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A Westport man wanted on eight outstanding default warrants was finally captured Tuesday, Feb. 19, inside his mother’s Westport home. Detective Jeff Majewski said that Westport police officer … more
Even before walking through the pediatric office’s door, Ashley Alexander just knew. From the moment she was first handed her newborn child, to the weeks of appointments that soon followed, the … more
TIVERTON — The table is set for a confrontation next Tuesday, February 26, at the Tiverton School Committee meeting (7 p.m., Tiverton High School Library), between teachers given performance-related termination notices last Thursday, February 14, and the Tiverton School Department. The precise number of teachers involved remains unclear. "I am not entirely certain how many teachers are involved," said Amy Mullen, teachers union president. "There are between 10-12." The union was not given any advance notice of the actions. more
EAST PROVIDENCE — How effective it might be is up to debate, but the City Council, at its February 22 meeting, backed a resolution requesting the Rhode Island Department of Transportation alter a … more
A Barrington resident called police on Thursday night, Feb. 14, after his 6-year-old daughter was bitten on the leg by a wild animal. The resident told police officers that he believed a raccoon … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The week that was recently for culinary students and staff at the East Providence Career and Technical Center was a busy one for sure as some hosted a dinner for Coast Guard … more
PROVIDENCE — There has been no better long jumper during the winter season over the last two years than East Providence High School’s Anuoluwapo Ogunronbi, and the senior star … more
Facing a shortage of fields and substandard conditions at many fields, town officials proposed an increase to local field fees. The money raised, said town officials, would be used to help improve … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The council will aggressively attempt to clarify the qualifications for and commitment of members to the dozens of boards and commissions in the city, the body determined at … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — According to East Providence Police, the victim of an automobile accident in Riverside Monday afternoon, Feb. 18, passed away from the injuries he sustained in the crash that took … more
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