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Congratulations to the READBowl Champions!

On Tuesday, June 11, former Patriots player Malcom Mitchell visited Old County Road School to present Mrs. Connole’s fourth grade class with a trophy for finishing in first place in this year’s READBowl. Earlier this year, students started tracking the number of minutes they read individually and Mrs. Connole kept

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Ask an Expert: Why ‘Hose Tests’ Do NOT Work

Ask an Expert My name is Tom Lopatosky. I’m the President of LOPCO Contracting (www.LopcoContracting.com) and I’m honored to have the opportunity to talk to you about home improvement on a monthly basis. I love answering your questions! Please send them to tom@LopcoContracting.com or call 401-270-2664. Thanks in advance for

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Abram’s Rock

This story is from our upcoming book, Ghosts of King Philip’s War due out on July 22, 2024. The book is filled with legends, ghost stories, and haunted places from the war and subsequent skirmishes that took place years after the last treaty was signed. If you are looking for

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Ellorie’s Faves and Raves

In My Dreams I Hold a Knife by Ashley Winstead A college reunion turns dark and deadly in this chilling and propulsive suspense novel about six friends, one unsolved murder, and the dark secrets they’ve been hiding from each other—and themselves—for a decade (Goodreads). This novel kept me on my

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The Two Hearts Behind the David Louis Cunha Foundation

Loving and supportive parents Peter and Cheryl Cunha created the David Louis Cunha Foundation in the memory of their late son David to give back to the community in a way that reflects the beauty of David’s life. When David unexpectedly passed away in early 2015, his parents decided to

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The First of May…

May Day—not to be confused with the internationally used distress signal, “mayday.” Who knew? Remember that I did not grow up in New England, and therefore had a childhood devoid of May breakfasts and May Day baskets of treats shared with family, friends, and neighbors. I was not raised in

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My Mouse Can Beat Up Your Mouse!

Ah, a better mouse trap. Isn’t this the goal of every entrepreneur or research and development professional? Especially in the field of mechanical devices or technical hardware, there is a never-ending search for the ultimate improvement in any tangible object, be it a computer, a stove, a telephone, etc. Why

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SHS Welcomes New Principal Daniel Geraghty with Start of Spring Semester

Aside from schedule changes for students, the spring semester brought another change to Smithfield High School: the arrival of Daniel Geraghty, SHS’s new principal. The school started off the 2023-2024 school year with Dr. Jose Libano, former assistant principal, serving as interim principal. After Dan Kelley—SHS’s principal for the previous

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A Grudging but Admirable Respect for Coach Hoodie

If you want to gain an idea of how impactful and total Bill Belichick’s authority over the New England Patriots was over the last almost two and a half decades, you must read the two stories told by writer Jeff Benedict in his 2020 sprawling and enthralling best seller The

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How To Get Up Oil Stains from Your Basement Floor

Ask an Expert My name is Tom Lopatosky. I’m the President of LOPCO Contracting (www.LopcoContracting.com) and I’m honored to have the opportunity to talk to you about home improvement on a monthly basis. I love answering your questions! Please send them to tom@LopcoContracting.com or call 401-270-2664. Thanks in advance for

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