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June 13th

Purse snatching leads to bizarre turn of events

June 13, 2013

WOONSOCKET – It seemed like the case was all tied up, as police sometimes say, neat as a bow.
Alas, when Miguel A. Rondon confessed to stealing a pocketbook Wednesday, it was not to be.
Before the afternoon was over, a policeman would be head-butted by Rondon’s younger brother, a woman arrested for harboring a fugitive, and a missing juvenile flushed from hiding.

June 12th

Dubois pours love, experience into city’s giant anniversary cake

June 12, 2013

w/Ernie pic

By JOSEPH FITZGERALD

jfitzgerald@woonsocketcall.com

WOONSOCKET – Pauline Dubois raised eight kids and that means a lot of birthday cakes have been baked in her oven on Cass Avenue over the years.

“I grew up with Pauline’s son, Mike, and she would also make cakes for all the neighborhood kids on their birthdays,” says Albert Beauparlant, co-chairman of the city’s upcoming 125th anniversary Main Street block party celebration.

Mayer sisters fuel Lincoln's bid for second straight state softball crown

June 12, 2013

LINCOLN – It was pretty easy to see the frustration mounting inside Lincoln High senior righthander Lindsay Mayer during the R.I. Division I Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament winners' bracket final against always-gutsy Coventry on Saturday.
She'd fire a fastball, riseball or screwball, one she thought for sure would be called a strike at the belt or knees. Yet, when it wasn't, it would bug her to no end, as it would most All-State whirlers.

Libro Vario

June 12, 2013

Libro Vario

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Libro "Lee" Vario, 91, resident of North Smithfield, passed away June 11, 2013.
He was the husband of the late Rosilda "Rose" (Marchand) Vario.
He was born in Woonsocket RI, a son of the late Joseph & Viola (Taglianetti) Vario.
Lee was co-owner of Vario Brothers Home Builders. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather; he enjoyed salt water fishing, gardening, and was an avid trumpet player. He was a member of the St. Anthony's Church Holy Ghost Society.

Roger L. Lambert

June 12, 2013

Roger L. Lambert

WOONSOCKET- Roger L. Lambert, 92, of Woonsocket, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013 in Oakland Grove Health Care Center. He was the husband of the late Frances A. (Mannigan) Lambert, whom he married in September 29, 1945.
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of the late Adelard and Grazuela (Fontaine) Lambert.

Fred J. Bridges

June 12, 2013

Fred J. Bridges

WOONSOCKET- Fred J. Bridges, 87, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2013 at the Woonsocket Health & Rehabilitation Ctr. He was the loving husband of the late Eileen M. (Chute) Bridges.
Born Jan. 3, 1926 in Childersburg, AL., he was the son of the late Fred & Pearl (Gallahar)Bridges, he resided in Woonsocket for many years.

Dorothy Sweatt

June 12, 2013

Dorothy Sweatt

CUMBERLAND- Dorothy (Masnyk) Sweatt, 57, of Cumberland, passed away on Monday at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the loving wife of Walt Sweatt.
Born. Nov. 25, 1955 in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of Rose (Jaryniak) Masnyk of Woonsocket and the late Paul Masnyk.

June 11th

Mounties throw a scare at Oakers before falling in Div. I volleyball playoffs

June 11, 2013

PROVIDENCE — Less than two months ago, Coventry dealt Mount St. Charles its most agonizing loss of the regular season. On Tuesday night, the Oakers handed the Mounties the defeat that hurt them the most – the one that ousted them from the Division I playoffs.
The unbeaten Oakers rebounded from an opening-set loss and moved one win away from their first state championship since 1995 by rolling to a 3-1 triumph over the Mounties in their semifinal-round clash at the Providence Career & Technical Academy field house.

Panel may seek cash advance — again

June 11, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The Budget Commission on Friday will consider asking the Rhode Island Department of Education for an advance of some $12 million in state aid from fiscal 2014 so the city can meet payrolls in July and satisfy other bills, including a $4.8 million debt service payment.
If approved, this would be the second year in a row that the commission has asked RIDE for an aid advance to ease through a fast-approaching cash crunch. Finance Director Thomas M. Bruce says the window is closing on other options.

Cab drivers protest tax on fares

June 11, 2013

PROVIDENCE – The owner of the city’s only cab company says a tax on taxi fares imposed by lawmakers last year has resulted in a loss of business, increased red tape and customer dissatisfaction.
“Taxi drivers survive on tips and what my drivers are telling me is that those tips don’t exist anymore because of this sales tax on taxi services,” said Bill Legare, owner of
Valley Transportation on Front Street.

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PAWTUCKET — To PawSox manager Kevin Boles, Shane Victorino passed his first rehab test. Playing...
WOONSOCKET – Despite an early fundraising setback, COPS Walk is forging ahead this spring and hopes to outstrip last...
MILLVILLE – For Justin O’Connell, 2013 was supposed to be The Year. After years of training, after the struggle just to...
UXBRIDGE – A Worcester Superior Court judge Tuesday reduced bail for a 62-year-old registered sex offender and Uxbridge...

 

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