Commission approves affordable housing waiver for Kettle Point site

EAST PROVIDENCE — By a slim 4-3 margin, the East Providence Waterfront Commission at its meeting Thursday night, Oct. 19, voted to approve a contentious proposal allowing contractors at the Kettle …
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Like medical students working on cadavers, Bristol Marine techs are collecting data as they dismantle boats

Dying boats are part of an environmental research project

Forgotten, abandoned and never again to feel the gentle lap of waves, or the cool lift of ocean breezes, a collection of once-proud boats lie strewn about a Franklin Street lot. To the passerby, …

East Providence included in state's Amazon 'HQ2' application

PROVIDENCE — East Providence is among seven communities around the state submitted by the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation to be the new home of Amazon’s planned second quarters, the …

Disabled resident asks 'Where are the handicap parking spaces downtown?'

Janet Durfee-Hidalgo enjoys shopping in downtown Barrington.  The longtime resident says she often stops by Webster Bank, Vienna Bakery, Daisy Dig'Ins and Tiffany's Salon. But the new …

Diocese to close Warren church

St. Jean Baptiste Church, one of Warren’s oldest and last remaining houses of worship, will soon close after 135 years serving Warren. Rev. W. Douglass Grant, pastor of St. Jean and St. Mary of …
Obituaries
Stephen Butera, 67, Bristol

Stephen Butera, 67, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at his longtime home in Bristol. He was the beloved husband of Felecia (Freiday) Butera. Born in Jacksonville, FL, he was the son of the …

Harold A. Dennis, 93, of Bristol

Joseph J. Velleca, Jr., 79, of Warwick

John Borges, Jr., 81, of Chesapeake, Va.

Helen M. Wendt, 87, of Barrington

Rev. Margaret Brown Gunness, of Concord, Mass.

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