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East Providence celebrates Pierce Stadium’s diamond anniversary

EAST PROVIDENCE — Truly the “jewel of the city,” East Providence’s Pierce Memorial Stadium celebrates its diamond anniversary this month. Seventy-five years ago, on November 30, 1939, the stadium opened to the public with the playing of the Thanksgiving Day football game between then burgeoning rivals East Providence High School and LaSalle Academy. The host

Construction workers use a lift truck to gain access to the roof at St. Elizabeth Nursing Home.

St. Elizabeth’s community expanding for residents’ comfort

Tucked away at the end of Chestnut Street near Metacom Avenue, an expansion project is underway to make residents at St. Elizabeth Nursing Home feel more at home. “The building was built in 1978. At that time the building was great – efficient and designed to meet the needs,” said Beth Russell, administrator for St.

Joanna Coppola, 86, displays her "safety rope," the Bristol Emergency Dialer pendant. 
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Bristol Emergency Dialer is a safety line for elderly, disabled

About six years ago, Joanna Coppola was checking books out at the Barrington Public Library when she hit the floor. “I was looking for my library card and the next thing I know this very cute man is standing over me asking me what I remembered last,” Mrs. Coppola said. “I didn’t know what he

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BCWA brass, union relationship improving

Four months after a prominent union official said he was “declaring war” against management at the Bristol County Water Authority, unionized workers have elected a new slate of officers and the relationship between the two sides appears to be much improved. The “war” declaration came in July from Bobby Mahoney, a senior national representative for

A bicyclist (left) rolls toward the intersection with New Meadow Road while a car approaches from the north.

Note to motorists: Yield to people in crosswalks

A new sign was recently installed along New Meadow Road in Barrington at the intersection with the East Bay Bike Path in an effort to protect bicyclists, joggers and walkers. The sign reminds motorists driving along New Meadow Road that they must yield to pedestrians who are in the crosswalk. “This location can be very

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Thanksgiving Day football rivalry has rich history

I was just sitting here thinking about what high school football used to be like around these parts on Thanksgiving Day. I mean, I’m talking about the old Bristol-Barrington series, which began in 1934, and produced more thrills and excitement than one could imagine. As a youngster, long before I became an established sportswriter, I

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Then and Now – Mount Hope Bridge

The Mount Hope Bridge spans a body of water that has been an important access route for the entirety of Rhode Island’s history. In the late 1920s, it was an engineering and design marvel. Originally proposed in 1920, the bridge wasn’t built until nearly a decade later, owing to resistance and procrastination by the Rhode

Obituaries

Carolyn A. Salzano, 72, Bristol

Carolyn A. Salzano, 72, of Bristol, died Sunday, Nov. 23, at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Providence and a lifelong resident of Bristol, she was a daughter of the late Vincent J. “Jim” and Grace (Ciociola) Salzano. She was a graduate of Colt Memorial High School, class of 1960,

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East Providence celebrates Pierce Stadium’s diamond anniversary

EAST PROVIDENCE — Truly the “jewel of the city,” East Providence’s Pierce Memorial Stadium celebrates its diamond anniversary this month. Seventy-five years ago, on November 30, 1939, the stadium opened to the public with the playing of the Thanksgiving Day football game between then burgeoning rivals East Providence High School and LaSalle Academy. The host

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Playlist: Now be thankful for these great songs

Christmas seems to have cornered the market on holiday songs, but there’s no shortage of great tunes you can cue up while carving the turkey this Thanksgiving. Adam Sandler fans need not read any further. • “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” by Arlo Guthrie — How many times have we heard this song on the radio on the

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Letter: Shop small this holiday season

This Saturday, Nov. 29, is reserved as Small Business Saturday. It’s an effort to kickoff the holiday shopping season by highlighting the wonderful local small businesses.  Our hope is that you shop local not only on Saturday, but the entire holiday season. When you buy goods and services from local business owners, you’re ensuring the

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