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Jim Valin

Riverside man, cancer survivor touts local health program

Riverside man, cancer survivor touts local health program

EAST PROVIDENCE — Eight years ago, when Jim Valin moved to Riverside, he was a very healthy man. He worked out at the gym on a regular basis and enjoyed all that life had to offer. A diagnosis of a bladder tumor three years later resulted in surgery and some chemo, but Mr. Valin continued

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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Tiverton survives late Narragansett rally

By Steve Vierra TIVERTON—The Tiverton boys’ basketball team was able to string together some impressive scoring runs while rebounding and moving the ball effectively to defeat Narragansett 72-70 on Friday evening. Alex Cotton had a strong outing for the Tigers, scoring 18 big points to help propel his team to victory. Cotton struggled to find


Enigmatic Lincoln’s enduring appeal

Abraham Lincoln was born 205 years ago this week, and remains one of the most popular figures in American history — and literature. In honor of Honest Abe’s birthday, check out one of these great reads. ‘Killing Lincoln’ By Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard “With malice toward none and charity for all.” When Abraham Lincoln


Pressure defense propels Westport over Avon

By Steve Vierra WESTPORT— The Westport boys’ basketball team was able to pull off a convincing 64-48 victory over Avon Friday evening in a competitive battle of scoring runs and defensive intensity. Westport came out of the gate strong and built a comfortable lead. However, this proved to be short-lived as Avon came charging back

A group of local women have organized a Feb. 11 fund-raiser which will benefit the Rhode Island chapter of Blessings in a Backpack.

Barrington women bolster Blessings in a Backpack

A group of Barrington women and a few of their friends have banded together as a committee to organize a fund-raiser for the local chapter of Blessings in a Backpack. The committee, chaired by Dory Faxon, is in the final planning stages for the Feb. 11 event. The fund-raiser will take place at The Providence Biltmore Hotel,

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Olympic-caliber apps

The Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, start February 6 and sports fans everywhere will be watching as the world’s best athletes compete for the gold. To show its support for Team USA, AT&T developed a custom app to make both travel and communications easier for athletes and coaches during Olympic and Paralympic events. The app