Monthly Archives: May 2013

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Bertha F. Sitarz, 94, New Bedford

Bertha Frances Sitarz, 94, of New Bedford, MA, died Monday, May 27, 2013.  She was happily married for 50 years to John A. Sitarz, who died in 2001. Born in Warren, RI, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Katherine (Zagaja) Godek. A graduate of Warren High School, she was a communicant of

A Town Council member recently complained about noise from construction on the Sakonnet River Bridge. Without a municipal court in place, however, it would be difficult for the town to prove a violation of the noise ordinance was made.

Bill for Portsmouth municipal court gets OK

PORTSMOUTH — The town’s wish for a municipal court got one step closer to reality Thursday. The House of Representatives approved legislation to allow Portsmouth to establish a municipal court to adjudicate violations of town ordinances, including housing ordinances. The House bill that was passed, 2013-H 6044, was introduced on behalf of the town by Rep.

Traffic from newly opened Main Road on-ramp enters westbound Route 24 heading over Sakonnet Bridge.

Sakonnet Bridge Main Road on-ramp opens, finally

TIVERTON — The much-delayed (due to weather) on-ramp from Main Road westbound onto the Sakonnet River Bridge opened Friday morning, May 31, after striping of the roadway the night before was completed. Rose Amoros, spokeswoman for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) made the announcement Thursday afternoon, as good weather for the work seemed

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Mt. Hope's Kylie McPherson and Barrington's Shanelle Teixeira run in the 100 meter hurdles final.

Rhode Island Interscholastic League releases event times for State Track Meet

PROVIDENCE — The 2013 Rhode Island Interscholastic League State Outdoor Track and Field Championship Meet takes place Saturday, June 1, at Brown Stadium. The following is a schedule of events for the meet: FIELD EVENTS 12:30 p.m. – Girls’ hammer 1:00 –   Girls’ pole vault 1:05 –   Girls’ long jump 1:10  –  Boys’ long jump

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Allienello siblings ‘catch’ on at East Providence High School

EAST PROVIDENCE — It didn’t start out as being the position of choice for the Allienello siblings, but playing catcher has become the main spot for the members of the city clan on the respective baseball and softball diamonds at East Providence High School. The eldest of the trio, senior Lindsee, is finishing off her fourth

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Ernest B. Waite, 94, Westport

  Owned Arrowhead Farm, Waite’s Garage Ernest B. Waite, 94, of Westport, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Sarah S. Brayton Nursing Care Center. He was the husband of the late Emelda R. (Beaulieu) Waite. Born in Westport, son of the late Norman A. and Rachel F. (Gifford) Waite, he was a lifelong resident of

The toll tower goes up on the Portsmouth side of the Sakonnet River Bridge recently.

Portsmouth residents complain of bridge noise

PORTSMOUTH — David Gleason’s complaints that the Sakonnet River Bridge work has repeatedly violated the town’s noise ordinance have fallen on deaf ears. The Town Council member lives on Massasoit Avenue, the southernmost street in Common Fence Point and directly parallel to Rte. 24 and the Sakonnet River Bridge. He and neighbors have been besieged

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