Gallery: East Providence Arts Council members show

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Arts Council conducted its first member showcase on Thursday, Sept. 14, at the HeARTspot Center and Gallery located at 1970 Pawtucket Ave. Works of Rachel …
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Friends and colleagues give Galinelli a warm sendoff

Warren Fire Chief Al Galinelli touched countless lives in his 52 years of service to the Town of Warren, including 29 spent as Warren’s fire chief. Here are a few thoughts on his retirement …

Blowhard Jose decides to hang around awhile

WESTPORT — Former hurricane Jose has taken a liking to waters south of New England and could deliver nearly a week of northeast gales to the area once he finally tires out. The now-tropical …

Weatherlow latest farm seeking to host weddings

WESTPORT — A farm’s plan to host weddings and other ‘agri-entertainment’ drew plenty of disagreement and no conclusions at the most recent Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) meeting. Instead, …

Monument (again) salutes town worker killed on the job

WESTPORT — Thomas E. Pettey was the only town employee to lose his life on the job and Westport will honor him once again on Saturday — and this time they hope the memorial lasts longer than its …
Obituaries
Bernard Vincent Scola, of Barrington

Bernard Vincent Scola died peacefully at the Phillip Hulitar Hospice Center on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, after a long illness. He was the husband of Jane (Arcaro) Scola to whom he had been married for …

Michael Pierce Donovan, 59, of Warwick

Michael J. Del Santo, 87, formerly of Barrington

Jeannine Christian Mongeon, 89

Horacio Jose DoRego, 75, of Bristol

Michael Andras, 93, Westport

Things to do
Tickets on sale for Portsmouth High Athletics Hall of Fame dinner

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School’s sports “pioneers” will be honored in a special ceremony Oct. 14, and advance tickets are now on sale. The Portsmouth Athletic …

Like fire trucks? They'll all be in Warren Sunday

Paul Cuffe: Following His Footsteps, 200 years later

Fiddle n Folk Festival set for Sept. 16

Let them eat zucchini bread

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