Monthly Archives: March 2014

Bristol Ferry Road (looking north near Botelho Drive) is slated to be reduced to one travel lane in each direction this year.

Portsmouth OKs Bristol Ferry road diet

Portsmouth OKs Bristol Ferry road diet

PORTSMOUTH — After hearing 90 minutes of debate on both sides of the issue, the Town Council Monday night approved a R.I. Department of Transportation (RIDOT) proposal for a lane reduction on a 1.2-mile portion of Bristol Ferry Road. The 6-0 vote came with the stipulation, however, that the “road diet” undergo a trial period through

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Books that speak to you

Human Library Rhode Island provides venue for sharing personal stories across cultures, communities, and experiences. “I’ve lost a book,” the library volunteer brushed by, with mild urgency. “Anyone seen number 52?” Number 52 was due to be checked out at precisely 3 p.m., and was nowhere to be found. Complicating matters (and causing confusion, for

James J. Simonetti, 48, Tiverton

James Joseph Simonetti 48, of Tiverton, passed away on Thursday, March 27, 2014.  Born in Fall River, he was the son of Mary “Mae” (Bettencourt) Simonetti of Tiverton and the late James Edward Simonetti. A graduate of the Culinary Arts Program at Johnson and Wales, he was an executive chef in the restaurant industry. In

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Eliot C. Holden, 84, Westport

Eliot C. “Smokey” Holden, 84, of Westport, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. He was the widower of Geraldine A. (Lajmuc) Holden. Born in New Bedford, son of the late Ira A. and Rebecca B. (Johnson) Holden, he had resided in both Westport and North Port, Fla. He also spent

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Linda Castigliego, 59, Bristol

Mrs. Linda L. (Lannigan) Castigliego, age 59, of 28 Sunnyside Ave., Bristol, died peacefully Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Inpatient Center, Providence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Paul M. Castigliego, her husband of 35 years. Born in Fall River and raised in Bristol, a resident of

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Warren weathers Sunday floods

Warren weathered Sunday’s torrential rains as well as could be expected, but there was still enough impact to keep crews busy throughout the day. Fire crews evacuated two homes during the storm — one on Ward Avenue, another on Patterson Avenue — due to flooded basements and other water-related issues. And on Franklin Street, crews

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Carol Ann Pizio, formerly of Tiverton

Carol Ann Pizio (Taylor), wife of Roger Paul Pizio, entered into rest Saturday, March 29, 2014. Born in Fall River, Mass on July 24, 1945, she was the daughter of Noman Taylor (deceased) and Emma I Taylor (Hambly) of Aiken, SC. Educated in schools in Tiverton and Fall River, she received her bachelor’s degree from

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