Monthly Archives: January 2013

Major Christopher Parella will take over as interim EPPD chief as of July 1.

Parella looks forward to new role as East Providence Police deputy chief

Parella looks forward to new role as East Providence Police deputy chief

EAST PROVIDENCE — At its meeting Thursday afternoon, Jan. 31, the Budget Commission approved a recommendation from member and City Manager Peter Graczykowski to promote Christopher Parella to the position of Deputy Chief of the East Providence Police Department with the rank of major. Major Parella was most recently a captain and supervisor of the


OLMC students make discoveries in science fair

Emily Marshall and Alana Waters aren’t necessarily big fans of spiders, but the two seventh graders at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School didn’t let that stand in the way of science. “We wanted to learn more about them,” Alana said. On Tuesday, the girls were among about 30 students in sixth, seventh and eighth

Global warming: Carbon limits needed here

To the editor: The National Climate Assessment recently released a new draft predicting Rhode Island, Massachusetts and surrounding states will experience more severe heat waves, coastal and river flooding due to sea level rise and extreme precipitation events, and threats to the agricultural sector. This report, along with recent events like Hurricane Sandy, should provide

High winds knock down wires on East Providence’s North Broadway

EAST PROVIDENCE — Gusty winds over the last several hours took their toll on some power lines on North Broadway Thursday morning, Jan. 31, forcing traffic to be rerouted on the busy road. East Providence Police officers and utility workers were on the scene attempting to rectify the situation. It was a hectic morning in

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School Supt. Colley says he’s staying in Westport; drops bid for Freetown/Lakeville job

Superintendent of Schools Carlos Colley will be staying in Westport after all, having decided not to pursue the superintendent’s job in the Freetown/Lakeville School District. Dr. Colley alerted Westport last month that he had been named a finalist for the Freetown/Lakeville job but then last week said that “although I took the opportunity to interview

Foam insulation firm finds success in Tiverton

TIVERTON — A young spray foam insulation firm that got its start on the eve of the recession has found a new home for its growing business in Tiverton. The story of Ecologic Spray Foam Insulation is being touted by the South Eastern Economic Development Corporation (SEED) as the sort of success that can be

Barrington used to employ workers to pick up trash and recycling, but dropped the program about two years ago. The head of the Barrington DPW union says the town is not saving money with privatization of the service.

Barrington DPW union: Private trash pick-up has not saved town money

A few weeks back, Barrington Town Manager Peter DeAngelis offered some advice to officials in Bristol. He said it was time for that town to seriously consider privatizing its refuse and recycling collection, just as Barrington did about two years ago. Now the head of the Barrington Department of Public Works laborers’ union wants to

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