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September 18th, 2012

Pit bull euthanized after attack

September 18, 2012

WOONSOCKET – The pit bull “Biz” was euthanized Tuesday, a day after he attacked three members of a Sayles Street family in their home.
Tracy Cyler, 37, her son, Anthony Perry, 19, and daughter, Keia Perry, 18, were all taken to area hospitals to be treated for severe bite wounds on their ankles, arms and upper thighs.

Mary A. McCaffrey

September 18, 2012

Mary A. McCaffrey

NO. SMITHFIELD- Mary A. (Olynyk) McCaffrey, 93, of No. Smithfield, passed away peacefully on Sunday Sept. 16th at her home, she was the loving wife of the late John V. McCaffrey.
Born, Dec. 29, 1918 in Forestdale she was the daughter of the late Paul & Anne (Giymatow) Olynyk.
She resided in No. Smithfield all her life. Mary was a bookkeeper for the Visiting Nurse Service of Woonsocket for 25 years retiring in 1984.

Gaston E. Merlet

September 18, 2012

Gaston E. Merlet

CUMBERLAND- Gaston E. Merlet. 92, of Diamond Hill Rd. passed away peacefully on Sept. 12 th at the Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence. He was the loving husband of the late Amelia (Stefanik) Merlet.
Born Nov. 19, 1919 in Holyoke, MA. he was the son of the late Emile & Alphonsine (Guay) Merlet.
Emile was employed as a weaver at the Rochambeault Worcester Co. for many years retiring in 1984
He proudly served his country during WWII in the U.S. Navy.
He was the brother of the late Roland Merlet.
His Funeral & Burial will be Private.

Armand Dauphin

September 18, 2012

Armand Dauphin

BLACKSTONE- Armand Dauphin, 82, of Blackstone, MA, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2012 at the Blaire House in Milford, MA. He was the beloved husband of the late Rita (Gagnon) Dauphin.
Born in Bellingham, MA on July 18, 1930, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Laura (Chaput) Dauphin.

September 17th

One-game playoff foreign territory for PawSox

September 18, 2012

DURHAM, N.C. — When does a Game One have a Game Seven vibe to it?
The answer: When you’re participating in a single nine-inning affair that will determine the top Triple-A squad of 2012, which is what’s happening Tuesday night at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, site of the Triple-A National Championship Game between International League champion Pawtucket and the Reno Aces, the top team from the Pacific Coast League.
It’s a winner-take-all contest that will serve as the final minor-league baseball game of the season, at any level.

McGair: For a change, it's been nice to view the PawSox in a winning light

September 18, 2012

DURHAM, N.C. – What images do the Pawtucket Red Sox conjure? For longtime fans, the question could elicit all kinds of responses.
You think of Ben Mondor, Pawtucket’s late owner who would have been in his glory this week, enjoying every moment of the pomp and circumstance leading up to tonight’s Triple-A National Championship.
You also think of beautiful McCoy Stadium, a befitting monument to Mondor’s tireless efforts to build a first-class, fan-friendly ballpark out of the rundown facility he inherited.

Plenty of PawSox players aided team's quest in reaching Triple-A Championship

September 18, 2012

DURHAM, N.C. — The sum of the phrase “the 2012 Pawtucket Red Sox” is much bigger than the 25-man roster at manager Arnie Beyeler’s disposal for tonight’s Triple-A National Championship at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
With injuries, call-ups, trades and other roster maneuvering, the PawSox needed a proverbial village of ballplayers to get through a challenging season, make the International League playoffs and clinch the Governors’ Cup.

Rebuilding Main Street

September 17, 2012

WOONSOCKET – There may be no place in the city where the sobering legacy of recession and cuts in government aid is revealed so plainly as Main Street.
From vacant storefronts to boarded-up mills where lofty rehab projects were stopped cold, Main Street is in a kind of deep economic sleep, waiting for something to wake it back to life.
Now there’s something you can do to help: Just show up for a special planning workshop tomorrow night – and bring your imagination.

Man arrested for sexting to a minor

September 17, 2012

WOONSOCKET — A 29-year-old man was arrested Saturday for allegedly text-messaging digital images of a male’s genitals to a 14-year-old girl, police said.
The photos allegedly sent by Dereck J. Daniel of Woonsocket were discovered by the girl’s mother while the woman examined her daughter’s cell-phone activity at police headquarters.
Daniel was taken to headquarters with the girl about 2:16 a.m. from his third-floor apartment at 277 Diamond Hill Road after neighbors reported a quarrel, said Detective Jamie Paone, a spokeswoman for the police department.

Read more in our print edition.

Garrett F. Haganey

September 17, 2012

Garrett F. Haganey

FRANKLIN- Garrett F. Haganey 20, of Franklin died September 15 in a motorcycle accident in Franklin.
Born in Norwood, September 25, 1991, the son of Stephen and Carlene (Moustakis) Haganey of Franklin, Garrett was raised in North Smithfield, Rhode Island and had lived in Franklin for the past 6 years.
He was a graduate of Natick High School where he played on the football team.
Garrett was a member of the Laborers Union Local 609; he was working at the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Charlestown and truly loved his work.

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