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February 17th

Yvonne M. LaRoche

February 17, 2014

Yvonne M. LaRoche

WOONSOCKET- Yvonne M. LaRoche, 101, formerly of Maple St. Woonsocket died Sunday morning at St. Antoine Residence.
Born in Woonsocket she was a daughter of the late Paul and Roseanna (Peloquin) Ethier. She was a lifelong resident of the city prior to moving to North Smithfield several years ago.
Mrs. LaRoche was employed as a switch board operator at L'Union St. Jean Baptiste in Woonsocket until retiring in 1979. She previously also worked at the Hebert Knitting Mill for a number of years.

Vasile Dalpe

February 17, 2014

Nancy F.
Vasile Dalpe

MILFORD- Nancy F. Vasile Dalpe, 77, of Milford passed away February 5, 2014 in Kindred Care, Franklin. She was the wife of the late Raymond Dalpe who died in 1997.
Nancy had been a waitress at the Paddock Restaurant for 20 years and was also a stay at home family matriarch.
Nancy was born August 10, 1936 in Milford the daughter of the late Frank and Yola (Tassone) Vasile. She was a graduate of Milford High School, class of 1953 and had been a resident of Milford for 40 years before moving to Bellingham 30 years ago.

STEPPING INTO THE BREACH: Henderson to oversee Woonsocket athletic department for time being

February 17, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Please refrain from labeling Carnell Henderson the “interim” athletic director at Woonsocket High.

“Just filling in,” smiles the varsity head football coach. “For the most part, I’m next man up.”

Such a declaration comes last Friday while seated in his vice principal’s office. His attire is a telltale sign that it’s the final school day before February vacation – black polo shirt with “Woonsocket football” emblazoned upon it and warm-up pants that are distinctly and appropriately shaded maroon.

Helena K. Cadorette

February 17, 2014

Helena K. Cadorette

WOONSOCKET- Helena K. (Tancrell) Cadorette, 98, of Woonsocket, died Saturday, February 15, 2014 in the Ballou Home. She was the wife of the late Ovila R. Cadorette, whom she married May 1, 1944.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Gideon and Katherine (Frayne) Tancrell.
Mrs. Cadorette was a saleswoman for Lerner's Department Store and later worked for the AT Cross Company. She was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church. Mrs. Cadorette enjoyed spending time with her family and was an avid reader.

Doris Benjamin

February 17, 2014

Doris Benjamin

MILFORD- Doris (Carpentier) Benjamin, 87, of Milford, MA formerly of Blackstone, MA died Friday, February 14, 2014 in Milford Care Center, Milford, MA. She was the wife of the late Bernard M. Benjamin.
She was born in Woonsocket, RI, daughter of the late Christopher and Eva (Ouellette) Carpentier.
Mrs. Benjamin worked as a line engraver at A.T. Cross in Lincoln, RI.

February 16th

Woonsocket firefighters train for dire winter emergencies

February 16, 2014

WOONSOCKET – No one wants to end up in icy water in the middle of February, even if you are a firefighter. But as fire officials know all too well, accidents happen, and people and even animals do fall through ice in winter and need help — quick and knowledgeable help.

So out at Harris Pond last week, members of the Woonsocket Fire Department were putting themselves to the test and finding out what it would be like to work in the cold and potentially deadly water if an emergency required them to do so.

February 15th

The annual game dinner at Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club is a feast fit for a king

February 15, 2014

BURRILLVILLE -- The thought of a bunch of bearded, camouflaged sportsmen running around a noisy kitchen cooking up slabs of venison and wild boar might not be everyone’s idea of a fine dining experience.

But the guys at Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club who cook for the club’s annual February game dinners run a tight kitchen, producing a range of wild game delicacies from tender wild boar with peas in a tomato base to savory pheasant game soup with Orzo pasta.

It’s a menu celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck would be proud of.

For full story and more photos, see Sunday's print edition of The Call.

February 14th

Tetford, Badeau pace Mounties to pivotal 5-2 win over Rams

February 14, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Despite La Salle Academy’s early-season woes, Mount St. Charles co-coach Dave Belisle wanted premier play from his troops when the two Division I/Cimini League stalwarts took to the Adelard Arena ice on Friday night.

He received such after his Mounties produced five-unanswered goals, including three in the final stanza, to claim a satisfying 5-2 triumph over the Rams before a crowd of 300.

Seniors a favored target for tax break proposals

February 14, 2014

PROVIDENCE – The state’s senior citizens would receive a variety of tax breaks by virtue of several pieces of legislation being considered by the General Assembly.

The lawmakers who introduced the bills say they are intended to help the state’s older population and to keep them from fleeing to more tax-friendly locales.

State police arming themselves with drug to fight overdoses

February 14, 2014

PROVIDENCE – As health officials called attention to yet another spike of fatal drug overdoses, the R.I. State Police announced that troopers will soon be routinely carrying naloxone, a medicine that quickly flushes opiates like heroin from the body to prevent death.

State Police Supt. Col. Steven G. O’Donnell also called on all municipal police departments to follow suit, saying drug overdoses claimed more lives in the first six weeks of the year than murder in all of 2013.

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