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Barrington teen facing first degree sex assault charge

By   /  September 30, 2013  /  News, Police & Crime  /  1 Comment

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A witness statement from a 14-year-old Barrington girl led to the arrest of 18-year-old Mitchell Jacques, of 271 Lincoln Ave., in Barrington, on Tuesday, Sept. 24. According to police, the girl was filling out a witness statement after she told officers that Mr. Jacques was harassing her and spreading lies about her. In the statement, […]

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East Providence Police name suspects apprehended in Central Avenue shooting

By   /  September 30, 2013  /  Breaking News, News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police have named Alexis Valdez and Eric Valdez as the suspects apprehended for the alleged shooting of another male Sunday morning, Sept. 29, at the Onna Moniz John-Central Avenue Playground. EPPD Lt. Michael David announced the arrests in a press release Monday evening, Sept. 30. According to the report, at […]

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Portsmouth dominates in Homecoming match-up (with gallery)

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PHS quarterback Matt Sewall scampers around Michael Foley of Cranston West during one of his many rushes for positive yards.

PORTSMOUTH — The varsity football team may be 2-0 in Division 1 following an impressive win over Cranston West Saturday, but it’s got a lot of work to do, according to coach Ryan Moniz. “We had a little bit of a letdown this week during practice, and it clearly needs to get better,” said Mr. Moniz […]

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Brian Edward Deese, 46, Midland, N.C.

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Brian Edward Deese, 46, of Midland, N.C., passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at CMC NorthEast in Concord. Brian was born Jan. 23, 1967 in Massachusetts to Jimmy Edward Deese and Barbara Ann Campo. He was also preceded in death by half-brother, Steven DeFelice; half-brother, Kent DeFelice; and step-sister, Laurie Ann Cordeiro. The family will […]

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Portsmouth girls’ tennis team wins 4th straight

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Taylor MacLeod prepares to return the ball against Amy Zhang of North Providence in their No. 2-seed singles match Friday. Taylor won the match in three sets.

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth girls’ tennis team won its fourth straight match Friday afternoon, defeating North Providence at home, 7-0. The team is now 5-3 and at the top of Division-II Suburban A. Although the final score seems lopsided, coach Judy Colman pointed out that the No. 2, 3 and 4 singles players were all extended […]

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Celebrity Pianists Concert at Linden Place Sunday

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The Celebrity Pianists Concert is on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m.   in the Linden Place ballroom off Wardwell Street. A reception with light refreshments will follow. Performing are Philip Wesley, Gary Girouard and Doug Hammer. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and $10 for children under 18. Proceeds will benefit […]

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Portsmouth Abbey selects new headmaster

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Daniel McDonough, the new headmaster of Portsmouth Abbey School.

PORTSMOUTH — The Board of Regents of Portsmouth Abbey School Monday announced the appointment of Daniel McDonough as headmaster. Mr. McDonough has served as acting headmaster since the retirement of Dr. James DeVecchi in June. He joined the Portsmouth Abbey community in 1984 and has since served the School in numerous capacities, including associate headmaster, dean […]

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Humble fish celebrated in Warren group’s video

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Somewhere out in the Atlantic, past untold dark depths and miles of deserted ocean, a humble silver fish with a troubled past is waiting to return home to Warren. Alewife, also known as River Herring, were once thick in the waters of upper Narragansett Bay and the Kickemuit River. An important part of the bay’s […]

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Brazilian rhythms shake Portsmouth Arts Guild

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PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Arts Guild (PAG) hosted its first-ever live music performance Sunday as it welcomed Marcus Santos’ AfroBrazil, a Brazilian percussion ensemble. Mr. Santos, wearing a green-and-yellow wig and slot glasses, led the Boston-based group in replicating the sounds and energy inspired by his hometown of Bahia, Brazil. Mr. Santos has performed worldwide in […]

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George W. “Bill” Gleeson, 88, Portsmouth

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George W. “Bill” Gleeson, 88, of Portsmouth, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at Grand Islander Health Care Center in Middletown surrounded by his family. He was the husband of the late B. Eileen Gleeson. Born in Portsmouth on Feb. 22, 1925, he was the son of the late John and Katherine (Smith) Gleeson. Bill graduated […]

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