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School budget seeks $3.5 million more from Bristol and Warren

The numbers are big and scary. The Bristol Warren Regional School District says it needs nearly $2 million more next year. Funding from the State of Rhode Island is going down $522,000. Money from a …
E.P. council formally amends meeting rules, backs Taunton Ave. apartment changes
EAST PROVIDENCE — Oft discussed in the early part of the new session, the City Council at its meeting Tuesday night, March 19, … Read More
Portsmouth farm brewery plan includes new 9,335-sq-ft building
PORTSMOUTH — Ragged Island Brewing Co.’s proposal to establish a farm brewery on the former Van Hof Nursery property on Bristol … Read More
Barrington father and daughter sing on The Voice
It took Patrick McAloon a full day to reply to all the tweets and text messages he received after he and his daughter, Ruby, appeared … Read More
Warren praised for innovation, creativity in planning
Warren's town manager and planner said the were thrilled and beyond flattered to learn last week that a statewide planning … Read More
Police intervene in alleged road rage incident
Barrington Police responded to the Barrington Shopping Center for an alleged road rage incident on Monday, March 11. A motorist was … Read More
Suicide prevention bill named for Portsmouth boy to be heard Wednesday
PORTSMOUTH — Two local lawmakers have joined another in introducing the Nathan Bruno and Jason Flatt Act to require all public … Read More
Obituaries
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 …
Roswell B. Perkins, 92, Little Compton Roswell B. Perkins, 92, long-time summer resident of Little Compton, died on Sunday, March 10, 2019, in New York City. Born May 21, 1926, in Boston, and raised in Brookline, Mass., the son of Paul …
Paul Almeida, 58, of Bristol Brian Paul Almeida, aka Nick Danger, 58, of Bristol, R.I., died suddenly on March 12, 2019, in New London, Conn. He was the husband of Kathryn (Smith) Almeida. Born in Fall River, Mass., Brian …
Sports
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 …
Gallery: PCD hockey co-op in Division II finals The Providence Country Day-St. Raphael-Wheeler co-op boys’ hockey team forced a deciding game in its Division II championship final with top-seeded Cumberland after the Knights handed the Clippers …
Opinion
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 …
Letter: Time to re-read Federalist Papers, Bill of Rights To the editor: Thank you, Councilor Jacob Brier, for responding to my recent letter. I appreciate your referencing me as “that gentleman.” My wife may take exception. Upon reflection, …
Letter: Will the world follow Green New Deal? To the editor: Last week’s letters agree we should spend $93 trillion (money we don’t have, but could print) to reduce the US carbon footprint. We have already reduced our emissions by …

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