Chelo’s founder now penniless; daughter fights to keep him at home

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CUMBERLAND – When Amet Chelo established the Chelo’s Restaurant with his brothers in 1955, he was adamant with his children that they were no better than anyone else and that they should never use their family name to try to move up in life, says his daughter, Kim Whalen. “He started as a... more

Scituate will replace Ponaganset Falls gate at original location

SCITUATE – The Scituate Department of Public Works will replace the missing gate at Ponaganset Falls at local taxpayers’ expense. Councilor Tim McCormick, liaison to the Providence Water Supply Board, said the new gate will cost less than $1,000 to replace. In December the PWSB had requested $1,... more

150th anniversary celebrations on hold in North Smithfield

NORTH SMITHFIELD – It was supposed to be the celebration of a century. March 24 will mark 150 years since the day North Smithfield,... more

Lincoln making progress toward 10 percent affordable housing

LINCOLN – Seventeen years ago, the town of Lincoln adopted an affordable housing strategy with a goal of having 10 percent or more... more

Board rejects variance for home on tiny lot, but it might still go up

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Zoning Board last week denied a request for a 1-foot variance allowing a 25-foot-wide home to be built on an... more