Archive - Mar 2011
Amelia T. Romat
FRAMINGHAM, MA- Amelia T. (Wawszkiewicz) Romat, 94, passed away peacefully on Thursday at the Kathleen Daniel Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Framingham. She was the loving wife of Joseph Romat.
Born, August 6, 1916. in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Victor & Helen (Zacharyasz) Wawszkiewicz.
She and her husband resided on Maple St. in Holliston, MA. for many years before moving to Framingham..
Amelia was employed as a printer for the Dennison Manufacturing Co. for 25 years, retiring in 1983.
BELLINGHAM â For as long as she can remember, Christi-June Marino had dreamed of living in Japan. She never dreamed that while living there, sheâd experience first-hand the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters in history.
BURRILLVILLE - The local Lions Club, in partnership with the Burrillville Parks & Recreation Department and Burrillville Public Works, is gearing up for the 12th Annual Burrillville Earth Day Cleanup to be held Saturday, April 23.
The event will kick off at 8:30 a.m. at the Burrillville Highway Department, 65 Union Avenue, Harrisville. The rain date is Saturday, April 30.
PROVIDENCE --- Drama? On this night, it only lasted a period.
The Mounties erased a 1-0 deficit by rattling off three goals during a span of 2:13 near the end of the first period and start of the second, and with the way their defense excelled from start to finish, state championship No. 42 was as good as gold.
PROVIDENCE â After battling a stiff headwind for the first mile of the St. Patâs 5K, Stephen Pretak knew his goal of running close to 15 minutes would not happen Saturday morning.
But the less-than-favorable conditions in the Providence race didnât stop him from breaking the tape a winner.
The 26-year-old Connecticut native captured the final stage of the inaugural Tour de Patrick, finishing the out-and-back course with a time of 15:31.7. Pretak held off defending titlist Eric Lonergan of North Kingstown, who claimed the runner-up spot at 15:35.4.
CUMBERLAND - The Town Council will hold a special meeting Monday to discuss the town's legislative agenda, which will include hot button issues such as acceleration of the school funding formula phase-in, vehicle excise tax, and state housing aid.
The meeting gets underway at 7:30 p.m. in the Cumberland Public Library's Hayden Center meeting room, 1464 Diamond Hill Road.
Each year, the council develops an agenda that both supports and opposes legislation based on whether or not the bills help the town achieve its goals or detracts from those objectives.
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: email@example.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:
Service branch: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard.
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Gloria Vignone admits to feeling âbittersweetâ about her tour as a nurse in Iraq back in 2006-07.
âSometimes when you are here, you want to be there, and vice versa,â the Franklin, Ma. native was saying earlier this month. âThe 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 soldierâs life is a feeling you never forget.â
PROVIDENCE --- Another two-goal deficit transformed into another thrilling comeback victory for Mount St. Charles Academy on Friday night.
Zach Samborskyâs 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 Collegeâs Schneider Arena.
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.