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July 21st, 2014

Charles E. Switzer

July 21, 2014

Charles E. Switzer

WOONSOCKET - Charles E. Switzer, 93, of Valatie, NY and formerly of Woonsocket, RI died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Barnwell Health Facilities in Valatie.
Born August 31, 1920 in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Scanlon) Schweitzer. Mr Switzer was a WWII US Army Veteran and worked for the former Tupperware Company as a Material Handler in Blackstone, MA for many years.

Diane R. Lajoie

July 21, 2014

Diane R. Lajoie

WOONSOCKET - Diane R. (Desmarais) Lajoie, 65, of Mendon Road passed away Thursday at the Miriam Hospital, Providence. She was the beloved wife of Craig L. Lajoie, and they had been married for 45 years.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Raoul Desmarais and the late Germaine (Plante) St. George of Manville. She was a life-long resident of Woonsocket.

George J. McCarthy

July 21, 2014

George J. McCarthy

WOONSOCKET - George J. McCarthy, 62, beloved husband of Patricia A.; loving father of Eric (Melissa), Heather, Laura Spurlock (Stephen), Gregory (Sheila); devoted granddad of Abigail, Owen, Colin, Tryston, Asher; adoring brother and best friend of Keith and Kathleen Fontenault; preceded in death by parents George R. and Doris (nee Perrault).
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing Director Global Market Development, Sherwin Williams Company. Passed away Thursday July 17, 2014.

July 20th

CALL pounds Cranston 17-4, moves one win from state title

July 20, 2014

 

BRISTOL  –  Sean Meers clubbed two homers, drove in five runs and scored three on Sunday as Cumberland American delivered a 17-4 mercy-rule bushwhacking of Cranston Western's best in a winners' bracket final at King Philip Little League's Roger W. Pigeon Field.

Camp helps families of fallen Special Forces understand the duties of their loved ones

July 20, 2014

NORTH SMITHFIELD — When the military funeral is over, families of soldiers killed in the service of their country can sometimes be left on their own to find a way to cope with that loss.

There are organizations that try to help, and Ret. Brig. Gen. Richard F. Keene, a longtime member of the R.I. National Guard, and former Blackstone and North Smithfield Town Administrator Kenneth M. Bianchi have found one they hope will make Rhode Island a great summer destination for teenagers facing such an adjustment.

July 19th

Globe-trotting Burrillville native wins Emmy

July 19, 2014


BURRILLVILLE – Pam Glennon probably won’t be eating beans and rice for a while.
 
After winning an Emmy for her work as a freelance television producer, Glennon expects to be busier than ever.
 

More dramatics as CALL walks off with win in state tourney opener

July 19, 2014

BRISTOL – When Cumberland American standout Addison Kopack launched a one-out, opposite-field “tater” over the right-center field fence to tie Coventry American, 4-4, in the bottom of the sixth – as a result forcing extra innings – Lincoln All-Stars' manager Charlie Hien responded as only he could.

“Honestly, it's like they have nine lives,” he said, shaking his head. “That team just doesn't quit.”

LSU college pals Verdugo, Ranaudo reunited with PawSox

July 19, 2014

PAWTUCKET – The newest member of the PawSox pitching staff had a familiar face waiting to greet him at T.F. Green Airport.

Make that a good friend who also doubles as an offseason housemate down in Baton Rouge.

Mentioning the Louisiana city is fitting because that’s where Ryan Verdugo learned earlier in the week that he had been traded from Kansas City to Boston for cash considerations.

July 18th

Cumberland American starts state tournament play today

July 18, 2014


The Cumberland American All-Stars begin play Saturday in the Rhode Island State Little League Major Division Championship, their first appearance there since 2011.
 

Former court clerk to take plea bargain

July 18, 2014

WOONSOCKET – A former municipal court clerk under indictment for more than two years on charges of embezzling nearly $400,000 from the city has reached a plea agreement with state prosecutors, according to her defense lawyer.

Rachel Arruda, 65, is expected to withdraw her longstanding plea of not guilty during a hearing in Superior Court on Aug. 13, North Smithfield lawyer Mark Smith said.

“In all likelihood, she’s going to enter a plea at that time,” he said.

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launched a new mass emergency notification system designed to alert residents of public safety threats, parking bans,...