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East Providence Police converge on the North Street home of Neil McKenna, 32, who gave himself up to police after a nine hour stand-off. Photos by Rich Dionne

East Providence standoff ends without incident

East Providence standoff ends without incident

EAST PROVIDENCE — An eight-hour stand-off between East Providence Police and a man holed up in a residence on North Street in the Riverside section of the city ended without incident at approximately 9:45 p.m. Friday night, April 3. After several tense hours, police were finally able to procure the man, who they knew to

Bristol resident and state Rep. Raymond Gallison and his wife, Diane, share a laugh during an interview on Friday. Photos by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Rep. Gallison named Chief Marshal

After leading the charge to help area veterans get assistance and recognition, fighting against LNG in Mt. Hope Bay and tolls on the bridge, and leading the House Finance Committee as its chairman, Bristol resident and state Rep. Raymond Gallison will take on another leadership role, one that he calls “an overwhelming honor.” “Typically, (the

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Barrington schools cancel after-school activities

A recorded telephone message was shared with parents of Barrington school children on Thursday, notifying them that all after-school activities had been canceled. Barrington Superintendent of Schools Michael Messore said in the message that all school buildings would be closed after classes are dismissed at their normal times. Some cancelations started spreading to local parents at


Mt Hope Bay, Kickie closed to shellfishing after spill

The Department of Environmental Management announced that conditionally-approved areas of Mount Hope Bay and the Kickemuit River will be closed to shellfishing beginning at sunrise on Thursday, Feb. 26. DEM enacted the emergency closure because an estimated 600,000 gallons of non-disinfected effluent was discharged Wednesday from the Fall River Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility between 8:50 a.m.

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Barrington elementary school evacuated for gas leak

Officials evacuated Sowams Elementary School in Barrington at 10 a.m. on Monday morning, Feb. 23, after a gas leak was discovered outside the school. According to Barrington Superintendent of Schools Michael Messore, students and staff put on their hats and coats and exited the building. Then, following the school’s evacuation procedure, the group began walking


East Bay schools cancel classes Monday

All East Bay school districts have canceled classes Monday as the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the area. Snowfall totals vary across the area, with some expecting as much as a foot. Bristol-Warren, Portsmouth, East Providence, Little Compton, Tiverton and Westport school districts have closed schools Monday, as have private schools

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