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EAST PROVIDENCE — The death of an elderly woman in a house fire has been determined to be accidental according to East Providence Fire Chief Oscar Elmasian. Details about the incident became more clear later Friday afternoon, Nov. 27, the … more
The Mt. Hope High School football team snapped an eight-year Thanksgiving Day losing streak, beating Barrington 35-0 at Victory Field in Barrington on Thursday. The Huskies wasted little time, taking a 7-0 lead in the … more
By Nick Friend EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School football team ended its 2015 season by likewise ending an eight-game losing streak to LaSalle Academy on Thanksgiving Day as the host Townies upended an albeit limited Rams' … more
Warren welcomes the holiday season Friday and Saturday with a holiday kick-off packed with caroling, celebrating and dozens of events. There will be bands, fire jugglers, Santa himself, fire trucks, lights, thousands of people, candles, bells, open … more
Playing an away game against a first place team that competes two divisions above them, the Tiverton Tigers did themselves proud during the first half of their Thanksgiving Day game against Rogers in Newport at Toppa Field. With 4:11 to go … more
A police station design, and extra money for the schools top a dozen-article Special Town Meeting that will open at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, in the high school auditorium. These warrant items were elevated in meeting highlight status … more
A Wednesday night chimney fire caused considerable damage to a Westport house right before Thanksgiving. At about 9:02 p.m. Wednesday, Westport firefighters responded to 11 Emerson St. (south of Route 6) where they discovered a chimney fire … more
Tiverton Democratic Town Committee announced its support Thursday for Tiverton Town Council Member Brett Pelletier in the Senate District 11 Democratic Primary held Tuesday.The The town committee held a forum for the three Democratic … more
PORTSMOUTH — Giving up a last-second touchdown to let your opponent back into the game at halftime may demoralize some teams, but the Portsmouth Patriots stayed focus to defeat Middletown, 35-13, in the 51st annual Thanksgiving Day football game. … more
The Westport Citizens Betterment Committee announces that the following three grants were awarded for the Year 2015: • Westport Police Department (Hillary Harris):  A $1,000 grant was awarded to assist in the efforts of Westport Police … more
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