Monthly Archives: March 2014

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Changing course, Briden opts not to run for re-election to East Providence City Council

EAST PROVIDENCE — In a surprising twist, Mayor and East Providence City Council President James Briden announced Monday morning, March 31, he had changed his mind and will not run for re-election in the fall. Mr. Briden, the Ward 1 representative on the Council, had previously said he in fact he would run for what

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Eleanor Maddox, Warren

Eleanor (Smusz) Maddox passed away Friday, March 28, 2014 at St. Elizabeth’s Manor in Bristol, surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth W. Maddox; they were married 62 years. Born in Warren, a daughter of the late Lena Smusz, she was a lifelong resident of Warren. Eleanor was

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Journalist David Wilson at RWU

When acclaimed journalist David Wilson traced his genealogy to North Carolina, he not only discovered the plantation where his relatives were enslaved, but also a descendent of the slave master: a 62-year-old white man named David Wilson. In his groundbreaking documentary film, “Meeting David Wilson” (2008), Wilson attempts to illuminate America’s persisting racial divide and

Portsmouth led down garden path on wastewater

To the editor: The Portsmouth Town Council is to be commended for its attempt to ameliorate the effects of the Cesspool Phase Out Act on the residents of Portsmouth, particularly our Island Park and Portsmouth Park communities. Just as with proposed effort to put in sewers, so the effort to force up grading of onsite

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