Monthly Archives: September 2013

Alan ‘Bruce’ White, 69, Westport

Alan “Bruce” White, 69, of Westport passed away Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at St. Anne’s Hospital with his family by his side. Born in Westport, the son of Frances D. (Sheehan) White and the late James B. White, he was a lifelong resident of Westport.  Mr. White was a fisherman for various fishing boats out of

A red Honda, believed to belong to friends of the shooting victim Sunday on Central Avenue, sat running while police investigated the incident.

Update: East Providence Police continue investigation into Central Avenue shooting

EAST PROVIDENCE – East Providence Police Department detectives and officers continue to investigation into an early morning shooting Sunday, Sept. 29, that left one young man injured and with the suspects still at large. Contrary to other published media reports, the victim, whom police described as an African-American male in his early 20s, was not

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One shot, perpetrators remain at large after gun incident in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The quiet of a sunny, early fall Sunday morning in city in the Central Avenue neighborhood was broken by the sound of at least one gun shot, wounding the victim and sending the alleged perpetrators fleeing from the scene. At approximately 11:30 a.m., Sept. 29, an apparent altercation that started on the

Portsmouth High School’s Homecoming queen and king Phyllis Morral and Ben Harper wave to the crowd during Saturday morning’ parade, while PHS mascot “Big Red” marches behind.

Scenes from Portsmouth’s Homecoming (gallery)

PORTSMOUTH — The high school’s 50th anniversary Homecoming celebration was played out under sunny skies Saturday. The day began with the third annual golf ball drop fund-raiser held by The Portsmouth Gridiron Club. A helicopter dropped hundreds of balls — residents purchased them for $15 each — onto the football field. The top three whose golf balls were

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Sandywoods hosting renowned Canadian fiddler

Sandywoods is thrilled to announce that internationally renowned Canadian fiddler, singer, songwriter, and step dancer April Verch and her band will be returning to Tiverton this week. The April Verch Band—rounded out by bassist and clawhammer banjo player Cody Walters and guitarist Hayes Griffin—is an energetic, virtuosic, tradition-celebrating outfit; and one that’s not soon forgotten

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Editorial: Extreme ideas doom both parties

The history of politics in America is one writhe with eras and movements where extremism cost those propagating their agendas, sent them down to defeat and cast them onto the fringes of power and influence. In 2013, with a looming battle over the debt ceiling and the Affordable Care Act once more under fire, we

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World Music in Portsmouth

Marcus Santos’ AfroBrazil is a Boston-based percussion group with a special sound and energy inspired by Marcus’ hometown of Bahia, Brazil. This 10-piece percussion ensemble guarantees a spectacular show combining traditional Brazilian grooves like samba and axé with funk, rock, jazz and hip hop. This is a very upbeat and interactive show that you cannot miss. WHERE: Portsmouth

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Hendricken eventually has its way with East Providence in Division I football outing

WARWICK — The East Providence High School football team kept things close for almost two quarters against host Bishop Hendricken in its Division I regular season opener Friday night, Sept. 27, before the Hawks eventually showed why they’re odds-on favorites to win a fourth consecutive state title by pulling away for a decisive 38-7 victory.

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