June 30th, 2014
Ronald G. Watier
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Ronald G. Watier, 61, of North Smithfield died Monday June 23, 2014 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence.
Born in Woonsocket he was a son of Alfred N. Watier of Bellingham and the late Lucille T. (Lamoureux) Watier. Ron was raised in Bellingham and resided in North Smithfield for most of his adult life.
Ron was a graduate of Mount St. Charles Academy Class of 1970.
Arthur R. Forest
WOONSOCKET - Arthur R. Forest, 91, of Woonsocket died Monday morning June 23, 2014 at Oakland Grove Health Care Center.
Born in Albion he was a son of the late FranĂ§ois and Zenaide (Descoteaux) Forest. He was raised in Albion and resided most of his life in Pawtucket and Woonsocket.
Mr. Forest served in the United States Army during WWII. He received the European African Middle-Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the Victory Medal.
GLOCESTER â The history of the arrival of public transportation in Chepachet was celebrated Sunday afternoon with a sampling of life in 1914 and reminders of how Glocester changed once it did get on the map.
The Chepachet Union Church teamed up with the Glocester Heritage Society to hold a 100th anniversary celebration remembering the arrival of the first Rhode Island Co. trolley in town and the big stir it created when it did.
PAWTUCKET â Mookie Betts made his Pawtucket Red Sox debut on June 3. Barely three weeks later, the highly-coveted prospect saw the Red Sox call an end to his Triple-A apprenticeship and throw another log into the âMookie Maniaâ fire pit.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â Half-eaten tuna sandwiches and other food scraps students discard during their lunch periods in North Smithfield are being repurposed as feed for more than 3,000 pigs living in Burrillville.
Through a new recycling program established and overseen by town Recycling Coordinator Donna Kaehler, the North Smithfield High School, Middle School and Halliwell School turns food scraps leftover from school lunches to nutritious food for pigs at My Blue Heaven Farm in Pascoag.
Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo, second from left, smiles as she is introduced at the official opening of her new Woonsocket campaign headquarters at 1 Social St. in the city Thursday evening. Raimondo stated to her supporters, which numbered around 35, that it's going to take "the same boldness and courage" she brought to her tenure as General Treasurer to bring the state back from it's dismal economic doldrums.
PAWTUCKET â Earlier this week, Kevin Boles and Ron Johnson met for lunch at the Old Canteen â a restaurant located on Providenceâs historic Federal Hill that made for an interesting backdrop for the two baseball lifers.
NORTH SMITHFIELD -- David Fraley admitted he was taking the day off from training Friday, but would in fact be back on his bike with fervor this afternoon. After all, he’s 65, and his body needs some rest, especially after lifting weights twice a week and riding his bike dozens of miles in Franklin another two or three days.
WOONSOCKET â Itâs official: Former City Controller Christine Chamberland is the cityâs finance director.
The Smithfield resident had been serving as acting finance director since mid-April, but Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt announced Chamberlandâs permanent appointment on Thursday.
âChristineâs vast experience in finance and her dedicated assistance in the transition of my new administration were key components to my decision,â the mayor said.
Full story appears on page A1 of Saturday's Call.
James D. Connor
CUMBERLAND - James D. Connor, 79, of Mendon Rd. passed away Thursday in the Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the beloved husband of Pauline D. (Dumas) Connor.
A life long Cumberland resident he was the son of the late David and Mary (Kennedy) Connor.
He was a plumber/ pipefitter working out of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Local 51, East Providence for many years until his retirement.
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