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EAST PROVIDENCE — Sophomore quarterback Justin Pena scored the tying touchdown senior kicker Nick Oliveira kicked what proved the game-winning and with under a minute to go on the clock as the East Providence High School football team captured its first win … more
PORTSMOUTH — If you’re driving down East Main Road, you may have noticed a small shop called Patriot Upholstery across the street from Clements’ Marketplace and thought nothing … more
Debbie Barchi is a planner. The director of the Barrington Public Library said she likes building plans for work and for life at home, so it was no surprise that when she neared retirement age, … more
Monday, Sept. 11 At 9:21 a.m., an 18-wheeler carrying construction materials became stuck when turning into a driveway. It was eventually freed by a tow truck. At 1:02 p.m., a Highland Avenue resident reported receiving an IRS scam call. At 8:21 p.m., an Indian Road resident reported receiving an IRS scam call. Tuesday, Sept. 12 A motorist on West Main Road struck a deer at 6:28 a.m. and was able to drive his car from the scene. He was not injured, but the car sustained heavy front-end damage. At 2:12 p.m., officers responded to Wilbur & McMahon School following a report of a snake on school property. Officers observed snake skins, but no snakes. more
Monday, Sept. 11 At 11:55 a.m., a Little Compton resident driving in the area of South Lake Road called to report he may have seen a bear at the Little Compton line. At 6:36 p.m., a John Duggan Road caller complained about "goats making a lot of noise" at a nearby house. more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Waterfront Productions announced at 4:45 p.m. today the Pat Benatar-Neil Giraldo concert scheduled for this evening, September 22, at Bold Point Park has been cancelled due to … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The waterfront commission, taking up the topic at a meeting held last Thursday evening, Sept. 21, will continue a discussion on a proposed change to an affordable housing element in an existing … more
Barrington High School student-athletes will be going door-to-door on Saturday, Sept. 23 as part of the annual Barrington Booster Day fund-raiser.  The event is a membership drive which … more
Fire trucks, ambulances and police cruisers crowded the parking lot outside Barrington Middle School on Saturday morning, and students splattered in fake blood covered the sidewalk near the rear … more
Barrington residents planning to apply for a senior tax exemption with the town should be prepared for an earlier-than-normal filing deadline. This year, town officials have moved the filing … more
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