Wilbur McMahon School student ambassadors pose with some of the gifts that the school collected. 
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Students’ deliver busload of cheer

LITTLE COMPTON — No count was done of the presents gathered beneath Wilbur & McMahon Schools giving tree, but “Oh my,” said teacher Ann Connolly. “There were so many. Just amazing.” And Friday, the school’s 20 student ambassadors gathered them all up and loaded them aboard a bus. Then they and the presents headed north

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Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following properties have changed hands across the East Bay recently: Barrington 7 Riverside Drive — $880,000 39 Richmond Ave. — $269,900 483 Maple Ave. — $257,000 22 Cedar Ave. — $1,100,000 East Providence 259 Dover Ave. — $21,500 11 Benedict St. — $147,500 85 Middle St. — $149,862 39 Richfield Ave. — $258,000 104


Man suffers traumatic injuries in Portsmouth accident

PORTSMOUTH — A male driver was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with “traumatic injuries” following a two-vehicle accident on Middle Road Thursday night. The Fire Department received several 911 calls reporting a serious accident in the area of 507 Middle Road at 10:11 p.m. Thursday, according to Deputy Fire Chief Michael P. O’Brien. Two ambulances and

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Gorbea names East Providence native Rock Director of Elections

PROVIDENCE — Secretary of State-Elect Nellie Gorbea today announced that Robert B. Rock will become the Director of Elections for the Secretary of State’s office.  Mr. Rock is currently the Town Administrator for Richmond, Rhode Island where he manages the town’s day-to-day operations and oversees its departments. Prior to becoming Richmond’s Town Administrator, Mr. Rock


Bristol arrests: Shoplifting, brawling couple

The Bristol Police Department made the following arrests last week: Jonathan R. Teixeira, 23, of Sachem Road in Bristol, was charged with domestic assault on Dec. 8. Joshua Sousa, 30, of 13 Alma Ave., Apt. B, Bristol, was charged with domestic vandalism Dec. 12. Helena M. DaSilva, 41, of 156 Mt. Hope Ave., Apt. 1,


Photo Gallery: East Providence High students perform at State House

PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School chorus and concert band performed for a large audience in the State House foyer Friday morning, Dec. 18, part of the annual holiday music series at the capitol. Under the direction of MaryAnn Lasorsa and Marisa Martinez, the students sang and played a variety of standard and religious

Tiverton’s Stone Bridge abutment plans buffeted

Delay, deterioration mean plans need to be redrawn  TIVERTON — Already twice delayed, the Stone Bridge abutment renovation project has encountered another obstacle that officials believe will cause further delays, and inconvenience. “It’s a change of conditions from what most people are expecting to hear,” Town Administrator Matt Wojcek told the Tiverton Town Council at

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Raymond Lucien Hetu, 72, Westport

Raymond Lucien Hetu, 72, of Westport, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at home with his loving family by his side. Raymond was the husband of Paulette (Charron) Hetu. He was born and grew up in Fall River, son of the late Armand and Clara (Deslauriers) Hetu. He graduated from Providence College with a



Mt. Hope takes loss on ice, Toms credited for saves

The Mt. Hope High School Huskies hockey team lost its third game of the season on Saturday, Dec. 13, defeated by the Ponaganset Chieftains 5-0, dropping the Huskies to an early season record of 1-2. Despite the final score Saturday, the Huskies played a physical game all three periods and managed to get 22 shots

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ProGearX launches line of GoPro mounts and accessories

ProGearX has launched a new line of affordable GoPro mounts and accessories. The new ProGearX line allows you to mount and extend GoPro (and other action cams) to almost everything you can imagine: your head, chest, shoulders, poles, surfboards, handle bars, boats, seats, skis, etc., for the ultimate in action photography. ProGearX products include the


Community helps mission for hunger-free East Bay

To the editor: On behalf of all of us at the East Bay Food Pantry, I would like to thank our community for the incredible outpouring of support we have experienced during this holiday season. Numerous individuals, families, schools, businesses, churches and civic organizations have donated funds and food to help us carry out our

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