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The last weekend of 2012 brought with it a severe winter storm, which dropped several inches of snow on the city. The Carter Family of Riverside, including 18-month-old Emma and dad Joe, was among the multitudes to take advantage of the snow by sledding down the slopes at Silver Spring Golf Course earlier this week.

Winter blast ends wild year in East Providence

Winter blast ends wild year in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The final weekend of 2012 brought with it a severe winter snowstorm, which could be seen as a fitting end to a wild 12-month span of time in East Providence. 2012 will go down as an historic one for East Providence, the city being the first ever in Rhode Island to have

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New East Providence plan could send fifth-graders to middle schools, close Oldham

EAST PROVIDENCE — The oft-discussed closing of Oldham School, along with a new proposal to shift all fifth-grade students to the city’s two middle schools, are part of a couple of the consolidation plans being considered by East Providence administrators. The Post has obtained internal papers documenting the proposed changes, which include the long-considered shuttering

Hurricane Sandy brought down trees around town, including this one on Terrace Avenue.

Barrington news in 2012

  Local schools weren’t the only places to make this news this year. Here are a few of the other stories that will be remembered from 2012: Plastic bags — The town’s ordinance banning plastic bags at the point of sale officially took effect Jan. 1. The issue received plenty of attention beginning last spring

Men’s and women’s consignment shop opens in Tiverton Four Corners

TIVERTON— Upstairs in the Tiverton Four Corners building at 3952 Main Road formerly occupied by Little Purls a new consignment shop has sunk its roots — C & E Consignment. Named for its founders, Cara Oliveira and Erin Wordell, C & E Consignment focuses on clothing and items for women and men. Another newly opened

India Kenyon opened Cutie Curls on Dec. 1 in Tiverton Four Corners

Cutie Curls consignment opens in Tiverton Four Corners

TIVERTON — Cutie Curls is the name of a new consignment shop that opened its doors on December 1 at 3952 Main Road in Tiverton Four Corners, in downstairs space formerly occupied by Little Purls, a fixture in the area that for about 20 years that sold children’s clothing. “My youngest daughter named it,” said

Citizens Betterment group doles out Westport awards

The Westport Citizens Betterment Committee selected an effort to deal with feral cats, a school garden and tennis court repairs as its 2012 award winners The committee awarded Donna Lambert a $1,000 grant to help the Westport animal control officer to trap, neuter and release feral cats and/or put up the trapped kittens for adoption

Hector Massa was the center of attention as approximately 300 family members and friends gathered to celebrate his 90th birthday Sunday at the Venus de Milo.

Bristol celebrates Hector Massa’s 90th birthday

Laughter and tears filled the main ballroom at the Venus de Milo in Swansea Sunday afternoon as nearly 300 family members and friends gathered to help celebrate Bristol icon Edmund P. “Hector” Massa’s 90th birthday. It was a celebration for the ages … literally. Actually, Hector’s birthday was Dec. 28, but thanks to his wife, Shirley,

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