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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 01-08-2020

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4 PAWTUCKET JANUARY 8-14, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION PAWTUCKET – Cheryl Smith, a city woman murdered at her home on New Year's Day, is being remem- bered for her love of being a mom and her work with hundreds of local children in the Heritage Park YMCA's childcare center. Two people charged in her shooting death, Jack Doherty and Shaylyn Moran, were held without bail last week after being arraigned on charges related to her mur- der, and are due back in court Thursday, Jan. 16. According to Smith's obituary from the Tripp Funeral Home, she had been a teacher's assistant at the YMCA in Pawtucket for the last four years, and was also a licensed real estate agent with Sotheby's International Realty in Boston. "Cheryl enjoyed music, traveling the world with her brother and most of all, she loved being a mother to her boys," states the obituary. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation this Thursday, Jan. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Tripp Funeral Home, 1008 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. Funeral and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memo- rial donations can be made to the Heritage Park YMCA, 333 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02860. YMCA CEO Charlie Clifford said in a letter to families that Smith was "a beloved member of the com- munity and our childcare team and reached hundreds of children during her tenure with us." Doherty and Moran were charged last Thursday with first-degree mur- der and conspiracy in connection to the New Year's Day killing of the 54-year-old Smith, who was the mother of Moran's ex-boyfriend. Police had not announced a motive as of press time this week. "Today, Pawtucket police appre- hended two suspects believed to be involved in yesterday's fatal shoot- ing on Baxter Street," said Chief of Police Tina Goncalves in a state- ment. "While this was a targeted and isolated incident, there is no place for violence in our community." The suspects did not enter pleas during their arraignment in Providence District Court. The couple had allegedly created posts with violent themes before and after the shooting, including a photo of them in bed with the caption, "we some fighters and some shooters." Reports last week were that the gun used in the shooting might have been a 3D printed gun seen in pho- tos posted by Doherty on Facebook, but some doubt was cast on that theory in a report by Motif Magazine. Detective Sgt. Christopher Lefort said Monday that the gun was sent out for forensic testing and police were hoping to get the results back soon. Police responded to reports of shots fired at 100 Baxter St. at around 8:15 p.m. on Jan. 1. They found Smith with multiple gunshot wounds to her chest. A black male in dark clothing was seen fleeing the scene. Smith was transported to Rhode Island Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. Detectives began to further inves- tigate and learned that the suspect, later identified as Doherty, might be staying at the Hampton Inn on George Street. They went there and took two suspects, Doherty, 23, of Albany, N.Y., and Moran, 18, of 110 Lawn Ave. in Pawtucket, into custo- dy. The two were recently engaged. Doherty was found to be in posses- sion of a 9mm handgun, according to police. He was also charged with assaulting Det. Justin Gould, one of seven charges against him. "On behalf of the administration, I would like to thank the brave men and women of our Police Department for their hard work and dedication in the aftermath of this incident," said Goncalves in her statement. "Please be assured that our public safety officials are making sure our community and the neigh- borhoods remain safe." According to The Boston Globe, Moran and Smith's son, Leonard Troufield, had been in a troubled relationship. Troufield was arrested on domestic violence charges two months ago and issued a no-contact order. The son was home at the time of last week's shooting but not injured. Murder victim Smith remembered for her love of children By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor SMITH JACK DOHERTY & SHAYLYN MORAN Harmony Heritage Chorus announces open rehearsals PAWTUCKET – Harmony Heritage Chorus, the Pawtucket chapter of Harmony Incorporated, an international organization of female a cappella singers special- izing in the barbershop harmony style, will hold open rehearsals every Tuesday evening at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 50 Park Place, at 7 :15 p.m. Female singers of all ages and musical backgrounds are encouraged to attend. The Harmony Heritage chorus is an award-winning chapter of Harmony Inc. that performs under the direction of Bob O'Connell, a director, performer and musician. For more information, visit www. or call Barbara- Ann MacIntosh at 401-560-0073 or IN BRIEF City of Pawtucket Taxes Third Quarterly Payment of Real Estate, Tangible & Motor Vehicle Taxes are due January 15, 2020 Taxes unpaid after the due date will be subject to a (13%) thirteen percent penalty Don't have your account information? Email us: FAILURE TO RECEIVE A TAX BILL DOES NOT EXCUSE ANYONE FROM PAYING TAXES AND ANY INTEREST PENALTY Send your payment NOW or Pay Online CITY OF PAWTUCKET TAX COLLECTOR 137 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860 Or to the P.O. Box indicated on your Bill FINANCE DIRECTOR TREASURER JOANNA L'HEUREUX SHAUN STROBEL PUBLIC AUCTION - DEMAND FOR PAYMENT New England Self Storage of Pawtucket, RI at 105 Bates Street demands full payment from the following storage tenants storing personal property and owing the following: B. Barney I51 $273.90, M. Miranda D48 $285.00, O. Rosa D43 $220.00, J. Dasilva A42 $275.00, J. Guaba I57 $305.00, C. Hoban D19 $280.00, M. Artiglere B8 $212.00, S. Medeiros I43 $220.00, C. Johnson A35 $200.00, S. Perry ME12 $591.00, P. Belleh J10 $467.00, D. Tanner A61 $208.00, E. Olivo J47 P22 $565.85, A. Rogers D66 D64 P78 $924.00, K. Stewart BA35 $433.90. If payments are not made in full by January 27, 2020 and for current amount owed at time of payment, an auction will be held at New England Self Storage, 105 Bates Street Pawtucket, RI on Wednesday January 29, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. pursuant to the lien set forth in your rental agreement and in accordance with RI lien law chapter 34-42. Linda Farrington, DVM • Laura Roman, DVM Amy Kasprzycki, DVM Richard Coates, DVM • Holly Brown, DVM 1509 Mendon Road, Cumberland, RI 02864 401-333-7911 Small Mammals Walk-in Emergencies Hospitalization Facilities Routine Exams EMERGENCY CARE FOR PETS We're Here To Provide Quality, Compassionate Care When Pets Need It Most. 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