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“West” plaque replaced at Anthony fountain in Lippitt Park

On a bright, chilly October morning, the Henry Bowen Anthony Fountain, the centerpiece of Lippitt Park for 77 years, got a new “west” plaque. The bronze plaque, one of four with unique art deco-style designs inlaid in granite at the four points of the compass around the fountain, is thought to have been missing since […]

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Miriam to hold ‘decon’ drill

Our friends at The Miriam Hospital alert their neighbor to the following:   *On Wednesday, October 11, the hospital will be conducting a decontamination drill, which will involve the erecting of the decon tent outside of the emergency department.  Personnel will drill using “decon” suits and other emergency equipment. Please do not be alarmed. The hospital […]

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Annual yard sale promotes exchanges

About 500 shoppers picked up maps Sunday from SNA in what one participant called “the best yard sale I ever had.” “I’m almost wiped out,” said one seller on Colonial Road about noon, midway between the 10 a.m.-to-2 p.m. limits. She added that she would definitely “do it again.” She was talking about SNA’s annual […]

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Yard sale signs appearing everywhere

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Summit Park renovation work begins

Construction has begun on the next phase of the renovation of the Summit Avenue Park. A backhoe and piles of sand have taken up residence to do initial site work for concrete walks, logs, a bridge, boulders, a log tunnel, bench and sandbox. Also coming are a Little Library, a tree, playground mulch and painting, […]

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Ward 3 elects LaFortune to City Council

Nirva LaFortune won the opportunity to represent Ward Three on the Providence City Council in an election Wednesday characterized by low voter turnout. Democrat LaFortune took 94 percent of the vote, or 1,261. Republican David Lallier Jr. got 55 votes and Independent Chris Reynolds got 22 votes, according to figures in The Providence Journal. LaFortune […]

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Summit Avenue park renovation date set

This announcement is from Wendy Nilsson, the city’s parks superintendent.   Hi Summit Park Friends, Good news . . .construction for the site work [concrete walk, logs, sandbox, playground mulch, bridge, boulders, log tunnel (new) Little Library, tree, bench and painting] at Summit Avenue Park will begin on August 15th and is expected to be […]

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Hope Street farmers market in full swing

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Candidates for Ward Three City Council seat get chance to state their positions

This time, the candidates for the Ward Three City Council seat got to speak their minds. The last time four of the five declared office seekers got together – on June 15 at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School – they just sat and listened to the concerns of their constituents. However, on Tuesday evening […]

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