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September 23rd

Rene Soucy

September 23, 2013

Rene Soucy

Rene Soucy, 86, formerly of Lemoyne, died Sunday, September 22, 2013 in Manor Care Carlisle.
He was a retired Inventory Manager for the former Navy Ships Parts Control Center, Hampden Twp. and a WWII Navy Veteran.
Rene was born in Woonsocket, RI to the late Adelard and Eva (Gelinas) Soucy.
He is survived by his daughter Jennifer E. Soucy of Mechanicsburg and two sons, Timothy R. Kopp of Leesburg, VA and Joshua S. Kopp of Etters; and two grandchildren, Peyton A. Kopp and Joshua S. Kopp, Jr.

The Call to host debate Oct. 4

September 23, 2013

The Call staff
In an effort to allow voters to better understand each mayoral candidate’s stance on the issues facing the city and its residents, The Call will sponsor a mayoral debate on Friday, Oct. 4, from 7-9 p.m. in the City Council chambers.
The debate panel will include: Call reporter Russ Olivo; The Call and The Times' political reporter and columnist Jim Baron; Roger Bouchard, owner of WNRI radio; and a representative of WOON radio. Call Executive Editor Bianca Pavoncello will be the moderator for the debate.

Security cameras capture careless smoking in S. Main St. fire that displaced 18

September 23, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Security cameras helped investigators quickly zero in on careless disposal of a cigarette as the cause of a house fire at 631 South Main St. Sunday that left 18 people homeless and two firefighters injured.
The elaborate surveillance system was maintained by the owner of the three-story tenement near Great Road and captured images of a tenant smoking on the first-floor porch shortly before the three-alarm fire engulfed the dwelling, said Mike Sweeney, chief of investigations for the state fire marshal’s office.

Steven J. Krawczyk

September 23, 2013

Steven J. Krawczyk

MILLVILLE- Steven J. Krawczyk, 84, of Prospect St. Millville, MA. Passed away peacefully on Friday at the Lydia Taft Nursing Home in Uxbridge with his family at his side.
He was the loving husband to Christine (Stoltz) Krawczyk and loving father to Brian McManus of Millville.
During the years of his illness, Christine and Brian provided the most loving care and gave all their attention that they could possibly do, so Steven would be as comfortable as could be.

September 22nd

Autumn on the march: Autumnfest Parade plans are in final stages

September 22, 2013

By JOSEPH B. NADEAU

WOONSOCKET – Autumnfest Parade coordinators Linda Plays and Tina Go were found helping out at the Autumnfest fundraiser at the Italian Workingmen’s Club on Diamond Hill Road Thursday night but that wasn’t keeping them from final planning for the 10-Division Parade line-up for Monday, Oct. 14.

Most of their work was already done but, as Plays explained, area bands and parade marchers will be signing up right to the kick off of the 35th Annual Autumnfest weekend.

Woonsocket's Nared prepares for second hoops season overseas

September 22, 2013

Even on the phone, the unbridled enthusiasm in Tyrone Nared’s voice was readily apparent.

A new basketball season on foreign soil beckons for this Woonsocket native, and judging by the synopsis Nared provided mere hours before embarking on a near 15-hour flight that would take him to his roundball address for the next several months, the outlook appears bright.

Lavallee comes back from microfracture knee surgery to rule competition in inaugural Novans Pride 5K

September 22, 2013

WOONSOCKET — If you hadn’t heard of Roland Lavallee or seen him in action, you’d have a difficult time believing that the former Mount St. Charles standout was competing in his first race in nearly a year and a half, or was 13 months removed from microfracture surgery to his knee, during Sunday morning’s Novans Pride 5K.

September 21st

Pastor remodels facility for Woonsocket’s homeless men

September 21, 2013

WOONSOCKET – When it comes to ministering to the homeless, Associate Pastor Steve Bacon is a hands-on kind of guy.

In the basement of Harvest Community Church, he’s got his hands on table saws, nail guns, chop saws and other power tools as the region’s only emergency shelter for homeless men undergoes a major makeover.

A medley of grants and charitable contributions helped pay for the project, including $130,000 from the Champlin Foundations, one of the state’s largest philanthropic organizations. But when it comes to elbow grease and technical expertise, Bacon is pretty much it.

Lincoln police make tough calls with simulator

September 21, 2013

LINCOLN – As the events at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., showed all too sadly on Monday, police officers must be prepared to take on a wide range of potentially life-threatening situations while considering the use of deadly force, and members of the local Police Department are no exception.

That is why Police Capt. Philip G. Gould was happy to show off the capabilities of a “shoot-don’t shoot,” police training simulator the department brought in on loan this week from the Rhode Island Interlocal Trust municipal insurance agency.

Call slates city mayoral candidates’ debate Oct. 4

September 21, 2013

In an effort to allow voters to better understand each mayoral candidate’s stance on the issues facing the city and its residents, The Call will sponsor a mayoral debate on Friday, Oct. 4, from 7-9 p.m. in the City Council chambers.

The debate panel will include: Call reporter Russ Olivo; The Call and The Times' political reporter and columnist Jim Baron; Roger Bouchard, owner of WNRI radio; and a representative of WOON radio. Call Executive Editor Bianca Pavoncello will be the moderator for the debate.

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