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Open houses: Dozens planned around East Bay

Open houses: Dozens planned around East Bay

Whether you’re looking for your next home, checking out the competition or just looking for some interior decorating ideas, open houses are always a great place to start. Here’s a list of open houses scheduled throughout the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 5 Hillside Ave. — Sunday, Oct. 19, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cape,

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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

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,

Letter: Portsmouth GOP deceitful on taxes

To the editor: Portsmouth residents: Did you know the Republican party is deliberately deceiving you? I saw their yellow flyer in the Portsmouth Times last Thursday, stating my taxes have gone up 50 percent. Wow! What a great example of misleading, nasty political posturing. The Portsmouth Republican party apparently thinks I’m stupid. Anyone who tells

Charlie Leiber of Lexington, Mass. poses with his first place 1870 pound pumpkin. Photos by Rich Dionne

Leiber’s pumpkin king of the giants

WARREN—After loading dozens of pumpkins onto the weighing platform all day, Lexington, Mass. pumpkin grower Charlie Leiber watched his ginormous pumpkin out weigh the others with a weight of 1870 pounds at Frerich’s Farms 2014 Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh Off on Sunday afternoon. Steve Sperry of Johnston, took second place and was

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Police: 80-year-old Portsmouth woman hit man with bat

PORTSMOUTH — An 80-year-old Portsmouth woman was arrested Saturday after police said she struck a 77-year-old man several times with a baseball bat. Filomena Tougas, of 12 Kensington Ave., was charged with domestic felony assault, according to Major Brian Peters, deputy police chief. On Saturday at 7:44 a.m., Portsmouth Police responded to Ms. Tougas’ home for