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Tuesday, May 16 At 5:14 p.m., a 17-year old Tiverton boy was charged with possession of marijuana, first offense. A Randolph Avenue caller at 8:36 p.m. reported "loud people screaming." The investigating officer reported "those parties are grilling in their driveway and garage, asked them to keep it down, they said they would." At 9:03 p.m., police noted a "second call about loud noise and music at residence." Complainant did not want to speak with an officer. At 9:29 p.m., the officer reported "those parties closed their garage door, shouldn't have any further issues." more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Rain the morning of Monday, May 29, did little to dampen the spirit of the annual Riverside Post 10 American Legion Memorial Day Parade. East Providence Post and eastbayri.com … more
PORTSMOUTH — Richard Rainer, Jr. said he tries to remember all of the people who never made it home. “I do know a few,” said Mr. Rainer, Portsmouth’s town … more
Take a look at some of the top stories from the past week across the East Bay. Click the headlines to read the full story. Borgia, Pirri win 2017 Miss and Little Miss Fourth of July Fourth of … more
Rain has cancelled the Memorial Day parade in Bristol for the second straight year. The town announced Monday morning that due to inclement weather, the parade scheduled for 10 a.m. has been … more
The Tiverton boys lacrosse team defeated Toll Gate in this weekend’s quarterfinals. It took an overtime goal from Greg Johanning to seal the 8-7 win for the Tigers. The Tigers now move on to the … more
A day after Tiverton’s dominant 4-0 semifinal victory over Toll Gate, a team with similar record, the Tigers fell to undefeated Narragansett in Sunday’s championship at Slater Park. Just as … more
Fourth of July royalty was crowned Saturday night as the Ms. and Little Ms. Fourth of July winners were announced at Mt. Hope High School. Olivia Borgia, 19, and Angela "Ella" Pirri, 8, emerged … more
Both teams sported gaudy 11-2 Division III records but Tiverton’s boys tennis team dominated Toll Gate 4-0 in Saturday’s playoff action. In singles, Tiverton’s Dylan Clark defeated Toll … more
Located in the Hampden Meadows neighborhood in Barrington, Thios expanded Cape Cod-style home rests on a breathtaking, professionally designed and maintained landscape of specimen trees and mixed … more
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