Monthly Archives: May 2014

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Fourth Annual K-Rob Festival takes place in East Providence

Fourth Annual K-Rob Festival takes place in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The fourth annual K-Rob Foundation Family Fun Festival took place Saturday, May 31, at Pierce Field and the Looff Carousel. The event began with the traditional Ride with K-Rob. The Ride/Skate/Run/Walk traveled down the East Bay Bike Path to the Carousel in Riverside. The free Family Fun Festival included live riding demonstrations,

An admitted 'hands-on guy,' new Highway Surveyor Chris Gonsalves works on a drain pipe.

Gonsalves wins Westport highway surveyor job

He’s been filling in for nearly two years since the abrupt departure of Harold ‘Jack’ Sisson and now Chris Gonsalves can remove the ‘acting’ from his highway surveyor title. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously last week to appoint  Mr. Gonsalves to the post of Westport highway surveyor. The decision followed interviews with both Mr.

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East Providence Special Waterfront Development District Plan earns award

PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Special Waterfront Development District Plan was among those to receive Rhode Island Smart Growth awards at the 2014 Power of Place Summit, which took place on May 23 at the Convention Center in Providence. Grow Smart RI celebrated and recognized outstanding leaders, projects, and plans or policies that are accelerating

Portsmouth's Derek Lima dives back to the bag to avoid a pickoff at first base. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth downs Pilgrim, lives to play again (gallery)

PORTSMOUTH — You’ve never seen a coach so disappointed after his team won a playoff game by a seven-run margin. “I’m not happy,” said Portsmouth High School varsity baseball coach Ron Westmoreland following his team’s 11-4 win over Pilgrim High School at home Friday afternoon. The victory kept the Patriots alive in the Division 1 playoffs

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Cycle for the Westport River watershed

Cyclists have a Fathers’ Day, June 15, invitation to bicycle the Westport River watershed. While at it, they will raise money for the Westport River Watershed Alliance whose mission is to restore and protect the Westport River and its watershed. The ride begins and ends at Buzzards Bay Brewing, 98 Horseneck Road in Westport. Rides

Police photo shows stash of drugs and cash that was seized during arrest of suspected drug dealer May 27.

Man charged with attempting to sell drugs in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Police seized heroin, cocaine and cash from a Providence man who allegedly tried to sell the drugs in Island Park on Tuesday, May 27. Jose M. Matos, 23, of 91 Lenox Ave., Providence, was charged with the manufacture/possession/delivery of heroin and the manufacture/possession/delivery of cocaine following the 2 p.m. arrest. Portsmouth police detectives received

An inspector atop the turbine's nacelle on May 8.

Report: Errors made during assembly of Portsmouth turbine

PORTSMOUTH — Parts of the town’s wind turbine were assembled incorrectly, which may have been a contributing factor toward the eventual breakdown of the machine’s gear box, according to a recent inspection report submitted to the town. The findings come from a May 12 report submitted by the Seattle, Wash. company DA Roberts, LLC (DAR) to

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