Archive - 2013 - News Article
WOONSOCKET â When he was a student at Woonsocket High School, long before anybody ever dreamed of school uniforms, Mayor Leo T. Fontaine had his own dress code.
Fellow classmates recall he routinely wore a tie during his high school days. By then, the youngest of seven siblings in a musically-inclined family had already been the church organist at Sacred Heart Parish for several years, a role heâs never given up. At 44, he still blushes when he hears a certain kind of joke.
WOONSOCKET -- Did you dress up Fido or Fluffy in a costume for Halloween? Did you snap a photo? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and The Call will publish it on Monday on the Blackstone Valley Pets page. Be sure to include some information about you and your pet. Please put the word "PETS" in the subject line of the email.
CUMBERLAND â A single-car crash that claimed the life of a 22-year-old woman on West Wrentham Road Thursday morning was discovered by a passing motorist, police said.
Deputy Police Chief George Stansfield said the department received a call regarding the accident at 8 a.m. from a motorist who spotted the wreckage off the road and in the woods.
The accident was reported to have occurred in the area of 80 West Wrentham Road, Stanfield said.
LINCOLN â A fast moving six-alarm fire destroyed a significant portion of the historic Lonsdale Bleachery Mill complex Thursday night as scores of firefighters from Lincoln and surrounding northern Rhode Island communities did their best to contain it.
The fire came in as a box alarm from the mill complex at 5:12 p.m., according to Police Capt. Phillip Gould, and could be seen erupting from windows of a largely vacant mill building along the Blackstone River as fire companies arrived on scene.
LINCOLN - Firefighters from Woonsocket, Cumberland, Central Falls, Pawtucket and other communities assisted Lincoln Fire Department in battling a fast moving blaze at the vacant Lonsdale Bleachery that broke out about 5 p.m. on Halloween night. Fire crews doused the flames for several hours. The building partially collapsed. There was no word Thursday night on a cause. Read the full story, view additional photos in Friday's Call.
LINCOLN - A five-alarm fire ripped through the Lonsdale Mills early this evening.
Mutual aid was called from surrounding communities as flames were visible from well beyond the vacant mill, which early reports say has caused a partial collapse of the structure.
A reporter and photographer are at the scene, with more details coming as they are available.
BOSTON â A year ago, they were dead last. Before the season, not many people around baseball believed they had enough talent to escape the American League East basement.
The 2013 Boston Red Sox made the free world stand up and take notice Wednesday night, capping off an incredible worst-to-first turnaround with a win over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the World Series. The championship is the eighth in Boston franchise history and the third since 2004.
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WOONSOCKET â After a visit from state fire marshals yesterday, Dave Densmore did something he had vowed not to, despite an order from city inspectors: tear down the haunted Halloween maze he built on his property.
He wasnât happy about it.
âThey shut me down,â snapped Densmore, standing on a ladder as he ripped off pieces of the roof, made from a black plastic tarp. âThe city couldnât do it. The state fire marshal ordered us to do it.â