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Duo nabbed with car-load of loot from vehicle breaks 

Duo nabbed with car-load of loot from vehicle breaks 

WESTPORT/LITTLE COMPTON — Police believe two men arrested Friday are responsible for at least 20 car break-ins in the Westport/Little Compton area over the past couple of weeks. On Friday, Oct. 24, at around 2 a.m., Little Compton, Police Sergeant Natale Constantino followed a suspicious vehicle from Rhode Island into Westport. Police suspicions were fueled

The state had previously ordered that the Town of Portsmouth install sewers in Portsmouth Park (pictured) and Island Park.

Portsmouth seeks accord with DEM over sewers

PORTSMOUTH — The town is one step closer to resolving its dispute with the R.I. Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) over sewers the state had previously ordered installed in the Island Park and Portsmouth Park neighborhoods. At its meeting Monday night, Oct. 27, the Town Council will discuss a possible settlement of a notice of violation

This photo provided by Island Park resident John McDaid shows one of Town Council member David Gleason’s campaign signs, incorporating the Portsmouth 375th anniversary logo, along Park Avenue.

Portsmouth candidate defends use of 375th logo on sign

PORTSMOUTH — Town Council candidate David Gleason is defending his campaign signs after a local resident accused him of “degrading” the Portsmouth 375th logo by using it in political advertising. In an e-mail sent Saturday morning to Town Council members, Town Administrator John Klimm and two members of the Portsmouth 375th Steering Committee, Island Park resident


East Providence Police arrest suspect in recent rash of car-breaks

EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police have bagged a man suspected in a recent rash of car burglaries, which have stretched throughout the city into the East Side of Providence and neighboring Seekonk. Thony Greene, 19 and believed to be homeless, was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 22, after being apprehended in the Riverside section of the

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East Providence High School earns NEASC accreditation

EAST PROVIDENCE — The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) has granted once-beleaguered East Providence High School full accreditation, the regional oversight body informed the local administration though a couple of pieces of correspondence last week. In a lengthy PowerPoint review of the matter and a letter addressed to EPHS principal Janet Sheehan

Seniors Sophia Pezza, Yuliandra Henriquez and Fransheka Gauthier (from left to right) along with fellow co-captain Stephanie Ferreira were recognized by the EPHS girls' soccer mates in their final high school game Friday night, Oct. 24.

East Providence High girls’ soccer finishes off winless fall

EAST PROVIDENCE — The struggle which was the 2014 season for the East Providence High School girls’ soccer team came to an end Friday night, Oct. 24, at Pierce Field with the Townies losing to reigning Division II championship Pilgrim, 6-1. Almost fittingly for the Townies in their winless campaign, they made several mistakes in