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June 7th

A star is ‘The Garage’

June 7, 2014

UXBRIDGE – Steve Butler may be the most popular host of a do-it-yourself TV-show you’ve never heard of.

For the last three years, the artist and furniture maker has been producing a how-to show from a single-car garage on North Main Street that’s carried on more than 400 cable television stations in 45 states and several foreign countries, from Hawaii to South Africa.

June 6th

Fired Pascoag firefighter to sue

June 6, 2014

BURRILLVILLE – The Pascoag Fire District Board of Commissioners has denied a petition request to reinstate Pascoag Firefighter Edward Blanchard, who now says he has no choice but to file a lawsuit.

June 5th

On the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, Richard Fazzio looks back on his narrow escape

June 5, 2014

WOONSOCKET -- Richard Fazzio has told his story of surviving the first wave of landings at Omaha Beach more times than he can count, as the 70th anniversary of that day is marked.

The 89-year-old resident of Mowry Street was there at the very first moments of the frightening and deadly beginning to the invasion of Nazi-held Europe.

Fazzio was the coxswain, or driver, of a Higgins boat, a landing craft designed to carry soldiers from a ship to a beachhead and set them on the way with the dropping of the ramp covering the bow of the boat.

June 4th


June 4, 2014

WOONSOCKET – On the eve of graduation, it was part farewell present from seniors, part memorial tribute to a beloved educator gone too soon. And it will last forever.
In a touching ceremony on the grounds of Woonsocket High School, the city dedicated the school’s circular entry road to the late Athletic Director George Nasuti.

June 3rd

Educator, 25, proposes city-based charter school for region’s students

June 3, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Fresh out of college and teaching history in a public high school in Revere, Mass., Rosalind Murphy could see something in many of her students that they were somehow incapable of seeing in themselves.

Call it potential.

“Some of my students didn’t’ know how capable they actually were and how smart they were or that they actually could make the grade and be the student that goes on to college,” she says. “Although I saw that in them every day, they didn’t see it in themselves.”

Tax hike likely in Woonsocket

June 3, 2014

WOONSOCKET – The City Council last night approved Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt’s first proposed budget, a $129.7 million spending plan that would hike residential property taxes about 5 percent.
The figure may come as a surprise because the Budget Commission’s five-year financial rehabilitation plan for the city calls for increases in the overall levy of 4 percent a year, the maximum allowed by law.

June 2nd

Call newspaper carrier helps save man from burning home

June 2, 2014

BURRILLVILLE — A newspaper carrier for The Call called 911 and helped wake up a man after noticing his home on Chapel Street was on fire during his morning route Sunday.
Nicholas Belanger, 29, a Call carrier for the past 10 years, was dropping off bundles of newspapers at the Li’l General store just after 2 a.m. Sunday when he spotted smoke and flames coming from the back of a duplex located four house up the street at 451 Chapel St., which is located in heart of Harrisville village.

June 1st

Year Up gives young adults a leg up

June 1, 2014

WOONSOCKET – Jacob Jodoin knew he was in trouble.

He was plenty willing to work hard, but four years after graduating from the city’s technical high school, he’d held nothing but a series of dead-end jobs.

Sometimes he worked 17 hours a day, alternating between prep cook and delivery boy at a pizza parlor. His boss wouldn’t even pay him overtime.

“It was killing me,” says Jodoin, now 21. “I knew I had to do something.”

May 31st

Even after transplant, Tyler has long road to health

May 31, 2014

BOSTON — When seven-year-old Tyler Seddon of Burrillville has his life-saving cord blood transplant at Tufts Medical Center early next week, the most critical part of the entire procedure will be the roughly three-week period following the transplant.

“During those three weeks we’re waiting for the new cells to come in, but there’s also a high risk for infection,” says Dr. Michael Kelly, a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at Tufts Medical Center and assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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

May 30th

Fired teacher to sue city for $2M

May 30, 2014

WOONSOCKET – A legal claim seeking more than $2 million in damages has been filed against the Woonsocket Education Department by a veteran teacher who claims she was fired in 2013 for protesting improper budget cuts in special education programs.

Cynthia Boss claims school officials were unlawfully shifting special education students into regular classrooms at the same time their performance auditors were recommending a 5 percent cut in the special education budget.

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