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May 6th, 2012

E.P. duckpin bowlers are headed to Nationals

May 6, 2012

EAST PROVIDENCE — Lynn Miller calls it “uncanny” how the scores of her Bowling Academy Major Division All-Stars, a quintet of high school- and college-aged kids, improve the more important the event.
When they're competing in regular house leagues, they all roll rather pedestrian numbers, “nothing to write home about.

Youth groups get Hasbro grants

May 6, 2012

PAWTUCKET — More than 800 children in Rhode Island, including those served by Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket, Progreso Latino Inc. in Central Falls, and Woonsocket's Connecting for Children and Families, will benefit from a $200,000 grant provided by Pawtucket-based Hasbro Inc.
To stem the loss of learning that takes place in school age children during the summer vacation months, Hasbro, Inc. and United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) have established the Hasbro Summer Learning Initiative for children across Rhode Island.

May 5th

City man convicted in attempted murder of girlfriend

May 5, 2012

PAWTUCKET – A Superior Court jury has convicted a local man in the attempted murder of his girlfriend.
Erwin “Earl” Grantley, 45, was found guilty of domestic assault with a dangerous weapon in a dwelling with intent to murder and domestic breaking and entering.
The jury returned the verdict on Thursday after two full days of deliberations. The trial before Superior Court Associate Justice Susan E. McGuirl had lasted six days.

Valley’s most famous dog to be a part of Cherry Blossom Fest

May 5, 2012

The Japanese consulate general will visit Woonsocket on May 19 for a festive unveiling of a permanent statue of the legendary Japanese dog, Hachiko, in front of the city’s historic train depot.
Takeshi Hikihara’s diplomatic excursion is part of a broader celebration of the growing Cherry Blossom Festival in Pawtucket and Central Falls, where he also plans stops earlier in the day, says Robert Billington, executive director of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council.

May 4th

Red Sox' Kalish continues to stay positive on comeback trail; St. Raphael alum Chris Iannetta reflects on catching Jered Weaver's no-hitter

May 4, 2012

In the year-plus quest that has taken Ryan Kalish to the far reaches of dealing with injuries and back again, the Red Sox outfield prospect has learned that it’s best to not get his spirits up too much or sink too low. On the subject of looking ahead, i.e. placing a definitive date on when he might return to game action, Kalish prefers to stay in the moment.
When team officials inform Kalish that he’s passed every single checkpoint, only then will he be allowed to vacate the Fort Myers, Fla. premise that’s served as his holding cell for some time now.

Mount's late rally sinks Lincoln; Tolman holds off Juanita Sanchez

May 4, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Two teams heading in opposite directions met up Friday with Mount St. Charles maintaining its winning ways courtesy of a come-from-behind 5-3 triumph at Lincoln High’s expense.
Now winners of three of its last four, MSC hung on a four-spot on visiting Lincoln in the home portion of the sixth, erasing what was a 3-1 deficit. The inning began innocently enough with Taylor Sutherland reaching on an error with Dan Glod singling to make it first and second.

May 3rd

Lacoste's hit in seventh lifts Tolman past EWG

May 3, 2012

PAWTUCKET – According to head coach Craig Giarrusso, his Tolman High squad more than felt the effects of its first defeat of the season, a 4-3 decision to previously-unbeaten host East Greenwich, on Wednesday afternoon.
Just 24 hours after, the Tigers took on Exeter/West Greenwich in another Division II crossover tilt at Slater Park's Bailey Field, and looked a bit dazed through the first four-plus frames.

James F. Allen, Jr.

May 3, 2012

PAWTUCKET - James "Jim" F. Allen, Jr., 87, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. He was the beloved husband of the late Ann H. (Rowse) Allen.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late James F., Sr. and Alice (White) Allen. Mr. Allen was the proprietor of Allen's Uniforms Ltd. and was an avid figure skater.
He leaves two daughters, Jo Ann Allen of St. Petersburg, FL, Janet A. Courtois of North Attleboro; a son, James Allen, III of Pawtucket and three grandchildren, Alyssa Allen, David and Michael Courtois.

Pawtucket police kill Mass. man during car stop

May 3, 2012

PAWTUCKET — The 37-year-old man shot to death by Pawtucket Police on Wednesday night had been wanted by the Massachusetts State Police for an armed assault.
The suspect has been identified as Jamie Coyle, who has addresses in both Pawtucket and Attleboro, Pawtucket Police said.

May 2nd

WEB ONLY: Agent talks about Aaron Cook getting his shot with Boston and Youkilis landing on the disabled list

May 2, 2012

Call it a case of all’s well that ends well as Aaron Cook is officially a member of the Boston Red Sox.
Reached Wednesday night, Joe Bick, Cook’s agent, says he went ahead and filed the necessary “opt-out notification” paperwork shortly after the clock struck midnight and the calendar read May 2, one day following the May 1 opt-out clause that the veteran pitcher had written into the minor-league deal he signed back in January.

Gas line rupture surprises firefighters

May 2, 2012

SEEKONK — Local firefighters, still dealing with smoldering debris some 12 hours after a blaze destroyed an old mill at 36 Maple Avenue on Tuesday, were surprised by a gas line rupture that occurred at the site at around 5 p.m.,
Seekonk Fire Chief Alan Jack said that the fire that was first reported at around 4:30 a.m. had long been extinguished but fire crews had stayed on the scene to deal with “hot spots” that kept recurring from the clearing and removal of debris.

Thomas A. Cooper

May 2, 2012

PAWTUCKET - Thomas A. Cooper, 66, passed away at home on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Edna M. (Piche) Cooper, the couple recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.
Born in Providence, the son of the late Thomas A. and Ida E. (Chace) Cooper, he resided in Pawtucket most of his married life.

Beatrice Rouillier

May 2, 2012

CENTRAL FALLS - Beatrice Rouillier, 87, passed into eternal life on Monday after an illness. She was the wife of the late Joseph H. Rouillier. Born in Fall River, MA, a daughter of the late Emile and Marianne (Pariseau) Ross. She lived most of her life in Centrtal Falls and had been in the Lace Manufacturing Industry for many years before retiring.

Irene A. Walas

May 2, 2012

PAWTUCKET- Irene A. Walas 93, passed away Tuesday May 1, 2012 at the Philip Hulitar Home & Hospice Care Center of Rhode Island. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter A. Walas.
Born in Pawtucket she was a daughter of the late Stanley and Veronica (Koczwanski) Bozek. She was a life long resident of Pawtucket
During WWII she was employed in a Defense Plant, General Cable and received a Certificate from U.R.I. for Management and Quality Control. She was a Supervisor in the Inspection Dept. until the termination of the War Contract.

May 1st

N.E. title bout with local flavor comes to Twin River

May 1, 2012

PROVIDENCE — It seems like almost yesterday, but it was on Oct. 14, 2006 when Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc. presented a marquee intracity duel between Providence super middleweights and bitter rivals Peter Manfredo Jr. and Joe “The K.O. Kid” Spina that generated a ton of buzz across the state and packed the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

First-year volleyball Saints having fun while learning game

May 1, 2012

PAWTUCKET — With the St. Raphael Academy boys' volleyball team trailing 17-10 in the third, and what proved to be the final, game Tuesday night, head coach April Oberhelman called a timeout to discuss strategy.
After she finished her soliloquy, junior Steve Carvalho and senior Connor Harrington began stomping to their own version of Queen's “We Will Rock You.”
Stomp, stomp, clap! Stomp, stomp, clap!
Team statistician Pauline Tougas, whose son, senior John Tougas, co-captains the squad with junior Brandon Dasilveira, turned around, laughing.

Don Grebien to announce re-election bid

May 1, 2012

PAWTUCKET — It's official: Mayor Donald R. Grebien is seeking a second term. He is planning to announce his candidacy for re-election at a campaign kick-off to be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 at Slater Mill. The event is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Stubborn fire destroys vacant mill

May 1, 2012

SEEKONK — Leftover contaminants fueled a smoky blaze that destroyed a vacant Seekonk mill and made for a long and exhausting day in the rain on Tuesday for area firefighters.
According to fire officials, crews were called to the scene at around 4:30 a.m. for a fire that had broken out in an abandoned building at 36 Maple Avenue, located off Central Avenue (Route 152). Several fire officials said the cause appears to be suspicious, as all of the utilities in the building had been shut off.

Richard A. Kelley

May 1, 2012

NORTH ATTLEBORO - Richard A. "Dick" Kelley, 72, of Avery Street, died Monday, April 30, 2012 at Madonna Manor Nursing Home. He was the husband of Jeanne T. (Ringuette) for over 50 years.

Josephine Craveiro

May 1, 2012

PAWTUCKET - Josephine (Gonzalez) Craveiro, 87, formerly of Chestnut Street, Pawtucket, passed away Monday in the Hallworth House Rehabilitation Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late Manuel R. Craveiro.
Born in Central Falls, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah (Rodriguez) Gonzalez. She resided in Johnston for the past 10 years, previously residing in Pawtucket.
Mrs. Craveiro was employed as Embroiderer for the former Health Tex Inc. for many years, and later was a CNA for The Mansion Nursing Home, Central Falls.

 

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