Monthly Archives: February 2014

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Irene Roberts, 92, Riverside

Irene Roberts, 92, Riverside

Irene Frances (Gilligan) Roberts, 92 of Riverside, passed away peacefully in the company of family at the Newport Hospital, Tuesday, January 28, 2014, following a brief illness. She was the beloved wife of Kenneth E. Roberts. Irene was born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Martin and Gertrude (Horbert) Gilligan. After graduating with honors

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Portsmouth man charged with DUI following crash

PORTSMOUTH — A local man faces a charge of driving while intoxicated following a two-car accident last night in which he and another driver were injured. Jeffery Gomez, 57, of 68 Perrault St., Portsmouth, was also charged with felony driving to endanger resulting in physical injury and refusal to submit to a chemical test following

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Antonetta (Procaccini) Squatrito, 91, Bristol

Mrs. Antonetta (Procaccini) Squatrito, age 91 of 9 Dreadnaught Avenue, Bristol, died peacefully, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 at the Grace Barker Nursing Center in Warren, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Angelo Natale Squatrito, who preceded her in death in 1998. Born and raised in Providence, she was a

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Barrington council member running for District 32 seat

Cindy Coyne, a member of the Barrington Town Council since 2010, announced Thursday that she is running for the District 32 seat (Barrington, Bristol, East Providence) in the Rhode Island State Senate. Ms. Coyne, a Democrat, is eyeing the seat held by fellow Barrington resident David Bates for more than two decades. Sen. Bates is

Evidence seized includes cash, one-pound bags of marijuana and cell phones.

Probe leads police to marijuana haul

A six-week investigation by Westport Police has led to the arrest of James Robert Jacobs, 47, of 271 Davis Road, Westport, on a felony charge of possession with intent to distribute a Class D drug (marijuana), subsequence offense. The investigation, led by Detective Bryan McCarthy, involved a surveillance during which officers said they watched Mr.

Participants on last year’s guided walk step over a stream at Melville.

Winter Walk at Melville Park in Portsmouth Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — The Melville Park Committee will sponsor its sixth annual Winter Walk through the woods and around the ponds and streams of Melville Park on Saturday, March 1. There will be a 1.75-mile “Medallion Walk” and leisurely guided nature tours, depending on the participant’s interest. Both events are free. Registration for the Medallion Walk begins

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A&R Marine OK to move forward with Island ferry service

A&R Marine has been given the OK to operate a ferry service from Prudence Island to Bristol. In a 79-page order released today, the RI Division of Public Utilities and Carriers granted A&R Marine’s request for a certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN). The company, operating as Bay Island Transport, filed their CPCN application


Becky Chace Band at Sandywoods

Don’t miss roots rocker Becky Chace and her full band, including longtime sidekick and ace guitarist Brian Minisce, when they return to Sandywoods. Their vast catalog of original music is authentic, eclectic, and honest. Becky also covers artists as diverse as Irving Berlin, Johnny Cash, and Men at Work. WHERE: Sandywoods, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton WHEN: