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Alan Stubbs Trueblood, Little Compton

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Alan Stubbs Trueblood died at the Forest Farm Nursing Center in Middletown on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.  He had resided on Willow Avenue in Little Compton for many years. He was born in Haverford, Pennsylvania, on May 3, 1917. His parents were Howard Moffat Trueblood and Louise Nyitray Trueblood.  He was raised in Dobbs Ferry, […]

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East Providence Budget Commission, bank near loan agreement

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Besides clarifying the language of the Homestead Audit letter sent out to residents of the city, the East Providence Budget Commission conducted some other imperative business at its meeting Thursday afternoon, Nov. 29, including talk of an immediate financial issue. James Ryan, a loan officer from Webster Bank, joined the Commission to […]

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Thanks for helping through hardship

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To the editor: During this time of Thanksgiving, we wanted to express our gratitude to the Barrington community for the overwhelming kindness, generosity, and support shown to our family over the past three months. In August of this year, our father Vincent passed away unexpectedly on his way home from work. Within twelve hours, we […]

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Sisson pleads not guilty to theft, other charges

By   /  November 30, 2012  /  News, Police & Crime  /  1 Comment

Incumbent Highway Surveyor Jack Sisson.

Westport Highway Surveyor Harold “Jack” Sisson entered a not guilty plea at his arraignment last Wednesday, Nov. 28, on charges including theft of town-owned equipment. He will next appear in court on February 5 at which time his attorney, Emile E. Morad Jr., indicated that he will ask the judge to dismiss the case. Mr. […]

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On the trail of the missing fire station flat screens

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To the editor: To Richard Spirlet, chairman, Westport Board of Selectmen … As you know, the Westport Taxpayers (WTA) sent a letter to you as chairman of the Board of Selectmen (BOS) dated October 3 (letter was printed in the October 11 edition of the Westport Shorelines under the title “Boat, big screens: Town needs […]

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East Providence Budget Commission takes no action on proposed Homestead moratorium

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EAST PROVIDENCE — While not overturning a moratorium instituted last week by the City Council, the East Providence Budget Commission did make substantive changes to some language in the Homestead Audit letter being sent out to residents. At its bi-weekly meeting Thursday afternoon, Nov. 29, in Room 306 of City, the Commission opted not to […]

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Rumford Lions sell Crescent Park-themed Christmas ornaments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rumford Lions has introduced the fifth in a series of Christmas ornaments that depict historic icons of East Providence.  The first issue in the series (2008) was the clock tower at East Providence Senior High School and the second issue (2009) was the gate at Pierce Memorial Field, 2010 was Weaver […]

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Citizens United needs to be amended

By   /  November 30, 2012  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Corporations are not people, and money is not free speech. That was the sentiment of a non-binding resolution passed by the East Providence City Council on Oct. 16. Moved by Councilwoman Katie Kleyla, it supported an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would reverse the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision “Citizens United vs. Federal Election […]

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Enough with the senseless grandstanding

By   /  November 30, 2012  /  Editorials  /  1 Comment

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While running the risk of sounding like a broken record on the subject, we here at The East Providence Post would encourage the incoming City Council and School Committee members, those to be seated Monday evening, Dec. 3, to discard the useless and seemingly endless grandstanding of their predecessors and set an immediate course of […]

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Holidays difficult for people with autism

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To the editor, You can give a gift this holiday season that won’t cost you a penny, but will likely make the day of the person or family on the receiving end. The gift? A kind word, or better yet the gift of laughter. Being out in stores, restaurants and other public places can be […]

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