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Every day there are roughly 100 children in the state of Rhode Island in need of foster parents. Denise Gibbs is one woman who answers the call. "I'm a single parent of grown children, and I still have a lot of love in my heart," says … more
A person driving in the northern section of Barrington spotted what appeared to be a fight taking place on Friday afternoon, July 17, and decided to call the police. The witness rang the police department at about 12:50 p.m. and told the … more
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth police log from over the past week. Tuesday, July 14 Kristin L. Walker, 33, of 129 Pontiac Ave, Cranston, was charged at 10:11 a.m. with larceny (under $1,500). The … more
Members of the 2015 Maplewood/Westport Babe Ruth 15-under All-Star team pose for a photo after winning the 2015 Attleboro Invitational tournament last weekend. The Maplewood/Westport team went undefeated in all five games to come out atop the … more
The Barrington municipal government is currently listing two homes for sale — a ranch-style house at 139 George St., and a cottage-style structure right next door at 135 George St. The ranch is listed at $249,900, while the other home is $239,900. … more
Cheers greet decision to deny necessary town plan changes TIVERTON — The mega-development known as Tiverton Glen was rejected on a 5-2 vote late Monday night, July 20, by the Tiverton Town Council. The proposal to build a 63.4 acre … more
WESTPORT — F&R Auto, the Westport used car dealership that earned internet infamy for its video posting of a pizza delivery, has decided not to pursue a name change after all. The dealership had approached the Board of Selectmen in … more
Two notable properties in the East Bay — the former Zion Bible College campus in Barrington and the American Tourister building in Warren — were hit by alleged copper thieves last week. On Tuesday, July 15, Barrington police received a … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Two Rumford Little League All Star teams captured district championships on consecutive nights over the weekend in city. The Junior Division All Stars concluded an unbeaten run to the District 2 championship Saturday … more
BARRINGTON — As he walked back to his car 30 minutes after the game had ended Sunday night, Matt McGuire was still shaking his head. “If you saw 100 baseball games, you wouldn’t see one like that,” said the assistant coach of the … more
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