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July 23rd, 2014

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.

July 22nd

With retirement of longtime AD Frank Geiselman, Cumberland joins Tolman, Shea and Woonsocket in seeing turnover at post

July 22, 2014


CUMBERLAND -- Although Frank Geiselman has officially retired from Cumberland High School as the Clippers’ athletic director, he hasn’t fully abandoned ship just yet.
 

City gets new alert system

July 22, 2014

launched a new mass emergency notification system designed to alert residents of public safety threats, parking bans, dangerous weather, missing persons and other vital information.
The CodeRED system replaces another technology known as Nixle which had been in place for about two years.
“This is the future,” Emergency Management Director Tim Walsh told an audience of about 40 residents Tuesday at Kennedy Manor, urging them to sign up.

Suzanne M. McNeil

July 22, 2014

Suzanne M. McNeil

BRUNSWICK, ME - Suzanne M. (Malbouef) McNeil 65, of Brunswick, ME died July 9, 2014. She was born in Woonsocket, a daughter of the late Leo and Marguerite (Berard) Malboeuf. Suzanne was a graduate of Woonsocket High School and RI Jr. College.

Leo E. Lefebvre Sr.

July 22, 2014

Leo E. Lefebvre Sr.

WOONSOCKET - Lefebvre, Leo E., Sr., 75, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Born in Pawtucket, he was a son of the late Louis and Yvonne (Rogers) Lefebvre. Mr. Lefebvre was the owner of the Woonsocket Auto Salvage for 54 years. He lived in Cumberland for many years before moving to Woonsocket 23 years ago. He was an avid Red Sox, N.E. Patriots and NASCAR fan, and enjoyed his daily visits to Twin River.

Frank V. Paine, Jr.

July 22, 2014

Frank V. Paine, Jr.

MANVILLE - Frank V. Paine, Jr., formerly of Manville, entered into rest July 17, 2014 at Oakland Grove Health Care Center, Woonsocket. He was predeceased in 2009 by his wife of fifty-two years Claudette A. (Paulison) Paine. Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Frank V., Sr. and Mabel (King) Paine.

Rodney Cedric Byrd

July 22, 2014

Rodney Cedric Byrd

WOONSOCKET - Rodney Cedric Byrd, 47, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island passed away on Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. Rodney was the son of Richard and Josephine Byrd of Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

July 21st

Brien stays in council chair

July 21, 2014

WOONSOCKET – A move to punt City Council President Albert G. Brien from his leadership role on the panel ended yesterday, as abruptly as it began on Friday, after one of its supporters apparently had a change of heart.

Councilman Chris Beauchamp announced publicly Monday morning that he would seek to table the matter at a special reorganizational meeting that was supposed to take place last night, prior to the council’s regular meeting in Harris Hall. After hearing of Beauchamp’s decision, fellow Councilman Garrett Mancieri said, he formally asked the city clerk to cancel the meeting.

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BELLINGHAM – Like bats to the Batcave, legions of Batman fans swarmed Friendly Neighborhood Comics Wednesday to...
launched a new mass emergency notification system designed to alert residents of public safety threats, parking bans,...
WOONSOCKET – A move to punt City Council President Albert G. Brien from his leadership role on the panel ended...