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Like everything else, your devices need a spring cleaning

As you say goodbye to winter and hello to the sun and warmer weather, here are a few tips on how to spring clean your gadgets: •    Clean your gadgets regularly. But before you wipe your device, unplug it and power it down. Avoid alcohol-based cleaners and abrasive cloths or paper towels. Also, don’t spray

Robert Saulnier, 68, of Providence

Robert Saulnier, 68, of Providence, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Fall River, he was the son of the late Lucy (Pacheco) Saulnier. He was a Warren resident for many years and had served in the Rhode Island National Guard. He retired from The

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Meet Donna Andrews: Golfer, chauffeur, security officer, manicurist and more

By Joan D. Warren Donna Andrews holds a real estate license in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and also holds the national designations of Accredited Buyer Representative and Graduate Realtor Institute, GREEN and e-PRO. She is certified as a negotiations, home marketing and new homes specialist. She is a member of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors and is the 2014


Two stories of exotic cultures for spring reading

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Kate Boo Despair. Hopelessness. Injustice. All describe the hellhole of existence that is Annawadi, the squatter slum settlement outside the International Airport in Mumbai, India.  Here 3,000 people are tightly packed into and atop 335 ramshackle huts next to a sewage lake,

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Visiting Japanese students see first snow

By Karen Antonelli, Assistant principal, Westport High School The snow was falling on Monday morning, March 3, as the 15 students and two teachers who had arrived the night before from Japan entered Westport High School to begin a two week exchange visit. The students had never seen snow before so it was a wonderful

The Heartworks Soup and Chili Cook-Off will benefit the family of the late Hal Prew.

Chili cook-off to benefit Barrington family

People are encouraged to bring a hearty appetite to the 5th annual Heartworks Soup and Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, March 29 at the event room at Cutler Mills in Warren. The cook-off will benefit Barrington’s Prew family — Hal Prew died unexpectedly on Jan. 25 at the age of 45 after suffering a heart attack. Hal,

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YMCA program inspires East Providence woman to help others

BARRINGTON — Through perseverance and the support of the Bayside YMCA community, city resident Melissa Major has overcome some substantial physical obstacles caused by a nasty car accident to become an inspiration and instructor for others. Several years ago, everything seem on the right track for the then 22-year-old. Ms. Major was in her last

High scorer Tommy Yeargin controls the ball during the previous game against Norton. (Tim Marshall photo)

Westport scores quarterfinal win against Rockland

By Steve Vierra The Westport boys’ basketball team pulled off a convincing quarterfinal victory against Rockland to the score of 68-59 in what had been a back and forth affair on Thursday night. Tommy Yeargin led the way for Westport recording 21 points to go along with some clutch free throws in the fourth quarter

Isaiah Lopes looks for options against tight Rogers defense. (Tim Marshall photo)

Rogers’ pressure too much for Tigers

By Steve Vierra The Tiverton boys’ basketball team was never able to put together a consistent scoring run against Rogers as they suffered a blowout loss to the score of 66-44 on Friday evening. Rogers received a strong performance from Quraan Bostic who dominated the game from start to finish scoring 26 points on the

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