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With thanks for a great 2012

’Tis the season for giving and we are surrounded this December by far more fine examples than can be mentioned in this small space. A sampling: *The voters of Warren, who showed more involvement in their town’s matters than has often been the case in recent years. They approved the Hope and Main kitchen incubator

Bradley Hospital in East Providence has set up a crisis hotline to help kids who are having trouble dealing with the tragedy in Newtown, Conn.

How resilient are kids after Newtown?

Although local school officials say they haven’t heard many reports of students having a difficult time dealing with the Dec. 14 school shootings in Connecticut, a doctor at Bradley Hospital in East Providence says it’s important for teachers and parents to keep an open dialogue with children. “I think our parents did a really good

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Barrington schools top headlines in 2012

2012 was a memorable year for Barrington Public Schools. Whether it was saying good-bye to respected educators, debating a proposal or celebrating the accomplishments of students, last year featured plenty of school-related news. Not every school story from the last 12 months made this round-up but following are some of the more memorable issues and

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Warren police mark Christmas quietly

Friday, Dec. 21 A Sisson Street resident reported receiving harassing calls. Dennis J. Melanson, 49, of Swansea, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test, after he was involved in a minor accident on Child Street at 9:10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22

Christina Craft with one of the many green ribbons she made up for Portsmouth High School students to wear in support of the community of Newtown, Conn., where she grew up.

Portsmouth woman turns Newtown connection into green-ribbon campaign

PORTSMOUTH — It wasn’t a talk Christina Craft was looking forward to having. Not with her 8-year-old daughter. Not without a script. Not when she was having trouble processing the information herself. When news broke that a gunman slaughtered 20 young children and six staff members at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. on Dec.

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Byron P. Graff, Jr., age 89, of East Providence

Byron P. Graff, Jr., age 89, of Hillside Avenue, East Providence, died Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at Orchard View Manor, East Providence.  He was the husband of Dolores (Rodrigues) Graff. Born in Hartford, Conn., he was a son of the late Byron P. and Catherine (Barry) Graff.  He also resided in Brighton, Mass. before moving

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Portsmouth Police: Shot fired after Christmas visit

Friday, Dec. 21 Laura E. Johnston, 38, of 23 Slate Road, Portsmouth, was arrested on a bench warrant at 10:28 p.m. Called to Bayview Apartments at 5:50 p.m. for a report that a driver had run through a snow fence, police charged Christian W. Myers, 70, of 2121 West Main Road, Portsmouth, with drunk driving,

Interim bike path — It’s a start

The big idea is that people here will someday be able to ride a bicycle or hike almost anywhere — from Rhode Island, along the South Coast out to the Cape, and down to Newport — without fear of getting run over. That goal is now getting a much-needed prodding from the Aquidneck Island Planning

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