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Letter: Solar array would help schools mitigate electricity increases

To the editor: In response to “Questions remain before school district commits to solar”: Bristol is facing a 20 percent increase in electricity rates, a $75,000 to $100,000 increase in cost to the schools alone. A 100 kW solar array would have reduced that increase by 20 percent. Questions regarding actual savings and roof warranty

3 Freeborn Road, Bristol

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,

Abby Bratsos meticulously rolls clay in her hands to make a band for her bowl. Photos by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

‘Bowls for Hunger’ art project to benefit food pantry

A group of third-grade students spent an hour last Friday rolling and manipulating clay and fashioning swirly designs to decorate the outside of their clay bowls. But these aren’t just any bowls. Not only can they be used to hold food, they’ll help provide food for hundreds of hungry local residents. Funded by a grant

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,

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Warren woman hit by car in driveway dies

A 48-year-old Warren woman seriously injured in a freak car accident at her 10 Long Lane Home last week has died. Anthi Marcou, 48, passed away at Rhode Island Hospital on Saturday, Oct. 11, two days after she was struck by a car in the driveway of her 10 Long Lane home. Police were called

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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