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Tripp family members line up for the egg toss.

Tripps from far and wide gather for Westport reunion

Tripps from far and wide gather for Westport reunion

The Tripp Family Reunion, descendants of Alexander and Ellen (Dolman) Tripp of Westport, was held recently in Westport at the home of granddaughter Gaile (Tripp) Fletcher and husband Wallace. There were approximately 100 in attendance this year with members of the family coming from Colorado, Montana, Wisconsin, Kansas, Virginia, New York, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont,

City council incumbent Thomas Rose answers a question on school funding with Ward 4 opponent Candice Cain Seel (left) looking on. 
Photos by Rich Dionne

East Providence Council candidates engage in cordial forum

EAST PROVIDENCE — The League of Women Voters of Rhode Island and East Bay Newspapers, the parent company of The East Providence Post and eastbayri.com, co-sponsored what turned out to be a rather cordial, almost subdued pre-primary election forum Wednesday evening, Sept. 3, at the Weaver Library with candidates seeking to further their bids for


Happy Father’s Day!

This is my father, Fredrick Hermenze, posing for Amos Sewell (who was a ‘Saturday Evening Post’ illustrator). Amos and Ruth Sewell lived across the street from my grandfather’s farm and my childhood home. They were good neighbors and friends, and often used the farm and my extended Polish family in illustrations. This photo was taken about

OLMC grads meet for 50th reunion

On Sunday Oct. 20, there are a 50th class reunion of the eighth grade at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in the parish center in Bristol. Some of the classmates hadn’t seen each other in 50 years. Pictured are (front row, from left to right) Diane Frazier Minter, Ann Del Toro Soscia, Pat Parisi

Sally Black, Chairwoman of Tiverton's School Committee and Grand Marshall for the Celebrate Tiverton parade Saturday, July 27, holds a poster from the 1997 Tiverton Waterfront Festival, while behind her (from left) stand Linda Larsen, Deborah Pallasch (school committee member), and Pat Curran.

Come Celebrate Tiverton all weekend

TIVERTON — Tiverton launches Celebrate Tiverton with three days of activities this Friday through Sunday. Friday evening’s kickoff events are all within walking distance of each other, close by the waterfront at Stone Bridge. Other activities are scheduled from Friday evening through Sunday, in all areas of town. Catch live music at 5:30 p.m. with

Fr. John Higginbotham conducts a service in Holy Trinity in Jan. 2012 at the beginning of the church's 300th anniversary year

Holy Trinity celebrates 300th with banquet Saturday

TIVERTON — Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Tiverton will celebrate its 300th anniversary with a banquet on Saturday, September 22, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Bishop Geralyn Wolf and her husband, Tom Bair, and Bishop-elect Nick Knisely will be among those attending. A portrait by Carolyn Hall of Holy Trinity’s founding priest, the Rev. Honyman from