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Bob Sousa, left, receives guidance from Steve Skuba, who understands the language used in VA documents.

Veterans find answers right in their own backyard

For Steve Skuba, helping veterans get the help they need is nothing new to him. In his job at the Veterans Administration, that’s what he does every day. So when he recognized that local veterans had many questions that went unanswered because they couldn’t get into Providence, he volunteered his time to get those questions

Patrick Usher, owner of Usher Farm, is trying to limit blasts from his bird cannons by spraying his crops with a concentrated grape juice bird repellent. He is pictured with his grandchildren on the family farm. Neighbors say the guns keep them indoors in the summer, and are preventing some from selling their homes.

Usher Farm tries to limit cannon blasts

It’s been called a shooting range, a war zone and the 4th of July all day long. The good news for neighbors of Usher Farm in the Kickemuit Avenue and Swift’s Point area is that the bird cannons may soon be fired a bit less frequently. Each summer, the Usher family employs propane cannons to

Enrollment for consideration to be included in the next East Providence Fire Department training academy begins on July 20.

East Providence Fire Department prepares for next training academy

EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence and its fire department will conduct an enrollment period beginning July 20 and running through Aug. 28 in anticipation of conducting a training academy in the spring of 2015. According to EPFD Chief Oscar Elmasian, the academy is being held “to fill current and future openings in

Bob Sousa, left, receives guidance from Steve Skuba, who understands the language used in VA documents.

Veterans find answers right in their own backyard

For Steve Skuba, helping veterans get the help they need is nothing new to him. In his job at the Veterans Administration, that’s what he does every day. So when he recognized that local veterans had many questions that went unanswered because they couldn’t get into Providence, he volunteered his time to get those questions

EPPD photo: Raymond Dubord, of Bristol, was arrested on a charge of simple assault on a 10-year-old girl in East Providence.

East Providence Police charge Bristol man with child assault

EAST PROVIDENCE — A Bristol man previously convicted on child molestation charges was arrested once again Wednesday, July 23, by East Providence Police for an alleged assault on a 10-year-old girl at a health club in city late last week. Raymond J. Dubord, 63, of 50 Monroe St., was detained by Bristol Police and transferred

Barrington's Bobby Colantonio won the hammer throw at the USATF Junior Olympics in Texas on July 23.

Barrington teen is top thrower at Junior Olympics

Barrington High School sophomore Bobby Colantonio, the top seed in the hammer throw event entering the USATF National Junior Olympic Championship on Wednesday, July 23, captured the title by more than 30 feet. Colantonio captured the age 15-16 category in the hammer throw with a heave of 215 feet, 7 inches at Turner Stadium in

Patrick Usher, owner of Usher Farm, is trying to limit blasts from his bird cannons by spraying his crops with a concentrated grape juice bird repellent. He is pictured with his grandchildren on the family farm. Neighbors say the guns keep them indoors in the summer, and are preventing some from selling their homes.

Usher Farm tries to limit cannon blasts

It’s been called a shooting range, a war zone and the 4th of July all day long. The good news for neighbors of Usher Farm in the Kickemuit Avenue and Swift’s Point area is that the bird cannons may soon be fired a bit less frequently. Each summer, the Usher family employs propane cannons to

Obituaries

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Regina C. Chandanais, 76, Westport

Regina C. (Mueller) Chandanais, 76, of Westport, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at home.  She was the beloved wife of Roger J. Chandanais. Born in St. Louis, Mo., daughter of the late Leo J. and Hildegarde E. (Schneider) Mueller, she had lived in Westport since 1960.  She was fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother

Sports

Barrington's Bobby Colantonio won the hammer throw at the USATF Junior Olympics in Texas on July 23.

Barrington teen is top thrower at Junior Olympics

Barrington High School sophomore Bobby Colantonio, the top seed in the hammer throw event entering the USATF National Junior Olympic Championship on Wednesday, July 23, captured the title by more than 30 feet. Colantonio captured the age 15-16 category in the hammer throw with a heave of 215 feet, 7 inches at Turner Stadium in

Things to Do

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Summer hunting, Rhode Island style

The East Bay is not exactly hunting country. There are a few deer and duck-hunting enclaves, but here, if you want to hands-on see to your own meat, fishing or clamming is where it’s at. And clamming is not for the faint of heart. It’s not about the size of the target; it’s not about

Opinion

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Search and rescue dog killed by a coward

To the editor: I am writing this letter to the editor not to explain police accomplishments in Westport but to express my role as a crime victim.  Three months ago on April 2,  my girlfriend and I had to euthanize our 5-year-old German Shepherd named Siren. Siren had become ill basically overnight and he didn’t

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