Monthly Archives: February 2013

Budget Commission sets exit date from East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — Mark down the date, March 28. The Budget Commission is leaving the City of East Providence. At its bi-weekly meeting Thursday, Feb. 28, the Commission set in motion its exit strategy to depart the city after 15 months in charge. Saying the “time has come” and in fact had already past by,

Bristol town administrator Tony Teixeira, far right, listens as town council chairwoman Mary Parella acknowledges the Bristol company for their achievement.

Bristol’s C and C Fiberglass wins ninth award for boating design excellence

To those standing in the cavernous garage of C and C Fiberglass Components on Ballou Boulevard last Friday morning, the smell of fiberglass was the smell of success. Among the boating enthusiasts and dignitaries who gathered inside the boat building company was Governor Lincoln Chafee, who admired the company’s products, including the J 100, which,

Little League signups in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Registration is now underway for the 2013 spring season for Portsmouth Little League. Baseball is open for all boys and girls ages 5 to 12 and softball for girls ages 5 to 15. You can register at The league will also hold in-person registration from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday,


BCWA hires new legal firm

The Bristol County Water Authority has new legal representation. The board of directors voted 6-1 with one abstentionWednesday night to hire the firm of Keough and Sweeney. Director Ray Palmieri, of Warren, nominated the firm. He cited the group’s experience including representation of other Rhode Island utilities. Mr. Palmieri also pointed to the fact that

Christopher R. James at his arraignement Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Domestic violence group releases statement on Portsmouth murder

PORTSMOUTH — Here’s a press statement by Lori DiPersio, executive director of the Women’s Resource Center, and Deborah DeBare, executive director of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence, regarding the murder in Portsmouth Wednesday of Terry L. Chiodo: “First and foremost, our hearts go out to the family, friends and community of Terry L. Chiodo.


East Providence co-sponsors ‘Human Library’ event

EAST PROVIDENCE — Joyce May, the Adult Services coordinator for the East Providence Library system, can hardly contain her enthusiasm for her latest project, and she’s hoping the community similarly embraces the concept. After eight months in the planning, Mrs. May and many of her peers will present the first Human Library Rhode Island event,

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East Providence Police have earned a proper pact

The East Providence Police union, International Brotherhood of Police Officers (IBPO) Local 569, and the Budget Commission, led by Providence attorney Joseph Whelan, are currently locked in negotiations on a new contract, one that would take the officers through the next several years and is again likely to assist in reducing the city’s financial burden