died Friday at home. She was the wife of the late Emile H. Langevin., and mother of the late Evelyn Clark.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Alfred St. Amant. Mrs. Langevin was a textile worker for the former Maurel Worsted in Woonsocket for thirty five years before retiring in 1972.