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The Barrington Town Council will hold a special workshop discussing the town's proposed ban on polystyrene plastics (including Styrofoam). The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. … more
U.S. Sen. Jack Reed visited Colt Andrews Elementary School last Friday to praise staff and students in a ceremony inside the school’s auditorium to recognize Colt Andrews for being honored as a … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — As the student population grows and teaching moves to a more collective effort, East Providence Superintendent Kathryn Crowley asked the School Committee, at its January 15 … more
The Bristol Democratic Town Committee held its biennial reorganizational meeting and election of officers on Tuesday, and when the dust had settled, activist Erich Haslehurst was elected chairman; … more
Bristol was named one of 33 Scenic Towns in North America by CarRentals.com, an Expedia company. In the announcement, the company wrote: “If you fancy yourself a history buff, the … more
Ann Strong is a former town council member, former planning board member and former member of the town's conservation commission, and she believes the town's comprehensive plan is to blame for … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Saying his intention in raising the matter was meant to find a quick resolution to it, East Providence School Committee Chairman Charlie Tsonos, at the body’s initial meeting of the … more
A recent lesson for eighth-graders revealed an ugly truth about Barrington: We speed. The students in all three eighth grade clusters at Barrington Middle School were conducting field work on … more
A Providence man has admitted to murdering his girlfriend, a former Warren resident, after he walked into Providence Police headquarters Tuesday and admitted to the crime. Rachael Rene, 34, was … more
STATE HOUSE – Sen. Louis P. DiPalma (D-Dist. 12, Middletown, Little Compton, Newport, Tiverton) has been named to serve as senior Senate deputy majority leader. The appointment as made last week by … more
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