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James Winters

Courageous ‘Black Regiment’ honored in Portsmouth

Above: James Winters, president of the Newport County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, gives the welcoming address. Photo by Jim McGaw. PORTSMOUTH — The slaves who fought valiantly against the Hessian forces during the Battle of Rhode Island were supposed to have gotten a better deal for themselves. Instead, they ended

Keith Daniel, volunteer and head chef at Good Neighbors soup kitchen in Riverside, cooking with his wife Robyn.

A labor of love, from farm to table

A wonderful cloud of spicy aromas permeated the dining room as Keith Daniel, volunteer at Good Neighbors soup kitchen in Riverside, plated Friday’s creation: ratatouille. Not only did the volunteer chef prep the ingredients, cook the vegetables and serve the finished product for lunch, he also tilled the soil, planted the seedlings, weeded and harvested

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East Providence’s Martin Middle School will be ready for start of classes

EAST PROVIDENCE — Interim Facilities Director Tony Feola confirmed the Martin Middle School building will be ready for use come the start of classes on September 1 following the recent flooding incident. Mr. Feola said Martin “will open on time for Tuesday.” He added the building was available to teachers on Saturday, Aug. 29, to

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For Portsmouth Abbey monk, no peace at 175 feet

Above: This still from Kevin Miller’s drone video shows Brother Joseph Byron of Portsmouth Abbey shrugging at the camera while trying to relax atop the school’s 175-foot turbine. PORTSMOUTH — It’s no secret around the Portsmouth Abbey campus that Brother Joseph Byron often climbs to the top of the school’s wind turbine to either pray, meditate or