Monthly Archives: November 2013

Katie Dickson shows off one of Discover Warren's new $10 wooden nickels.

Get your ‘wooden nickels’ for holidays in Warren

Get your ‘wooden nickels’ for holidays in Warren

Wooden nickels worth $10 in Warren The holidays are back, and so are Warren’s wooden nickels. Once again, members of Discover Warren are breaking out local shopping tokens in hopes of getting people to spend their holiday dollars here in town. It’s the second year for the tokens, which are worth $10 each and can

Greg Burgess (left) and Jack Hanlon of The Throttles got several people off their seats and onto the dance floor during their lively set.

The joint was jumpin’ in Portsmouth (gallery)

PORTSMOUTH — The Horn of Plenty Music at Common Fence Music Saturday featured a harvest of fine local music talent including Michael Troy, Allysen Callery and Will Houlihan’s Haunt the House. The Throttles, a “bottle-rocket” band, ended the night by getting several music-lovers out of their chairs and onto the dance floor. Check out our gallery

’Twas a glorious day for a Westport Walk

To the editor: On Sunday, Sept. 29, thanks to the efforts of many, the third annual Walk for Westport was a grand success!  This event was sponsored jointly by the Friends of the Westport Council on Aging and the Westport Education Foundation.  This walk was dedicated to the memory of Rosemary Lenrow, the founder of the

Viola F. Cabral, 95, Westport

Viola F. (Miguel) Cabral, 95, of Westport, passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Sarah Brayton Nursing Care Center in Fall River. She was the wife of the late Joseph M. Cabral Jr. Born in Dartmouth, the daughter of the late Manuel and Maria (Rocha) Miguel, she had resided in Westport since 1934. Prior

Wind advisory in effect

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Southeast Massachusetts and all of Rhode Island. Strong to damaging winds with sustained wind gusts of up to 60 mph are likely through 1 p.m. today. Damage to trees, power lines and property are possible. Residents are encouraged to secure any loose items. National Grid

Walmart employee Ethel Wescott serves soup to seniors at the East Providence Senior Center during their Thanksgiving celebration on Friday.

Seekonk Walmart employees celebrate early Thanksgiving with East Providence seniors

EAST PROVIDENCE — Several employees of the Walmart Department Store in nearby Seekonk traveled to East Providence’s Senior Center Friday, Nov. 21, to provide a number of local residents with an early Thanksgiving meal. The employees acted as servers for the event, which was part of Walmart’s annual program of outreach during the holiday season.

Photos by rich Dionne
Barrington firefighters blast water onto a fire at 30 Burr Avenue on Tuesday night.

Barrington, Warren and Seekonk respond to Burr Ave. blaze

Barrington firefighters battled a house fire in the rain at 30 Burr Ave. on Tuesday night, Nov. 26. According to Barrington Fire Chief Gerald Bessette, East Providence and Seekonk firefighters also responded to the blaze which started at approximately 8 p.m. Warren firefighters helped cover the Barrington fire station during the incident. A line of

Angel Rose Mathinos, 3, of Bristol plays a game with her aunt, Yvonne Vergadamo.

Touching moments at Bristol Good Neighbors

The Bristol Good Neighbors Soup Kitchen served about 80 people a turkey dinner with all the fixings, starting at  11:30 a.m. on Tuesday Nov. 26, Good Neighbors also handed out more than 150 Thanksgiving bags to area families in need this week. Families were given a Stop and Shop gift card along with the food

New Leaf hair stylist Ashley Sousa trims Santa's beard by the window on Friday night.

Santa gets a trim at Bristol’s Holiday Preview

Downtown Bristol was packed last Saturday night as shoppers sought out the best deals from downtown merchants participating in the 12th Annual Holiday Preview. The event, hosted by the Bristol Merchants Association, was held over the course of two nights, Nov. 22-23, a first in its history. Stores stayed open later, from 5 – 9

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