Monthly Archives: December 2012


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

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Snowy forecast prompts Bristol parking ban

The Bristol Police Department announced that as of 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2012, a parking ban will go into effect for the town of Bristol. A winter storm warning calls for snow to begin around 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2012 with 3 to 8 inches of accumulation expected. The heaviest snowfall