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Friars' Kofane hopes breakout game represents tip of the iceberg

February 27, 2014

PROVIDENCE — Brice Kofane is a soft-spoken young man who last Sunday was given the chance to turn up the volume and ingratiate himself as a nice complimentary piece for Ed Cooley’s Friars.

With reserve big man Carson Desrosiers under the weather and quarantined in the visiting locker room at Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse, someone amongst Providence’s razor-thin reserve corps was going to have to step into the breach. The catch was that this warm and able body couldn’t go through the motions and act like a decoy. He had to register a pulse and produce.

Division boys' hoop playoffs have plenty of merit

February 27, 2014

The definition of an undercard is a boxing event before the main match.

In Rhode Island high school boys’ basketball, the three divisional tournaments that tip off Friday night are seen as warm-up acts to a bigger and better event – a 16-team open tournament. Before arriving at the process where the crowing of one champion takes place, however, the order of business is pitting familiar foes against each other.

Power restored to 60 city street lights

February 27, 2014

WOONSOCKET – It wasn’t Christmas, but it sure felt like a celebration when utility crews started flipping on street lights on Helene Rizoli’s street Wednesday night.

Residents came out of their houses clapping and cheering, and one even hugged Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt, who was on hand to watch the National Grid bucket trucks do their work.

“It did feel good,” said a smiling Baldelli-Hunt, who had made turning the street lights back on one of her most oft-repeated campaign promises.

For full story, see Friday's print edition of The Call.

Evelyn J. Durand

February 27, 2014

Evelyn J. Durand

WOONSOCKET- Evelyn J. (Andre) Durand, 93, died Friday in the Oakland Grove Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Maurice Durand.
Mrs. Durand was born in Woonsocket, the daughter of the late Leon and Sylvie (Bens) Andre.
She was a dedicated homemaker and devoted mother and is survived by her daughter Sylvia Noonan of Florence, MA, three grandchildren; Charleen Howarth, Allison Smith, and Brian Walsh, and eight great grandchildren.

Matthew P. Hamlet

February 27, 2014

Matthew P. Hamlet

BELLINGHAM- Matthew P. Hamlet, 58, of Bellingham, passed away Monday, February 24, 2014 at the Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
Born in Framingham, he was the son of the late Lillian (Maguire) and William Hamlet.
He was the husband of the late Maureen (Jordan) Hamlet who passed in 2005.
Matthew was a very generous and humble man and enjoyed antiquing.

Doris I. Rabideau

February 27, 2014

Doris I. Rabideau

WOONSOCKET- Doris I. (Lemieux) Rabideau, 95, died Tuesday, February 25, 2014 in The Holiday Retirement Home, Manville, RI, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Raymond J. Rabideau whom she married on September 1, 1941.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Adrian B. and Clara (Bourget) Lemieux.
In addition to working at the Cumberland Worsted Textile Mill, Mrs. Rabideau worked at McCarthy's Department store, and retired after many years of service with Tupperware.

Nicole Jeannette Elisabeth Bonoyer

February 27, 2014

Nicole Jeannette
Elisabeth Bonoyer

PUTNAM, CT- Nicole Jeannette Elisabeth Bonoyer, 32, passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 in Kent County Hospital, Warwick.
She was a resident of Putnam, formerly of Burrillville.
Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late James L. Bonoyer and Mary A. Costa of Putnam, CT.
Nicole was a talented craftsperson, making lifelike Dolls, and painting. She attended CCRI. She loved her family and most of all her two children.

Camille J. Leclaire

February 27, 2014

Camille J. Leclaire

WOONSOCKET- Camille J. Leclaire, 98, died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Violet (Lecroix) Leclaire.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Wilfred and Alida Leclaire.
Mr. Leclaire was a WWII Army Veteran. He worked as a clerk for the US Postal Service for over thirty years.
He is survived by two sons, Raymond R. Leclaire of N. Smithfield, and Robert L Leclaire of Burrillville, two daughters Pauline Ehmer of Rio Rancho, New Mexico and Doris Duguay, eight grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

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