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September 12th

Final Farewell to the Arch of Triumph

September 12, 2013

Fireworks illuminate Woonsocket's 125th anniversary Arch of Triumph as the waterfall pours down for one final time after a celebratory cookout for volunteers and supporters in Monument Square Thursday night. After thanking volunteers Al Beauparlant, Linda Plays, Mike Dubois, Steve Casey, Mary Lynn Bosiak, Matt Moylan and many others, Mayor Leo Fontaine said of the Main Street Block Party, 'Everything fell into place and this showed what our city is all about.' He was then outfitted with a safety harness and along with State Rep.

George E. Perron

September 12, 2013

George E. Perron

EAST PROVIDENCE- George E. Perron, 65 of East Providence, died Monday at the Rhode Island Hospital. He is the husband of Katie (Jackson) Perron.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Gerard and Adele (Lavendier) Perron.
George was employed as a Manager/Supervisor at the School House Candy Company in Pawtucket until 2007.

BREAKING: TWO SHOT IN WOONSOCKET

September 12, 2013

WOONSOCKET -- Police confirmed early Thursday morning that at least two people were shot during what appears to be a home invasion on West Park Place in the city. The incident occurred at about 2 a.m. Thursday morning. The two victims were transported to the hospital. The extend of their injuries are unknown. The Call will have updates on this breaking news story as they become available.

September 11th

Twelve years later, they haven’t forgotten

September 11, 2013

WOONSOCKET – It was a small gathering of just over 50 people at the city’s Korean and Vietnam War memorial at Thomas A. Shipp Square near the Police Station, but one that did go the distance in marking the 12th anniversary of Sept. 11 and how that day still holds the nation’s attention.

In clash with Blackstone bridge, Minnesota truck driver loses

September 11, 2013

BLACKSTONE – Police closed portions of St. Paul Street early Wednesday after a tractor-trailer got stuck underneath a railroad bridge. 

The truck got stuck about 8 a.m., forcing authorities to close St. Paul Street in both directions from the Blackstone Municipal Center at 15 St. Paul St. all the way up to Route 102 near North Smithfield line.

Arch of Triumph makes final stand downtown tonight

September 11, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The last hurrah of the city’s 125th Anniversary Arch of Triumph will be observed with a celebratory cookout for volunteers and supporters this evening, followed by a final lighting of the 72-foot high locally created work of art on Main Street.

Woonsocket police captain up for Uxbridge job

September 11, 2013

WOONSOCKET – A veteran Woonsocket police captain is one of four finalists for the police chief job in Uxbridge.

Detective Cpt. Edward J. Lee Jr., a longtime city cop who currently oversees the detective division in Woonsocket, is vying for the Uxbridge position along with three other candidates, including Smithfield Police Cpt. Robert Eaton, Auburn, Mass., Det. Lt. Jeffrey Lourie; and interim Uxbridge Police Chief Lt. Peter B. Emerick.

Depleted Woonsocket drops soccer match to S.K.

September 11, 2013

WOONSOCKET — Head coach Andrew Rao couldn’t and wouldn’t argue the point that his Woonsocket High club, as depleted as it was, exhibited rather solid play in a 2-0 loss to South Kingstown at Barry Field on Wednesday afternoon.
After all, he had to face his Division I opener without the services of junior sweeper Nathan Sengsavang, who received what Rao deemed an unwarranted red card in a recent non-league game against Mount St. Charles, and also senior captain and forward Tyler Pacheco, who suffered a knee injury just two minutes into this affair.

Ronald N. Beauregard

September 11, 2013

Ronald N.
Beauregard

WOONSOCKET- Ronald N. Beauregard, 64, of Woonsocket died Tuesday at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence. He was the loving husband of Lynne P. Dias. They were marred on March 26, 2007. Ron was also the former husband of Paulette (LEtoile) Beauregard of Woonsocket.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Victor and Grace (Houle) Beauregard.

Claire L. Lemoine

September 11, 2013

Claire L. Lemoine

WOONSOCKET- Claire L. (Morin) Lemoine, 93, of Woonsocket passed away peacefully on Monday, September 2, 2013 at The Holiday, Manville, RI. She was the beloved wife of the late Jacques R. Lemoine.
Born in Woonsocket on April 28, 1920, she was the daughter of the Aime and Adele (Lizotte) Morin.

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