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Archive - Feb 2014

February 24th

Douglas L. Follett

February 24, 2014

Douglas L. Follett

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Douglas L. Follett, 86, of Follett St., died Saturday Feb. 22, 2014 in the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, Providence. He was the husband of Lillian (Kollett) Follett whom he married July 10, 1954.
Born in Woodland, CA he was the son of the late Leslie and Laura (Smith) Follett.

February 23rd

TYLER'S TROOPS: Pascoag’s Tyler Seddon inspires massive convoy of police, firefighters

February 23, 2014

By JOSEPH FITZGERALD
BURRILLVILLE – When Tyler Seddon of Pascoag turns 7 on March 6 he will be greeted be a sea of police uniforms and fire hats.

Tyler, who has leukemia, loves police and firemen, and his one birthday wish is to get lots of birthday cards from his heroes.

“He goes crazy over firefighters and police,” says Tyler’s mother, Rachel. “We want this to be a special birthday, because you never know what could be next.”

Clippers' Bauer thrilled with performance at RIIL state swimming meet

February 23, 2014

PROVIDENCE – Cumberland High junior Jack Bauer created a bit of personal history on Sunday afternoon.

And, in the interim, the male aquamen hailing from Smithfield High manufactured a team triumph for the ages.

Bauer didn't claim either one of his specialties at these Rhode Island Interscholastic Boys Swimming Championships, held at Brown University's Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center, but couldn't have been more ecstatic about tying for second in the 100-yard butterfly or placing fourth in the 100-yard backstroke.

February 22nd

MAKING A POINT: Running the Friars has Cotton on NBA's radar

February 23, 2014

PROVIDENCE – It’s clear that Bryce Cotton’s mom does not allow her son to rest on his laurels.

On the eve of her boy’s senior season at Providence College, Yvonne Cotton issued something along the line of a challenge to a player who as a junior topped the Big East in scoring. While there’s no denying the merit of such a feat, Yvonne was far more interested in seeing what Bryce could do for an encore.

Photography project brings hopes to life

February 22, 2014

BLACKSTONE – They say a photograph is worth a thousands words. For Nicole Lopez, a professional photographer from Blackstone, a photograph is also worth a thousand memories.

“A photograph truly is so much more than a piece of paper. It is a memory,” says Lopez, a 1996 graduate of Blackstone-Millville Regional High School and mother of two, who started her photography business, Nicole Lopez Photography, two years ago.

“With a photograph, that memory is never forgotten,” she says. “It is remembered over and over, and passed on for generations to come.”

Snow isn’t hurting local businesses: it’s helping some

February 22, 2014

As the just-starting-to-melt piles of snow throughout the area show, it has been a long and challenging winter when it comes to the weather this year.

But even when the snow falls heavy and frequently, people will still shop for needed household goods, food, clothing, and home entertainment, and even the big-ticket items like cars, washers, dryers, refrigerators and, of course, snow blowers.

Full story appears on page A1 of Sunday's Call.

February 21st

Clippers cage Lions after 2OT, 64-61

February 21, 2014

CUMBERLAND – It’s been a good stretch for Cumberland High, one that has the Clippers on the brink of postseason participation.

The latest step took place Friday night against neighboring school Lincoln as Cumberland survived a double overtime affair, 64-61. Now 8-9 in Division II-North and winners of three of their last four, the Clippers close out the regular season next Tuesday at home against division rival North Providence.

WPD officer who stopped Landmark gunman: ‘You could see the muzzle flash’

February 21, 2014

WOONSOCKET — When Jose M. Giles started lifting the barrel of his .22-caliber rifle, Lt. Brad Scully wasn’t sure where he was going to point it.

“My main concern as I’m approaching him, obviously, is that he’s going to point it at us, the police,” said Scully. “I was surprised somebody behind me didn’t shoot him.”

Estelle N. Giard

February 21, 2014

Estelle N. Giard

WOONSOCKET- Estelle N. Giard 85, formerly of 547 Clinton St., died Wednesday at The Holiday surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Lionel E. Giard, whom she married October 20, 1951.
Born in Central Falls, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Olivine (Beauregard) Poulin.
Mrs. Giard was a cashier and seamstress for Rathbun Outlet for twenty two years before retiring in 1991. She was also a seamstress for Giard's Dry Cleaners.

Donald K. Marcheterrre, Sr.

February 21, 2014

Donald K.
Marcheterrre, Sr.

WOONSOCKET- Donald K. Marcheterrre, Sr., 55, died Wednesday evening at home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was the loving husband of Linda Marie (Griffin) Marcheterre. They were married on December 6, 1980.
Born in Hudson, MA he was a son of Judith (Bruen) Marcheterre of Hudson and the late Normand G. Marcheterre, Sr.
He was raised in the Hudson/Marlboro area and lived in Woonsocket for over 25 years having also lived in Florida for 5 years.

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