It has been on the market for months. The once elegant residence on Pond Street in Woonsocket - the "mansion" of Rhode Island's most popular and most elected governor, Aram J. Pothier.
The home has undergone two near misses since the late Dr. Paul Aubuchon's passing. First as a rooming house for the workers at a Chinese restaurant and most recently as a gift shop for a nonprofit group, the house should be a museum dedicated to so many things: Pothier of course, industry, political science, international business, good government - all associated with the Canadian immigrant who went from teller to president of the same bank.
These are difficult times for Woonsocket. Many of us still take pride in our city on the Blackstone. A Pothier Museum or Institute would add to the luster of our city much like the Museum of Work and Culture or the Stadium Theater.
Think about it. This is the man who no one has come close to matching at the ballot box or in terms of foreign investment.
Vive Pothier! Vive Woonsocket!!