Monthly Archives: August 2013

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Jean A. MacKay, 66, Riverside

Jean A. MacKay, 66, Riverside

Jean A. MacKay, 66, of Sprague Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully on August 28, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.  She was the beloved wife of Donald J. MacKay. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Wilfred Williams and Dorothy (Fields) Andrade, she lived in Riverside for 44 years.  Jean enjoyed boating, reading and skiing.

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Vandal(s) repeatedly attack plover beach fence

Piping plovers have had a productive nesting season along the west end of Westport’s Cherry & Webb Beach despite the best efforts of an unknown vandal(s). Week after week this summer, someone has attacked the fencing that marks the plovers’ nesting area. The orange string has been sliced, the tomato stakes snapped and sometimes the

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Wanted: Bits of old Warren

Have any bits of Warren history lying around your house? The Warren Preservation Society may want to borrow them. Organizers of the society’s Oral History Project are looking for specific items, from old ticket stubs to local milk bottles, to round out their exhibit, which starts this fall. “We have a list of specific items


‘Natural’ Wine? Open to Interpretation

As organic wines become a common option on restaurant wine lists and bottle shops, natural wines are also becoming more prevalent. So what truly makes a wine “natural” and what distinguishes it from organic selections? While organic wine has definitions that differ from country to country, they are at the least, legally outlined. The term “natural” wine does


Help us find an owner for this World War II letter

We received an unusual package in the mail recently, from a reader in Florida. Patricia Cox mailed us a letter, written April 23, 1945, from a soldier overseas to his buddy back home in Bristol. The letter was written by Joseph Machado Jr., who was stationed in the Pacific Theater during World War II. It

The black box from this 2007 Toyota Highlander may yield accident-related information.

All released from hospital after Little Compton crash

LITTLE COMPTON — A single car accident last Friday afternoon on West Main Road near Block House Lane sent all four teenage occupants of the vehicle to Rhode Island Hospital, two by helicopter. By Monday, two of the four had been released from the hospital, said Little Compton Police Chief Sidney Wordell, and a Rhode


Trash or Treasure?

Resale value of antique cradles impacted by modern safety standards Q. I have a cradle which I found in my grandmother’s home in western Pennsylvania. I have used it for my two sons.  Can you tell me anything about it? A. Cradles and cribs became a more common household piece of furniture in the 19th

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