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Town tightens recycling rules; diversion rate is 54 percent

When it comes to recycling, cleaner is better. Barrington Department of Public Works Director Alan Corvi said agencies are getting more particular about which recyclable items they will accept, …
East Providence council gives first approval to retail plastic bag ban
EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence could soon join a growing list of municipalities, specifically those like here that … Read More
Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 27 in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Did you forget about that leftover bottle of Oxycodone from the time you were experiencing chronic back paid two years … Read More
Students take a STAAND against drunk driving
They had worked all year for this moment. During the early hours of March 7, 2009, Class of 2006 Barrington High School graduate … Read More
Police investigating possible exploitation of elderly man
A Riverside couple stopped into the Barrington Police station on Wednesday, April 10, to report a possible case of elderly … Read More
Fall River man charged with carrying a weapon while intoxicated
A Barrington Police officer spotted a vehicle traveling on Sowams Road without its headlights on at about 2 a.m. on Tuesday, April … Read More
Bristol Police: Five arrests for domestic incidents, one for drunk driving
Bristol police officers made five arrests for domestic-related incidents, including assault and disorderly conduct, from April 8 to … Read More
Obituaries
Paul F. Corcoran Sr., 87, Westport Paul F. Corcoran Sr., 87, of Westport, passed away on April 17, 2019.  He is survived by his loving wife Phyllis T. (Capone) Corcoran. Born in Fall River, he is predeceased by his father, …
John G. Conner, of Barrington John G. Conner, of Middle Highway, Barrington, died on Monday, March 29, 2019 at his home. John was born in Wheeling, W.Va. on Nov. 19, 1929, to Robert A. and Carolyn G. Conner. An accomplished …
Sports
Gallery: East Providence-PCD girls' lacrosse EAST PROVIDENCE — Visiting Providence Country Day kept its next-door neighbor and host East Providence High School winless to date in Division III girls’ lacrosse after the Knights defeated the …
East Providence Mohawks ‘welcome’ increased participation in girls’ hoops program EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Mohawks Youth Organization is putting out a big “welcome” sign to girls from the city, attempting to increase their participation in its upcoming summer …
BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles defeat Huskies 15-1 The Barrington High School girls lacrosse team opened a 10-1 first half lead and rolled to a 15-1 win over Mt. Hope on Tuesday, April 16, at Colt State Park in Bristol. Barrington's Tess Gagliano …
BHS's Somera is RIIL Female Student-Athlete of the Year Barrington High School senior Maile Somera recently received the Honorable Monsignor Robert Newbold Scholarship Award as the RIIL Female Student-Athlete of the Year. The Rhode Island …
Opinion
Some good and some bad decisions Politics in Rhode Island can be a breathtaking ride. Recent actions taken by politicians show the highs and lows of the players in power. For example:GOODTreasurer Seth Magaziner and Attorney General …
Editorial: Public-sector unions, take a bow (and then retire) Public-sector unions should step on stage, take a bow under thunderous applause, and exit stage left. Then they should leave for good. The unions have enjoyed a run of dominance more impressive …
Together we can create a culture that supports learning for all students Over the past several months, the Bristol Warren Regional School District has been the recipient of negative attention in the media. It goes without saying that our district, like any district, faces …
Editorial: Ray Jones Dog Park — fine idea Dartmouth has a dog park, as do Portsmouth, Fall River and lots of towns all around. Tiverton and Westport don’t have dog parks yet but could and should. Unlike bike paths, which these towns …

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