October 14th, 2011
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.
Four weeks have elapsed since Ryan Kalish underwent surgery to repair a bulging disc in his neck.
â€śAt this point honestly, I canâ€™t really tell that anything was really done to my neck,â€ť said Kalish via phone from San Francisco, where the Red Sox outfield prospect is conducting his rehab. â€śYou have post-surgery pain and all that, but thatâ€™s 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.
â€śIt 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€ť Philbin said on Thursday afternoon. â€śThe ceremony will be held at halftime of Monday nightâ€™s game against the Dolphins.â€ť
â€śI was quite surprised to hear from the owner of the Jets,â€ť Philbin added. â€śHe was such a gentleman to make the call personally. I told him it was a great honor.â€ť
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.