October 11th, 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 areaâs docket.
Eight games make up this weekâs schedule, with tonightâs Division II crossover game between II-B team Cumberland and II-A squad Mount Hope in Bristol and tomorrowâs 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 Northmenâs 2-0 Division II victory over East Providence early Thursday evening, he stated merely, âNo.â
He claimed he had good reason.
âYou know, weâve had two really good wins this year; the first one against Pilgrim, and the second against Tiverton,â he elaborated. âTheyâre 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.
WOONSOCKET â City Council President John F. Ward is proposing a new ordinance designed to curb the cityâs population of pit bulls and other âfierce, dangerous or viciousâ dogs.
The most dramatic provision of the measure would be to prohibit any new pit bills bulls in the city after the law is passed. The only legal pit bulls would be those registered by their owners before the law goes into effect, and registration itself would come with onerous new requirements, including a $100,000 worth of liability insurance on the animal.
WOONSOCKET â The transformation of the Blackstone River into a destination for canoeing, fishing and other recreational activities has been one of the success stories of the region in recent years, but it had a downside for the Woonsocket Fire Departmentâs rescue boat.
Firefighters have been responding to calls for emergencies on the river with greater frequency, subjecting the rubber vessel to more wear and tear. As a result, the inflatable craft developed holes.
The need for a new boat was apparent and the Navigant Credit Union responded by donating one to the fire department.
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. Marys church, 77 Mendon St., Uxbridge.
Burial will follow in St. Marys 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.
Lucille C. Sherman
WOONSOCKET- Lucille C. (Delaurier) Sherman, 83, of Privilege St., and long time Blackstone native, died October 9, 2012 in The Friendly Home, Woonsocket, with family by her side. She was married to the late John R. Sherman.
Born in Milford, MA, she was the daughter of the late Jonas and Catherine (Monahan) Delaurier.
Ruth F. Gousy
MANVILLE- Ruth F. Gousy, 97, of Old Main St., Manville, died Monday evening at Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Manville, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Victoria (Drouin) Gousy. She remained a lifelong resident of Manville.
Ruth was employed in the local textile industry at several area mills including the Manville Jenckes. She later worked at PolyTop before retiring.
Ruth was a lifelong communicant of St. James Church. She was an ardent Red Sox fan and in her senior years became adept at the use of computers and email.
WOONSOCKET â Though it has been silent on the issue since early summer, the Wisconsin atheist group that is demanding the removal of a Christian cross from the war monument at Place Jolicoeur hasnât gone away.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation stopped short of promising a lawsuit over the cross, but it says it is in the process of seeking an attorney from the area to represent the organization.
More than one individual has contacted the national non-profit seeking to become a plaintiff in such a lawsuit, said Rebecca S. Markert, staff attorney for FFRF.
WOONSOCKET -- Back on Friday, Sept. 14, Tolman High senior Ashley Clark registered five goals in a rather easy 9-1 thumping of Woonsocket at the McKinnon-Alves Complex.
She failed in her attempt to repeat that feat during the two teamsâ Division III-A rematch at Barry Field on rainy Wednesday afternoon.
Still, head coach Bel Pereira didnât mind a bit; why would he? Clark netted four tallies and senior defender Amber Duhamel did a superb job of defending the Villa Novansâ stellar senior quad-captain and striker Krislyn Godin in the Tigersâ 6-2 triumph.
Philip M. Provost
WOONSOCKET- Philip M. Provost, 56, of Woonsocket, died Monday, October 8, 2012 in Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. He was the husband of Beverly J. (Girard).
Born in Woonsocket, RI, he was the son of Laverne Faye (Mills) Provost of Woonsocket and the late Joseph Provost.
A 1974 graduate of Woonsocket High School, Philip was a truck driver for the Environmental Quality Company. He was a coin and stamp collector, a member of the Blackstone Coin Club, an avid outdoorsmen and a great family man.