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Pedestrian dies from injuries suffered in East Providence car accident

EAST PROVIDENCE — According to East Providence Police, the victim of an automobile accident in Riverside Monday afternoon, Feb. 18, passed away from the injuries he sustained in the crash that took …
Letter: Westport treasurer rewarded with raises for work undone
To the editor: I arrived early for the December 4th Special Town Meeting regarding problems within the Westport Treasury … Read More
Eagles skate to pair of victories
The East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team won a pair of games last week. The Eagles defeated the Burrillville Co-op team 4-1 on … Read More
Warren strikes deal with solar farm builder
The Town of Warren is getting into the solar business, and could save as much as $100,000 per year in energy costs through its … Read More
Portsmouth Garden Club: Making the town beautiful for 85 years
Those beautiful plantings outside the library? You can thank the Portsmouth Garden Club for that. The flowers and the birch … Read More
Portsmouth girls place 2nd in state indoor track championship
PROVIDENCE — PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity indoor track team was the runner-up in the Rhode Island … Read More
East Providence's Ogunronbi repeats as winter long jump champ
PROVIDENCE — There has been no better long jumper during the winter season over the last two years than East Providence High … Read More
Obituaries
Muriel Spence, 94, of Bristol Considerate and loving, Muriel (Card) Spence, age 94, of 44 Clipper Way in Bristol, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in St. Elizabeth Manor, shortly after her children left the …
Peter George Florenzano, 73, of Bristol Peter George Florenzano, 73, of Mason Avenue, Bristol, passed away on Feb. 12, 2019, at Silver Creek Manor. Born in Bristol, he was the son of the late Andrea and Antonia (Albino) Florenzano. He …
Amy Maria Marino, 51, of Bristol Mrs. Amy Maria (Bernardo) Marino, age 51, of Mulberry Road, Bristol, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of Scott D. Marino, her husband of 13 …
Robert F. Mendes, 81, Warren Robert F. Mendes, 81, went to be with the Lord on  Thursday, February 14, 2019, at Crestwood Nursing Home in Warren.  Robert was born in Woonsocket, RI., the son of the late Manuel and Florence …
Sports
A court to call his own Now Michael Hart has a basketball court he can call his very own. The head coach of the boys’ basketball team at St. Andrew’s School received the ultimate tribute last Wednesday, when …
Barrington Middle School wrestlers compete at states The 2018-2019 Barrington Middle School wrestling team finished its season by competing in the Futures Tournament and the Varsity Tournament on consecutive weekends.   ​Eight Barrington …
Gallery: East Providence wrestling EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School wrestling team recently took on Cranston West in a Division I match. The Townies are finishing up their regular season schedule this week in …
BHS Sports Roundup: Barrington battles back, defeats Tiverton The Barrington High School boys basketball team gritted out a 53-50 comeback victory at Tiverton on Friday night, Feb. 8. The Eagles trailed by a basket at halftime but outscored the Tigers 33-28 …
Opinion
Letter: Little Compton considering million dollar school officer To the editor: 

We are lucky to have a small community school in Little Compton; schools are the center of a good and thoughtful society.  I was extremely surprised to read in the school …
Letter: ‘Feckless Four’ voted to limit residents’ free speech To the editor: At the Portsmouth Town Council Meeting on Feb. 11, 2019, council members Katzman, Ryan, Ujifusa, and Abbott voted in the majority to constrain the free speech of residents at …
Mendonsa deserves formal recognition as the ‘Kissing Sailor’ George Mendonsa fought in World War II’s Pacific Theater, fished a lifetime on Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay, remained married to the love of his life for …
Letter: Three minutes not long enough for complex issues To the editor: Does anyone really think that three minutes is sufficient to discuss complex matters such as sewers, tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge, the moratorium on water hookups, and now the …

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