Monthly Archives: June 2013

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Grand jury indicts man for Portsmouth murder

Grand jury indicts man for Portsmouth murder

PORTSMOUTH — The Statewide Grand Jury Wednesday reported out an indictment charging Christopher James, 46, with one count of domestic murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Portsmouth woman in Feb. 27. It’s alleged that on Feb. 27, Mr. James stabbed and killed his ex-wife, Terry Chiodo of Portsmouth, on a RIPTA bus while

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FBI and Bristol police boost security for the Fourth

The Bristol Police Department is hoping to keep everything as normal as possible for the thousands of visitors streaming into Bristol by car, bike or boat next Thursday morning. But behind the scenes, things won’t be “normal.” Security measures are changing after terrorists bombed the Boston Marathon two months ago. Like the marathon, Bristol’s parade

East Providence Schools Superintendent Kim Mercer is requesting the Budget Commission approve the hiring of a permanent Director of Pupil Personnel for her department.

Commission expected to approve hiring of new Pupil Director for East Providence Schools

EAST PROVIDENCE — When the East Providence Budget Commission meets on matters of personnel Thursday afternoon, June 27, it is expected to approve the hiring of a new Director of Pupil Personnel among other matters. The Director of Pupil Personnel, a position held on a temporary basis recently by Cheryl Ursillo, oversees the School Department’s

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Under the Cork: Red & White Burgundy

Burgundy is a region full of confusing labels, two main grape varieties (Chardonnay & Pinot Noir), and arguably the best wine in the world. Being one of the oldest wine-producing regions, it’s difficult to keep the descriptions of wines from this sophisticated region simple and easy, but I’ll try. These four wines are listed in

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Sunnyside owner finds new Warren home

Joe Simone, the Warren chef whose former Sunnyside on the Warren River was one of the East Bay’s most treasured eateries, has signed a purchase and sale agreement for a new restaurant location. Mr. Simone signed the agreement earlier this week, and said Thursday that he hopes to close on the deal in mid-August. Until

R.I. Senate passes marriage tax

Last week, the Senate judiciary committee approved a bill to add a $46 surcharge on the current $24 marriage license fee. The first $2 will go to the city or town clerk who issues the license; while the other $44 will go to the Rhode Island Coalition against Domestic Violence. What are they thinking? Nobody

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East Providence Rep. Melo comments of House passage of 2014 state budget

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island House of Representatives voted 52-20 Wednesday, June 26, to approve an $8.2 billion 2014 state budget bill that includes no tax or fee increases, contains numerous economic development initiatives, fully funds the implementation of the school funding formula, adds funding to higher education and provides additional funding for cities and

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Roger J. Wilsoncroft, 75, Tiverton

Roger J. Wilsoncroft, 75, of Tiverton, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River.  He was the husband of Mona M. (Kirby) Wilsoncroft, to whom he was married for 58 years. Born in West Decatur, Penn., son of the late Roger B. and Verda M. (Parks) Wilsoncroft, he had lived

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Portsmouth passes budget with 2-percent increase

PORTSMOUTH — After making several eleventh-hour adjustments, the Town Council Monday night voted 5-2 to approve a $59.5 million budget for 2013-14 that represents a 2-percent increase in the tax rate. The tax rate for the fiscal year beginning July 1 is $14.53 per $1,000 of assessed value. Under the new budget, a homeowner with property

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