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July 26th, 2014

Women Rock fundraiser to aid breast cancer research

July 26, 2014

WOONSOCKET – It was when a friend’s mother lost a fight with breast cancer that Sheri Delisle decided she wanted to do something to help find a cure and put on her first fundraiser with the help of friends three years ago.

The resulting Women Rock fundraiser at Cityside at Market Square brought in only about $400 the first year but set the stage for a growing effort to help the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation.

Reflections on the Rocket: Fellow Texans Workman, Clemens treading a similar path decades apart

July 26, 2014

PAWTUCKET – For reasons no doubt discussed ad nauseam in other forums, “Rocket” Roger Clemens will not be featured during this weekend’s Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Brandon Workman, Clemens fan, fellow Red Sox pitcher and fellow University of Texas Longhorn, hopes that changes someday.

July 25th

Joseph M. Power

July 25, 2014

Joseph M. Power

WOONSOCKET - Joseph M. Power, 65, of W. Park Place, died Sunday, July 20 at the Trinity Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Suzanne Eisnor. He was born in Charlestown, MA, a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Bridges) Power. Mr. Power was a plumber for Newton Wellsley Hospital and St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Boston for many years.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two children; Michael Power, and Jennifer Power, two step-children; James McKenna and Heather McKenna, a brother; Dan Power, and five step-grandchildren.

Gary A. Steeves

July 25, 2014

Gary A. Steeves

WOONSOCKET - Gary A. Steeves, 63, of Woonsocket, RI passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Trinity Health & Rehabilitation with loving family by his side.

July 24th

Lincoln takes 9-10 division Little League title

July 24, 2014

In the state title clash for the 9/10 division at Ayotte Field in Woonsocket on Thursday, Lincoln took a 7-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning, and then held off a determined comeback attempt by Johnston to win it, 7-5.

For more, see Friday's print edition of The Call.



Cumberland American takes R.I. championship in another come-from-behind thriller

July 24, 2014


BRISTOL -- The Cumberland American All-Stars continue to play their best baseball with their backs to the wall. And after already earning two wild walk-off victories to make it through the District IV tournament, their latest last-at-bat-win captured the R.I. State Little League Major Division Championship.
 

NS teacher charged with larceny

July 24, 2014

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The police arrested a North Smithfield Middle School teacher Thursday on charges of felony larceny for stealing nearly $7,000 from the School Department.

Brian Chuey, 29, of Cranston, is facing two counts of felony larceny for stealing $6,866 in cash, according to police, who released few other details.

Chuey last worked as a seventh-grade history teacher and has been employed by the school district since 2006, according to information he posted in a school-related blog.

July 23rd

Local comics dealers mark Batman's 75th

July 23, 2014

BELLINGHAM – Like bats to the Batcave, legions of Batman fans swarmed Friendly Neighborhood Comics Wednesday to celebrate the Caped Crusader’s 75th anniversary with a boatload of giveaways, including a free, special edition of Detective Comics #27, featuring a reimagining of Batman’s 1939 comic book debut.
To celebrate Batman’s diamond jubilee this year, comic shops, bookstores and libraries by the hundreds yesterday observed “Batman Day,” a full day devoted to all things Dark Knight.

George DeRoy

July 23, 2014

George DeRoy

BURRILLVILLE - George DeRoy, 84, of Mohegan, passed away July 22, 2014 at the Friendly Nursing Home in Woonsocket.
He was the loving husband of Janet Mae (Piette) DeRoy.
He was born Franklin, MA son of the late George & Rhea (Henault) DeRoy.
George was a self-employed wood cutter in southern New England for man years. He was a resident of Burrillville for many years, previously living in Franklin, MA.
He is survived by two sons, John R., and Joseph L. DeRoy both of Mohegan, and a nephew, Dale Ober.
He was preceded in death by a sister Rhea "Mary" Ober.

Ann J. Levesque

July 23, 2014

Ann J. Levesque

BURRILLVILLE - Ann J. Levesque, 91, formally of Callahan St., Harrisville died Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Overlook Nursing Home in Pascoag. She was the wife of the late Roland Levesque. She was a lifelong Burrillville resident and a daughter of the late William & Alice (Clarke) Johnson.

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