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Letter: RhodeMap RI plan raises real concerns

To the editor: In a recently published opinion piece in defense of the RhodeMap RI plan that has come increasingly under attack, Neil Steinberg of the Rhode Island Foundation and Marcel Valois of Commerce RI said that “for over a decade, Rhode Islanders have called for an economic development vision, plan and most importantly action.”

A car passes under the Sakonnet River Bridge gantry on June 20 — the last day a toll was collected.

Portsmouth to appeal dismissal of toll lawsuit

PORTSMOUTH — The Town of Portsmouth plans to appeal last week’s court ruling that dismissed the town’s lawsuit over the Sakonnet River Bridge toll, according to Town Solicitor Kevin Gavin. U.S. District Court Judge Ronald R. Lagueux last week set aside the lawsuit filed by the town in April 2013, saying it was moot because the

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Arthur Waddicor, 92, Tiverton

Arthur Waddicor, 92, of Tiverton, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at the Rhode Island Veterans Home in Bristol. He was the husband of 67 years to Claudia (Dumaine) Waddicor. Arthur was born in Fall River, the son of the late William and Cora (Hilton) Waddicor. He graduated from Diman Vocational School. Mr. Waddicor

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Photos with Santa are ready for viewing

Saturday brought a cold and rainy day to the East Bay but it also brought a very special visit. Santa and Mrs. Claus dropped by the Audubon Educational Center in Bristol to take some pictures, share some smiles and hear a few Christmas lists. The 16th annual Photos with Santa brought out more than 300 area families

The Helger Bros.' Model A pickup truck sits by the tree lot.

Helger Bros. back in Christmas tree business

A once bustling Tiverton Christmas tree operation is back in business after a couple decade lapse. Helger Bros. Christmas Trees is open for business  at 2475 Main Road (at Helger’s Ice Cream, a quarter mile south of Evelyn’s Drive-In). Lots of Helgers are making it happen. “Uncle Normy (Norman Helger) ran it for many years”


East Bay’s Most Wanted

Dorm room break-in, thefts The Bristol Police Department is looking for two suspects who broke into a dorm at Roger Williams University on Nov. 10. The first suspect climbed through a dorm window and stole several thousand dollars worth of electronics, including two Apple Macbook computer laptops. The suspect then entered a second dorm room through a window and