Monthly Archives: November 2013

Quarterback Matt Sewall keeps the ball. He rushed for three touchdowns.

Portsmouth dominates Middletown in annual turkey day game

Portsmouth dominates Middletown in annual turkey day game

PORTSMOUTH — Matthew Sewall needed a hand carrying his trophies off the field following the Portsmouth High School varsity football’s blowout win over Middletown today, 35-6. The quarterback took home the sportsmanship award and, along with other players from the Class of 2014, a trophy that went to all the seniors. It was their last game


LaSalle laps East Providence once again during Thanksgiving Day football showdown

EAST PROVIDENCE —  The 85th meeting of Thanksgiving Day football rivals East Providence High School and LaSalle Academy followed a recent trend, the Rams winning for the seventh year in a row this time by a score of 30-6 Thursday morning, Nov. 28, at a wind swept and chilly Pierce Memorial Stadium. LaSalle, which hasn’t


Warren volunteers spread Thanksgiving joy

An army of volunteers converged on the St. Thomas the Apostle church basement Thursday morning, giving up part of their own Thanksgiving to make the holiday better for those in need. The volunteers, more than 100 of them, prepared and bagged nearly 250 full turkey dinners for delivery to needy families and shut-ins across the


Sweet sting of success

What do you get when you take an environmental steward with a love of both botany and entomology, and mix in a sophisticated and sensitive palate and some mad plumbing skills? Jeff Mello, the brains and brawn behind Aquidneck Honey. In the social hierarchy of the beehive, the queen may be the central figure, but


Sabourin runs to East Providence Rec Turkey Trot victory

EAST PROVIDENCE — Noted area track and field coach Andrew Sabourin was the winner of the 33rd Annual Turkey Trot Charity Road Race held Saturday, Nov. 23, and sponsored by the East Providence Parks & Recreation Department. Sabourin, head coach of the Mt. Hope High track program and a Barrington resident, clocked a winning time


East Providence, LaSalle meet for 85th time on Thanksgiving Day

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School-LaSalle Academy football rivalry reaches a noteworthy milestone in 2013 as the Townies and Rams square off on Thanksgiving Day for the 85th time Thursday morning, Nov. 28, at 10 a.m. at Pierce Memorial Stadium. Unlike several of the teams’ most recent encounters, however, neither is assured of

Ryan Blythe and Hannah Lafleur (first two, from left) of Portsmouth, members of the University of Massachusetts Marching Band, will be appearing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday. They're posing with bandmates Katherine Flanagan and Nate Woods.

Portsmouth residents to march in Macy’s Parade

PORTSMOUTH — If you look closely enough, you may see a couple of familiar faces in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City Thursday morning. The University of Massachusetts Marching Band, which includes Hannah Lafleur and Ryan Blythe from Portsmouth, was one of only two college bands selected to appear in the morning parade.

A truck struggles through flooded Main Street around noon on Wednesday, Nov. 27.

Video: Hey, at least it isn’t snow

At least it isn’t snow. That’s about the nicest thing that can be said about the fierce rain storm that started Tuesday night and continues to batter Rhode Island. Warren DPW head John Massed reported limbs down across town, and predicted Warren will have a hard time dealing with the washout that often forms south