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Firefighters were confronted by a car fully engulfed in flames outside the bakery on Monday.

Barrington crews busy with car fire, brush fires

Barrington crews busy with car fire, brush fires

A green convertible sedan caught fire while it was parked outside Vienna Bakery in Barrington on Monday afternoon, May 18. Barrington firefighters responded to the scene and quickly extinguished the fire. The small blaze was one of a handful the local fire department has been called to recently. On Friday afternoon, May 15, at about

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Portsmouth suspends recreational burning

PORTSMOUTH — Citing “extremely high danger” forecast for brush fires over the next two days, the Portsmouth Fire Department has suspended all recreational burning from noon today (May 13) to noon on Thursday, May 14. All open burnings permits are temporally suspended during this period, according to Deputy Fire Chief Michael O’Brien. The National Weather Service


East Providence bakery explosion remains under investigation

EAST PROVIDENCE — Local and state investigators continue to seek clues indicating why an explosion rocked the Taunton Avenue Bakery shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday evening, April 20. The explosion blew open a gaping whole in the front of Portuguese bakery located on 208 Taunton Ave. adjacent to the Bank of America branch at about

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Public safety personnel lead East Providence’s top earners in 2014

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Post and recently sought information through an Access to Public Records Act (APRA) request with the office of City Solicitor Tim Chapman about the city’s top paid municipal employees in 2014 . At least 99 employees earned $100,000 or more. Some 61 of the employees are members of

Dominic Lautieri, a lieutenant with the Portsmouth Fire Department, gets his head shaved during a “St. Baldrick’s” fund-raiser at the Whiskey Republic in Providence Tuesday night. The event raised funds to help defray medical costs for Lt. Lautieri’s 9-year-old son, Grayson, who has acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Photo by Tim Marshall.

Plenty comes off the top at firefighters’ fund-raiser

EAST BAY — Firefighters from four different towns united for a common cause Tuesday night: Getting their heads shaved to help raise money and awareness about childhood cancer. At the “St. Baldrick’s” fund-raiser at the Whiskey Republic in Providence, firefighters from Portsmouth, Bristol, Barrington and Middletown — “Team Grayson” — were clipped to raise money

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Twenty-six Barrington public employees earn more than $100,000

Twenty-six public employees in Barrington earned more than $100,000 last year, according to data provided by the municipal and school finance directors. At the top of the list for highest paid municipal employees is town manager Peter DeAngelis, who earned nearly $154,000. Following Mr. DeAngelis are five police officers who earned more than their boss,

Grayson Lautieri (right) who’s being treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, poses with his baby brother, Ryker, who has Down syndrome.

Firefighters to go ‘bald’ for Bristol boy

BRISTOL — Firefighters from Portsmouth, Bristol and Barrington will be among those getting clipped for a cause on Tuesday, March 31. Nine-year-old Grayson Lautieri of Bristol, the son of Dominic and Courtney Lautieri, was recently diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a form of cancer of the white blood cells. Mr. Lautieri, who goes by “Nick,”