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Lynne Collinson, 2nd Story Theatre's executive director, hopes voters will support Question 5, which could provide much-needed funding for 2nd Story and arts and preservation groups across the state.

Question 5 bond would power arts-driven economic recovery

When the subject of Rhode Island’s economy is raised — that is, all day, every day, across every strata of society in every corner of the state — it is too often a gloomy lamentation on the loss of our manufacturing sector. For years, community leaders have touted the importance of the arts as a

New East Bay Chamber of Commerce Chairwoman Cidalia Rodrigues, center, presented Roger Williams University President Donald Farish with the Chamber's award for Business of the Year and Bristol resident Bette Walpole with Citizen of the Year during the Chamber's annual Awards Dinner Oct. 16 at Jacky's Galaxie. 

East Bay Chamber honors RWU, Bristol resident

Bridging the skills gap between local businesses and area high school graduates will be the focus of the East Bay Chamber of Commerce in 2015. Cidalia Rodrigues, incoming chairwoman of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, told a crowded room at Jacky’s Galaxie Oct. 16, that the topic was one of frustration among members. “We recognize

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Man is accidentally killed in Seekonk by East Providence driver

SEEKONK — A 35-year-old male walking on a dimly lighted road in Seekonk was struck and killed during a traffic accident last weekend. Steven Nixon, whose last known address of 330 Bowdoin St., Dorchester, Mass., died as a result of injuries sustained from being struck by the car at Mink Street by Leavitt Street Friday

Lynne Collinson, 2nd Story Theatre's executive director, hopes voters will support Question 5, which could provide much-needed funding for 2nd Story and arts and preservation groups across the state.

Question 5 bond would power arts-driven economic recovery

When the subject of Rhode Island’s economy is raised — that is, all day, every day, across every strata of society in every corner of the state — it is too often a gloomy lamentation on the loss of our manufacturing sector. For years, community leaders have touted the importance of the arts as a

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Barrington High School and others lose power

A powerful nor’easter knocked out power to approximately 146 National Grid customers in Barrington late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, Oct. 22 and 23. Among those still without power on Thursday morning was Barrington High School. The school was set to host a presentation at about 9:30 a.m. on Thursday featuring officials from the

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Barrington High School and others lose power

A powerful nor’easter knocked out power to approximately 146 National Grid customers in Barrington late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, Oct. 22 and 23. Among those still without power on Thursday morning was Barrington High School. The school was set to host a presentation at about 9:30 a.m. on Thursday featuring officials from the

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Garden creates space for ‘support, reflection, meditation’

When Bristol’s Laurie Cordeiro was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in 2009, she knew her time was short, but she certainly made the most of it. While battling the incurable disease, Ms. Cordeiro found comfort in family friends and community resources like the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation, which built a Garden of Hope in

Obituaries

Marilyn C. Oglo, 82, Portsmouth

Marilyn C. (Coombs) Oglo, 82, of Portsmouth, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 19. You can take a Californian out of California, but you can never take California out of her. So it is with Marilyn Coombs Oglo. Breech born on Nov. 17, 1931 as one of two twins in Oakland, Calif., Ms. Oglo was raised

Sports

East Providence's Cassia Spivey sets the ball up for  Jayla Semedo during the Townies' match against Mount St. Charles, October 22.

Mount edges East Providence in girls’ volleyball thriller

EAST PROVIDENCE — The host East Providence High School and Mount St. Charles Academy girls’ volleyball teams squared off in a Division I-North thriller Wednesday night, Oct. 22, at Carvalho Court, the visiting Mounties narrowly winning in five sets by the scores of 15-25, 25-19, 25-21, 23-25, 13-15. East Providence was led offensively by Jayla

Things to Do

Photo Credit:  Richard W. Dionne, Jr.

‘Enron’ at 2nd Story

Ed Shea is Jeff Skilling and Tanya Anderson is Claudia Roe in “Enron” by Lucy Prebble, the explosive tale of a brilliant but ruthless CEO and the scandal that toppled one of America’s major companies. WHERE: 2nd Story Theatre, UpStage, 28 Market Street, Warren WHEN: Through Nov. 2 COST: $30; $21 for ages 21 and under

Opinion

Letter: Heckert and Thompson work hard for Warren

To the editor: I am struck by a recently posted letter criticizing Brand Heckert and Steve Thomson’s viewpoint that “we need informed decisions.” Don’t the citizens of Warren deserve just that? Council members who seek information before making decisions? Over the past several months (and years – certainly before running for elected office), Mr. Heckert

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