Monthly Archives: January 2013

Westport animal control officer Donna Lambert releases a feril cat at the residence of Susan Theroux-Souza in Westport on Monday Jan. 28, 2013. The animals have been checked for disease, spayed or neutered, given shots for rabies and distemper, de-wormed and given a nail trimming.

‘Wild’ cats abound in Westport

‘Wild’ cats abound in Westport

‘Trap, neuter, release’ effort aims to slow population explosion By Bruce Burdett The school nickname ‘Wildcats’ may be more appropriate for Westport than its authors had in mind. They keep a low profile but feral cats are everywhere in Westport. “Just north of Route 177 alone, I know of over 25 colonies of them, ”


Turn your KINECT into a 3D scanner and win some cash

Artec Group, a leading manufacturer and developer of 3D scanners and 3D face recognition devices has just announced the month-long Winter Fun with Kinect worldwide competition challenging contestants to submit 3D models scanned with Kinect, ASUS Xtion or Primesense sensors – or Artec’s Eva 3D scanner. The main theme for submission is the winter season.

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Faria is re-elected as East Providence Democratic City Committee chairman

EAST PROVIDENCE — At its first meeting of the new year, the East Providence Democratic City Committee re-elected John Faria as its chairman following a vote Monday night, Jan. 28, at Philips Street Hall. Mr. Faria, of Ward 3 in the Kent Heights section of the city, faced a challenge from Wendy Caputo, of Ward

Barrington police chief’s budget includes request for school resource officer

Barrington Police Chief John LaCross said his department’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year will include a request for a full-time police resource officer at local public schools. Chief LaCross has long been a supporter of school resource officers, and in prior years applied to the federal government for funding for the position. The district


Portsmouth Water cautions against ‘water line protection’

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Water and Fire District has received a number of phone calls and visits to its office from water customers regarding a solicitation from American Water Resources of Rhode Island.  The company appears to be offering a water line protection program for repair or replacement of the customer’s water service line should

St. Luke School in Barrington to host contemporary Christian music concert

On Saturday, Feb. 9, musicians from two local churches will come together for a night of contemporary Christian music. The Contemporary Music Group of St. James Lutheran Church, and the Worship Group of St. Luke’s Church (Catholic) will perform a concert at St. Luke’s School, at 6:30 p.m. Featuring the music of  artists such as Matt

The governor recently nominated Barrington School Committee member Patrick Guida to the state board of education.

Barrington resident nominated for state board of education

Governor Lincoln D. Chafee recently announced 10 nominees for the Rhode Island Board of Education. Included on the list of nominees is Barrington resident Patrick A. Guida. Mr. Guida is an attorney with Duffy & Sweeney, Ltd., and formerly with the Providence law firm of Tillinghast Licht LLP. He was elected to the Barrington School

Wise up, work together

it’s still a work in progress, town officials working on a revision of Warren’s wetlands ordinances should be commended for trying to take care of locals while placating the Department of Environmental Management (DEM). The state agency has taken a “conform at all costs” attitude about runoff and nitrogen pollution, and has put tough demands