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Man jumps from Barrington River Bridge

Police responded to the Barrington River Bridge at about 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, after a man said he was going to jump from the bridge. A woman called police to say she was with the man, and …
East Providence, Cranston police officers arrest four in narcotics case
CRANSTON — East Providence and Cranston Police Department investigator coordinated in the arrests of four suspects in connection … Read More
Scheduled weekend lane closures for I-195 affect East Bay travel
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced lane shifts and traffic pattern changes at the … Read More
Characters are crucial for Barrington author
Elizabeth Splaine was brushing her teeth when inspiration struck. Actually, she was searching for the cap to the toothpaste when it … Read More
The new ‘big tobacco’ is a Mt. Hope High School concern
Tobacco use among teens is skyrocketing, as the folks at Mt. Hope High School know well. “I’m not sure about the exact numbers, … Read More
Wildcats are hopeful to make the tournament, despite recent 3-2 loss to Diman
The Westport girls volleyball team was decked out in pink uniforms during their breast cancer awareness game on Friday evening. The … Read More
Scolaro scores two as Huskies blank Mounties 3-0
Huskies senior striker Jo Jo Scolaro scored two goals in leading Mt. Hope to a 3-0 win over Mount St. Charles Academy in a home game … Read More
Obituaries
Mark R. Matusak, 66, Tiverton Mark R. Matusak, 66, of Tiverton, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at Saint Anne’s Hospital in Fall River. He was the husband of 43 years to Suzanne R. (Brower) Matusak. Mark was born …
Domenic N. “Zip” Raiola, age 89, of Bristol Mr. Domenic N. “Zip” Raiola, age 89, of Shore Road, Bristol, died peacefully, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Lucretia A. (Massa) …
MIlton A. Bryden Jr., 78, Mesa, AZ Milton A. Bryden Jr, 78, died Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa, AZ. Milton leaves his companion of 20 years, Gertrude; his sister Donna, daughter Cheryl, son Craig, nephew …
Sports
BHS Sports Roundup: Quakers outscore Eagles in field hockey Barrington High School lost to Moses Brown 4-3 in a battle of the top two field hockey teams on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The undefeated Quakers built a 2-1 halftime lead against the Eagles, but …
Gallery: East Providence High School girls' soccer EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' soccer team collected its second win of the season Friday afternoon, Oct. 12, with a 4-0 shutout of visiting St. Raphael in a Division II …
Barrington athletes fare well in fencing competitions Fencers from the Rhode Island Fencing Academy & Club (RIFAC) challenged the competition for medals at an unclassified tournament sponsored by Worcester Fencing Club recently. The …
Two second half goals boost Wildcats over Wareham, 2-0 The Wildcats field hockey team beat Wareham 2-0 to boost their record to 5-1-3. The win gave the team 13 points and qualified the team for the state tournament. “It’s a big deal to make the …
Opinion
Letter: Witness to the demise of civility in America I have been aware for some time of the deterioration in certain standards we as a nation have valued for many years — civility, courtesy, kindness, gentlemanly behavior, respect for others. America …
Letter: Council documents should be available online in 2018 The excuses for not making public documents accessible on the Internet is disappointing. It’s 2018 and the thought of this even being a topic of discussion is both troubling and suspect. I …
Letter: Bravo, for a recycling program that makes sense Bravo to Town Councilor Mary Parella. Finally, a recycle idea that makes sense, that doesn’t invade or obstruct the way local companies do business, like banning recyclable shopping …
Letter: Candidate did not back up accusations, and paper showed bias Last week’s article, “Gablinske vs. Donovan, moderate vs. liberal,” was just another profile of a politician that uses words like “socialist,” “liberal,” …

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