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Officials spearheading the construction of the new Palmer Pointe development in Barrington said there will be 10 one-bedroom apartments featured in the new project.  Frank Spinella, president … more
As it does every year around Thanksgiving, the Transfer Station took an especially long break — and homeowners’ trash piled up deep. And as happens every year, complaints came pouring in from … more
WESTPORT — The Board of Health last week revealed a proposed set of rules to govern tenant farms in Westport with the hope of preventing any repeat of the sort of farm animal ‘house of horrors’ … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department announced Thursday afternoon, Dec. 14, the arrest of the two suspects in an armed robbery of the Riverside Gas station located at 3339 … more
Amelia Tayeh feels privileged to be a citizen of two nations — the United States and Lebanon.“I call two countries home; some people have no home,” said Mr. Tayeh, who will be … more
The Nayatt Road improvement project will begin its winter shutdown on Saturday, Dec. 15. The project started earlier this fall and will include "full-depth reclamation" from Collins Court to … more
PORTSMOUTH — A Portsmouth man who previously lived in West Warwick was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in federal prison for possessing more than 7,000 digital images and videos of minors … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — A contract revision for Superintendent Kathryn Crowley was among the docketed items on the School Committee meeting held Tuesday night, Dec. 11, the measure passing by a narrow … more
The Barrington High School boys indoor track team opened the winter season with a win over Moses Brown, 85-22, and a loss to LaSalle, 64-43. The meet was held on Wednesday night, Dec. 12, at the … more
Williams College senior forward and Barrington native Libby Dolan has been named a Third Team All-American (Division III) by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA).  The … more
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