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Police called to two churches in Barrington

Barrington places of worship doubled as crime scenes twice last weekend. On Saturday, Dec. 15, police received a call from officials at Holy Angels Church on Maple Avenue after someone stole money …
Portsmouth Police: Man fired gun while intoxicated
PORTSMOUTH — A 35-year-old local man was arrested early Sunday morning, Dec. 16, after he allegedly fired a handgun while … Read More
Portsmouth boys fall to Westerly in varsity basketball, 77-53
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity basketball team couldn’t overcome an outstanding first-half offensive … Read More
Another accolade for standout field hockey player
Barrington native and Gettysburg College junior Julia Soares recently earned the first regional award of her college field hockey … Read More
Barrington students attend leadership conference
Barrington High School’s ​Future Business Leaders of America​ (FBLA) attended the annual State Fall Leadership Conference at … Read More
Police alerted to suspicious object on Federal Road
Barrington Police received a phone call on Monday morning, Dec. 3, from someone who spotted a strange object on Federal Road and … Read More
Bristol senior signs Letter of Intent for Crew
Chloe Watson of Bristol, a senior at Bay View Academy and a member of the Bengals crew team, signed a National Letter of Intent to row … Read More
Obituaries
Raymond E. Chase, 94, of Portsmouth Raymond E. Chase, 94, of Portsmouth, R.I., died on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.Raymond was born in Fall River, Mass., to Joseph Rogers Chase and Eliza Gray (Sowle) Chase. He was raised by Eliza and his …
Bernardo Esposito, 92, of Bristol Mr. Bernardo Esposito, age 92, of Mount Hope Avenue, Bristol, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at his home. He was the husband of the late Roselyn (Vaccaro) Esposito, his wife of 58 years, who preceded …
Sports
Gallery: EPHS girls' basketball EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' basketball team played its final non-league game in preparation for its Division I regular season earlier this week against Exeter-West …
Eagles indoor track team races past Quakers, falls to Rams The Barrington High School boys indoor track team opened the winter season with a win over Moses Brown, 85-22, and a loss to LaSalle, 64-43. The meet was held on Wednesday night, Dec. 12, at the …
Barrington native named All-American in field hockey Williams College senior forward and Barrington native Libby Dolan has been named a Third Team All-American (Division III) by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA).  The …
Wildcats look to improve as they overcome age and size issues The Westport basketball team will be fighting an age and size battle this year. The Wildcats graduated six seniors, have only three returning players and just one starter from last season. …
Opinion
Editorial: School buses need seat belts The Tiverton school bus that hurtled off the highway and into the woods recently emerged dented but intact. But for those unfortunate enough to have been trapped inside without seat belts, the …
Hogwash! Poppycock! And other baloney! Rhode Islanders learned something officially which we knew all along: the school system is failing our children. In a demographic comparison, i.e. economically poorer areas to our economically poorer …
Letter: How to delude the voting public — the Ascencao story The election and subsequent resignation of Laufton Ascencao should be an instructive example of democracy going off the rails. Mr. Asencao fabricated a narrative of a young Bristol native who …
Letter: Facts contradict accusations against Sakonnet farmers To the editor: This concerns Mimi Karlsson's letter to the editor of Nov. 15 about legally applied agricultural chemicals. In making her sweeping, overly dramatic yet unfounded claims about …

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