Monthly Archives: June 2013

Barbara Jean Brewster

Memorial service for Barbara Jean Brewster is July 2

Barbara Jean Brewster, 85, went to dance with the angels on Dec. 20, 2012. Her memory will be treasured by her children and their spouses: Susan Marques (Filipe), of Massachusetts; Herbert (Deke) Brewster (Dawn), Linda Motta Earl, all of Georgia; Richard Brewster (Annette) of Florida; Brother Bud Godfrey; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one great-grandchild;

Enrollment for consideration to be included in the next East Providence Fire Department training academy begins on July 20.

Budget Commission approves hiring of new firefighters for East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The understaffed East Providence Fire Department will get a shot in the arm following a decision by the East Providence Budget Commission to approve the hiring of a dozen new firefighters over the next year. The Commission made the decision at its meeting Thursday, June 27, at City Hall. The 12 probationary

The fleet heads up the Sakonnet River toward the finish line under spinnaker. (Phyllis Ibbotson photo)

Fleet races ’round Aquidneck

A 30-boat fleet circumnavigated Aquidneck Island on Saturday, June 22, then celebrated the day’s racing with a gathering at the Tiverton Yacht Club. Organized by the Tiverton Yacht Club and the Twenty Hundred Club, the 30-mile Around Aquidneck Island Race started off Common Fence Point, headed south down East Passage, out past Newport into Rhode

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Commission approves Crudele as new East Providence Schools Director of Pupil Personnel

EAST PROVIDENCE — As expected Thursday afternoon, June 27, the Budget Commission approved the hiring of a permanent Director of Pupil Personnel of East Providence Schools with Eileen Crudele being named to fill the post. Ms. Crudele follows Superintendent Kim Mercer from Pawtucket where she was an administrator for over 12 years and was most

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Hope & Main closes on school, $3 million loan

It’s official — Hope and Main now owns the old Main Street School building in Warren and has a $3 million federal loan that will help transform it into the state’s first kitchen incubator. “I’m very excited,” said Hope & Main founder Lisa Raiola of Bristol, Thursday. “I don’t think this is a victory so

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