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Woonsocket restaurant’s ready to play in the big leagues

September 19, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The Gianakis family has been running successful restaurants from Florida to Worcester for years, but they might want to keep an eye on nanny-state politicians campaigning against generous food portions.

Some might think their roast beef sandwiches are too big to be legal.
Now, the proprietors of Major League Roast Beef & Wings have brought their super-size bites to 67 Cumberland St., a place where local officials urge food lovers to splurge with freedom-loving abandon.

McGair: Arrival of league play means high school football season is truly under way

September 19, 2013

Tolman High head coach Dave Caito calls it the start of a new season. In many ways, this weekend’s Rhode Island high school football schedule is just that for the local teams.

The time has come to put what has amounted to nearly five weeks of preseason camp in the rearview mirror. The 2013 campaign begins in earnest Friday night with the opening of league play, a time where teams battle it out for division championships and jockey for position in league standings, all fighting toward a common goal: to make it to that next – and final – “new” – season, a.k.a. the playoffs.

NASCAR driver pays visit to Woonsocket

September 19, 2013

NASCAR fan Colin Godfrin, 13, of Woonsocket is happy to meet Martin Truex Jr. and get his autograph during a kickoff event celebrating the opening of a new NAPA Auto Parts store on Cumberland Hill Road in Woonsocket Thursday evening.

(For more photos, pick up Friday's edition of the Woonsocket Call)

Letitia D. Hayes

September 19, 2013

Letitia D. Hayes

LADY LAKE, FLA- Letitia D. Hayes (Boris), 81, died Saturday, Sept 14, 2013 at her home in The Villages, Lady Lake, Fla. Formerly of Ellington, CT, she was the widow of Paul Boris, and is survived by her first husband, Robert K. Hayes.
A native of Blackstone, she was a daughter of the late John and Frances (Dwyer) Donlon.

John R. Robinson

September 19, 2013

John R. Robinson

BLACKSTONE- John R. Robinson, Sr., 85, of Chestnut St., died September 16, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Helen (McMann) Robinson and companion of the late Lenora "Lolly" Pierannunzi for thirty-nine years.
Born in Blackstone, MA, he was the son of the late Roland and Anna (Bradley) Robinson.
A WWII Army Veteran, Mr. Robinson worked as a Truck Driver for Rosenfeld Concrete, Milford, MA for twenty-eight years. He was a member of the Woonsocket Elks and was an antique car enthusiast.

Paul R. Demers

September 19, 2013

Paul R. Demers

BLACKSTONE- Demers, Paul R. 57, of Blackstone, MA, died September 15, 2013 at the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.
He was born in Woonsocket, RI, a son of the late Leo & Theresa (Ballou) Demers.
Paul worked as a truck driver for Owens & Miner Co. in Franklin, MA, previously working for the MA Turnpike Authority for many years. He was a resident of Blackstone for many years.
He is survived by a sister Donna Maddock, his nephews Christopher and his wife Jessica, Caiden, and a niece Haille, and nephew Dennis.

William "Bill" Marcoux

September 19, 2013

William "Bill"
Marcoux

BURRILLVILLE- William P. Marcoux, 79 formerly of Bellingham, Ma. died Wednesday September 18, 2013 in Zamborano Hospital. He was the husband of the late Elaine (Hudon) Marcoux.
Born in Woonsocket, son of the late Lorenzo and Pauline (Arcand) Marcoux.
Mr. Marcoux worked at The Wrentham State School for 30 years, and also as a master pipe fitter, for Dennison Corp. for several years prior to retiring. He also served as Lt. on the Bellingham Rescue for several years.
He enjoyed spending time with his family especially the grandchildren whom he loved dearly.

John R. Robinson

September 19, 2013

John R. Robinson

BLACKSTONE- John R. Robinson, Sr., 85, of Chestnut St., died September 16, 2013 in Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. He was the husband of the late Helen (McMann) Robinson and companion of the late Lenora "Lolly" Pierannunzi for thirty-nine years.
Born in Blackstone, MA, he was the son of the late Roland and Anna (Bradley) Robinson.
A WWII Army Veteran, Mr. Robinson worked as a Truck Driver for Rosenfeld Concrete, Milford, MA for twenty-eight years. He was a member of the Woonsocket Elks and was an antique car enthusiast.

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