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Google Maps: A satellite view of the Pawtucket Avenue-New Road intersection.

Shot fired at vehicle in East Providence early Saturday

Shot fired at vehicle in East Providence early Saturday

EAST PROVIDENCE — An unsuspecting motorist was thoroughly startled early Saturday morning, May 30, after an unknown assailant fired at least one gun shot into the back of his vehicle. According to the report of East Providence Police Detective Captain Richard Frazier, the victim, a 29-year-old Pawtucket resident, was driving north on Pawtucket Avenue around


Grant will help protect Prudence Island land

PRUDENCE ISLAND – The Narragansett Bay Research Reserve (NBNERR) hopes to grow in size thanks to a $412,500 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The grant, which will go toward the purchase of 103 acres of land on Prudence Island for inclusion in the reserve to protect it from future development, was announced

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Open houses planned around East Bay

Above: 9 Sunset Road, Bristol The following open houses are scheduled in towns throughout the East Bay this weekend: Bristol 60 Everett Ave. — Sunday, May 31, 12-2 p.m. Colonial, 3, 2, $560,000. Residential Properties, Margaret Skinner, 401-245-9600. 445 Paddock Lane — Sunday, May 31, 12-2 p.m. One-level, 2, 3, $379,000. Residential Properties, Barbara Stamp,

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Portsmouth Scouts are friends for life

Above: Alden Jenkins, Chris Norton, Chase Little and Jameson Harding (clockwise, from lower left), who all recently made the rank of Eagle Scout, have been friends since they were 5. PORTSMOUTH — Jameson Harding, Alden Jenkins, Chase Little and Chris Norton have been together through thick and thin since they were 5, most of it through Scouting.


‘Nectar of life’ inspires new Warren shop

Maureen Botelho is so excited, she’s having a hard time slowing down. It’s Friday morning, and she and her staff are getting ready for a big tasting and cooking event at her new Warren store, Nectar de la Vida. “Nectar of Life,” at 460 Main St., is the Tiverton resident’s homage to olive oil, balsamic


Boater safety runs deep in Bristol Harbor

A flotilla of search and rescue watercraft from 10 municipalities and the U.S. Coast Guard converged on Bristol Harbor on Thursday, May 21, in an exercise to prepare first responders for potential rescue calls as the summer boating season gets underway. The Narragansett Bay Marine Task Force and the Rhode Island Fire Chiefs Association conducted


Barrington’s Troop 2 adds three more Eagle Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 2 Barrington recently awarded three of its members the rank of Eagle Scout during an Eagle Court of Honor on Monday, May 25 in council chambers at Barrington Town Hall. The ceremony followed the annual Memorial Day parade. The troop, established in 1920, now boasts 213 Eagle Scouts over its history with