Monthly Archives: December 2012

NRA would have us fight fire with fire

In the wake of the Newtown tragic slaughter of first graders and their teachers, Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, responded that what America needs is more armed citizens.  This really should surprise no one.  The NRA, over the past two decades has become the $32 billion dollar gun industry’s Madison Avenue. 


Bristol parking ban lifted

The Bristol Police Department announced that the parking ban that was in effect due to Saturday’s storm was lifted as of 7 a.m. on Sunday. Residents are asked to remove their vehicles from designated parking areas as soon as possible. DPW crews worked through the night to keep roads clear after Mother Nature delivered up


East Providence Budget Commission needs to rethink some mentor cuts

To the editor, I am submitting this letter to the attention of the Budget Commission. I am a concerned resident of East Providence who acknowledges the fact that changes need to be made to our city finances to keep our city from going over the “financial cliff.” In saying that I also must stand up

Ken Olson talks about his neighbor, Clifford Franke, who was severely injured in a fire at his house on Providence Avenue in Riverside Saturday morning, Dec. 29.

Updated: Elderly Riverside man dies from serious injuries in East Providence fire

(Updated, Dec. 29, 3:40 p.m.) EAST PROVIDENCE — A 73-year-old man has died at Rhode Island Hospital from injuries suffered after a fire broke out at his home on 114 Providence Ave. in the Riverside section of the city Saturday morning, Dec. 29. Clifford Franke suffered “severe” burns due to the blaze, according to East