September 11th, 2015
WOONSOCKET – The annual French Heritage Festival & Soirée is all about spreading Francophile cheer and celebrating the city’s French-Canadian heritage.
And you don’t have to be French-Canadian to enjoy the festivities.
PROVIDENCE – Joined by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and U.S. Congressman Jack Reed, the Rhode Island State Police hosted a memorial ceremony at the State House Friday to mark the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
WOONSOCKET – City Solicitor Michael Marcello hotly defended himself against allegations of political bias Tuesday as members of the City Council deadlocked on the question of whether to hire another lawyer to represent them.
The solicitor’s defense came as the panel took up a proposal spearheaded by Council President Albert G. Brien to transfer $40,000 from the Law Department’s budget to the council’s to pay for an alternative lawyer.
LINCOLN â€” Brianna Walters and Alex Fish had done just about everything to lift the Lincoln girls volleyball team to the precipice of its third straight sweep Thursday night against Burrillville, so it was only fitting the teamâ€™s two captains combined on the final play to end the match.
Walters, the teamâ€™s talented senior setter, fired a set to the dynamic Fish, who smashed the ball past the Bronco defense for her team-high ninth kill of the evening to secure the Lions a 25-18, 25-20, 25-16 Division II-North home victory.
WOONSOCKET — The Autumnfest Steering Committee was working on final details of the city’s upcoming Columbus Day weekend festival Wednesday evening while still looking for any volunteers willing to help out.
Although admitting a large event like Autumnfest running over three days can always use more volunteers, Autumnfest Chairman Jeff Gamache said it did appear everything was pulling together for a great 37th edition of Autumnfest.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. â€“ The final Saturday in August brought mixed emotions as it marked the last time the New Britain Rock Cats would take the field under the home lights.
The finish line has been crossed for a franchise that is ending a 33-year-old relationship between minor-league baseball and the â€śHardware City.â€ť The process of turning over a new leaf will be complete next April when the Hartford Yard Goats start playing games in a ballpark located in Connecticutâ€™s capital city.
WOONSOCKET â€” It's rare for teams to switch divisions in a non-alignment year, but that's exactly what happened in Division III girls soccer this season where St. Raphael, which went undefeated in Division III-B last season, moved up to Division III-A, while two-win Shea went in the opposite direction.
Not only did the move give the Raiders a better chance to compete this season in III-B North, but it also provided Woonsocket with motivation after finishing third in the division last season.
WOONSOCKET – Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt is the third mayor in a row to take a swing at selling Ayotte Little League Field on the open market, but she’s hoping for a home run where her predecessors whiffed.
For various reasons, including a high demand for field time from the little leagues, past efforts to sell Ayotte have faltered.
But that was then, says the mayor.
For complete story see Wednesday's print edition of The Call.
WOONSOCKET – The area’s longtime ties to Major League Baseball will be highlighted during today’s 17th Annual Labor Day Open House at the Museum of Work & Culture at Market Square.
Woonsocket’s Napoleon Lajoie’s career as a baseball Hall-of-Fame player will be the focus of a talk given at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Museum’s ITU Hall meeting room by Greg Rubano, the author of a children’s book “Before the Babe, The Emperor.”