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The Westport Fire Department welcomed two new firefighters to its ranks Friday — and also celebrated the prospect of being up to ‘full staffing’ for the first time in several years. Joining the department are Michael Teixeira and … more
Officials shared plans for a new or renovated Barrington Middle School during a meeting on Wednesday night, Jan. 20. It was reported that cost estimates for the project would also be shared during the meeting, but financials were not … more
TIVERTON — Additional details — that could include public financing — about a proposal to locate a 130-acre outlet shopping center at the Tiverton Industrial Park will be discussed between the Town Council and the developer at a Council … more
Angela Tsimikas was a poor girl in a small Greek village when her mother was kidnapped and killed during the civil war against the communists. It was 1947, and the woman who would one day find happiness and success in America was only six years old. … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department is asking for assistance with trying to locate Joseph Pinheiro, missing for over a week. Mr. Pinheiro was last seen on January 11 at an ATM in Seekonk. He does have a past history of … more
More than 800 people have signed an online petition protesting the change in school start times in Barrington, but the superintendent said he has no plans to veer from the school committee's directive. Michael Messore said in an interview … more
PORTSMOUTH — Next time you’re at the transfer station, look around. You may be under the watchful eye of a camera or two. The same goes for Town Hall, Sandy Point Beach and Glen Park. In response to several recent incidents of … more
State Representative Paul A. Schmid will hold office hours throughout the 8th Bristol District on Monday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. From 9-9:45 a.m. he will be available at the Westport Council on Aging, 75 Reed Road, Westport. The … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Calling it a "very big issue," City Council President and Mayor Tommy Rose at a meeting of his body on January 19 wondered aloud if the School Department was running a significant surplus and questioned how it was spending that … more
BY MANUEL C. “MANNY” CORREIRA Those of you who know Bryan Ganley understand completely his dedication to the sport of running and his commitment to the Samaritans of Rhode Island. For him, it’s been an unbeatable combination and a labor of … more
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