Monthly Archives: April 2013


East Providence High girls’ outdoor tracksters make progress during dual meet season

East Providence High girls’ outdoor tracksters make progress during dual meet season

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ outdoor track and field team entered the final week of the 2013 Eastern Division dual meet regular season with a 4-2 record and having made reasonable strides as the Townies ready for their upcoming championship meet slate. “We’re pretty young, but I’m happy with where the

Photo by Rich Dionne
Crews hose down the smoldering remains of the Westport house.

Fire destroys Westport house

A Tuesday afternoon fire destroyed a large house at 20 Meadowbrook Lane in Westport. Fire Chief Brian Legendre said all of the occupants  — members of the Ana and Robert Habib family — made it out safely. The house was totally engulfed in flames when firefighters first arrived and firefighters said that they had no

Students and teachers from Barrington High School take a break during their community service project trip to New Dorp, Staten Island.

Barrington students visit Staten Island for day of work

A group of students from the Barrington High School Interact Club traveled to New Dorp, Staten Island, N.Y. on Saturday to help the community, which had been hit hard by Hurricane Sandy in late October. The local teenagers helped clean up beaches, fill supply boxes and assist homeowners in that area who are trying to

Barrington's Will Casazza finishes a 1,500 meter race during an earlier meet.

Barrington boys bounce back, win final regular season track meet

Barrington High School boys’ track and field team bounced back from their first loss of the season by sweeping their final division meet of the year, beating East Providence 95-59, Shea 125.5-27.5, and Tolman 153-0. The Eagles stayed calm and collected the entire meet, pulling in strong performances all around, preparing themselves for the track

R.I. General Assembly got it right

Gay marriage legislation has been introduced in the Rhode Island General Assembly for close to three decades. Last Wednesday’s vote virtually guarantees that same sex marriage will be legal here as the legislation returns to the House for a procedural vote on small changes made to the bill on the Senate side, and to both


Warren police seek bank robber

Police are looking for a man who robbed the Bank of Newport branch at 323 Market St. on Monday afternoon, April 29. Warren police were called to the branch at about 2:14 p.m. for a report of a robbery. Video surveillance they reviewed later shows the suspect, a white man wearing a black sweatshirt, tan

Meridian constructing new home on Upland Way

Meridian Custom Homes recently pulled a permit to build a new home at 55 Upland Way. The home, which will reportedly cost the company $204,104 to build, will include three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a two-car garage and an exterior deck. The company’s permit fee was $1,225. Also included in March’s building permits is one filed

Nicky Spaner, Kayla Parsons and Katie Spaner (from left) throw out the first pitch Saturday. Catching were Adam and Justin Parsons. All are grandchildren of the late Dr. Robert Davidson, a longtime softball coach. The field was dedicated to Dr. Davidson after his death in 2005.

Slimmed-down Portsmouth Little League kicks off season

PORTSMOUTH — Their numbers may be down, but their collective voices are louder than ever. Continuing a time-honored tradition on Opening Day Saturday, the Portsmouth Little League team that screamed the loudest earned free hot dogs at the concession stand. The players were obviously frankfurter fans, as their high-pitched wailing prompted some teammates and parents