Archive - Jan 4, 2011
We will have some baseball news to savor this afternoon when the Hall of Fame balloting is revealed to the public. Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven are expected to get into the HOF today. Several other players are on the cusp â€“ Jeff Bagwell, Larry Walker, Jack Morris and Tim Raines.
Rafael Palmeiro could make it, too, if the voters forgive him for telling Congress he never did steroids and then flunking a urine test several months later, late in his career, long after he had amassed most of his 569 career home runs.
PROVIDENCE â€” Calling for â€śan era of political collaboration, of cultural and ethnic acceptance, of shared sacrifice and, more importantly, of faith and trust in each other,â€ť Lincoln Chafee became the first Independent governor of Rhode Island in the modern era at 12:22 p.m. Tuesday.
WOONSOCKET â€” A few years ago, when Robert Bouchard first noticed the bulky birds landing in the boughs of his pine trees or perched on the cupola of his North End carriage house, he wasn't particularly alarmed.
With their featherless red heads and impressive wingspans, the turkey vultures were a wildlife oddball, something he'd never seen before around here. There were only a few of them, and they never stuck around long enough to become any sort of nuisance.
Mary Doucet RJM
WARWICK- Doucet, Sister Margaret Mary, RJM, (Fernande Doucet), age 79, a resident of St. Timothy Mission Center, Lake Shore Drive, Warwick, passed into Eternal Life on Monday, January 3, 2011.
Born in Woonsocket, the daughter of Adjutor and Albanie (St. Germain) Doucet, she made profession as a Religious of Jesus & Mary on August 11, 1953. Sister Margaret Mary served as a teacher and principal in Catholic schools in Woonsocket and Providence, and as a superior in many of her order's mission centers.
BLACKSTONE- Theresa (Boutiette) Giguere Bockstael, 72, of Blackstone, MA passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 2, 2011 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the beloved wife of the late George Bockstael and the late Roland A. Giguere.
Born on August 3, 1938 in Cumberland, RI, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Yvonne (Bridge) Boutiette.