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East Providence Police Chief Tavares agrees to retirement pact

East Providence Police Chief Tavares agrees to retirement pact

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police Chief Joseph Tavares has agreed to retire from his duties atop the department as of Aug. 31, 2014, multiple sources confirmed over the last several days. A source told The Post the chief will leave his post as of July 1. He will remain on the job officially through

Firefighters battle a blaze at 15 Gooding Avenue on Friday, May 2.

Friday fire closes Gooding Avenue

Fire crews from Bristol and Warren are on the scene of a smoky fire that erupted in the business plaza at 15 Gooding Avenue. Bristol fire department received a call around 6 p.m. on Friday, May 2. When they arrived, the unit, located between Icon Boxing Gym and T.A. Gardiner Plumbing and Heating was filled


Race car driver dies after crash at Wing-N-It

Race car driver Steven Elmslie has died as a result of injuries sustained in an accident at Wing-N-It restaurant last Thursday, Rhode Island Hospital has confirmed. Mr. Elmslie, 51, of Bristol, who had been listed in critical condition since the crash into the restaurant’s smoke house last week, died of internal injuries Thursday. He had

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David Barboza Named Chief Marshal

Bristol Fourth of July Committee General Chairman Ray Lavey has named David Barboza to be chief marshal of the 229th celebration. For Mr. Lavey, the choice was easy. The two had become acquaintances over the past 12 years in their roles in town government and participating in various Fourth of July committees. “I looked for

Parking Ban Issued Throughout Bristol

The Bristol Police Department has issued a parking ban throughout the town as another winter storm moves in. The parking ban begins at midnight tonight and continues indefinitely to allow emergency vehicles to pass and plows to clear the streets. All vehicles must be removed from the road and parked in driveways by midnight. Any


East Providence resident is fatality among injured in I-95 wrong-way driving incident

NORTH SCITUATE — Rhode Island State Police identified city resident Sheng Zhou as the fatality and one of the victims in a wrong-way driving accident which occurred on Interstate 95 in Pawtucket in the early morning hours of Friday morning, Feb. 28. A passenger in the rear operator’s side of the vehicle struck State Police


Fire tears through Portsmouth family home

Firefighters from at least four towns poured into the Common Fence Point area of Portsmouth Saturday afternoon to control a fire that tore through a two-story,  single-family home at around 3:30 p.m. According to witnesses, the fire erupted and spread quickly inside the home at 2 Summit Road. Firefighters from Portsmouth, Tiverton, Bristol and Middletown


Suspect in Roger Williams University threat surrenders

The man who police suspect of sending threatening e-mails to Roger Williams University has surrendered and is in police custody. Hours after police located the suspect, Kevin Pacheco, 36,  inside his Richard Street home in South Dartmouth, Mass., police had the electricity to the house shut off as darkness fell. Mr. Pacheco surrendered shortly thereafter.

School of Law building on the Roger Williams University campus.

Mass. Police in stand-off with suspect after Roger Williams University receives threats

Dartmouth Police and Massachusetts State Police are currently at the home of a former Roger Williams University Law School student in South Dartmouth, who allegedly made threats against the university earlier today. The university sent out a school-wide memo advising students to be aware of an increased police presence on campus. Bristol Police Deputy Chief