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Jamiel swears in Minicucci for probate seat

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Steven Minicucci (left) and Morphis Jamiel at Warren Town Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 19.

Steven Minicucci, Warren’s new probate judge, stands with his predecessor, outgoing judge Morphis Jamiel, just after being sworn in by his mentor at Warren Town Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 19. Mr. Minicucci, who practices estate and probate law in Providence, is married to Judge Jamiel’s niece, and was selected as the new judge by the […]

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Inventory lacking, otherwise Westport Housing passes audit

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It should do a better job of keeping tabs of its furniture and equipment inventory but the Westport Housing Authority is doing a good job with its other accounting practices, a state auditor’s report for the period of July 1, 2009 through March 31, 2011, indicates. In the evaluation released Friday by the Massachusetts Officer […]

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Snowy Warren cardinal wins Yankee photo contest

By   /  December 31, 2012  /  News  /  1 Comment

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Warren photographer Butch Lombardi has won YankeeMagazine.com’s Winter Photo Contest. Mr. Lombardi’s winning photo, “Female Cardinal in a Snowstorm,” is published on page six in the magazine’s January/February 2013 issue, which hit newsstands on Christmas. In making the selection, the judges were struck by the contrast between the starkness of the background and the richness […]

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Three from East Providence among State House first-timers to be inaugurated

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PROVIDENCE — The 2013-2014 session of the Rhode Island General Assembly is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Jan. 1, when the 75 members of the House of Representatives and the 38 members of the Senate are sworn into office. The membership includes 16 new Representatives and eight new Senators, among them are East Providence’s Gregg […]

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Site Ready trash plan a nightmare for Tiverton

By   /  December 31, 2012  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: Many of you are not aware of the potential danger lurking right now in the planning board meetings at the Town Hall.  There have been numerous meetings recently that include the proposal for a transfer station in town. Site Ready Materials, located on Eagleville Road, is seeking the approval to construct two […]

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Barrington High School boys’ basketball team defeats Mt. St. Charles 68-24

By   /  December 30, 2012  /  Schools, Sports  /  No Comments

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The Barrington High School boys’ basketball team improved to 7-2 overall this season after defeating Mt. St. Charles 68-24 at home Friday night. The game was Barrington’s second in the annual Barrington Boosters Holiday Tournament. The team went 1-1 in the tournament. Head coach Patrick Sullivan said the win included a good defensive effort and […]

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Thank you, Warren, for helping those less fortunate

By   /  December 30, 2012  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: Thanks to volunteers who assembled in Warren on Christmas Day, 182 people in Barrington, Bristol, Warren, Riverside and Central Falls received something simple, yet precious, this holiday — a decent meal. For the 15th straight year, our community came together on Christmas Day to help those most in need of help: The […]

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Op-ed: BCWA board charged with difficult task

By   /  December 30, 2012  /  Columns  /  3 Comments

By Bill Gosselin When I was appointed as a director to the Bristol County Water Authority by the Warren Town Council in 2007, I was given a policy and procedures manual. I thought that this would be an appropriate time to list a few items pertaining to the conduct of the board of directors: The […]

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Elaine Pattie, 72, Warren

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Elaine Pattie, 72, of Warren, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at home. She was the daughter of the late Manuel and Mary (Amaral) Santos. She was the wife of the late Roland E. Pattie. Elaine was employed as a linker by R & J Manufacturing.  She enjoyed bingo at Kickumuit Village, crafts, crocheting and knitting. She […]

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NRA would have us fight fire with fire

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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.  […]

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