May 2nd, 2012
Call it a case of allâ€™s well that ends well as Aaron Cook is officially a member of the Boston Red Sox.
Reached Wednesday night, Joe Bick, Cookâ€™s agent, says he went ahead and filed the necessary â€śopt-out notificationâ€ť 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 â€śhot spotsâ€ť 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 â€śThe K.O. Kidâ€ť 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 â€śWe Will Rock You.â€ť
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.
BOSTON â€“ For Aaron Cook and the Red Sox, D-Day â€“ as in Decision Day â€“ is at hand.
With Tuesday marking May 1, the day in which Cookâ€™s minor-league opt-out clause officially takes effect, Boston must decide whether to promote the veteran pitcher and place him on the active roster or risk losing him to free agency. Reached Monday night, Joe Bick, the agent for Cook, spelled out a step-by-step process that included all involved parties.
BOSTON â€“ The sight of Josh Reddick sporting a green and gold Oakland Aâ€™s uniform inside Fenway Park Monday night only further augments the idea that not every drafted-and-developed Red Sox type has a seat waiting for him at the parent clubâ€™s table.
LINCOLN -- Davies Tech head coach Scott Cooper and assistant Joe Handy have spent a lot of time working on their squadâ€™s base-running skills over the past month or so, and it showed â€“ and then some â€“ on Monday afternoon.
The Patriots turned singles into doubles or more, robbed four bases and registered three runs on wild pitches to snag a 10-0 â€śmercy ruleâ€ť victory over Bishop Keough at the Daviesâ€™ diamond.
PAWTUCKET â€” Saying that it has played â€śa vital roleâ€ť in the growth of the city's downtown as an artistic, cultural and economic center, the City Council on Wednesday approved a resolution authorizing the exemption of the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre from taxation.
The resolution, supported by an 8 to 0 vote, gives the City Council the authority to exempt the theatre from paying taxes on real property, personal and motor vehicles. The legislation will require approval from the General Assembly to take effect.
WARWICK - Nancy A. (LaFountaine) Seaton of Richmond Drive, Warwick and formerly of Yorkshire Street, Providence passed away Monday April 30, 2012 surrounded by her loving family, at the Philip Hulitar Home and Hospice Center, Providence.
Nancy was born in Pawtucket the daughter of Barbara (Thorpe) LaFountaine of Davenport, Florida and the late James LaFountaine of Pawtucket. She was the Administrative Assistant at Pawtucket Fastners for over 20 years. Nancy graduated from Tolman High School in 1974.
CUMBERLAND - Lionel J. Bibeault, 89, of Eaton Street, formerly of Old River Road, passed away Thursday in the Hebert Nursing Home, Smithfield. He was the husband of the late Jacqueline (Rousseau) Bibeault.
Born in Blackstone, MA he was the son of the late Omer and Marie (Giguere) Bibeault. He resided in Cumberland for many years, previously residing in Lincoln.
Mr. Bibeault was the owner of the Crawford Door Sales of Pawtucket, and the former Country Kitchen of Cumberland for many years.
CAMP HILL, PA. - Donald Joseph Magnuski, Sr., 78, of Camp Hill, PA, passed away April 28, 2012 at Holy Spirit Hospital. Born August 21, 1933 in Providence, RI, son of the late Roman and Leona (Martin) Magnuski.
Surviving Donald are his son, Donald Magnuski, Jr. and wife Cindy; grandsons, Trevor and Clayton Magnuski; and brother, Raymond Magnuski.
A private memorial mass will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Auer Cremation Services of PA, Inc.