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Tech tips: apps for health and wellness

By   /  January 29, 2014  /  Tech News  /  No Comments

It takes effort to stay in shape and eat right, but smartphone apps like these can make maintaining a healthy lifestyle just a little bit easier. •    Eating healthy doesn’t mean that you must forgo trips to your favorite local restaurant. With the free HealthyOut app, IOS users can look up the nutritional value of […]

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Apps for a great new year

By   /  January 16, 2014  /  Columns  /  No Comments

Here are some smartphone app suggestions to help you tackle your New Year’s resolutions. •    The free MyFitnessPal app is available for IOS users. It allows you to count calories and track what you eat. Android users should check out the free Noom Weight Loss Coach app, which is meant to help you form healthy […]

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Come on, get Happy

By   /  January 16, 2014  /  Columns  /  No Comments

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Happy is a four to five year old special needs female Pit/mix. She has been living at the Warren animal shelter for the past two and a half years and is  ready for a forever home. She needs to be in a home with no children or other pets because she has a touch of […]

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Two titles by Richard Russo: one new, one classic

By   /  January 12, 2014  /  Book Review  /  No Comments

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Elsewhere:  A Memoir           Some mothers have become famous for  their  obsessive connection to their sons; Sara Delano Roosevelt, for example, in her relationship to her adored Franklin.  But the bond that existed between NY Times best-selling author Richard  Russo and his mother extended a lifetime and beyond the physical severing of the umbilical cord […]

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Bayside YMCA director also leading Newman YMCA

By   /  December 31, 2013  /  Business, News  /  No Comments

Joe Martino is now the director of the Bayside YMCA in Barrington and the Newman YMCA in Seekonk, Mass.

Joe Martino, executive director at the Bayside YMCA will become district executive of both the Bayside YMCA in Barrington and the Newman YMCA in Seekonk, Mass. They are both branches of the YMCA of Greater Providence. Mr. Martino has been with the YMCA of Greater Providence for 16 years. Most recently, he was instrumental in the […]

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Apps that let you track, and chat, with Santa

By   /  December 23, 2013  /  Tech News  /  No Comments

You’ve shopped, you’re organized — now it’s time to enjoy the holiday. To add a little something extra to your season, download one of these festive smartphone apps. This Christmas, let technology help make your holiday merry and bright. •    Do you love Christmas music? IOS and Android users should download the free Christmas RADIO […]

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Quick response, AED saves a life at Bayside YMCA

By   /  December 17, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

YMCA staff members Geri Purcell (left) and Meaghan McKissick (right) stand with Barrington resident Steve Holland. Mr. Holland suffered cardiac arrest and the two YMCA staff members were among a group of people to help save his life.

Steve Holland has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. He is thankful for the competent staff at the Bayside YMCA and members who came to his aid after he suffered cardiac arrest at the West Street facility on Monday, Dec. 2. Last week, Mr. Holland and his wife Kim met with staff […]

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Thomson M. Whitin, 90, Tiverton, Little Compton

By   /  December 16, 2013  /  Obituaries  /  No Comments

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Professor of economics at MIT, Berkeley, Wesleyan; author Thomson McLintock Whitin, summer resident and retiree in Little Compton, formerly of Higganum, Connecticut, and who resided at Sakonnet Bay Manor in Tiverton since 2008, passed away surrounded by his children on December 9 at the age of 90. Born in Massachusetts in 1923, Tom is the […]

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Enhance your holiday landscape

By   /  December 15, 2013  /  Things to Do  /  No Comments

CUTLINE: Birdseed ornaments can add some holiday décor to the landscape while providing much-needed nutrients for the birds.

By Melinda Myers Add a little holiday sparkle to your landscape for you and your guests to enjoy. No matter the weather outside, a few decorative touches can greatly increase the beauty and enjoyment of your winter landscape. Try one, two or all eight of these tips to improve your landscape’s winter appeal. • Add […]

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Barrington girl is fourth at Northeast Regional

By   /  December 3, 2013  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Emma McMillan (left) leads a pack of runners during a recent cross country meet.

Two-time state cross country champion Emma McMillan, of Barrington, was the top Rhode Islander to finish the girls Northeast Regional 5K race, held at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls, N.Y., on Saturday. Emma, a sophomore running for the Eagle Running Club, was fourth overall in 18 minutes, 31 seconds. With her time, she qualified as […]

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