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Theresa Hadad-Rock displays the card she and her sister Claudette have been sending back and forth to each other for more than half a century. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth, Westport sisters exchange same card for 53 years

Portsmouth, Westport sisters exchange same card for 53 years

PORTSMOUTH — For Christmas in 1961, Theresa Hadad of Portsmouth sent her sister Claudette Bisson’s family a card that read: “From our house to yours/Because folks like you/are a pleasure to know/there’s a holiday wish/and a great big hello/Merry Christmas!” One year later, Theresa received a familiar-looking card in the mail from Claudette, who lives

Santa will parade through Common Fence Point by horseback this Saturday, Dec. 20, at 11 a.m. Members of 4-H will also be caroling for residents of the neighborhood. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Santa will be all over Portsmouth Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — If you want to catch a glimpse of Santa Claus before Christmas, you’ll have several opportunities to do so in town this Saturday, Dec. 20. A breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. at Portsmouth United Methodist Church, 2732 East Main Road. Tickets are $5 per person

Officer Scott Sullivan with some of the gifts to be donated that were stockpiled at the police station Tuesday. Many gifts have already been delivered to local families, and more donations come in every day. “This isn’t even close to all of it,” he says. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth police spread holiday cheer to needy families

PORTSMOUTH — “People don’t think there’s a need in Portsmouth, but look around you,” says Police Officer Scott Sullivan, pointing to the wide variety of items filling the police station’s break room Tuesday afternoon. Lava lamps, pajamas, rubber dinosaurs, piles of gift cards, a Casio keyboard, sweatshirts, snow boots, sporting equipment and many more items are

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Unions of East Providence help spread holiday cheer

EAST PROVIDENCE — Working East Providence, a coalition of the public and private labor organizations and their members who reside in the city, recently gathered at the East Providence Education Association office on Waterman Avenue to perform what it hopes to become annual charitable offerings. This year Working East Providence delivered to 35 needed families

The Crescent Park/Looff Carousel tree lighting event took place in Riverside on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Holiday tree lighting season begins in earnest in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The holiday tree lighting season and appearance by “Santa Claus” locally began in earnest last weekend with the annual Crescent Park/Looff Carousel event held Saturday, Nov. 30. Santa arrived to the Carousel by escort of the East Providence Fire Department. The Carousel Commission oversaw the event, which included the tree lighting and

Roger Williams University students stand next to the table of presents they will deliver to six Bristol families this Christmas.

Bristol families receive Christmas joy from local college students

Students at Roger Williams University are doing their part to make Christmas a little bit better for some Bristol families this year. The RWU Student Volunteer Association is conducting a “giving tree” program that will benefit six low-income families from Bristol. More than 25 students in the association received the wish list items from the families

Rock of Ages for PC gets a merry update for Christmas

ATLUS and ACE Team today revealed that the Steam-exclusive PC version of Rock of Ages would ring in the holidays and the new year with a Christmas content update. The holiday-themed content includes an all-new Snowman’s Head boulder skin (for both online and local use), permanently unlocks all defensive units for all maps, and introduces a