Monthly Archives: August 2016

“The ‘Real Fabric’ of West Warwick: Its People

Dick Hughes:  West Warwick’s ‘Renaissance Man’… “Dye coming,” was the warning Dick Hughes heard as a boy, swimming in the mill river by his home. Boyhood friends would take turns performing sentry duty, calling out to others when a fresh … Continue reading

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My Newest venture–Guest Speaking

Dates and venues will be published on this website soon and fact I’m doing guest-speaking is pretty ironic, since I froze–many years ago– in front of my “Problems in American Democracy” class, in high school. I suffered severe public-speaking phobia … Continue reading

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Coming Home: Martha Reynolds McVeigh

The ‘Real Fabric’ of West Warwick:  Her People West Warwick resident Martha Reynolds was single until the age of 36, when she met and married Jim McVeigh. At that point, she took on her husband’s name, figuring “McVeigh” had a … Continue reading

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Notable West Warwick People in All Walks of Life…

Sports is what most people associate West Warwick with. They know of legendary football player-turned-coach, Monk Maznicki or professional baseball catcher, Mike Roarke. But most don’t know other ‘greats’ from West Warwick who continue to inspire. Bill Gadoury attempts to … Continue reading

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Where Are They? Past Members of Our Class No One Knows About…..

“Whatever happened to So-and-So?” we’d ask and no one seemed to know. In fact, our sleuthing reunion detectives (and we had some really good ones,) couldn’t find these class members—no matter what. I was on two reunion committees, but since … Continue reading

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Mondos and Colleeges

  Mondos…and Colleges (pronounced “Col-leeges”)    Photo of Future Nurses is from ‘63 Chronicle (Deering High School) yearbook. I’m in back row, far left. Yep, if you ever watched “Happy Days,” you knew there were at least two major groups … Continue reading

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