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 …
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Grinnell's Beach playground equipment: Where’d it go?

TIVERTON — Some have wondered what happened to the playground equipment that used to be installed at the just-renovated Grinnell's Beach. Councilor Randy Lebeau posed the question at last week's council meeting, saying "somebody came to me today and asked me about a swing set" at the beach, or a soccer area. He didn't know anything about it, Mr. Lebeau said. And a letter writer (Jon Kemp, of Tiverton, see page 6) lamented the passage of the days when there were swings and slides at the beach for children of all ages to enjoy.

East Providence firefighters quell blaze at abandoned farm

EAST PROVIDENCE — An abandoned wooden structure on the grounds of the old Leonardo Farm off Wampanoag Trail caught fire late Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 18, testing the mettle of East Providence Fire …

Charter complaint re-ignites Katz budget fight with Tiverton schools

TIVERTON — A Tiverton Municipal Court hearing on a charter complaint — that promises to be anything but routine — has been postponed to Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m in the Community Room of the new Tiverton Library. The hearing had originally been set for this Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m., but at the request of the school committee and the four of its members named in the complaint, a postponement was granted late Tuesday, Oct. 18 by Municipal Court Judge James A. Donnelly Jr., to allow the parties more time to prepare.

Home to roost

From wondering what sounds Zachariah (Zach, for short) might imitate first (a nearby barking dog is a good bet), to relaying stories of how cleverly he hid an egg yolk in his enclosure, to discussing …
Obituaries
Harold A. Dennis, 93, of Bristol

Harold A. Dennis, 93, of Bristol, passed away peacefully at the home of his daughter, Jayne Dennis, and son-in-law, Jeffrey Skillings. He was the loving husband of the late Doris C. Dennis. Born in …

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.

Pauline M. Cooper, 83, formerly of Barrington

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