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Sun, low tide bring quahoggers to mill gut

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BRISTOL—Quahoggers crawled like spider crabs over the marsh and through the ebbing streams of water in the mill gut at Colt State Park on Friday afternoon.  The combination of an extremely low tide and the warm winter sun brought over two dozen fishermen with rakes and floating baskets looking to reap the benefits of a […]

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East Providence Police seek East Buffet theft suspect

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — Investigating the case since last fall, East Providence Police Detectives have recently been able to identify the suspect in an unsolved theft case as Cameron Pezza, whose last known address is in North Providence. Mr. Pezza, 19, is the suspect involved in the theft of a wallet from a parked vehicle at the […]

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Elmhurst School demolition underway in Portsmouth

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Workers from J.R. Vinagro Corporation tear down the north end of the former Elmhurst School Friday afternoon.

PORTSMOUTH — To borrow a phrase from John Mellencamp, “the walls come tumbling down.” On Friday, workers from J.R. Vinagro Corporation started tearing down the former Elmhurst School, which has been closed since 2010. The Town Council Nov. 25 voted unanimously to demolish everything north of the music room at the former school. That includes the […]

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Meet your feline match at Potter League in February

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Denny is one of the cats for adoption at the Potter League in Middletown. He is handsome, outgoing and confident — all the things one would look for in a leading man. He also has a very sweet, affectionate side so he will be happy to keep you company around the house. This well-rounded kitty would be at ease in a home with children and possibly other cats.

The Potter League for Animals will hold a cat adoption event every weekend during the month of February, with a program designed by Dr. Emily Weiss for the ASPCA called Meet Your Match®. The  adoption program determines the Feline-ality™ of a cat and the personality of a potential adopter. All cats are assessed to determine […]

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Tiverton settlement: Martin retires, gets benefit pay, pension

By   /  January 31, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  1 Comment

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, and ultimately a settlement announced Jan. 30

WJAR Channel 10 Tiverton and Bob Martin, its long-time maintenance foreman, have settled a dispute that flared up at the end of October when Mr. Martin was accused of misuse of town resources for personal gain and at private property he owns. The (four page, plus two page appendix) settlement package announced Thursday between the […]

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NECAP Results: 73 percent meet mathematics graduation requirement

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PROVIDENCE — Assessment results released by the R.I. Department of Education (RIDE) Friday, Jan. 31, show that 73 percent of the students who took the NECAP assessments in 2012 have met the graduation requirement in mathematics and are eligible to earn a diploma this spring. Among the high-school seniors who retook the NECAP mathematics assessment […]

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Trafford’s sells for $1.35 million

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The site of a popular restaurant in Warren has changed hands. The building that houses Trafford: A Restaurant at 285 Water St. sold for $1.347 milion; the sale was recorded at Warren Town Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 29. It was sold by A&R One of Smithfield, R.I., to the MHWJ Group LLC. There was no […]

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Barrington team is tops at computer programming contest

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The Barrington High School team of Liam Callanan, Cassidy Laidlaw, Teddy Ni and Sahil Mishra captured first place at a high school computer programming contest held at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts recently. The four local students — Liam and Cassidy are seniors, Teddy is a junior and Sahil is a sophomore — outscored 41 […]

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Barrington students’ progress reports go hi-tech today

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Parents of Barrington Public School students will not be receiving paper copies of their son’s and daughter’s progress reports today. Instead, they will need to go online to see how their children performed in class for the first half of the school year. School administrators sent home reminders to parents on Friday, Jan. 31, alerting […]

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Dorothea (Doran) Florenzano, 91, Bristol

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Dorothea (Doran) Florenzano, 91, passed away Jan. 29, 2014.  \She was the wife of the late Alphonse Florenzano. A lifelong resident of Bristol, she was born on July 24, 1922 to the late Joseph E. and Kathryn (Taylor) Doran. Mrs. Florenzano worked for P.F. Industries for 35 years before retiring in 1977. She leaves family […]

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