May 7th, 2012
PAWTUCKET ‚Äď To many Red Sox fans, Daisuke Matsuzaka has always been a man of mystery. Granted, the language barrier has made it next to impossible for the American populous to get a firm handle on the Japanese import, yet judging by the heavy media turnout for Matsuzaka‚Äôs rehab outing for the Pawtucket Red Sox Monday, the right-handed pitcher is still very much a big deal in his native land.
PAWTUCKET - Timothy E. Karpinski, 59, formerly of Towers East, passed away, Saturday after an illness. He was the longtime companion of Debbie Huntington.
Born in Bellows Falls, Vt. a son of the late Chester and Katherine S. (Fenessey) Karpinski. Tim lived in the Pawtucket area most of his life until moving to Johnston a short time ago.
PAWTUCKET - Roland J. Guillaume, 77, of Lauder Avenue, Pawtucket died May 5, 2012.
Mr. Guillaume was born in Pawtucket, the son of the late Ulric and Marie (Guillaume) Guillaume. He was a United States Army Veteran serving in Korea.
Mr. Guillaume was employed by the City of Pawtucket for over thirty years as a mechanic.
He is survived by his cousins, Diane Vary of Shannon, Georgia, Kathleen Almeida of Pawtucket, Deborah Betts of Pawtucket, Jack Tumidajski of Glendale, Arizona and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Leo Guillaume and Jeannette Costa.
PAWTUCKET - Dora Migneault, 93, of Pawtucket, died Wednesday, May 2 at the Philip Hulitar Center, Providence, after a brief hospitalization. She was the wife of the late Louis Henry Migneault, Jr.
She was born in Attleboro, MA, the daughter of the late Gideon and Roseanna (Bouchard) Genest. She was a member of the ILGWU and enjoyed traveling with the Seniors Group of St. Cecilia's Church.
She leaves three sons, Edward, Henry, and Jean Migneault of Pawtucket, a brother Adelard Genest of Pacifica, CA and her grandchildren Rhynda Stevens, Joseph, and Steven Migneault.
PAWTUCKET - Joyce Rogers, 58, of Swansea and formerly of Pawtucket, passed May 3rd. She was the wife of David Aguiar. She was the daughter of Barbara (Donnelly) Rogers of Pawtucket and the late Frederick Rogers. Joyce had been employed by Matrix Inc, Pirate Cove Marina and MF Engineering.
EAST PROVIDENCE ‚ÄĒ Lynn Miller calls it ‚Äúuncanny‚ÄĚ 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, ‚Äúnothing to write home about.
PAWTUCKET ‚ÄĒ 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.
PAWTUCKET ‚Äď A Superior Court jury has convicted a local man in the attempted murder of his girlfriend.
Erwin ‚ÄúEarl‚ÄĚ 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.
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‚Äôs historic train depot.
Takeshi Hikihara‚Äôs 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.
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‚Äôs 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‚Äôs passed every single checkpoint, only then will he be allowed to vacate the Fort Myers, Fla. premise that‚Äôs served as his holding cell for some time now.
WOONSOCKET ‚ÄĒ 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‚Äôs 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.
PAWTUCKET ‚Äď 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.
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 ‚ÄĒ 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.
Call it a case of all‚Äôs well that ends well as Aaron Cook is officially a member of the Boston Red Sox.
Reached Wednesday night, Joe Bick, Cook‚Äôs agent, says he went ahead and filed the necessary ‚Äúopt-out notification‚ÄĚ 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.
SEEKONK ‚ÄĒ 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 ‚Äúhot spots‚ÄĚ that kept recurring from the clearing and removal of debris.
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.
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.
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.
PROVIDENCE ‚ÄĒ 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 ‚ÄúThe K.O. Kid‚ÄĚ Spina that generated a ton of buzz across the state and packed the Dunkin‚Äô Donuts Center.