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Woonsocket residents evacuated after contractors strike pipe

November 14, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Residents were evacuated from a one-block area of Lincoln Street for about an hour Thursday after a contractor struck and ruptured a natural gas line, according to utility and fire officials.

Police sealed off roads into the area as firefighters from Woonsocket and Blackstone went door-to-door to evacuate those residents who were home at the time the call came in at 10:45 a.m., according to Deputy Fire Chief Paul Shatraw.

Lincoln Street is located off of Front Street, and upon arrival firefighters quickly set up a staging area at the corner of Lincoln and Parker streets.

Familiar playoff foes SRA, Woonsocket to meet in Division II football quarterfinals

November 14, 2013

If last November’s riveting playoff result is any indication, the “rematch” between St. Raphael and Woonsocket in a R.I. Division II quarterfinal at Barry Field on Saturday should be a wild one.

The Villa Novans had trailed the Saints, 13-0, at the break, but rallied for 21 points in the second half, including 14 in the final quarter, to knot it at 21-21 at Pariseau Field.

In the end, SRA veteran mentor Mike Sassi’s crew took a 28-21 advantage in overtime, though Woonsocket later notched a TD to pull to within one.

Rose A. Bernard

November 14, 2013

Rose A. Bernard

BURRILLVILLE- Bernard, Rose A., peacefully at home on November 10, 2013. Beloved wife of Leo Paul Bernard of Mohegan. Notice of funeral later. Arrangements entrusted to Boucher Funeral Home, Pascoag.

John Galas

November 14, 2013

John Galas

UXBRIDGE- John Galas, 89, of Elmdale Rd., died at Milford Reg. Med. Ctr. on Tues. Nov. 12 after an illness.
He is survived by 3 sisters; Carolina Ciechanowski of Chicago, IL, Adeline Desmarais of Uxbridge, and Jennie Galas of Uxbridge, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 2 sisters Mary Galas and Sophie Wojcik and 3 brothers Joseph Galas, Frank Galas, and Stanley Galas.
Born in Prov., RI on May 6, 1924 he was the son of John and Suzanna E. (Krucovcin) Galas and lived in Uxbridge his entire life.

Pauline Bardell

November 14, 2013

Pauline Bardell

LINCOLN- Bardell, Pauline, "Polly" 93, of Manville, RI, passed away November 12, 2013, at the Holiday Retirement Home in Manville.
She was born on February 21, 1920 in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Dimitri & Frances (Blaskow) Bardell.
Pauline was a bookkeeper for the Woonsocket Call newspaper for forty years. She lived most of her life in Woonsocket, moving to Manville in 2008. She loved spending time with her family, and enjoyed playing golf, and traveling with her friends.

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