Monthly Archives: November 2012


East Providence Elks Lodge thanks community

East Providence Elks Lodge thanks community

To the editor, On behalf of the East Providence Lodge 2337, I thank those who attended and participated in our annual Turkey Trot on Nov. 17. Due to your support, the evening was a great success. The proceeds from the evening will benefit various charities in our community. Again, thank you all and wishing you

ASPCA volunteers rescue lost cats and other pets along the shore in Ocean County, NJ, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. (ASPCA photo)

Potter League takes in Sandy’s orphaned cats; new homes needed

The Potter League for Animals took in 21 cats from the Ocean County Animal Facility in Jackson, NJ, Tuesday. The cats had been left homeless by Hurricane Sandy and shelters there are overwhelmed. When Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast at the end of October, animal care groups requested the assistance of shelters throughout the Northeast. The Potter

Ellen Ford to lead Potter League board

The Potter League has elected a new president and welcomed two new board members who replace two retiring members. Ellen Ford, CEO of People’s Credit Union, was elected president of the League for a two year term. She has previously served as treasurer of the Potter League. Other officers elected include Harriet DiCicco as vice-president,

Macomber School youngsters show hearts they have made depicting acts of kindness.

Acts of kindness abound at Macomber School

By Julianna Pasetto The holidays are a very special time of year at Macomber School.  We have several opportunities for our students to learn about giving and the true meaning of this season. Our “Giving Tree” is decorated with an assortment of items that are donated to a local shelter.  Last year the donations from


EPACC Pet of the Week: Gus

EAST PROVIDENCE — Gus is a large male grey tiger stripe available for adoption at East Providence Animal Control Center. He is very friendly with everyone, and doesn’t seem to mind the company of other felines. Gus will seek out attention from those around him and is very affectionate with everyone he meets. Gus is


Gov. Chafee nominates RWU grad Parsons for EDC director post

PROVIDENCE — Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today that he will nominate William J. Parsons to serve as Executive Director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation (RIEDC). Parsons currently serves as Managing Director of Community and Business Development for the RIEDC. “In any organization, institutional knowledge is incredibly important, and Bill Parsons, who has


Fans finally go back to Omega in the latest DLC for Mass Effect 3

In BioWare’s latest DLC for Mass Effect 3, fans get to help Aria take back their favorite seedy space station, Omega. Set during the invasion of the Reapers, Omega has been seized by Cerberus’ General Oleg Petrovsky. Aria T’Loak is hell bent on taking Omega back and has asked Commander Shepard for help. In return,


BCWA: THM samples ‘not a violation, an emergency or an immediate risk’

The Bristol County Water Authority issued a press release Thursday afternoon on recent trihalomethane readings, which reads as follows: The Bristol County Water Authority, as an advanced precautionary measure, is notifying our customers that two of our eight sample sites for the last two quarters exceeded 80 parts per billion (ppb) for trihalomethanes.  Due to