July 24th, 2012
CUMBERLAND â€” A local man was found guilty Tuesday of threatening to bomb the facilities of a company based in Wallingford, Conn.
A federal jury in Hartford found Shaneel Jain, 56, of Cumberland, guilty of threatening to bomb Z-Medica Corporation, a company that produces QuickClot, a medical agent that rapidly stops bleeding outside the surgical setting. QuickClot is used by the United States military and the militaries of some allied countries.
PAWTUCKET â€” Frustrated that no action has been taken to address longstanding complaints from neighbors about emissions from the Key Container Corporation on Campbell Street, the City Council wants to see if state and federal authorities can be brought in to investigate the air quality.
CUMBERLAND - Zara A. (Bressan) Brown, 79, of England Street, passed away Tuesday at home. She was the wife of the late Charles L. Brown.
Born in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late William and Bruna (Monti) Bressan. She resided in Cumberland for most of her life.
She loved the beach, crafts, crossword puzzles, and her soap operas.
PAWTUCKET â€” The Attorney General's office has upheld one of two Access to Public Records Act complaints filed against the city of Pawtucket by attorney Mark McBurney as it related to Ethics Commission complaints involving the Lime Rock Fire Department and Lime Rock Fire Chief Frank Sylvester's car tax payments.
McBurney is representing John Cullen in the ethics complaint against Sylvester and has also filed two related Superior Court complaints against the Lime Rock Fire Department alleging violations of the Access to Public Records Act (APRA).
Read more in our print edition.
PAWTUCKET --- The running bug has bitten Augusto â€śCookieâ€ť Rojas. And on Saturday, Sept. 1, that bug is going to take a bite out of the Pawtucket Red Sox family and the Pawtucket area in the form of the inaugural PawSox 5K Race/Walk.
McCoy Stadium will open its gates and warning track to runners and walkers of all abilities and ages to its first-ever 3.1-mile race, which will get under way at 9:30 a.m. and use its proceeds to benefit the Pawtucket Red Sox Charitable Foundation.
DRACUT, MA- Elaine F. (Welsh) Maillet, 77, formerly of Chelsea, MA and Pawtucket, RI, died peacefully, Friday, July 20th, at the Lowell General Hospital. She was the wife of the late Clifford J. Maillet who died September 1994.
PAWTUCKET - Santiago, Rosa Manuel, 95 of Pawtucket. Rosa died at home on July 23, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was the loving Matriach of her family. She was born in Brava, Cabo Verde, a daughter of the late Manuel Jose and Isabel (Cosme) Santiago.
CUMBERLAND - Brenda L. (Norton) Lucas, 75, of Old Hickory Drive died Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Landmark Medical Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late Robert A. Lucas and the former wife of Arthur Grant of Newport.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Vernon and Elizabeth (McIntyre) Norton, she had lived in Cumberland for the past 49 years.
EUHARLEE, GA. - Ruth Salisbury, 80, of Fox Meadow Court, Euharlee, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
Baseball, the romantics cite, is steeped in so much tradition that itâ€™s simple to draw a line in the sand and connect generations â€“ whether weâ€™re referencing fathers and sons or ballplayers from different eras.
Sometimes, though, the art of bridging venerable types with youth whose chapters are waiting to be written requires assistance. In that regard, Mason Williams, the Pawtucket native and high-ceiling outfield prospect in the New York Yankees' farm system owes Joe Logan much thanks.
PAWTUCKET â€” It was a rather cut-and-dry business story that ran last month about the Geo. H. Fuller & Son Co. being acquired by an Attleboro manufacturer and closing its Pawtucket facility. Yet, longtime employee and second-generation owner Paul Mooney says there is much more history, warmth and sense of community behind the 150-year-old jewelry manufacturer than was conveyed in the news article.
PAWTUCKET â€” The historic Weeden Manor property at 11 Walnut St. is no longer being considered as an academy for foreign exchange students and is back on the market.
The 9,390-square-foot Darius Goff House was close to being purchased by two business partners for use as a boarding school and educational facility. Benjamin Ben Tre and Basil Lee are founders of the Roosevelt International Academy, a program that offers students from China and other foreign countries a place to live and be mentored while attending local private and public high schools.
BRISTOL, Conn. â€” A six-run rally by defending New England champion Fairfield, Conn. in the home half of the second inning put Cumberland in a hole the team could not climb out of on Saturday, as the Major Division (ages 11 and 12) all-star team absorbed a tough 7-6 loss in their New England pool play game at Breen Field on the Bart Giamatti Complex.
Down by five runs entering the top of the sixth inning, Cumberland (9-1) bravely battled back for four runs and had runners on second and third with two gone, but were unable to plate the equalizer.
PAWTUCKET â€” The energy and sense of renewal surrounding the construction of the I-95 Pawtucket River bridge has made it a fitting subject for this year's Pawtucket Arts Festival poster.
BLACKSTONE â€” The water level in the Blackstone River and Canal above the Rolling Dam is now rising, but it may take a few days before levels are back to normal.
That was the latest announcement Thursday from town public works officials who said work conducted at the site yesterday is helping the situation, which is not nearly as dire as it was a few days ago when officials reported that the water level was about six feet lower than normal.
Read more in our print edition.
LINCOLN â€” A showcase event like the R.I. Little League Major Division state tournament calls for just the right venue, a spot thatâ€™s accommodating in every applicable way.
Naturally, the spotlight will shine on the players and coaches hailing from the four district winners â€“ Burrillville, Barrington, Cranston Western and Coventry American. In addition, thereâ€™s just cause in touting the scene of what figures to be a close and tightly contested double-elimination spectacle.
LINCOLN â€” Thomas Falowo didnâ€™t give the judges a chance to decide this fight. The Manfredoâ€™s Gym middleweight rocked his opponent from the opening bell to the end of the fourth round, and for his efforts, he was rewarded with a fourth-round TKO.
The Pawtucket fighter returned to his winning ways on Thursday night at the Twin River Event Center by battering Rahman Yusubov of Dallas, Texas in their six-round fight on the undercard of Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc.â€™s â€śBuilt to Lastâ€ť show at the Twin River Event Center.
PAWTUCKET - Dean D. Turmel, passed July 14th at the age of 45.
He was the son of the late Donald W. and Alice (Robichaud) Turmel.
Dean was a lifelong Pawtucket resident and had been employed in the construction and asphalt industry for many years.
He is survived by 6 sisters, Donna Johnson of Florida, Diane Metivier of North Providence, Deborah Martins of Attleboro, Doreen DeLuca of North Providence, Deanna Perron of Johnston and Dodi Marehand of PA, a brother, Donald W. Turmel Jr, of Providence. He also leaves 24 nieces and nephews and a lifetime of wonderful memories.
LINCOLN - James R. McGinness, 73, of Lincoln, died Thursday. He was the husband of Muriel S. (Sweeney) McGinness. They had been married 50 years.
Born in Central Falls, he was a son of the late William and Yvonne (Erno) McGinness and a step-son of the late Doris (Descelles) McGinness.
Mr. McGinness was employed as a supervisor for Hasbro Manufacturing Co. for 44 years. He retired in 1997. He served with the US Army. He was an avid fisherman and card player.
PAWTUCKET - Shirley Blechinger, 79, passed July 19th at home. She was the wife of the late Robert Blechinger.
Born in New Bedford, Ma, a daughter of the late Walter and Rose (Corriea) Rogers.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen Leyland and her partner, Dawn Olsen of Pawtucket, a son, Wayne Lima of Freetown, MA, six grandchildren, Sarah, Christine, Brian, Robin, Jeannine, and Jamie. She was the dedicated master of Chico.