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An osprey plucks dinner from the Narrow River, Narragansett.

As ospreys return to the bay, monitors flock to orientation

As ospreys return to the bay, monitors flock to orientation

    About thirty osprey (fish hawk) enthusiasts gathered recently at the Audubon Society in Bristol to an orientation session for this year’s osprey monitoring program, an ongoing volunteer effort to track the number of active and successful nests in Rhode Island. The group included both current and aspiring monitors who came to share recent osprey

Town Meeting Moderator Larry Anderson and Town Council President Robert Mushen field an audience question.

Little Compton votes itself a big tax hike

By William Rupp Approximately 250 Little Compton voters approved on Tuesday evening, May 20, a $12.7 million spending plan for the next fiscal year at the annual Financial Town Meeting. There wasn’t a dissenting voice in the auditorium of the Wilbur School on the Town Commons. Voters also approved the spending of up to $400,000

Cat stress leads to mess

Dear Dr. Evans,   For some time now, I’ve noticed that if I’m getting ready to leave for a vacation or if I have out-of-town company, my cat often starts having accidents. She’ll use the box for stool, but she’ll urinate in odd places. Once or twice, I’ve noticed a drop of blood. When things

‘Making Memories’ at Bay View

On a recent Sunday afternoon two friends joined my wife and me as we attended the musical revue “Making Memories,” this year’s entry in the thirty-first Manhattan at the Bay production at Bay View Academy. It was overwhelming! The girls of Bay View, under the superb direction of Christine Kavanagh, performed a brilliant non-stop production

The 9 and 10 year-old girls on the Bayside YMCA swim team performed well at regionals.

Bayside YMCA swimmers place at New Englands

Bayside girls and boys combined to finish in 20th place overall out of 75 teams across the region in the New England Championships at MIT recently. This was five places better than the team’s combined finish last year and 15 places better than the year before. The swimmers who participated at the New England YMCA Swimming

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East Providence resident runs Boston Marathon with a purpose

Editor’s Note: East Providence resident John Ponte recently completed the Boston Marathon not only for himself, but with a very special cause in mind. The following is his first-person account of the event: EAST PROVIDENCE — I did it! After months of preparation and four and a half hours of mental and physical exertion, I

Among thiose standing in front of Spirit of '45 vehicle are, at center, Martin Costa and his father George Costa. Lino Rego is at far left, and Austin O'Neill its at right which his bugle.

Spirit of ’45 ceremony salutes WW II veterans

With only three days notice, over a dozen World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War veterans, along with family and friends, converged on Westport Camping Grounds, Wednesday, May 7, at 11 a.m. Martin Costa, manager of the family-owned camp, organized a ceremony to honor his Dad and camp owner, George Costa who served in


Parishes celebrate saints; dine with ‘Chef’ Shemek

By Lisa M. Smaldone St. Christopher and St. Theresa parishioners in Tiverton united in celebration on Saturday, April 26, at St. Christopher Church for Mass in honor of our newly canonized saints, Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. Reverend Przemyslaw “Shemek” Lepak and Deacon Timothy Flanigan celebrated Mass among a full congregation of