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Huskies running back Aiden Silva attempts to round the corner during Mt. Hope's injury fund game against Rogers High School last week. Photos by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Huskies football battles inexperience, injuries as season opens

Huskies football battles inexperience, injuries as season opens

A “very inexperienced” Mt. Hope football team will have its work cut out for it when the team opens the regular season Saturday against Woonsocket High School, last year’s top team in Division IIA. The young team is trying to establish its identity, something that became more difficult after losing a couple key players during

Acting City Manager Paul Lemont presented the East Providence City Council with his FY2014-15 draft budget Tuesday night.

Lemont presents Council with draft East Providence FY14-15 budget

EAST PROVIDENCE — Acting City Manager Paul Lemont presented the Council with the first draft of his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15 at the governing body’s meeting Tuesday evening, Sept. 16. The budget, Mr. Lemont’s first since returning to the manager’s position in November of 2013, includes a modest half-percent increase to the property

Keurys Pena, aka "Michael Santana"

Escaped ACI inmate is apprehended

PROVIDENCE — Keurys Pena, the ACI inmate who escaped earlier in the week, was apprehended by members of the Rhode Island Violent Fugitive Task Force (VFTF), Rhode Island State Police Detectives assigned to the Adult Correctional Institute, members of the Providence Police and Special Investigators from the Department of Corrections mid-afternoon Wednesday, Sept. 17. Mr.


Coast Guard responds to jellies slick

From the Coast Guard came this news bulletin late Friday … Coast Guard pollution responders, and the Fairhaven harbormaster responded to a report of a large oil sheen in Buzzards Bay Friday morning. At 2 p.m. Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England was notified by a local, experienced mariner of a possible pollution sheen in Buzzard’s Bay.


Barrington resident: Dude, where’s my car?

A Hampden Meadows resident called police on Tuesday, Sept. 9, and told officers that someone stole his car. The resident said the vehicle had been taken from his driveway, adding that strangely enough he still had both sets of car keys in his possession. Police issued an alert to departments across the state to be


RWU student charged with fleeing after hitting pedestrian

A Roger Williams University student has been charged with fleeing the scene after hitting a pedestrian on campus. Matthew B. Russett, 20, of 102 Harryel St., Pittsfield, Mass., was reportedly speeding through the campus in his Dodge Dakota pickup truck in the wee hours of Sept, 14, jumping a curb and hitting another student who

Troop 2 Scoutmaster Greg Voigt (center) is shown at a change of command ceremony at Barrington Beach.

Barrington troop disagrees with Scouts’ policy on gays

A recent letter from a Barrington scoutmaster to the president of the Boy Scouts of America said the national organization’s policy that discriminates against homosexuals needs to be changed. Boy Scout Troop 2 Scoutmaster Greg Voigt and Barrington Congregational Church UCC Senior Minister Jeffrey Larsen signed the letter which stated in part, “Troop 2 Barrington