October 14th, 2011
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 â€śfour or five times.â€ť
What were the impressions Cooley gathered as he studied individual tendencies and Providenceâ€™s style of play under ex-head coach Keno Davis? Letâ€™s 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.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Municipal Court Judge Lloyd Gariepy worked alongside court aide Rachel T. Arruda for 24 years but he says he had no idea she was embezzling large sums of money generated from traffic fines, as state police allege.
Gariepy said he had nothing to do with processing fines â€“ that was Arrudaâ€™s job â€“ and she gave every outward indication of doing it an honest fashion.
â€śThe judge has no management control, he has judicial control,â€ť said Gariepy. â€śThere was no outward indication that she was betraying the public trust that was placed in her for the handling of money.â€ť
PROVIDENCE â€“ A federal appeals court has upheld Gov. Lincoln Chafeeâ€™s 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 Islandâ€™s 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 clubâ€™s sad regular-season finish.