February 16th, 2012
WOONSOCKET --- Joe Gardner is going back to the future.
No, heâ€™s not going to jump in a DeLorean with Doc Brown and head back to 1955, but the Woonsocket Boxing Club boxer is going to go back to 2002 and â€™03 and return to the weight class he fought in during those first two years of his career.
After absorbing stoppages in all three of his fights as a light heavyweight last year, Gardner will storm into 2012 as a super middleweight, where he posted a 4-0-1 record before taking a 7Â˝-year sabbatical from the sport.
LINCOLN â€” Thereâ€™s no room for confusion or interpretation when youâ€™re that sure about something. Make no mistake: Nick Zammarelliâ€™s mind is already made up regarding where he wants to play college baseball.
A junior at Lincoln High, Zammarelli recently announced his intention to attend Division I Elon University, located in North Carolina. To issue a verbal that signifies the acceptance of an athletic scholarship package long before Zammarelli is even eligible to sign a national letter of intent speaks volumes of just how comfortable the player is with the school and vice versa.
BELLINGHAM â€” Saint Blaise Church's history as a parish is a relatively short, but rich one, marked by a commitment to faith and a sense of community that makes church.
This coming April, Saint Blaise Church will celebrate its past 50 years as it frames its vision for the future.
Andrea Z. O'Toole
UXBRIDGE- Andrea Z. (Gateriewictz) O'Toole, 68, of 292 Blackstone St. died Mon. Feb. 13 at home surrounded by her family, after battling lung cancer for a second time.
Glenn A. Lavallee
BURRILLVILLE- Glenn A. Lavallee, 58, of Pascoag, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 in St. Joseph's Hospital Our Lady of Fatima Unit, North Providence.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of Joseph and Mary (Bourbeau) Lavallee.
Glenn did carpentry work for area companies and also worked at a ranch in Wyoming.
He is survived by a brother, Joseph Lavallee Jr. of Harrisville, a sister, Debra Miller of Randolf, NJ, three nephews and two nieces. He was the brother of the late Scott Lavallee.
SOUTHERN PINES, NC- Captain Joseph Gallagher, US Navy (Retired), died peacefully at his home in Southern Pines, NC, surrounded by his family, following a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 90 years old. A full obituary can be found at
Boles Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. in Pinehurst will be assisting the family
WARWICK â€“ Things were not looking good for Cumberland High three matches into its regular season finale against defending state team tourney champion Warwick Veterans on Wednesday evening.
The Clippers, seeking their 57th consecutive dual-meet victory and third straight unbeaten season, trailed Warwick Vets 15-0. Cumberland needed to make something happen in a hurry and Nick Tribelli answered the call with a stunning pin at 126 pounds.
â€śOnce we got that win from Nick, I knew we had a shot,â€ť Cumberland coach Steve Gordon said after his Clippers rallied for a 44-29 triumph.
WOONSOCKET â€” State prosecutors have lodged another felony charge against former Municipal Court Aide Rachel Arruda.
Arruda, 62, of Woonsocket, now faces a count of fraudulent conversion by a municipal employee, said Amy Kempe, spokeswoman for the attorney general.
Arruda was arrested by the state police on Oct. 14 on one count of felony embezzlement. She is accused of pilfering $398,538 from the coffers of the cityâ€™s municipal court between 2004 and 2010, when she retired. She had worked as municipal court aide since January 1987.
BURRILLVILLE â€” For the sixth consecutive year, the Burrillville High School robotics team has won the state robotics championship and will compete against teams from the United States, Canada and Mexico in the FIRST Tech Challenge World Robotics Championship in St. Louis, Missouri, in April.
Known as Team 154 Renegade, the Burrillville students were among 200 high school students from around the state who competed in the fourth annual FIRST Tech Challenge Feb. 4 at the New England Institute of Technology.
John S. Zinno
BELLINGHAM- John S. Zinno, 61, of Bellingham, MA passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at Landmark Medical Center.
Born in Milford, MA on April 8, 1950, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Dobbie) Zinno.
He was the brother of Shelley Marie Savage of South Windsor, CT, Victoria Sylvester of Northfield, NH, David Zinno and his wife Denise of Mendon, MA. He leaves his nephews and niece, Kenneth Savage, Stephany Zinno and the late Nicholas Zinno. He was the former husband of Therese (Gareau) Barry.