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The west entrance to Crescent View Avenue, still under reconstruction.

East Providence road projects wrap up for the season

East Providence road projects wrap up for the season

EAST PROVIDENCE — Reconstruction of several city roads has just about wrapped up for the year, according to Director of Public Works Steve Coutu. The project, which began in earnest in early August, was a joint effort between the city’s Highway Department and the Cardi Corporation. Cardi’s bid was best of the six who answered

Joanna Coppola, 86, displays her "safety rope," the Bristol Emergency Dialer pendant. 
Photos by Riochard W. Dionne Jr.

Bristol Emergency Dialer is a safety line for elderly, disabled

About six years ago, Joanna Coppola was checking books out at the Barrington Public Library when she hit the floor. “I was looking for my library card and the next thing I know this very cute man is standing over me asking me what I remembered last,” Mrs. Coppola said. “I didn’t know what he


Bristol County risking ‘catastrophic’ water failure

When Bristol Town Councilman Tim Sweeney accidentally spilled his water while making a point at Monday night’s special Town Council meeting, he quipped, “There’s our redundant water supply.” Although he made light of the topic that prompted the meeting, Bristol County Water Authority Executive Director Pamela Marchand gave a bleak report that could affect thousands