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TIVERTON — Emily Taradash was raised on a horse farm on Neck Road in Tiverton, her life now consists of a full immersion in theater. She designs costumes for performers in Warwick's Ocean State Theater (Ocean State or OST) productions — shows like "Victor Victoria," a musical that has just finished its run, and the upcoming [and now cancelled, see update] "Shrek" (July), and "Clue" (August), and "Titanic" (September). more
Barrington Town Moderator Julia Califano was moving quickly through the municipal budget line items during Wednesday night's financial town meeting, until she reached "debt service." That's when … more
To the editor: I never write letters to the editor. However, this story is one I have long wanted to tell.  One day, approximately twenty years ago, I was outside my home when I said to my … more
The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 3 Houghton St. — $410,000 4 Paquin Road — $355,000 16 Evergreen St. — … more
A financial town meeting boils down to votes, and in Barrington on Wednesday night, the votes were lopsided. On two straight tallies, taxpayers overwhelmingly voted to support increases to the … more
Barrington taxpayers voted overwhelmingly to restore the school district's initial request for a $1.2 million increase at Wednesday night's financial town meeting. A crowd of more than 500 people … more
Just a few weeks after announcing a decision to move on a backup water supply without East Providence’s involvement, Bristol County Water Authority Executive Director Pamela Marchand said she … more
PORTSMOUTH — Bruce G. Medley, the owner of Prudence Island Ferry and the sole provider of ferry service to the island for about three decades until 2014, died Wednesday, May 17, at his … more
The Community Scholarship Fund of Barrington awarded scholarships to more than a dozen local students during a ceremony at the Barrington Town Hall on Tuesday night, May 23. College … more
To the editor: I am encouraged by the number of residents who want to understand the town budget process and are getting involved in the conversation, particularly around the school operating … more
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