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November 16th, 2012

Martinez convicted of sexual assault

November 16, 2012

PROVIDENCE – The Woonsocket High School senior was unconscious when a fellow classmate sexually assaulted her in 2009, but the defendant claimed the act was consensual.
It took a Superior Court jury six hours to convict Dariel Martinez on Thursday, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin said.
Martinez, 20, is to be sentenced on Jan. 18 on one count of first-degree sexual assault. The crime is punishable by 25 years to life in prison.

Roger J. Sylvestre Jr.

November 16, 2012

Roger J. Sylvestre Jr.

SMITHFIELD- Roger J. Sylvestre Jr., 63, of Mowry Dr. Smithfield, died November 2, 2012 at home. He was the husband of Jacqueline M. (Nula) Sylvestre.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Roger Sr. and Kathleen (Keegan) Sylvestre.
He worked for Privilege Auto Parts of Woonsocket for many years. Roger served in the United States Army during Vietnam.

Constant L. Petrin

November 16, 2012

Constant L. Petrin

WOONSOCKET- Constant L. "Larry" Petrin, 78, of Woonsocket, passed away peacefully answering the Lord's call with family by his side on Monday, November 13, 2012 at the Trinity Health Center. He was the beloved husband of the late Elaine A. (Letendre) Petrin.
Born in Woonsocket on September 5, 1934, he was the son of the late Arthur O. and Olivine Petrin.

A hydroponics shop for all your medical marijuana needs

November 16, 2012

WOONSOCKET — When his friend first proposed they go into business together providing gardening supplies for medical marijuana growers, Jeff Paige had cold feet.
The 51-year-old refugee from the telecommunications industry wasn’t against legal pot, medical or otherwise. But he’s no crusader, either, and he’s pretty careful about how he invests his money.
He took a hard and long look at whether the idea made business sense.
“I think what I was really doing was looking for a reason not to do it,” says Paige. “Now I’m kicking myself that I didn’t do this two years ago.”

Arrests made in rash of car breaks

November 16, 2012

GLOCESTER — Three Cranston teens were charged in a rash of vehicle breaks in two towns after police were summoned to a report of a house break in progress early Wednesday.
James Clark, 18, and two 17-year-old boys, were tied to a string of more than 20 motor vehicle breaks that occurred during a 24-hour period here and in neighboring Burrillville last week, said Capt. Joseph V. Mattera.

November 15th

James Preston Hare

November 15, 2012

James Preston Hare

PROVIDENCE- Hare, Preston James 72, died Monday, November 12, 2012 at home.
He was born in Providence, the son of the late R. Clayton L. and Hilda (Eddy) Hare. He was a self -employed realtor for many years, after a career with the Providence Gas Co.
He is survived by two daughters, Rachel Shields and Katherine Smith and one son, David Hare, his sister Linda Hare Rawlings, one brother Craig Overton, and 5 grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Janet Overton Beall.

Steven A. Hadley

November 15, 2012

Steven A. Hadley

WOONSOCKET- A Mass of Christian Burial for Steven A. "Beaver" Hadley will be held Tuesday, Nov. 20th at 10:00 am in St. John the Evangelist Church, Church St., Slatersville. Burial in the parish cemetery. Visiting hours omitted. Arrangements by Menard-Lacouture Funeral Home.
www.menardfuneralhome.com

Shirley A. Roy

November 15, 2012

Shirley A. Roy

HARRISVILLE- Shirley A. (Jenckes) Roy, 70, of Chapel St. died Tuesday November 13, 2012 in Landmark Medical Center. She was the wife of Norman Roy.
Born in Woonsocket, daughter of the late Arthur and Arlene (SanSouci) Jenckes Sr.
Shirley worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at North Bay Manor prior to retiring.

Morgan D. Stets

November 15, 2012

Morgan D. Stets

WOONSOCKET- Morgan D. Stets, 80, of Woonsocket RI, died Wednesday, November 14, 2012 in the Milford Regional Medical Center in Milford. He was the husband of the late Rita (Tosches) Stets who died in 2001.
He was born in Middleboro Ma, son of the late Oscar and Sylvia (Bigelow) Stets and lived in Holliston, and Mendon before moving to Woonsocket RI in 2001.
He was a graduate of the Middleboro High School class of 1950. He also graduated from the Brown and Sharp Technical School class of 1958. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Evan Timothy Mandeville

November 15, 2012

Evan Timothy
Mandeville

NORTH SMITHFIELD- Evan Timothy Mandeville, 11, of North Smithfield, passed away peacefully at home November 13, 2012. He was the son of Timothy J. and Aimee L. (Dufresne) Mandeville.
He was a sixth grade student at No. Smithfield Middle School. Evan loved baseball and held the position of pitcher and first baseman for the 2011 North Smithfield Little League AAA championship team. He was also a little chef, his specialties were home-made chocolate chip cookies and egg sandwiches.

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