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East Providence Fire crews quickly quell house, business incidents

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Fire Department crews responded to a pair of incidents in recent days, quickly bringing under control both a fire at a multi-family house located at North Broadway early Thursday morning, May 28, and an outburst at the site of the former wood pellet operation on Ferris Avenue Wednesday afternoon, May

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Chestnut Place opponents cry foul

When Bristol’s Planning Board meets on Tuesday, June 9, a group of residents, many of whom live at the Bristol Housing Authority, plan to be there yet again to speak in opposition to the planned construction across the street from their homes. On three separate occasions — March 10, April 21 and May 12 —

East Providence Fire crews quickly quell house, business incidents

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Fire Department crews responded to a pair of incidents in recent days, quickly bringing under control both a fire at a multi-family house located at North Broadway early Thursday morning, May 28, and an outburst at the site of the former wood pellet operation on Ferris Avenue Wednesday afternoon, May

Residents cast their votes on a proposed turf field bond at the financial town meeting on May 27.

Barrington’s proposed turf field defeated, but not dead

The defeat of the $1.5 million turf field bond at Wednesday night’s financial town meeting in Barrington, does not necessarily spell the end for the artificial field project. According to Barrington Schools Superintendent Michael Messore and School Committee Chairwoman Kate Brody, the school board will continue to evaluate the turf field concept as committee members

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Man’s body recovered in water off Portsmouth

The body of a man was discovered in shallow water off Portsmouth Wednesday evening, Portsmouth Police announced. The man’s body was found off Anthony Road in Portsmouth. It is believed the body is that of a man who jumped off the Mt. Hope Bridge in February, police announced. The man’s name is being withheld pending

Residents cast their votes on a proposed turf field bond at the financial town meeting on May 27.

Barrington’s proposed turf field defeated, but not dead

The defeat of the $1.5 million turf field bond at Wednesday night’s financial town meeting in Barrington, does not necessarily spell the end for the artificial field project. According to Barrington Schools Superintendent Michael Messore and School Committee Chairwoman Kate Brody, the school board will continue to evaluate the turf field concept as committee members

Mt. Hope students Rhys Webb (left), Tori Nunez, Sam Collins and Annelise Boylan prepare to plant switch grass along the school parking lot to help slow and filter storm water runoff into Silver Creek.

Mt. Hope, Save the Bay project to curb flooding, pollution

Above: Mt. Hope students Rhys Webb (left), Tori Nunez, Sam Collins and Annelise Boylan prepare to plant switch grass along the school parking lot to help slow and filter storm water runoff into Silver Creek. A partnership between Mt. Hope High School and Save the Bay is helping curb pollution and control flooding, while giving students

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Barrington lacrosse shut down in semis

PROVIDENCE—The Barrington lacrosse team lost to Moses Brown 10-3, in their Division I semifinals match at Brown on thursday night. Moses Brown jumped out to an early 4-0, lead and never looked back. They led 5-0, at the half and 6-0, early in the third period before Barrington junior midfielder Lars Kenyon scored on a pass

Obituaries

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Robin Ann Francis, 45, East Providence

Robin Ann (Jarvais) Francis, 45, passed away unexpectedly at Rhode Island Hospital on Monday, May 11, 2015. She was the wife of the late William (Billy) Francis. Born in Fall River, she was a daughter of Brenda (Palmieri) Jarvais of Warren and the late Ronald P. Jarvais Sr. Robin was a 1987 graduate of Warren

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East Bay Strength & Conditioning prepares athletes for success

ADVERTISING – In his new facility on Vineyard Lane in Barrington, Coach Andrew DiOrio works with both competitive and recreational athletes to help them better prepare for the demands of physical activity. “With kids playing competitive sports at younger ages, it is important that they learn the fundamentals of movement, training, nutrition and recovery early

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Stories set in wartime for Memorial Day

March by Geraldine Brooks Review by Donna DeLeo Bruno For those who enjoyed reading about the March girls: Jo, Meg, Beth, Amy and their mother Marmee in Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” (1868), this more recent book about their father’s encounters while serving as a Civil War chaplain might answer your questions about his absence

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Stories set in wartime for Memorial Day

March by Geraldine Brooks Review by Donna DeLeo Bruno For those who enjoyed reading about the March girls: Jo, Meg, Beth, Amy and their mother Marmee in Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” (1868), this more recent book about their father’s encounters while serving as a Civil War chaplain might answer your questions about his absence

Grilled potatoes, onions and celery makes a good side dish with steaks, chicken, pork chops or ribs.

Warm weather is here; it’s time to start your grills!

I visited my mother in Florida in early December last year. Even though it was pretty cold for St. Augustine, my stepfather grills year-round on their deck no matter the temperature. One evening he made these potatoes wrapped in foil and cooked on the grill. They were easy, cooked right alongside the steaks and were

Science Central will operate, as here during a BioBlitz a few years ago in Narragansett, inside a large tent, where specimens collected will be identified and catalogued.

Little Compton to be BioBlitzed on ‘Nature Day’

LITTLE COMPTON — A 24-hour BioBlitz, and conclave of over a dozen conservation and gardening organizations being called Nature Day, will descend upon Veterans Field on the weekend of June 13. The double-header event, expected by its sponsors to draw an estimated 500-600 people from around the area and New England, signals “a powerful next

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