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A broken pine tree rests on the ground inside Veterans Park.

Better news for Barrington’s broken trees

Volunteers once victimized by vandals inside Veterans’ Park are feeling slightly better these days. The group had planted four white pine trees — each stood about six feet tall — along a new woodland trail inside the Barrington park just prior to Earth Day only to see vandals damage and dig them up a day

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Featured home: Have it all on Barrington’s Smith Cove

An estate that truly has it all is available in Barrington. Nestled at the end of a quiet road in the heart of Rumstick Village and on Smith’s Cove, this custom house at 54 South Meadow Lane, built in 2011, is inviting to visitors with its warmth and tranquility. The expansive grounds — more than

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East Providence bakery explosion remains under investigation

EAST PROVIDENCE — Local and state investigators continue to seek clues indicating why an explosion rocked the Taunton Avenue Bakery shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday evening, April 20. The explosion blew open a gaping whole in the front of Portuguese bakery located on 208 Taunton Ave. adjacent to the Bank of America branch at about

A broken pine tree rests on the ground inside Veterans Park.

Better news for Barrington’s broken trees

Volunteers once victimized by vandals inside Veterans’ Park are feeling slightly better these days. The group had planted four white pine trees — each stood about six feet tall — along a new woodland trail inside the Barrington park just prior to Earth Day only to see vandals damage and dig them up a day

A broken pine tree rests on the ground inside Veterans Park.

Better news for Barrington’s broken trees

Volunteers once victimized by vandals inside Veterans’ Park are feeling slightly better these days. The group had planted four white pine trees — each stood about six feet tall — along a new woodland trail inside the Barrington park just prior to Earth Day only to see vandals damage and dig them up a day

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Arts come to life at Hathaway in Portsmouth

Above: Eve Fitzpatrick and Brad Landerville portray a princess and a monster with the Toe Jam Puppet Band. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr. PORTSMOUTH — Hathaway School celebrated its 24th annual Arts for Life Day Friday with the theme, “Keeping it Local: Celebrating Arts.” Cindy Killavey and Gloria and Richard Schmidt conducted workshops with grade

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Volunteers needed at Magaziner Farm

Whether you have a bright green thumb or can’t keep a houseplant alive, you can help feed those less fortunate at a local community farm. Magaziner Farm is in need of volunteers for the spring and summer season. The farm is a member of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank’s community farming program. Located on

Sports

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East Providence Council corrects field project misstep

EAST PROVIDENCE — The planned public-private partnership to construct an artificial turf field at East Providence High School hit a minor snag in recent weeks, but is expected to remain on track to fruition. Both the School Committee and the City Council previously approved the plan, allowing the Bayside United youth soccer organization to construct

Obituaries

Albert Alan Carraturo, 47, Bristol

Albert Alan “Mr. Wilson” Carraturo, 47, of Greenway Drive, passed away on April 30. He is survived by his mother, Maria Gentile, father John Carraturo and his wife Carol; children Jessica Jobin and Sean Jobin; sisters Pamela Rosenblatt and her husband Stuart, Rachel Gomes and her husband George, and Wendy Arel Vento; and brothers Robert

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East Bay Strength & Conditioning prepares athletes for success

ADVERTISING – In his new facility on Vineyard Lane in Barrington, Coach Andrew DiOrio works with both competitive and recreational athletes to help them better prepare for the demands of physical activity. “With kids playing competitive sports at younger ages, it is important that they learn the fundamentals of movement, training, nutrition and recovery early

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Respendent Quetzel. Photo by John Van de Graaff

Focused on birds of the Americas

The Paskamansett Bird Club’s May meeting will be at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 13, at Allens Neck Friends Meetinghouse, 739 Horseneck Road, Dartmouth. The evening’s speaker is John Van de Graaff who has delighted the club with his wonderful pictures from the Galapagos and other destinations. In this show, he will provide a look at

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Vic DiBitetto coming to Ocean State Theatre

Currently featured in Kevin James’ new movie Mall Cop: Blart 2, Vic DiBitetto is an incredibly powerful performer, who churns energy, honesty and humanity into nonstop laughter. His pace is frenetic. His material vivid and true. He’s been called a cross between Rodney Dangerfield and Ralph Kramden. The bottom line is, DiBitetto leaves his audiences

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Cooking with Claudine

Two very special events in April will feature talented chef and cookbook author Claudine Pépin. First, Pépin will be at Barrington Books, 184 County Road, Barrington, for a book signing event on Saturday, April 11 at 1 p.m., for her new cookbook, “Kids Cook French!” Then on Wednesday, April 22, Pépin will be on hand

Science Central will operate, as here during a BioBlitz a few years ago in Narragansett, inside a large tent, where specimens collected will be identified and catalogued.

Little Compton to be BioBlitzed on ‘Nature Day’

LITTLE COMPTON — A 24-hour BioBlitz, and conclave of over a dozen conservation and gardening organizations being called Nature Day, will descend upon Veterans Field on the weekend of June 13. The double-header event, expected by its sponsors to draw an estimated 500-600 people from around the area and New England, signals “a powerful next

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