Monthly Archives: June 2013

Dale S. Thomas, 94, Westport

Dale Stephen Thomas, 94, of Westport, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. Born in Diamond, Ohio, son of the late Charles H. and Alta J. (Hollister) Thomas, he resided in Westport for many years. Dale is survived by his daughter, Cynthia (Thomas) Bauman and Frances Andruszkiewicz of


Hilda Martel, 89, Westport

Hilda (Martin) Martel, 89, of Westport, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2013 at home. She was the wife of the late Raymond J. Martel. Born in Fall River, daughter of the late Antone and Clara (Nunes) Martin, she had resided in Westport since 1950. Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Martel worked as a secretary

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East Providence High pool fixes will still cost a pretty penny

EAST PROVIDENCE — After a review by outside experts, it was determined the issues with the soon-to-be closed East Providence High School pool can be remedied, but it will still take a significant financial commitment. At a special School Committee session held Friday night, June 28, Marshall Muir of Muir Aquatics LLC presented the board

C—Spotlight—Geocahing at Mount Hope Farm

‘Go Go Geocache’ at Mount Hope Farm

Mount Hope Farm is partnering with the 4-H Revolutionaries of Bristol to host “Go Go Geocache!”  an afternoon of good healthy outdoor fun for the whole family. What is Geocaching? It is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices or smart phone apps. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates to


East Providence School Committee members take fellow pols to task over infrastructure

EAST PROVIDENCE — At a special session conducted Friday night, June 28, at City Hall, members of the East Providence School Committee took some of their fellow elected officials to task for their reluctance to meet to discuss the rapidly declining state of the city’s school buildings. The shots across the bow came during a


East Providence affected by changes to Budget Commission legislation passed by Assembly

PROVIDENCE — East Providence must still hire an Administrative and Finance Officer for a five-year period of continued oversight, but it won’t cost as much. The Rhode Island General Assembly this week reconciled legislation to amend state oversight with the city specifically in mind. Following passage of its companion bill (S0984A) in the Senate the


Dorothea Benton Frank at Barrington Books

Barrington Books is proud to host bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank for the “coastal” stop on the national book tour promoting her new book, “The Last Original Wife”. Ms. Frank will do a book talk and signing. Dorothea Benton Frank is a perennial fixture on the New York Times bestseller list. Her most recent hit,

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East Providence School Committee recognizes new hire, receives facilities update

EAST PROVIDENCE — Approved for the position the previously day by the Budget Commission, the East Providence School Committee formally announced Eileen Crudele as the new Director of Pupil Personnel for the department at a special session conducted Friday night, June 28, in the City Hall Chamber. Ms. Crudele comes to East Providence after having