Archaeological dig takes place at former site of historic cemetery off Newport Ave in East Providence

Posted 5/7/13

EAST PROVIDENCE — Curiosity seekers along with average, everyday motorists and residents alike have been wondering of late what exactly is taking place at a long vacant parcel of land on Newport Avenue in the Rumford section of the city.

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