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Veteran building official in Barrington retiring this spring

Chances are pretty good that Bob Speaker has been inside your house or maybe your neighbor's. The longtime building official has inspected more than 950 new homes built in Barrington. He has also …
Lees Market: 'Robbie' — Grocery robot reject
Lees Market in Westport has offered video explanation as to why it won’t be hiring an “intelligent” robot any time soon to … Read More
Schools putting emphasis on the ‘whole child,’ not just the student
What’s it take to teach a student in 2019? A lot more than it used to. Superintendent of Schools Mario Andrade sent a clear … Read More
Barrington Police charge Dighton, Mass. man with drug possession
Barrington police charged Drew Michael Ramos-Tardo, 20, of Dighton, Mass., with possession of marijuana-intent to deliver, a felony, … Read More
Westport board considers more electric cars
If state incentives are available, Westport should consider adding more and longer range electric cars to its fleet, Energy Committee … Read More
One injured in three-car Warren crash Thursday night
One person was injured when three cars collided at the intersection of Market Street and Birchswamp Road just after 8:30 p.m. … Read More
Father, friends hit State House to ‘Be Great for Nate’
PROVIDENCE — Friends of the late Nathan Bruno came out in droves to the State House Wednesday night to support a suicide prevention … Read More
Obituaries
Ronald L. Molleur, 82, Portsmouth Mr. Ronald L. Molleur, 82, of Portsmouth, R.I. and Webster, Mass., passed away on March 20, 2019 at his daughter's home in Webster with his family by his side. He battled many months of illness and …
Florence Loihle, 95, Little Compton Florence Loihle passed away peacefully on December 29, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Manor in Bristol. She was 95. Florence had been a resident of Little Compton since 1987. She was a parishioner of St. …
Adelia C. Guedes, 70, of Bristol Adelia C. (Capela) Guedes, 70, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019.  She was the wife of Jose A. Guedes, her husband of 49 years. Adelia was the daughter of the late Manuel and Clara (Dias) …
Joan S. Taber, 86, of Barrington Joan S. Taber, 86, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 in hospice care at St. Elizabeth’s Green House Home, East Greenwich, RI. Born in Woonsocket RI to Harry and Thelma Schlosser, Joan was a …
Sports
Martin, Riverside teams tip off 2019 Unified Basketball League season EAST PROVIDENCE — The Martin and Riverside Middle School Unified Basketball League teams met at the start of the 2019 season Friday afternoon, March 15.MMS team members include: Ethan Medeiros, …
Cumberland blanks PSW to take home D-II boys' hockey crown PROVIDENCE — The Cumberland High School boys’ hockey team took home its second Division II championship in five seasons after shutting out the Providence Country Day-St. Ray’s-Wheeler, 1-0, in …
Nayatt 5K event is set for April 6 in Barrington The Nayatt 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Run will be held on Saturday, April 6. The event serves a key fund-raiser for Nayatt Elementary School PTO and draws a large crowd. In the past, race …
Barrington girls lose to LaSalle in semis The Barrington High School girls basketball team lost 60-37 to LaSalle Academy during a state tournament semifinals game at the URI Ryan Center.  The last time the teams squared off was more …
Opinion
Letter: Hard to believe that students don't want to sleep later To the editor: As a former Barrington High School student, I can say that to this day I bear the deep psychic scars of the unconscionably early start time of the school day. One can only imagine …
Letter: Barrington's FTM — there has to be a better way To the editor:    Another 2 million-plus is requested for the schools. A tendency toward entitlement and privilege is running rampant in our educational system. And here, in our town, …
Letter: Save us from these elitists and their insane policies To the editor: Amazing letter. The guy turns a light switch on to power up his computer; uses his cell phone to text people about the email he is sending to the Sakonnet Times; thereby using the …
Editorial: Hopeful tack for tall ship 2018 was a miserable year for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. At just three years old, months after being anointed Rhode Island’s official tall ship, the momentarily magnificent Perry was awash in …

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