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Observing National Internet Safety Month

Observing National Internet Safety Month

June is National Internet Safety Month.  What better time to pay close attention to our online habits, and commit ourselves to creating a safer digital environment for children and adults. The officially designated month was established in 2005 when the U.S. Senate passed a resolution to raise awareness about the country’s need for digital safety

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East Providence High softball team staves off elimination

PAWTUCKET —  The seventh-seeded East Providence High School softball team beat the third-seeded Tolman Tigers Tuesday afternoon, June 9, by the score of 5-3 in a Division I championship tournament elimination game at Slater Park. The Townies were led by Haley Rodriques, who pitched a complete game, and got continued support from sophomores and freshmen,


Unusual stories about unusual people

‘The Dinner’ by Herman Koch The narration of Herman Koch’s very unusual story takes place entirely during the courses of a dinner at a high-end restaurant in Holland. This place has been selected by Serge Lohman, candidate for Prime Minister of Holland, who is there with his wife Babette, brother Paul, and sister-in-law Claire. The

The retirement dilemma of the small business owner

You’ve poured a lifetime of sweat, time, and capital into building your business. You’ve begun thinking about retirement, and your strategy is to sell your company for a good price, settle back, and enjoy a financially secure retirement. But, like many business owners, you’ve made the mistake of assuming this scenario will happen, and you


East Providence escapes Mount to open softball playoffs

EAST PROVIDENCE — The host East Providence High School softball team beat Mount Saint Charles, 10-9, in a dramatic 11-inning Division I preliminary round playoff game Wednesday, June 3. The teams traded runs throughout the latter portion of the contest before Jordan Farnsworth drove in the game-winning run with a single for the seventh-seeded Townies, who


Wedding stories to welcome the season

‘Beautiful Day’ by Elin Hilderbrand Every girl dreams of a picture-perfect wedding day, as does Jenna Carmichael, the bride in Elin Hilderbrand’s most recent novel “Beautiful Day.” The sad fact is that Jenna’s beloved but deceased mother Beth is not there to share it with her. Having anticipated this special event during her illness, Beth kept


Barrington’s Troop 2 adds three more Eagle Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 2 Barrington recently awarded three of its members the rank of Eagle Scout during an Eagle Court of Honor on Monday, May 25 in council chambers at Barrington Town Hall. The ceremony followed the annual Memorial Day parade. The troop, established in 1920, now boasts 213 Eagle Scouts over its history with


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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