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Worker injured on Barrington bridge project

Worker injured on Barrington bridge project

  Motorists noticed a strange new vehicle parked at the White Church Bridge construction project in Barrington last week — an ambulance. According to police and fire officials, emergency responders were called to the White Church Bridge construction site at about 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 21, for a worker who had been injured. The

East Providence digs out from storm, trash collection resumes

EAST PROVIDENCE — Heaping ample praise on the efforts of their employees and the collaboration between all aspects of government, three of the city’s top administrators to a person said East Providence’s response to the Blizzard of 2015 was near perfect in its execution. East Providence Police Chief Chris Parella, Fire Chief Oscar Elmasian and

Tiverton responds: plows out, no outages, all hands ready

TIVERTON — Tiverton’s storm shelter at the Middle School opened Monday night at 8 p.m., and as of early Tuesday morning has about six people taking refuge. “They felt a little unsafe,” said Town Council President Denise deMedeiros, who had huddled with town emergency officials from 4 – 7 Monday evening readying the Town’s response

Tiverton, Little Compton emergency shelters announced

SAKONNET AREA — Emergency shelters for residents of Tiverton and Little Compton have been set up and have become or will shortly become operational. Each has a contact phone number. TIverton: As in the past, Tiverton Middle School will be a warming and emergency shelter. The school is located at 10 Quintal Drive, Tiverton. Two


Woman dies following East Providence car accident

EAST PROVIDENCE — The driver involved in a roll-over car accident at the intersection of Wampanoag Trail and Boyd Avenue in city mid-day Wednesday, Jan. 14, has died. City resident Leslie Logan, 63, died of injuries she suffered after being trapped inside the vehicle after it overturned on the sidewalk. East Providence Firefighters feverishly attempted

Barrington firefighters pose with some of the items they donated to Operation Strike The Box.

Barrington firefighters donate items to homeless children

Barrington firefighters piled up some toys, socks and some winter gloves as they participated in Operation Strike The Box. The initiative was the brainchild of North Smithfield Dispatcher Dan Desmarais. After learning of the number of homeless children in Rhode Island — about 1,800 — he challenged fire departments around the state to “strike the box”


Man suffers traumatic injuries in Portsmouth accident

PORTSMOUTH — A male driver was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with “traumatic injuries” following a two-vehicle accident on Middle Road Thursday night. The Fire Department received several 911 calls reporting a serious accident in the area of 507 Middle Road at 10:11 p.m. Thursday, according to Deputy Fire Chief Michael P. O’Brien. Two ambulances and