Monthly Archives: June 2013

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House votes 67-4 to stop bridge tolls

House votes 67-4 to stop bridge tolls

The Rhode Island House of Representatives voted 67-4 Wednesday evening to delay implementation of Sakonnet Bridge tolls until next April, 2014. That directive is in the form of an Article attached to the state budget, which is still being debated at this hour. If the final state budget is approved (by the House, Senate and

Rep. Gregg Amore

Rhode Island House passes Amore’s oral chemotherapy bill

PROVIDENCE — The House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday, June 26, sponsored by Rep. Gregg Amore (D-Dist. 65, East Providence) requiring health plans to cover oral cancer pills at a rate comparable to standard intravenous (IV) chemotherapy. “Rhode Island will be the tipping point state. We’re the 26th to pass this legislation,” Rep. Amore said.


Riches to rags to rock

The long, (occasionally) strange trip of Billy Lord Bristol native Billy Lord was enjoying a typical American middle-class existence until fate had other ideas. Losing his job in middle management, savings, house-in-progress, and marriage during the recent banking crisis, this father of two found himself working the overnight shift on a loading dock and wondering

Mary Bestwick

Mary Bestwick, 87, Barrington

  Mary (Andreozzi) Bestwick, 87, passed away Monday, June 24, 2013. She was the wife of the late John Bestwick. Born in Barrington, she was a daughter of the late Luigi S. and Maria (Pace) Andreozzi. Mrs. Bestwick was a resident of Barrington for 85 years. She was a communicant of Holy Angels Church as

Willy MacLean, president of the Newport County Radio Club, makes contacts under a tent at Glen Park on Saturday. Mr. MacLean was using a shortwave radio being run off a gas-powered generator.

Amateur radio operators ham it up in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — One has to look only back to “Nor’easter Nemo” in February to understand the value of amateur radio operators in emergency situations, said Bob Beatty. “These days we all have cell phones,” said Mr. Beatty, the public information officer for the Newport County Radio Club (NCRC). “I’m more connected today than I’ve ever