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Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr. — George "Sparky" Watts prepares an arm's length of weiners during lunchtime on a recent busy day at his restaurant.

East Providence eatery ‘Sparky’s’ celebrates a century of service

East Providence eatery ‘Sparky’s’ celebrates a century of service

EAST PROVIDENCE — As George Watts puts it a business doesn’t often last 100 years, so with that in mind “Sparky’s Coney Island Systems” plans to heartily celebrate its centennial of operation over the course of the week. The revered local eatery at the corner of Taunton Avenue and Vine Street owned by Mr. Watts

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Country living close to Little Compton shore

Enjoy a country setting while being close to the seashore at this private home in Little Compton. Located in Tuniper Pond Acres at 30 Tuniper North Lane, the property has access to the Pond and is only a short walk to South Shore Beach. The Cape Cod-style home is situated on a private, well manicured

9 Sunset Road, Bristol

Open houses planned around East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled this weekend in towns across the East Bay: Barrington 93 Alfred Drown Road — Sunday, April 19, 12-1:30 p.m. Colonial, 5, 3, $799,000. Residential Properties, Patty Deal, 401-245-9600. 18 Riverview Drive — Sunday, April 19, 2-3:30 p.m. Cape, 3, 2, $349,900. Residential Properties, Patty Deal, 401-245-9600. 53 Wapping Drive

Hall Spars President Eric Hall, left, speaks with U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Economic Development Jay Williams after a round table discussion on composites-based industries. Photos by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Manufacturing ‘Renaissance’ draws feds to Bristol

When U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Economic Development Jay Williams was the mayor of Youngstown, Ohio, he faced the challenge there of growing a town that relied heavily on the steel industry at a time when that industry was facing collapse. Similarly, Bristol’s once thriving boatbuilding industry fell on hard times during a collapsed

0 Plantation Way, Tiverton

Just a couple open houses planned this weekend

With Easter coming this Sunday, not many realtors are showing houses in the East Bay on the holy weekend. Only a couple intrepid home sellers are offering open houses on Holy Saturday: Tiverton 100 Sandra Lee Lane — Saturday, April 4, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ranch 3, 2, $244,000. T.L. Holland Agency, Bethany, 401-624-8469.

27 Cedar Ave., Barrington

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following properties have changed hands in recent weeks in towns across the East Bay: Barrington 24 King Phillip Ave. — $100,000 18 Heritage Road — $552,000 20 Freemont Ave. — $2,300,000 12 Commonwealth Ave. — $283,500 27 Cedar Ave. — $1,250,000 580 Maple Ave. — $314,000 2 Carriage Trail — $243,500 23 South St.

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Prudence home offers private, luxurious escape

Solitude and luxury — the perfect pairing for a get-away home. This comfortable three bedroom, two bathroom home on Prudence Island has all the bells and whistles, nestled in natural surroundings. The property at 243 Bay Ave. has sweeping water views and can be used as a year-round or vacation home. With nearly 4,000 square

15 Ridgewood Road, Barrington

Open houses planned around East Bay

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 12 Foote St. — Sunday, March 29, 12-1:30 p.m. Cape, 3, 2, $339,000. Residential Properties, Nancy Ryan, 401-245-9600 77 Prospect St. — Sunday, March 29, 12-2 p.m. Cape, 3, 1.5, $349,000. Residential Properties, Dawne Nordstrom, 401-245-9600. 15 Ridgewood Road —

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