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Recycling smackdown: Portsmouth vs. Bristol, others

By   /  April 18, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Kyle Hence, Portsmouth’s recycling coordinator, came up with the idea for the East Bay Community Recycling Competition. Here he holds compost made from food scraps dropped off by customers at the Saturday indoor farmers’ market at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

PORTSMOUTH — On Earth Day (Tuesday, April 22), Portsmouth Recycles! will host the kickoff of the first East Bay Community Recycling Competition, which its lead promoter says is the first of its kind in Rhode Island. It’s a friendly competition between Portsmouth, Bristol, Middletown and Newport aimed at boosting recycling rates and reduce solid waste in […]

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State agency grants East Bay Tavern a second stay over East Providence City Council ruling

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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PROVIDENCE — A hearing officer for the State Department of Business Regulation granted East Bay Tavern another stay to a second closure order rendered by the East Providence City Council, allowing the controversial night spot to remain open during the appeals process. The City Council, at special April 9 session, issued a $500 fine and, […]

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Looff Carousel to open in East Providence as scheduled despite management change

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  News  /  1 Comment

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EAST PROVIDENCE — The Looff Carousel on the Crescent Park grounds in city will be in operation as scheduled this weekend despite a recent change in management of the historic structure. City officials confirmed the Carousel’s traditional season-opening event on Easter Sunday, this year being April 20, remains a go. The Carousel ride will be […]

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Colt Andrews students ‘Huff and Puff’ to benefit school, cancer research

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

Students from Colt Andrews do some Zumba in the park as part of the school's "Huff and Puff" fundraiser to benefit the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation.

Students from Colt Andrews School huffed and puffed their way to raising hundreds of dollars during a fundraiser Thursday, much of which will benefit the Gloria Gemma Beast Cancer Resource Foundation. The school’s student government — made up of 32 students in grades 3, 4 and 5 — decided earlier in the year to organize […]

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Portsmouth rapper thrives on being underestimated

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

Nick Donnelly, a senior at Portsmouth High School, performs Saturday night at Simons 677 in Providence. The rapper organized the benefit hip-hop show — all proceeds went to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital — as his senior project.

PORTSMOUTH — Want to make Nick Donnelly’s day? Just sell him short. When he takes the stage armed with rhymes and rhythms, Nick gets a few double-takes from hip-hop fans who aren’t familiar with — as his dad, Paul Donnelly, describes him — “this skinny white kid with the nice haircut.” “I like walking into a […]

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Sneak peek at a schoolhouse transformed

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

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By Tom Killin Dalglish LITTLE COMPTON  —  Monday, April 28, 2014, will be a day to remember for many in Little Compton. That’s the moment 256 students and 38 teachers return from the spring break and take up occupancy in the newly renovated Wilbur & McMahon School. “It’s going to be a glorious day when […]

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Police investigate bridge walkers, loud parties, more windmill noise

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  News, Police & Crime  /  1 Comment

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Monday, April 7 A resident called to report a suspicious man on the Mt. Hope Bridge who was throwing wires off the bridge and appeared to be preparing to repel off the bridge. Portsmouth officers received the same call and told Bristol Police the man is from Coastal Electric and was working on the bridge. […]

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Noted past politicians voice support for East Providence governance change

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  Government & Politics, News  /  No Comments

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EAST PROVIDENCE — A handful of prominent past and possibly future politicians voiced their enthusiastic support at the City Council meeting held Tuesday night, April 15 for a proposed charter amendment ballot issue changing East Providence’s form of government to one of a strong mayor/council. Former State Representative Roberto DaSilva, former Council President Bruce Rogers […]

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Resource fair provides family fun, critical information

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  News, Schools  /  No Comments

Dominic Baldinelli, 5, and his sister Bianca, 9, look on during a demonstration by the Warren Fire Department at the Resource Fair at Hugh Cole on Sunday.

The Bristol Warren Regional School District and community group Thrive by Five hosted a Resource Fair Saturday to highlight The family services available to the community, and provide some family fun as well. Members of Thrive by Five, the school district’s Family Resource Center and other social organizations were on hand to answer parents’ questions […]

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Throwback Thursday: Warren loves its cars

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  News  /  No Comments

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The illustration here ran in the Warren and Barrington Gazette 100 years ago this week. Elsewhere in the same issue was this short passage on cars. Wonder whatever became of those beautiful old machines? “Several hundred automobiles of many makes and styles were registered with the State Board last week. The automobile is fast becoming […]

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