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No criminal charges to be filed against Tiverton Maintenance Foreman, Bob Martin

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Bob Martin's interview on WJAR Channel 10 in late October lead to an investigation into allegations that were aired, and employment discipline by the town.

  TIVERTON — Bob Martin, Tiverton’s Maintenance Foreman, who has been suspended from his employment without pay since Nov. 1 by the town, will not face criminal charges, the State Police said Monday morning.  Mr. Martin had been under investigation by the state police since allegations were aired on Providence television station Channel 10 (WJAR […]

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And the Bristol awards go to…

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As we looked back on our 2013 newsmakers, many, we thought, were deserving of awards. While we wish we could hand out an Oscar to all our headliners, the following subjects truly had us captivated last year:  The Rock and a Hard Place Award To the Alves family and Joe Coelho of Safeway Auto. Mr. […]

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Portsmouth 375th year ends with an icy dip

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From left, Doug Smith Gary Gump and Richard Talipsky of the Portsmouth 375th Steering Committee run out of the icy water with the 375th banner.

PORTSMOUTH—”Polar bears” and “penguins” Tuesday said farewell to Portsmouth’s 375th year the same way they ushered it in — by plunging in 40-degree water at Island Park Beach. Although most polar plunges are held Jan. 1, this one was a day earlier as a ways of wrapping up the town’s 375th celebration. Any concerns about a […]

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Barrington boys set track meet record

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Adam Kelly, shown in a regular season indoor track and field meet, won a national title on Sunday.

Barrington High School’s Adam Kelly, Bobby Colantonio and Mike Alvernaz combined to set a new meet record in the weight throw relay at the fifth annual Rhode Island Classic Track and Field Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 28. The three Barrington underclassmen — Kelly and Alvernaz are juniors while Colantonio is a sophomore — tallied a […]

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Barrington woman finds camera mounted to tree on her property

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A Barrington resident called police at about 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 26, after she found a camera mounted on a tree on her White Birch Lane property. Police officers stopped by the location — White Birch is near Rumstick Point — and removed the camera from the tree. Police said the device appeared to […]

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Bayside YMCA director also leading Newman YMCA

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Joe Martino is now the director of the Bayside YMCA in Barrington and the Newman YMCA in Seekonk, Mass.

Joe Martino, executive director at the Bayside YMCA will become district executive of both the Bayside YMCA in Barrington and the Newman YMCA in Seekonk, Mass. They are both branches of the YMCA of Greater Providence. Mr. Martino has been with the YMCA of Greater Providence for 16 years. Most recently, he was instrumental in the […]

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Warren police logs: A (mostly) quiet Christmas week

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Warren Police Sgt. Michael Marcello answers a call on his radio.

Monday, Dec. 23 A Frank Court resident reported a woman yelling. She told police she was calling after her dog. Someone complained about the noise being made by hunters going after waterfowl on the Kickemuit River. A Shore Drive resident reported being harassed by an oil company employee. Tuesday, Dec. 24 Police dispersed a group […]

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Fire breaks out at Naomi Street home in Bristol

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Firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire at 25 Naomi St., early Tuesday morning. The fire broke out in the two-story, single-family home around 4:30 a.m. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, and no one was injured. After the fire was extinguished, crews remained on scene to power lights […]

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Trash talkers

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Jewelry maker Alex & Ani was smart to steer a path well clear of the mud-fight between unions and a Providence talk show host. The unions had demanded that companies yank their ads from WPRO after crude remarks by radio host John DePetro. “We have no dog in this fight. We don’t understand why we […]

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East Providence readers rank their top 10 stories of 2013

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The readers of The East Providence Post’s page at eastbayri.com spoke with their mouses and touch pads over the last 12 months, displaying varied interests as one might expect on topics of note throughout 2013. Untimely and sad deaths of two residents were among the list of most viewed stories from January […]

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