Archive - Dec 2011
BURRILLVILLE â The Town Council has voted to ask the town's four independent fire districts to consider sitting down and discussing possible ways the departments can share services or equipment in an effort to reduce costs for district taxpayers.
WOONSOCKET â At a time when the term âroad rageâ was just coming into vogue, Donald Graham became a local poster child for the phenomenon by using a powerful crossbow to kill a man during a 1994 highway altercation in nearby Massachusetts.
The former church deacon is serving life without the possibility of parole for his crime at the Souza Baranawski Correctional Center in Shirley, a maximum security prison where the population includes serial killers, child molesters and rapists.
BLACKSTONE - Wilfred R. Millette, 84, of Blackstone Street, Blackstone, died on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at Landmark Medical Center in Woonsocket.
Born in Blackstone, Massachusetts on April 26, 1927, he was a son of the late Joseph and Aurore (St. Germaine) Millette. He was raised and educated in Blackstone where he resided his entire life.
He was employed as an attendant at the family business, Millette's Garage in Blackstone.
Mr. Millette was a communicant of St. Paul's Church in Blackstone.
WOONSOCKET - Roland Maynard, 89, of Woonsocket passed away on Friday, December 16, 2011 at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol, RI. He was the beloved husband of the late Ethel (Heroux) Maynard and his cherished companion Angelina P. (Dalti) Dagesse.
Born in Woonsocket on November 3, 1922, he was the son of the late Romeo and Corinne G. (Gaulin) Maynard.
WOONSOCKET - Richard G. Carignan, 69, a longtime resident of Hanora Lippitt Manor passed away Thursday, December 29, 2011 in Overlook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Pascoag.
Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Valmore M. and Evelyn (Guyette) Carignan.
He is survived by his sister, Diane F. Moran and her husband James of Pascoag, his niece, Elizabeth Moran of Tucson, AZ and two nephews, Thomas Moran and his wife Shelly of Upton, MA and Stephen Moran of Williamsburg, VA. He will be remembered for his kind heart and wonderful smile.
BELLINGHAM - Jessie J.E. Joseph, 88, of Bellingham, MA passed away peacefully on Monday, December 26, 2011 at St. Antoine Residence in North Smithfield, RI with his loving family by his side. He was the beloved husband for 55 years of Lucia B. (Pierannunzi) Joseph.
WOONSOCKET â Even now, more than seven years after serial killer Jeff Mailhot was captured, the case of the mild-mannered monster from Cato Hill still holds a lesson or two for some of the best cops in the world.
And who better to do the teaching than the investigator who cracked the case â Detective Capt. Edward J. Lee Jr. of the city police force.
CUMBERLAND â Home is where the heart is, not to mention the wallet.
On Wednesday morning, several dignitaries â including U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, Mayor Daniel McKee, Rhode Island Housing Executive Director Richard Godfrey and Cumberland Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Chair Eugene McMahon â attended an open house celebrating the two new, affordable housing units at 26 Carpenter St.
All expressed delight with the camaraderie and partnerships it took to construct the pair of three-bedroom apartments, one on top of the other.
WOONSOCKET --- Mount St. Charles has earned the right to defend its own Holiday Face-Off tournament title, but in order to get back to the finals, MSC had to overcome the superb play of a scorching-hot goaltender.
St. Dominic Academy of Auburn, Maine received a brilliant 56-save effort by Grant Carrier, but Mount was able to get key goals from two of its freshmen and skate off with a 3-0 victory on Wednesday night in the semifinals of their 16th annual tournament at Adelard Arena.
PROVIDENCE â Whether itâs a cross-country or track race, thereâs only one place where Trevor Crawley feels the most comfortable, and thatâs right up front.
âI donât like not leading,â said the Cumberland High junior. âI donât feel like itâs my race.â
For almost the entire distance of the 3,000-meter run at Wednesdayâs Rhode Island Track Classic, Crawley took his customary, front-runner position, rattling off consistent 200 splits between 36-37 seconds.
The Clipper standout did the necessary work for a victory in the regional meet, it just wasnât enough.