March 19th, 2011
PROVIDENCE â€” After battling a stiff headwind for the first mile of the St. Patâ€™s 5K, Stephen Pretak knew his goal of running close to 15 minutes would not happen Saturday morning.
But the less-than-favorable conditions in the Providence race didnâ€™t stop him from breaking the tape a winner.
The 26-year-old Connecticut native captured the final stage of the inaugural Tour de Patrick, finishing the out-and-back course with a time of 15:31.7. Pretak held off defending titlist Eric Lonergan of North Kingstown, who claimed the runner-up spot at 15:35.4.
CUMBERLAND - The Town Council will hold a special meeting Monday to discuss the town's legislative agenda, which will include hot button issues such as acceleration of the school funding formula phase-in, vehicle excise tax, and state housing aid.
The meeting gets underway at 7:30 p.m. in the Cumberland Public Library's Hayden Center meeting room, 1464 Diamond Hill Road.
Each year, the council develops an agenda that both supports and opposes legislation based on whether or not the bills help the town achieve its goals or detracts from those objectives.
The CALL is seeking photos of Blackstone Valley military veterans, whether they served in war zones or not. Please send photos to our email box: firstname.lastname@example.org or drop them off in the Veterans mail basket located on the front desk of The CALL's office at 75 Main St., Woonsocket.
Please include the following information with your photos:
Name of soldier:
Service branch: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard.
Location of tours:
Gloria Vignone admits to feeling â€śbittersweetâ€ť about her tour as a nurse in Iraq back in 2006-07.
â€śSometimes when you are here, you want to be there, and vice versa,â€ť the Franklin, Ma. native was saying earlier this month. â€śThe camaraderie with your fellow soldiers is unbelievable. All we saw were trauma cases over there, a lot of blood and amputated limbs. We had one soldier who lost 60 units of blood and he lived. His buddies came in and donated blood to save his life. To know that you helped save a soldierâ€™s life is a feeling you never forget.â€ť
PROVIDENCE --- Another two-goal deficit transformed into another thrilling comeback victory for Mount St. Charles Academy on Friday night.
Zach Samborskyâ€™s goal off a rebound of a shot by Mike Magerman with 1:51 left in the game lifted the Mounties to a wild 5-4 win over Bishop Hendricken in the opener of their Division I championship series at Providence Collegeâ€™s Schneider Arena.
WOONSOCKET- Clarinda Vaillant 75, of Greene St. died Thursday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Philias Vaillant.
Mrs Vaillant was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Cyprien and Clarinda (Plourde) Dion.
She worked in shipping and receiving for McCarthy's, Kornstein's and Social Department Store for many years. Mrs. Vaillant was an avid cat lover who enjoyed sewing, cake decorating, and collecting Barbie Dolls, postcards, and lighthouses.
CRANSTON- Reverend Joseph P. Heaney, 90, Pastor Emeritus of St. Mark Church in Cranston, Rhode Island, died on March 17, 2011.
Born in Pawtucket, a son of the late Joseph A. and Mary (Nealin) Heaney, he attended Central Avenue Grammar School, Goff Junior High School and Pawtucket East High School in Pawtucket.
Nancy M. (ROY)
COVENTRY- PALARDY, NANCY M. (ROY), R.N. 50, of Autumn Ridge Rd., Coventry, passed away at home while surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, March 17, 2011. She was the wife of John E. Palardy.
They have been married for 25 years. Born in Woonsocket, she was a daughter of Roland and Connie (Grenon) Roy of Cumberland.
Nancy had been a Registered Nurse for over 20 years, employed most of those years at Kent Hospital. She was an avid gardener, photographer and an amateur farmer.
BLACKSTONE- Lucille (Marcotte) Hogue St. Germain, 83, of Blackstone, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Milford Regional Medical Center with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late Damase A. Hogue and the late George E. St. Germain.
Born in Woonsocket on October 9, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Adjutor and Marie Louise (Laquerre) Marcotte.
BLACKSTONE- Lucille Clancy 80, of Farnum St. died Wednesday. She was the wife of the late James Clancy.
Mrs. Clancy worked as a housekeeper for Blackstone Nursing Home for twenty eight years.