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"Ghost Army" storms the Stadium

November 7, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Richard D. Fazzio, 88, knows plenty about Woonsocket’s role in World War II after participating in the first wave landings on Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion of Normandy.

But Fazzio was interested in learning more about Woonsocket’s role in the military deceptions the U.S. Army’s 23rd Headquarters Special Troops orchestrated during the fighting in Europe and went to the Stadium Theatre Thursday evening for the Rhode Island premiere of Rick Beyer’s documentary film “The Ghost Army.”

Much riding on Cumberland-West Warwick football clash

November 7, 2013

CUMBERLAND – Before looking ahead to what could result in an unusual five-way tie for first place in the Division II-B ranks once the regular season ends this weekend, it’s time to take a history lesson and look back to the last (and only other) time this happened in the state.

In 2008, Tolman, Woonsocket, West Warwick, Warwick Vets, and Westerly found themselves tied for first place in the Division II-A standings with 5-2 records and scratching their heads over which were going to be the four that would play in the following weekend’s opening round of the playoffs.

PC Friars plan to make do in season opener against Boston College

November 7, 2013

PROVIDENCE – In his wildest dreams, Ed Cooley could probably not have imagined that he would have to deal with several criseis regarding player personnel on the eve of a new season for the Providence College Friars.

Jeanne P. Riccio

November 7, 2013

Jeanne P. Riccio

WOONSOCKET- Jeanne P. (Gagnon) Riccio, 68, of Jillson Avenue died Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Leon J. and Jeannine P. (Lacroix) Gagnon, she had lived in Cumberland for 5 years before moving to Woonsocket 8 years ago.
Mrs. Riccio was an account payables clerk for A. T. Cross Company, Lincoln for 37 years before retiring in 2003.

Norman James Bishop

November 7, 2013

Norman
James Bishop

ATTLEBORO - Norman James Bishop, age 85, of Emeritus at Canterbury Woods passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013 at the Sturdy Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Norman was born on April 12, 1928 in Milford, MA. He was the son of the late Louis and Rose (Bouley) Bishop and brother of the late Loretta Felice of Woonsocket.

Baldelli-Hunt picks Lepine to head up transition; calls for sit-down with budget panel

November 7, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Shifting gears from campaigning to governing, mayor-elect Lisa Baldelli-Hunt named the head of her transition efforts and called for a meeting with the Budget Commission within 10 days.
In a press release issued Wednesday afternoon, Baldelli-Hunt said she wants the state-appointed commission to brief her on the condition of the city’s finances.
“Now that the campaign is over, it’s time to start doing the important work of preparing to take office in December,” said Baldelli-Hunt.

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