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Cassar vs. Holmes — both say state politics need improvement

Liana Cassar and Rhonda Holmes spent the first half of their debate last week discussing abortion. Ms. Holmes, a Republican, said she was pro-life and could not support the reproductive health …
Schools' bullying response angers Warren, Bristol parents
Resentment and distrust of the Bristol Warren Regional School District that has been festering online for weeks, finally boiled over … Read More
Police: Portsmouth corn maze vandal found
PORTSMOUTH — Police say they know who’s responsible for vandalizing the Escobar's Highland Farm Corn Maize earlier this month … Read More
Gould vs. Knight — candidates differ on many issues
Daryl Gould called the state a mess. Jason Knight said it was on the upswing. The two candidates for District 67 seat in the Rhode … Read More
People found living in a tent inside Barrington park
Police responded to the woods inside Veterans Park on Friday, Oct. 19, for a report of people living in a tent. Officers found the … Read More
EPHS students learn about historical significance of ‘Jefferson’s Desk’
EAST PROVIDENCE — As a piece of Americana, its historical significance is likely unrivaled. And for avid woodworkers, it is … Read More
Warren man gets five months for beating dog, girlfriend
A Warren man has been sentenced to five months at the ACI in Cranston after pleading no contest last week to beating his dog and then … Read More
Obituaries
Roger E. Fell, Tiverton Roger E. Fell of Tiverton, passed away peacefully at home in his 87th year, surrounded by family on Sunday, October 21, 2018. Roger was born in Fall River, November 7, 1931. He was educated in the …
Francis Nathaniel Holmes Bishop, 69, of Barrington Francis Nathaniel Holmes Bishop died with his family by his side on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 at the age of 69 after a decades long battle with melanoma. Nat was born on April 12, 1949 in New York …
Sports
Townies secure football playoff berth with late win over West EAST PROVIDENCE — It wasn’t pretty by any means, but the East Providence High School football team got the win it needed to punch its ticket into the upcoming Division I playoff tournament as the …
Moses Brown pulls away in win over Portsmouth, 41-10 PORTSMOUTH — Visiting Moses Brown scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to soundly defeat the Portsmouth Patriots varsity football team Friday night, 41-10, in a Division I-B …
East Providence High School boys' soccer team fails to claim playoff bid in final home game EAST PROVIDENCE — The already tough task facing the East Providence High School boys’ soccer team in its quest to earn a spot in the upcoming Division I playoffs became that much more …
Wildcats are hopeful to make the tournament, despite recent 3-2 loss to Diman The Westport girls volleyball team was decked out in pink uniforms during their breast cancer awareness game on Friday evening. The Cats lost to Diman 3-2. The loss drops the team’s record to 7-7 …
Opinion
A primer on how to debate What do you get when you have a top-notch moderator team of Tim White and Ted Nesi who insist that a candidate answer their well-crafted questions and two candidates who are intelligent and at the …
Editorial: What is the future of the old middle school? For the second time in a month, hundreds of Barrington children suddenly had their Saturday schedules cleared while their peers throughout Rhode Island chased after soccer balls on a typical fall day …
Letter: Please vote to expand cemetery commission To the editor: It’s easy, I think, to take for granted all the work needed to manage a town like Barrington.  Did you know for instance that Barrington has 21 boards, committees and …
Letter: Ban semi-automatic rifles in Barrington To the editor: On Dec. 14, 2012, Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and killed 20 six- and seven-year-old children with a semi-automatic rifle that was legally …

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