February 20th, 2012
WOONSOCKET â The state chapter of the ACLU has filed a âfriend of the courtâ brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston, siding with Gov. Chafee in his efforts to prevent accused murderer Jason Pleau from facing a possible death sentence at the hands of federal authorities.
Four other ACLU affiliates, from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine and Puerto Rico, which are covered by the courtâs jurisdiction, are also parties to the brief, as are the national and state associations of criminal defense lawyers.
BELLINGHAM- Mr. Norman L. McLinden Jr., 60, of Bellingham MA, died Friday (February 17, 2012) at his residence after a lengthy illness. He was a husband, father, grandfather, son, accomplished writer and teacher and the husband of Janet (Jackson) McLinden.
Mr. McLinden was born in Milford MA, the son of Norman L. McLinden Sr. and the late Irene (Blaco) McLinden. He attended Bellingham public schools and received his bachelors degree from Northeastern University. He also received his masters degree from Lesley University.
Leon E. Robidoux
WOONSOCKET- Leon E. Robidoux, 78, of Elder Ballou Meeting House Rd., Woonsocket, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Trinity Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Aline S. (Boucher) Robidoux for more than fifty-four years.
Born and raised in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Exodus and Armande (Leguillou) Robidoux.
Ana dos Santos
WOONSOCKET- Ana dos Santos, 93, of Woonsocket, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the Bayberry Commons Nursing Home in Burrillville. Born April 5, 1918 in Rapa, Celorico Da Beira, Portugal, she was a daughter of the late Jose Bernardo and Maria Antonia (Gomes) dos Santos.
She was the loving and caring wife of the late Amadeu Cabral.
Frances A. Lambert
WOONSOCKET- Frances A. (Manigan) Lambert, 89, of Cumberland Hill Rd., died Saturday, February 18, 2012 in Oakland Grove Healthcare Center. She was the wife of the Roger L. Lambert, whom she married in 1945.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late James L. and Mathilda (Gallant) Manigan.
Mrs. Lambert was a Secretary for the Hasbro Toy Company in Pawtucket for 26 years, retiring in 1985.
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Louis Anez, 97, formerly of Woonsocket and a resident of North Smithfield since 1948 passed away at the Landmark Medical Center on February 15, 2012. He was the son of Nicholas Anez and Naffe (Joseph) Anez and the brother of the late John (Jackie) Anez.
Joseph D. Desjardins
WOONSOCKET- Joseph D. Desjardins 76, of Grandview Ave died Thursday, February 16, 2012 at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of Rita (Desaulniers) Desjardins.
In NCAA Tournament speak, Selection Sunday is a day for fist clenching as teams wait on hands and knees to see if they made it or were denied admittance. Taking a page from how the field of 68 is unveiled to the viewing public, the Interscholastic League plans to replicate at least some of the drama by conducting a live broadcast of the releasing of boysâ basketball tournament pairings.
Ann L. Hogan has always believed that not only should a person strive to achieve personal success in their own lives, they must go out and serve others. Service to others, she says, not only gives meaning to your own life, it makes life better for others.
âService should be an element of everyone's life. People need to have that experience of giving to others,â says Hogan, 83, a retired school teacher from Pawtucket.
PROVIDENCE â Hoya Destroya, indeed.
A Georgetown team that figures to be a tough out come NCAA Tournament time slowed the Providence College Friars to a virtual crawl Saturday night in a 63-53 Hoya win that wasnât even as close as the final score indicates. PC shot 25.9 percent for the game after compiling a 4-for-28 horror show in the first half. Such a frigid display made the task of trying to shock the 10th-ranked team in the country even more of a tall order, one that PC coach Ed Cooley openly acknowledged during his postgame meeting with the press.