May 5th, 2012
PAWTUCKET â A Superior Court jury has convicted a local man in the attempted murder of his girlfriend.
Erwin âEarlâ 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 cityâs historic train depot.
Takeshi Hikiharaâs 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 itâs 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 heâs passed every single checkpoint, only then will he be allowed to vacate the Fort Myers, Fla. premise thatâs served as his holding cell for some time now.
WOONSOCKET â 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 Highâs 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 â 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 â 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 allâs well that ends well as Aaron Cook is officially a member of the Boston Red Sox.
Reached Wednesday night, Joe Bick, Cookâs agent, says he went ahead and filed the necessary âopt-out notificationâ 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 â 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 âhot spotsâ 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 â 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 âThe K.O. Kidâ Spina that generated a ton of buzz across the state and packed the Dunkinâ Donuts Center.
PAWTUCKET â 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 âWe Will Rock You.â
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.
PAWTUCKET â 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.
SEEKONK â 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.
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.
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.
Woonsocket - Elaine P. (Lucrkut) Anderson, 67, of Allen Street and formerly of Canterbury Avenue, Cumberland passed away peacefully on April 30, 2012 in the loving arms of her family. She was the beloved wife of the late Craig Anderson.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was one of three children born to Agnes (Leal) Lucrkut of East Providence and the late Anthony Lucrkut. She had lived in Cumberland for 43 years before moving to Woonsocket 3 years ago.
Edward M. Kenney
SMITHFIELD - Edward "Ted" M. Kenney, 94, passed peacefully with his loving family by his side at his daughter's home. He was the husband of the late Marion (Booth) Kenney.
Ted was the son of late Joseph and Sarah (McAllister) Kenney-Dyson.
He had been employed by the Wardwell Braiding Machine Company as a truck driver and carpenter and had also worked as a maintenance person at the Pawtucket Day Nursery. Ted attended the Woodlawn Baptist Church and was an Army-Air Force Veteran of WWII.