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Prudence Island house fire claims a life

Prudence Island house fire claims a life

A Thursday evening fire claimed the life of a man and destroyed a house on Prudence Island’s Ross Lane Thursday evening. A firefighter was also taken to the hospital for treatment of an undisclosed injury. Prudence Island volunteer firefighters were first to respond to the call just after 7 p.m. and found the house fully

Giant pumpkin viewers look on during the weight off. Photos by Rich Dionne

Photos: Giant pumpkin records nearly squashed

By Ted Hayes The pumpkins were huge, and a squash lived up to its name by flattening the state record when gardeners on steroids converged on Frerichs Farm Sunday for the annual Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Growers’ annual weigh-off. Lexington, Mass. grower Charles Lieber, who moonlights as a chemistry professor at Harvard University, took the top

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Off the Market: Homes sold in East Bay

The following homes throughout the East Bay changed hands recently: Barrington 9 Chapin Road — $543,000 5 Copper Kettle Lane — $332,000 10 Sylvester St. — $163,000 20 Williams St. — $285,000 3 Clover Lane — $90,000 Hart Lane — $945,000 East Providence 330 Brown St. — $1 14 Harding Ave. — $580,000 9 Oak

Colt Andrews kindergartener William Massey blasts a water stream from a firehose into High Street with Dreadnaught’s past captain of Engine 4, Scott Illingworth. Photos by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Future firefighters

Kindergarten students from Colt Andrews School got a first-hand look at the life of a firefighter thanks to Dreadnaught’s past captain of Engine 4, Scott Illingworth. The tour, arranged by kindergarten teacher Donna Cheatom, was part of Fire Prevention Week activities. Mr. Illingworth demonstrated the equipment and clothing used by firefighters, and gave the students

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Garden creates space for ‘support, reflection, meditation’

When Bristol’s Laurie Cordeiro was diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in 2009, she knew her time was short, but she certainly made the most of it. While battling the incurable disease, Ms. Cordeiro found comfort in family friends and community resources like the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Foundation, which built a Garden of Hope in

Transit Bond Question – The right route for RI

Any state with a growing, vibrant economy invariably has one critical component: an efficient, reliable and easily accessible public transit system that gets people where they want to go, when they want to go.  Those destinations include workplaces, schools, shopping centers, and doctors and health care facilities, the core of people’s everyday lives. This November,


Joe Locke Duo in Bristol

Vibraphonist Joe Locke is widely considered to be one of the major voices of his instrument. Capable of stunning physical power and broad emotional range, he will perform a wide-ranging repertoire of jazz standards, blues, ballads and original numbers, accompanied by the exceptionally talented Jim Ridl on piano. WHERE: Roger Williams University, Global Heritage Hall

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