July 27th, 2014
WOONSOCKET â€“ With a good turnout of about 80 motorcyclists helping out, all Cercle Laurier President Roland Cagnon needed make Sundayâ€™s Wounded Warrior benefit bike run perfect was a bit of cooperation from the weather.
And the riders were able to get ready for the run with the roads still dry and the bad weather holding off right up until they rolled out onto East School Street at 11 a.m.
WOONSOCKET â€“ It was when a friendâ€™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.
PAWTUCKET â€“ For reasons no doubt discussed ad nauseam in other forums, â€śRocketâ€ť Roger Clemens will not be featured during this weekendâ€™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.
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
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.
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.
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.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ 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.
BELLINGHAM â€“ Like bats to the Batcave, legions of Batman fans swarmed Friendly Neighborhood Comics Wednesday to celebrate the Caped Crusaderâ€™s 75th anniversary with a boatload of giveaways, including a free, special edition of Detective Comics #27, featuring a reimagining of Batmanâ€™s 1939 comic book debut.
To celebrate Batmanâ€™s diamond jubilee this year, comic shops, bookstores and libraries by the hundreds yesterday observed â€śBatman Day,â€ť a full day devoted to all things Dark Knight.
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.
PAWTUCKET â€“ For reasons no doubt discussed ad nauseam in other forums, â€śRocketâ€ť Roger Clemens will...
In the state title clash for the 9/10 division at Ayotte Field in Woonsocket on Thursday, Lincoln...
BRISTOL -- The Cumberland American All-Stars continue to play their best baseball with...
WOONSOCKET â€“ With a good turnout of about 80 motorcyclists helping out, all Cercle Laurier President Roland Cagnon...
WOONSOCKET â€“ It was when a friendâ€™s mother lost a fight with breast cancer that Sheri Delisle decided she wanted to do...
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€“ The police arrested a North Smithfield Middle School teacher Thursday on charges of felony larceny...