Archive - Oct 11, 2012
The high school football season will meet its halfway point this weekend, which means a large dose of non-league games and a few league matchups on the areaâ€™s docket.
Eight games make up this weekâ€™s schedule, with tonightâ€™s Division II crossover game between II-B team Cumberland and II-A squad Mount Hope in Bristol and tomorrowâ€™s Division IV duel between Central Falls and Hope in Providence highlighting the top local games.
NORTH SMITHFIELD â€” It was a simple question, and North Smithfield High head coach Jeremy Sherer responded in kind.
When asked if he was satisfied with his Northmenâ€™s 2-0 Division II victory over East Providence early Thursday evening, he stated merely, â€śNo.â€ť
He claimed he had good reason.
â€śYou know, weâ€™ve had two really good wins this year; the first one against Pilgrim, and the second against Tiverton,â€ť he elaborated. â€śTheyâ€™re both very strong teams, and when we play those types of teams, we do very well. In big games, we step it up a couple of notches.
PROVIDENCEâ€” Following a nine-day trial of often graphic testimony, Armando Garcia, 32, with a last known address of 486 Mineral Spring Ave., Pawtucket, was found guilty Thursday of the murder of 30-year-old Brooke Lee Verdoia by a Providence County Superior Court jury.
The jury deliberated for five hours before returning with the verdict, finding Garcia guilty of murder, failure to report a death and driving a motor vehicle without consent of the owner. The trial was presided over by Superior Court Justice Susan E. McGuirl.
PAWTUCKET â€” Saying there are too many unanswered questions, the City Council on Wednesday voted 6 to 2 to support a resolution calling for an inquiry into the proposal to privatize the city's trash pick-up services before any action is taken on the matter.
Lillian V. Andrade
PAWTUCKET - Lillian V. (Allard) Andrade, 83, of Goff Avenue died Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at home.
Born in Central Falls, a daughter of the late Omer and Lydia (Lemieux) Allard, she had lived in Pawtucket for the past 57 years.
Mrs. Andrade was an assembler at Hasbro for 25 years, retiring in 1991.
Gertrude A. Ethier
MILLVILLE - Gertrude A. (George) Ethier, 90, passed away Wed. Oct. 10 after an illness.
Her funeral Mass will be held on Mon. Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 77 Mendon St., Uxbridge. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Calling hours at Tancrell-Jackman Funeral Home, 35 Snowling Rd., Uxbridge will be Sun. Oct. 14 from 5-8 p.m. and Mon. Oct. 15 from 9:30-10:30.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Gertrude's memory may be made to the St. Antoine's Special Care Unit, 10 Rhodes Ave., N. Smithfield, RI 02896. For the full obituary please visit
PAWTUCKET - Robert "Champ" Farrelly, 74, of Pawtucket, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2012.
Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late Raymond and Lavina (Bonnier) Farrelly. Robert was a member of the Arc of Blackstone Valley. He is survived by his sister, Joyce Lawson of Pawtucket.
PAWTUCKET â€” A Japonica Street teenager was injured on Saturday after he accidentally dropped an illegal shotgun that he was showing to a friend and it went off, striking him in the arm.
According to Pawtucket Police Major Arthur Martins, the victim, 18-year-old Eric Dossantos, was inside his apartment when the incident occurred at around 4:20 p.m. He suffered what was described as a serious wound to his arm and was transported to a local hospital, Martins said.