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Send your veterans photos to The Call

March 18, 2011

The CALL is seeking photos of Blackstone Valley military veterans, whether they served in war zones or not. Please send photos to our email box: veterans@woonsocketcall.com or drop them off in the Veterans mail basket located on the front desk of The CALL's office at 75 Main St., Woonsocket.

Please include the following information with your photos:
Name of soldier:
Hometown:
Service branch: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard.
Years served:
Location of tours:
Highlights:

Nursing stint in Iraq changed Gloria Vignone

March 18, 2011

Gloria Vignone admits to feeling “bittersweet” about her tour as a nurse in Iraq back in 2006-07.
“Sometimes when you are here, you want to be there, and vice versa,” the Franklin, Ma. native was saying earlier this month. “The camaraderie with your fellow soldiers is unbelievable. All we saw were trauma cases over there, a lot of blood and amputated limbs. We had one soldier who lost 60 units of blood and he lived. His buddies came in and donated blood to save his life. To know that you helped save a soldier’s life is a feeling you never forget.”

Mount rallies past Hawks in Game 1

March 18, 2011

PROVIDENCE --- Another two-goal deficit transformed into another thrilling comeback victory for Mount St. Charles Academy on Friday night.
Zach Samborsky’s goal off a rebound of a shot by Mike Magerman with 1:51 left in the game lifted the Mounties to a wild 5-4 win over Bishop Hendricken in the opener of their Division I championship series at Providence College’s Schneider Arena.

Clarinda Vaillant

March 18, 2011

Clarinda Vaillant

WOONSOCKET- Clarinda Vaillant 75, of Greene St. died Thursday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Philias Vaillant.
Mrs Vaillant was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Cyprien and Clarinda (Plourde) Dion.
She worked in shipping and receiving for McCarthy's, Kornstein's and Social Department Store for many years. Mrs. Vaillant was an avid cat lover who enjoyed sewing, cake decorating, and collecting Barbie Dolls, postcards, and lighthouses.

Reverend Joseph P. Heaney

March 18, 2011

Reverend Joseph
P. Heaney

CRANSTON- Reverend Joseph P. Heaney, 90, Pastor Emeritus of St. Mark Church in Cranston, Rhode Island, died on March 17, 2011.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Joseph A. and Mary (Nealin) Heaney, he attended Central Avenue Grammar School, Goff Junior High School and Pawtucket East High School in Pawtucket.

Nancy M. (ROY) Palardy R.N.

March 18, 2011

Nancy M. (ROY)
Palardy R.N.

COVENTRY- PALARDY, NANCY M. (ROY), R.N. 50, of Autumn Ridge Rd., Coventry, passed away at home while surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, March 17, 2011. She was the wife of John E. Palardy.
They have been married for 25 years. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of Roland and Connie (Grenon) Roy of Cumberland.
Nancy had been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, employed most of those years at Kent Hospital. She was an avid gardener, photographer and an amateur farmer.

Lucille Hogue St. Germain

March 18, 2011

Lucille Hogue
St. Germain

BLACKSTONE- Lucille (Marcotte) Hogue St. Germain, 83, of Blackstone, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Milford Regional Medical Center with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Damase A. Hogue and the late George E. St. Germain.
Born in Woonsocket on October 9, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Adjutor and Marie Louise (Laquerre) Marcotte.

Lucille Clancy

March 18, 2011

Lucille Clancy

BLACKSTONE- Lucille Clancy 80, of Farnum St. died Wednesday. She was the wife of the late James Clancy.
Mrs. Clancy worked as a housekeeper for Blackstone Nursing Home for twenty eight years.

Schools still looking at ways to slash budget

March 18, 2011

WOONSOCKET – The school department was once again looking for budget reductions on Thursday as the School Committee’s budget subcommittee began a review of ways to solve a projected $1.6 million shortfall in the $59.8 million spending plan already sent to Mayor Leo T. Fontaine.
School Committee Chairman Marc A. Dubois said that “everything” possible to be cut in the proposed budget would be looked at in the new round of budget work.

Fontaine takes aim at firefighter overtime

March 18, 2011

WOONSOCKET – In a shot across the bow of the firefighter's union, Mayor Leo T. Fontaine has proposed a shift restructuring of the fire department that would virtually eliminate overtime.
The mayor's proposal would fold the 124 members of the fire department into three rotating platoons instead of four, the current norm. And instead of working an average of 42 hours a week before overtime kicks in, every firefighter would have to work 56.

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