September 28th, 2011
Blame it on the rain? Tough early-season matchups? Injuries? Turnovers?
Whatever the reason, 70 percent of the Blackstone Valleyâ€™s teams that played last weekend lost, and four of those seven losing teams were badly beaten by 27 or more points.
But while the negatives outweighed the positives last weekend, this is a new week. And while not a lot of matchups stand out, there are a pair to highlight, but you will have to wait until Saturday afternoon to see these duels featuring Blackstone Valley opponents.
WOONSOCKET â€” A freight train slammed into a car Wednesday after the driver mistakenly turned onto the River Street train tracks, thinking the rail bed was a street.
Christopher Hanlon, 28, was navigating with the aid of a GPS device, said Detective Lt. Eugene Jalette. The Coventry resident was heading toward Massachusetts on River Street, looking for Verry Street.
â€śHis GPS said take the next right, so he took the next right, which turned out to be the railroad tracks,â€ť said Jalette. â€śVerry Street is the first right after the railroad tracks.â€ť
Leo J. Richard
ALBION- Leo J. Richard, 87, of Main St., Albion, died Wednesday morning at Oakland Grove Health Care Center. He was the husband of the late Emelia A. "Millie" (Fortier) Richard who died in 2010.
Born in Albion, he was a son of the late George and Sarah (Leveille) Richard. He remained a lifelong resident of Albion.
Mr. Richard was employed by Berkshire Hathaway for over 25 years before retiring. Leo was a lifelong communicant of St. Ambrose Parish.
NORTH MANCHESTER, IN- Scott Victor Rockwell, Sr., 55, of rural North Manchester, Indiana died at 5:55 p.m. Monday September 26, 2011 at his home.
He was born July 31, 1956 in Waltham, Massachusetts to Murray and Janet (West) Rockwell.
WOONSOCKET - Jacqueline S. (Mandeville) Nys 70, of Camp Dixie Rd. died Sunday at Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Nys.
WOONSOCKET - Theresa C. (Papineau) Castonguay 78, died Saturday at Woonsocket Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of the late Edmond Castonguay. Mrs. Castonguay was a homemaker for most of her life. She had worked as an assembler at Colby Glass for five years in her youth. She volunteered at the Woonsocket Senior Center, for the Woonsocket School Department and for Mayor Baldelli's Mayoral Campaign.
BURRILLVILLE â€“ There were a few goals that head coach Marty Crowley and his resurging Burrillville High girlsâ€™ program made at the beginning of the season.
The first was to possibly claim the Northern Division title, an attainable dream that may have been washed away after a loss to unbeaten Smithfield two weeks ago. Besides earning a slot for the state meet in November, another high focus for the Lady Broncos was to take down league rival Cumberland.
Thatâ€™s something that hasnâ€™t been done since 1984.
WOONSOCKET â€” You'll pardon Jerry St. Angelo if he seems so above it all.
After all, he is.
At least when he's working.
Like tree-trimmers and steeplejacks, St. Angelo spends most of his professional life higher above sea-level than the rest of us.
He's a restoration stonemason, a job that combines the talents of Spiderman and the patience of a brain surgeon. A foreman for RD Preservation, St. Angelo is in charge of a crew that's repairing dangerously unstable masonry on the facade of City Hall.
Just don't call him a bricklayer.
Judith G. Smith
NORTH SMITHFIELD- Judith G. (Dubois) Smith, 64, a lifelong North Smithfield resident died Monday, September 26, 2011 in St. Antoine Residence.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late George and Edna (Meunier) Dubois and was the devoted wife of Ralph H. Smith for forty three years.
Judy worked as an Office Manager at High Rocks Condominiums in North Smithfield, retiring earlier this year due to illness.
Clifford J. Gentile
WOONSOCKET- Clifford J. Gentile, 46, of Woonsocket, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at home. He was the loving father of Daniel M. Gentile who resides with his mother Michele Plath in Sarasota, FL.
Born in Framingham, MA on February 5, 1965, he was the son of the late Alfred L. Gentile and Frances A. "Ann" (Martini) Gentile-Cohen and her husband Allan Cohen of Centerville, MA.