May 23rd, 2011
Omer J. Dubois
BLACKSTONE- Omer J. Dubois, 85, of Federal St., Blackstone, MA, died May 16, 2011 at Milford Hospital, 7:54 am.
Born Nov. 3, 1925 in Woonsocket.
He was the beloved husband of Lillian (Morin) Dubois of Blackstone MA. He was the son of the late Regis and Alice (Robitaille) Dubois of Blackstone. Brother of the late Arthur, Aldor, Adrian "Pete" Dubois and Anita Allard.
LINCOLN â Just ask anyone associated with the Lincoln High program and they will universally declare the following: Joe Yankee is the quintessential X-factor.
On a team loaded with players ranging from good to very good, Yankee might just be the one Lion whose impact cannot be understated. The junior continued to strengthen said argument Sunday afternoon against a strong Moses Brown offense, striking out seven Quakers in the Lionsâ 14-4 mercy-rule thrashing at Chet Nichols Field.
WOONSOCKET â Mount St. Charles will now sit back and see if a 7-11 record will be good enough to gain admittance to the 16-team Division I tournament. The Mounties stated their case one final time Sunday with a 2-1 win against Cumberland High. Garrett Hayward was the difference maker, blasting an inside-the-park two-run home run in the last of the sixth inning off of Cumberland ace Justin Patrick.
Family and friends gathered outside the former Bellingham Public Library Sunday for the dedication of the Ernest A. Taft Jr. Historical Museum. Taft passed away in 2010. Pictured, from left, are Taftâs mother, Josephine âJosieâ Taft; his brother-in-law, Roland Arcand; former Bellingham selectwoman and friend Mary Chaves; and Taftâs sister, Joanna Arcand. In back is mistress of ceremonies Marcia Crooks of the Bellingham Historical Commission.
PAWTUCKET â Katie Libby considers herself more a soccer player than a runner. After all, that was her primary sport during her teenage years at Cumberland High and as a collegiate athlete at Nyack College in New York City.
But whenever the 30-year-old Cumberland native steps on the starting line of a race, as she did on Saturday at the Cherry Tree Running Festivalâs half-marathon event, thereâs no denying that she is a runner.
âI just get competitive when I am out there,â Libby said. âI see people in front of me and I just want to pick them off.â
It wouldnât be a Boston baseball season without Theo Epstein and the Red Sox resuscitating some aging baseball player. Kevin Millwood becomes Epsteinâs reclamation project, a former all-star starting pitcher who has posted an ERA of over five in three of his last four seasons.
WOONSOCKET â A non-profit developer from Providence wants to build a 42-unit apartment complex for low-income senior citizens off Privilege Street.
Omni Privilege Limited Partnership's proposal for Waterview South Elderly Apartments would represent not just the biggest addition to the city's stock of affordable housing for the elderly in years, but the biggest housing development of any kind since well before the recession began in 2008.
BURRILLVILLE â A 23-year-old teacher and town resident was arrested early yesterday morning and charged with one count each of Enticement of Children, Child Pornography Prohibited and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.
At 5:40 a.m., detectives and officers from the Burrillville Police Department, the R.I. State Police ICAC Team (Internet Crimes Against Children) and a deputy from the U.S. Marshalâs Office served a search warrant at the home of Justin W. Menoche, at 1871 Victory Highway.
Seized in the raid were a laptop computer, cell phone and an external hard drive, police said.
The recent string of rainy weather, resulting in a myriad of postponements, will not impede the high school baseball playoffs from starting on time.
The Interscholastic League sent out a reminder to coaches on Thursday â the fourth consecutive day that wetness impacted the high school scene â that Monday is still the last day of the regular season. The brackets in Division I and II will be distributed to the schools on Tuesday with Wednesday serving as the official opening of the postseason.
PAWTUCKET â There's strength in numbers. That's why the merger of two longstanding and successful credit unions is good news for local residents in this challenging economy.
Alliance Blackstone Valley Federal Credit Union, of Pawtucket, and Blackstone River Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Woonsocket, are merging.
The announcement by credit union officials was made this week, with the legal merger set to take place on Sept. 30.