Monthly Archives: September 2013


East Providence High football team starts season in earnest with date at Hendricken

East Providence High football team starts season in earnest with date at Hendricken

EAST PROVIDENCE — Coming off one of its most trying seasons in recent memory, the East Providence High School football program is seeking to have a bounce back effort this fall in the Division I ranks. The Townies suffered through a 1-7 season in the state’s top tier a year ago, by far the least

The White Church Bridge was closed to traffic on Tuesday night, Oct. 1.

Barrington school officials concerned about bridge work

Barrington School Department officials are anxious to see how construction along the White Church Bridge, which starts on Monday morning, will impact student busing. Superintendent Michael Messore and Finance Director Ron Tarro said they have been discussing the situation with the bus company, First Student, and are asking people to leave a little earlier than


Joseph W. Drzal, 85, Warren

Joseph W. Drzal, 85, of  Warren, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at Sturdy Memorial Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Frances (Mikulski) Drzal. A World War II Army Veteran, he was a chief television technician for RCA. Mr. Drzal was a life member of the Polish American War Veterans of Fall River, where he


Paul E. Casey Jr., 72, Warren

Paul E. Casey Jr., 72, of Warren and Florida, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, while on vacation with his beloved bride of 51 years, Mary (Crowley) Casey. Paul was a banker who eventually retired as a vice president for Bank of Boston. A son of the late Paul and Rose

John Rockwood's photo of young loon Grapenut riding on a parent's back.

‘Loon Man’ coming to Westport

John Rockwood, author, professional photographer and naturalist, also known as “The Loon Man” will be the speaker when the Paskamansett Bird Club visits Westport on Thursday, Oct. 10. The talk and the club’s monthly meeting will start at 6:30 p.m., in the Westport Public Library, 408 Old County Road.. Mr. Rockwood will provide a multi-media


Special Commission gets broad overview of state’s infrastructure ills

PROVIDENCE — The Special Legislative Commission brought together to address concerns with the state’s infrastructure gathered at the State House for the first time Thursday afternoon, Sept. 26, receiving a broad overview of the problems Rhode Island faces as it attempts to rectify its crumbling roads and bridges. The Commission, co-chaired by East Providence pols

Dorothy A. Watson 001

Dorothy A. Watson, 85, Riverside

Dorothy A. Watson, 85, of East Bay Manor, Wampanoag Trail, Riverside, died peacefully on September 25, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.  She was the wife of the late George J. Watson. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Justin and Annie (Alexander) Rice, she lived in East Providence for 40 years. Mrs. Watson