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Bloodied burglar carried on, police say

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His hand cut badly during one break-in, a bleeding Fall River man persevered and attempted to break into a second Westport location, police say, before officers finally caught up to him That bloody trail was the man’s undoing, said Westport Detective Jeffrey Majewski. Westport Police were called to Route 6 Gas located at 162 State […]

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Police: Man scrapped neighbors’ cars for cash

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 WESTPORT — A Westport man faces  larceny charges after police say he sold his neighbors’ cars to a Tiverton scrapyard for cash. On Monday, April 14, Westport police arrested Nathan J. Moniz, 28, of 30 Crane Ave., Westport, on charges stemming from an investigation into the disappearance of three vehicles not far from his house. On […]

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East Providence School Committee backs redistricting plan

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The first part of what is likely to be a testing equation to solve in the city’s middle schools was passed by a slim margin as the East Providence School Committee during a special session called for Monday evening, April 14, voted to accept the redistricting plan presented by Superintendent Kim Mercer […]

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Barrington teen approached by man offering sex

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Barrington police are ramping up patrols in the Hampden Meadows area of town after a 16 year-old boy told officers that he had been approached by a man on who was offering oral sex on Saturday, April 12. The teenager, who lives in town, told police that he had been walking along the path that […]

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Company drops plan for cell tower at Sowams School

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People opposed to the construction of a 141-foot cell tower on the property behind Sowams School in Barrington received some welcome news on Monday night: The company planning the project had withdrawn its proposal. School and town officials shared e-mails with parents and other residents alerting them to the change. A letter dated April 14 […]

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Portsmouth queried about talks with DEM over sewers

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PORTSMOUTH — The nature of recent talks between the town and the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) over the town’s septic issues in Island Park and Portsmouth Park was a source of contention at Monday’s Town Council meeting. More than three years ago, DEM issued a notice of violation (NOV) to the town, claiming it […]

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Portsmouth Girl Scouts get OK for archery at Glen Park

By   /  April 14, 2014  /  Government & Politics  /  1 Comment

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PORTSMOUTH — There will be arrows flying in Glen Park May 16-17, but don’t expect the town to make a habit of allowing archery there. The Town Council Monday night voted unanimously to grant a special permit for the Portsmouth Girl Scouts to offer archery at the park during its annual Service Unit Camp Out, despite […]

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Bristol woman running in memory of her brother — follow along

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Lauren Gablinske’s quest to run the Boston Marathon while raising money for the Samaritans in honor of her late brother Derek is in the homestretch. She is once again raising the bar on her fundraising goal, as she closes in on $30,000, establishing herself as one of the top fundraisers in a field of hundreds […]

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East Providence High students claim top prize in teen awareness media contest

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Members of the EPHS team to win first place in the Day One media contest included (from left to right) Jeremy Cordeiro, Christina D'Amico, Jimmy Polana and James Deizel. Not pictured, Alexander DeCastro.

EAST PROVIDENCE — For the third year in a row, East Providence High School is the home to at least one group of students chosen as winners of the Day One media contest, “Your Voice, Your View,” which asks 10th grade students to create a television commercial to help spread the word about sexual and […]

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Calling all citizen scientists

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Volunteers needed for osprey monitoring. Spring has returned to New England and with it came the ospreys. The Audubon Society of Rhode Island manages the Rhode Island Osprey Monitoring Program, a network of volunteer observers who report on the breeding success of these fish-eating raptors. The program relies on approximately seventy-five volunteers to monitor over two […]

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