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East Providence 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, formally approved changes to its rules and regulations for those …
Bristol couple buys St. Jean Baptiste Church in Warren
A Bristol couple has purchased the old St. Jean Baptiste church property on Main Street and plan to convert the property into their … Read More
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 … Read More
Bill supporters: ‘It’s OK to feel sad, it’s OK to struggle’
PROVIDENCE — As former state representative Doug Gablinske fought back tears, his daughter, Lauren, told a Senate subcommittee why … Read More
Two Barrington students headed to state geography bee
Two students from Barrington will compete in this year's National Geographic GeoBee Rhode Island State Competition on Friday, March … Read More
Milk and Honey completes move from Tiverton to Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — The late author and radio and television personality Clifton Fadiman once said, “Cheese is milk's leap toward … Read More
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
Obituaries
Gilles Julien Bruneaux, age 81, of Bristol Gilles Julien Bruneaux, age 81, of Hope Street, Bristol, died Friday, March 15, 2019, at his apartment in Paris, France, in the presence of his loving wife of 52 years, Cynthia (Harvey) Bruneaux. …
Dr. David R. Hallmann, 91, Warren Dr. David R. Hallmann, age 91, of Warren, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019. He was the husband of the late Patricia Ann (Gately) Hallmann. Born in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of the …
Eleanor A. Baker, 84, of Barrington Eleanor A. (Maddox) Baker, 84, died Friday, March 22, 2019 at her home in Barrington. She was the widow of John E. Baker who she married on April 24, 1954. Born in Warren, Jan. 10, 1935, she was the …
William J. 'Bill' Ward, 88, of Barrington William J. "Bill" Ward, 88, of Barrington, passed away peacefully Monday, March 18, 2019, in Levant, Maine, surrounded by family at his daughter’s home. Bill was the beloved husband of the late …
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: School Committee not complying with state law To the editor: The Barrington School Committee is failing to comply with the RI law and thereby putting our students in grades K-5 at risk. Our current School Committee has received multiple …
Letter: Portsmouth’s last chance on west side development To the editor: At the March 11 Portsmouth Town Council meeting, a discussion and vote was on the agenda regarding the bylaws for the new West Side Development Advisory Committee. This item was …
Letter: With start times, let's choose the wiser, kinder path To the editor: I know many in Barrington have been and remain opposed to later start times for the high school and middle school. I recognize that some of the reasons for opposing the change are …
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 …

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