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Raymond Joseph Dubord, a registered sex offender, allegedly touched a girl in the pool at Healthtrax Fitness and Wellness Center in East Providence and was arrested Wednesday. Photo credit: East Providence Police.
Einstein July 24, 2014 at 05:57 pm
Newport is the 'Greatest Little City'? How much did Teresa Paiva-Weed pay to get that recognition.Read More Ha, she doesn't even know where Newport is except during Election Season.
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Steve A July 23, 2014 at 06:37 pm
Yeah right, Cicciline is going to solve the order problem. I can't stop laughing.
Steve A July 23, 2014 at 06:37 pm
What a joke. Political posturing at best.
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nagaer July 22, 2014 at 09:42 pm
According to Chris C. Skydive Newport at the Newport State Airport is in the City of Newport, butRead More geographically is located in Middletown, but is actually in Newport because someone decided to call it Skydive Newport at the Newport State Airport in Middletown.
OldTownie July 22, 2014 at 10:29 pm
According to anyone with a brain, dphs18 is a moron.
Rhode Island children are struggling because many live in families without a parent who has a full-time job. File photo.
Jeff Crawford July 23, 2014 at 07:05 am
What do you expect from a State Legislature that is more concerned about making Calamari the StateRead More Appetizer than insuring our kids are getting a proper education.
Ralph July 23, 2014 at 01:32 pm
I'm dating myself but we studied the 3R's when I was a kid reading, writing and rithmatic, and weRead More put up with Dick and Jane. My generation did very well! perhaps we should look at the way our kids are being taught and point the finger where it belongs NTA!
Mentoring Ocean-State July 24, 2014 at 04:42 pm
There is a solution to the state of education in Rhode Island. It is quite apparent that we are notRead More meeting standards and that our children are in need of more support when it comes to their educational success. So where is this support going to come from? As you have quoted in your article, Rhode Island Ranked in Bottom Half of Country in 'Kids Count' Report, "The fact that more Rhode Island children are living in families without a full-time employed parent shows that the negative economic impacts of the recession continue to be felt among Rhode Island families." This idea of economic distress has plagued us for some time now, even with the slight decrease in unemployment rates, we are still not setting up our children and our future for success. I want to call to attention the success of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State. Our continued mentoring efforts pair successful, dedicated mentors with boys and girls throughout Rhode Island between the ages of 7-15. This year alone, 100% of the boys and girls in our mentoring program that have successfully completed the program and are now high school seniors, graduated, most of whom graduated top of their field and class. Not only does having a mentor increase a child’s success but it minimizes the stress that comes along with having parents who are not gainfully employed. It gives the child an opportunity to get out of that everyday environment and allows them to live and experience something they normally wouldn’t have. They are given an opportunity to grow a new professional network and gain new and useful life skills they may not have had without their mentor. The organization proves that taking the 6-8 hours a month to enrich the life of a young person really works and is incredibly effective. Looking to the future of the organization, we are seeing more and more educational success each year. Next year the numbers of boys and girls who will be graduating seniors will grow considerably and they will all be set for success because of their mentor. In reality, this is the answer to our educational prayers. It is a proven method to ensure the success of our future. This is the time, now more than ever, for the men and women of Rhode Island to step up and become the change that these children and our state desperately needs. Sincerely, George Evans Marley Community Outreach Specialist Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State
Leave RI July 23, 2014 at 10:24 pm
Be wary. Some of these places give to inmates. The reason I took myself off the donors list.
SPH July 24, 2014 at 08:54 pm
lol...I was wondering same thing, Keith Lucy; why would anyone care who gets their blood, as long asRead More they NEED it. Here's one for you on-the-fencers; a veteran nurse once told me that one pint of blood can service up to FIVE (5) premature babies. That should be enough fodder to push you into a Red Cross blood drive.
David July 24, 2014 at 09:05 pm
The point...Keith and sph...is that this patch crap posts the same stuff regional. RI gets its bloodRead More from the RI Blood Center and when Red Cross swoops in the blood goes anywhere. RI ends up with shortages and the needs here get tight. I don't care who gets the blood and encourage any able bodied person to donate. That was an FYI for anyone from RI reading this post that may think that they are helping in RI when they are not. And yes...when Mass calls for blood from the RI Blood Center and they are able to they send it. Same goes for when people donate after a tragedy thinking they are directly helping. They are not. A lot of the blood ends up going bad because they get too much. If called they will always ask you to donate year round and avoid the urge to 'help' during a tragedy. Just call and ask and they will tell you that...ANY blood center.
Robin July 22, 2014 at 04:59 pm
YES it's Stop and Shop too
carpe diem July 22, 2014 at 06:33 pm
Yikes! Thanks, I actually got an automated call about it and dumped the potentially contaminatedRead More peaches I bought straight away ...
Taylor Baltzer July 22, 2014 at 08:10 pm
Not Dave's though?
Rep. John G. Edwards.
Robert E July 24, 2014 at 04:49 pm
Socialism is a system where the government runs businesses, provides services and even products. ItRead More is not a type of government, it is a type of economy. And it is never found in its pure state, always in some mixture with capitalism. For instance, we in the US are a capitalist country, but we have socialized police and fire protection, roads and bridges, water projects and other infrastructure, schools, public health (disease control), etc. Progressivism is a political philosophy. The idea is that you judge the success of a system by how much it raises the standard of living of the average worker. You don't have to be a socialist to be a progressive, or even a liberal. A good example is Teddy Roosevelt who was about as conservative as people got in those days, but was probably the most progressive president we've ever had. Real progressives are not anti-capitalism, because we all agree that capitalism creates wealth the fastest. But under-regulated, captialism becomes unstable and crashes. When that happens, we move a little back towards socialism. It happened in 1933 and it's happening again now. Socialism produces stability. Once the system is stable again, we move back towards capitalism. But progressives will measure the success of capitalism not by the GNP or GDP, not by the compensation of Fortune 500 execs, but by how it raises the standard of living of regular working people. (I just have to say I am appalled at how conservatives today throw around words like socialism, communism, marxism, fascism, etc. etc., using them all interchangeably to mean anything they don't like or anyone they disagree with. What this really shows me is that right wing talk radio doesn't really inform or educate people, it only serves to make them more ignorant than they were before!)
Concerned Resident July 24, 2014 at 05:00 pm
oldyt, you seem to have graduated from union rhetoric to deception and false statements. let’sRead More try again shall we - was the ritba supposed to take possession of the sak bridge? did the ritba ever have possession of the sak bridge??? would you have been promoting increase statewide increased taxes and fees had there not been a sak bridge toll??? do you remember what your little self-interest group was advocating prior to the elimination of the sak toll? did you care before the sak toll??? please stop your union rhetoric. timer is ticking to find if you have or will answer my previous questions to you or to find if you continue with you union rhetoric.
Concerned Resident July 24, 2014 at 05:04 pm
Snidely Whiplash, could not agree more with you thoughts but unfortunately individuals such as oldytRead More would never approve because he feels it better to have others pay his way. ca-ching!
This guy deserves his bad reputation.
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Fred Savage July 23, 2014 at 10:42 am
Here's an idea...don't click on links you don't want to read.
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Grama July 23, 2014 at 08:25 am
what is all this crap?
Deb Bicher July 23, 2014 at 12:21 pm
Please delete those posts off the site -- If the poster has something to say, then they need to haveRead More an explanatory sentence recommending the links. Even then, they are still not relevant to any ongoing discussion. Thanks.
Estelam Meyer July 24, 2014 at 11:23 am
21 Hammersmith Rd., Newport. Credit: Zillow
Vero July 20, 2014 at 09:55 am
What a beautiful property -
ray July 21, 2014 at 08:04 am
do what we should do to all those monuments to the rich, drive a bulldozer through them all...andRead More make a park for the working people!!
Brew July 21, 2014 at 09:40 am
Turn it into a mall.
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Programmer Corner July 24, 2014 at 06:42 pm
Cindy: DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS PERSON/TROLL! DO NOT RESPOND. DO NOT RESPOND. GIBBERISH. NOTRead More POSSIBLE THAT SHE/HE WROTE ALL OF THIS OFF THE CUFF OVER AND OVER.
Programmer Corner July 24, 2014 at 06:43 pm
PS. Is there any way to hide a particularly person on Patch??? "Cindy" is just a machineRead More inserting garble.
Programmer Corner July 24, 2014 at 06:58 pm
Cindy = dork
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OldTownie July 21, 2014 at 05:52 pm
Wow Tuna....you must be a rocket scientist or something. How about we compare the town's populationRead More during the same time frame. Think you'll find a difference? The lane "diet" has had a statistically proven effect for the better. Sorry if facts don't support your little rant. Both our police dept and fire dept are reporting FEWER accidents since the new lane structure went into effect. Are they lying? Or are you just plain stupid. RTFA!
Tuna man July 21, 2014 at 10:15 pm
Hummm seems that one here just doesn't get it. I doubt you have lived in the town as long as I haveRead More and who is saying anything about local population? It has always been about traffic that is passing through the town not the locals. Oh and here is a hint for you Old Townie. I worked for the town for 30 years and yes I know the town and I know very well all of the roads in the town and the accident rates. The amount of time that has passed since this started is so small that one cannot judge if it will be a success or a failure just like that last time they did this. Give it another year and then compare the rates but until then there is no way it can be declared a success.
Norma Jones July 21, 2014 at 10:24 pm
I don't want to add fuel to the fire, but the "trial lane change" has been in effect forRead More about 2 months and there's a photo of at least one accident. I thought the police said there were only 2 accidents in the 12 months prior to the change. Since the" trial lane change" began, I would venture to say there was "bridge work" that created substantial delays at least once or twice each week. Even with police helping to direct (and they don't always get the call, as was the case last Thursday) traffic backs up in all five (yes 5) directions trying to get through the intersection.
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