WOONSOCKET â€“ A former municipal court clerk under indictment for more than two years on charges of embezzling nearly $400,000 from the city has reached a plea agreement with state prosecutors, according to her defense lawyer.
Rachel Arruda, 65, is expected to withdraw her longstanding plea of not guilty during a hearing in Superior Court on Aug. 13, North Smithfield lawyer Mark Smith said.
â€śIn all likelihood, sheâ€™s going to enter a plea at that time,â€ť he said.
Michael J. Giroux
PROVIDENCE - Michael J. Giroux 60, of River Ave. died July 7th at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of David and Mary (Casey) Giroux of Woonsocket. Michael worked as a salesman for several years before becoming disabled. He served in the US Army.
PAWTUCKET â€“ Whether itâ€™s promoting him to a new level or putting more responsibilities on his plate, the Red Sox have never shied away from challenging Christian Vazquez.
â€śWhether itâ€™s going to the Arizona Fall League or his first big-league (spring training) camp, this guy has exceeded expectations every time,â€ť gushed Red Sox Minor-League Catching Coordinator Chad Epperson on Thursday when asked about the recently-promoted-to-the-majors Vazquez.
FOXBOROUGH – The New England Patriots announced Thursday they will open their annual training camp on Wednesday, July 23, when players report.
Richard F. Dube
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Richard F. Dube 69, of Fairview Ave., died Wednesday at UMass Medical Hospital. He was the husband of Suzanne (Messier) Dube. Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Sylvio and Edna (Renaud) Dube.
Richard was a Mathematics Supervisor for the Taunton School Department for thirty five years. He also worked as a Professor of Mathematics at RI College starting part time and later full time for a total of twenty years. Richard was an avid golfer and Red Sox fan and enjoyed playing cribbage.
Edgar J. Richard
NORTH SMITHFIELD - Edgar "Fast Eddie" J. Richard, 83, of Victory Highway, No. Smithfield, died July 15, 2014 at Miriam Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of Judith L. (Ranslow) Richard whom he married November 26, 1963. Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Joseph and Loretta (Moreau) Richard.
He worked twenty-one years for the North Smithfield Highway Department before retiring in 1994. Ed also worked part-time at Stop & Shop, No. Smithfield for a period of time. He enjoyed watching old cowboy movies.
Raymond A. Plouffe
WOONSOCKET - Plouffe, Raymond A, 68 of Woonsocket, RI, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, July 1st, surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Born in Woonsocket, a son of Rita (Vanasse) Plouffe and the late Armand J. Plouffe, he was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, serving with the 196th Light Infantry Brigade.
Raymond worked as a molder for the Cumberland Foundry for 43 years retiring in 2007.