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A Blue Ribbon and a Congressional visit for Bristol elementary school

U.S. Sen. Jack Reed visited Colt Andrews Elementary School last Friday to praise staff and students in a ceremony inside the school’s auditorium to recognize Colt Andrews for being honored as a …
Proposed development leads to questions about Barrington's comp plan
Ann Strong is a former town council member, former planning board member and former member of the town's conservation commission, and … Read More
East Providence School Committee considers future term lengths
EAST PROVIDENCE — Saying his intention in raising the matter was meant to find a quick resolution to it, East Providence School … Read More
Student project reveals speeding issue in Barrington
A recent lesson for eighth-graders revealed an ugly truth about Barrington: We speed. The students in all three eighth grade … Read More
Former Warren woman found murdered
A Providence man has admitted to murdering his girlfriend, a former Warren resident, after he walked into Providence Police … Read More
Senator DiPalma named senior deputy majority leader
STATE HOUSE – Sen. Louis P. DiPalma (D-Dist. 12, Middletown, Little Compton, Newport, Tiverton) has been named to serve as senior … Read More
Portsmouth mulls future tenants of town-owned Brown House
PORTSMOUTH — Who should be allowed to rent office space at the town-owned Leonard Brown House? That was the big question during … Read More
Obituaries
John Edward Reynolds Jr., 68, of Bristol John Edward Reynolds Jr., 68, of Wood Street passed away on Jan. 9, 2019, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Sharon (Josephs) Reynolds.  Born in West Warwick, he was the son of …
Elizabeth Chauvin, 88, of Barrington Elizabeth Chauvin, 88, of Church Street, Barrington, died peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Lucien L. Chauvin. A lifelong resident …
John A. D’Arpino, 77, Tiverton John A. D’Arpino, 77, of Tiverton, and formerly of Brockton, Mass., passed away peacefully on Monday, January 7, 2019. He was born on April 5, 1941 in Brockton, and resided in Brockton and …
Charles W. Nichols III, 81, South Dartmouth Charles Walter Nichols III, “Wally”, age 81, died on January 13, 2019, at his home in South Dartmouth. He was predeceased by his wife Anna Sharp Nichols. Wally is survived by his wife, Helga …
Sports
Sharpshooters show their stuff in Portsmouth (photos) PORTSMOUTH — Bailey Howell and Liam Casey were named the overall winners of Saturday’s Knights of Columbus-sponsored youth basketball free-throw contest in the Bradley School …
Skrzypiec leads the way as Portsmouth downs Tolman PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High senior Jack Skrzypiec poured in a game-high 25 points as the Patriots came from behind to beat Tolman Friday night at home, 58-53. The win improved the …
Eagles outlast Avengers in girls basketball, 44-40 The Barrington High School girls basketball team won its fourth straight game, defeating East Greenwich 44-40 on Thursday night, Jan. 10.  Cary Heterick scored 13 points, Olivia Middleton …
Eagles score six goals in first period, win 8-5 The East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team took a commanding 6-0 lead in the first period and glided to an 8-5 win over the Smithfield/Coventry/Rogers Co-op team on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Sarah Yee …
Opinion
Letter: Some facts left out of BCWA editorial To the editor:I would like to take this opportunity to address some of the facts that were not included in last week’s editorial concerning the proposed abandonment of the Massachusetts water …
Snow is coming — help your neighbors! To the editor:Snow is coming. Not yet, but soon - I am sure. For some, snow is a welcome sight and brings great opportunity to careen down Burr’s Hill in a toboggan. But for many of our …
Letter: My BCWA complaints are crystal clear To the editor:Last week's article on my complaints to the RI State Attorney General did an injustice. It was verbose.My two complaints are not.They are based  on the obvious. They were purposely …
Letter: Reform Caucus works toward a better legislative process To the editor: I am writing in response to the Jan. 11 letter titled, “The Reform Caucus Can Embrace Democracy.” The Reform Caucus, of which I am part, is advocating for changes to …

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