Archive - 2013
PROVIDENCE â€” Earlier this week, Bob Walsh took in a Providence College practice at Alumni Hall.
What did the Rhode Island College head coach glean in advance of Saturdayâ€™s 5:30 p.m. exhibition tilt between the Friars and the Anchormen at the Dunkinâ€™ Donuts Center?
â€śTheyâ€™re much deeper as far as talent goes, and they have a lot of offensive weapons,â€ť said Walsh when reached Friday. â€śThe guys that the Friars have added â€“ Brandon Austin, Carson Desrosiers, Tyler Harris â€“ theyâ€™re all long.
Helen N. O'Brien
NORTH SMITHFIELD- O'Brien, Helen N., 85, of North Smithfield, RI died October 31, 2013, at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
She was the wife of the late James F. "Obee" O'Brien.
She was born in North Smithfield, a daughter of the late Henry & Alice (Brodeur) Langelier.
Florence M. Dauphin
BLACKSTONE- Florence M. Dauphin 98, formerly of Early Village in Blackstone, MA, died Thursday at Philip Hulitar Center. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Dauphin.
Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of the late Jules and Analda (Lefebvre) Tessier.
Florence was a clerk at the former Robert's Children's Shop for twenty eight years before retiring in 1989.
Yvette E. Deziel
BELLINGHAM- Yvette E. (Bell) Deziel, 74, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at the Kindred Transitional Care & Rehabilitation in Franklin with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of 53 years of Maurice A. Deziel.
Born in Woonsocket, RI on December 10, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Edouard and Lena (St. Germain) Bell.
WOONSOCKET -- Did you dress up Fido or Fluffy in a costume for Halloween? Did you snap a photo? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and The Call will publish it on Monday on the Blackstone Valley Pets page. Be sure to include some information about you and your pet. Please put the word "PETS" in the subject line of the email.
CUMBERLAND â€“ A single-car crash that claimed the life of a 22-year-old woman on West Wrentham Road Thursday morning was discovered by a passing motorist, police said.
Deputy Police Chief George Stansfield said the department received a call regarding the accident at 8 a.m. from a motorist who spotted the wreckage off the road and in the woods.
The accident was reported to have occurred in the area of 80 West Wrentham Road, Stanfield said.
LINCOLN â€“ A fast moving six-alarm fire destroyed a significant portion of the historic Lonsdale Bleachery Mill complex Thursday night as scores of firefighters from Lincoln and surrounding northern Rhode Island communities did their best to contain it.
The fire came in as a box alarm from the mill complex at 5:12 p.m., according to Police Capt. Phillip Gould, and could be seen erupting from windows of a largely vacant mill building along the Blackstone River as fire companies arrived on scene.
LINCOLN - Firefighters from Woonsocket, Cumberland, Central Falls, Pawtucket and other communities assisted Lincoln Fire Department in battling a fast moving blaze at the vacant Lonsdale Bleachery that broke out about 5 p.m. on Halloween night. Fire crews doused the flames for several hours. The building partially collapsed. There was no word Thursday night on a cause. Read the full story, view additional photos in Friday's Call.
LINCOLN - A five-alarm fire ripped through the Lonsdale Mills early this evening.
Mutual aid was called from surrounding communities as flames were visible from well beyond the vacant mill, which early reports say has caused a partial collapse of the structure.
A reporter and photographer are at the scene, with more details coming as they are available.