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Lees Market: 'Robbie' — Grocery robot reject

Lees Market in Westport has offered video explanation as to why it won’t be hiring an “intelligent” robot any time soon to wander the aisles as has another area grocery chain. Robbie the Robot …
One injured in three-car Warren crash Thursday night
One person was injured when three cars collided at the intersection of Market Street and Birchswamp Road just after 8:30 p.m. … Read More
Father, friends hit State House to ‘Be Great for Nate’
PROVIDENCE — Friends of the late Nathan Bruno came out in droves to the State House Wednesday night to support a suicide prevention … Read More
Local nursing home staff ‘spreads the love’ at Good Neighbors Food Pantry
EAST PROVIDENCE — St. Elizabeth Manor employee Victoria Woolard thought it might be fun for members of the staff to help out at the … Read More
School budget seeks $3.5 million more from Bristol and Warren
The numbers are big and scary. The Bristol Warren Regional School District says it needs nearly $2 million more next year. Funding … Read More
Martin, Riverside teams tip off 2019 Unified Basketball League season
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Martin and Riverside Middle School Unified Basketball League teams met at the start of the 2019 season Friday … Read More
Barrington police called for 'out-of-control' kids
Barrington Police responded to four unrelated incidents involving children and teenagers last week.  On Monday, March 11, … Read More
Obituaries
Florence Loihle, 95, Little Compton Florence Loihle passed away peacefully on December 29, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Manor in Bristol. She was 95. Florence had been a resident of Little Compton since 1987. She was a parishioner of St. …
Adelia C. Guedes, 70, of Bristol Adelia C. (Capela) Guedes, 70, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019.  She was the wife of Jose A. Guedes, her husband of 49 years. Adelia was the daughter of the late Manuel and Clara (Dias) …
Joan S. Taber, 86, of Barrington Joan S. Taber, 86, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 in hospice care at St. Elizabeth’s Green House Home, East Greenwich, RI. Born in Woonsocket RI to Harry and Thelma Schlosser, Joan was a …
Roswell B. Perkins, 92, Little Compton Roswell B. Perkins, 92, long-time summer resident of Little Compton, died on Sunday, March 10, 2019, in New York City. Born May 21, 1926, in Boston, and raised in Brookline, Mass., the son of Paul …
Sports
Cumberland blanks PSW to take home D-II boys' hockey crown PROVIDENCE — The Cumberland High School boys’ hockey team took home its second Division II championship in five seasons after shutting out the Providence Country Day-St. Ray’s-Wheeler, 1-0, in …
Nayatt 5K event is set for April 6 in Barrington The Nayatt 5K and 1-Mile Family Fun Run will be held on Saturday, April 6. The event serves a key fund-raiser for Nayatt Elementary School PTO and draws a large crowd. In the past, race …
Barrington girls lose to LaSalle in semis The Barrington High School girls basketball team lost 60-37 to LaSalle Academy during a state tournament semifinals game at the URI Ryan Center.  The last time the teams squared off was more …
Gallery: PCD hockey co-op in Division II finals The Providence Country Day-St. Raphael-Wheeler co-op boys’ hockey team forced a deciding game in its Division II championship final with top-seeded Cumberland after the Knights handed the Clippers …
Opinion
Letter: Barrington's FTM — there has to be a better way To the editor:    Another 2 million-plus is requested for the schools. A tendency toward entitlement and privilege is running rampant in our educational system. And here, in our town, …
Letter: Save us from these elitists and their insane policies To the editor: Amazing letter. The guy turns a light switch on to power up his computer; uses his cell phone to text people about the email he is sending to the Sakonnet Times; thereby using the …
Editorial: Hopeful tack for tall ship 2018 was a miserable year for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry. At just three years old, months after being anointed Rhode Island’s official tall ship, the momentarily magnificent Perry was awash in …
Letter: Time to re-read Federalist Papers, Bill of Rights To the editor: Thank you, Councilor Jacob Brier, for responding to my recent letter. I appreciate your referencing me as “that gentleman.” My wife may take exception. Upon reflection, …

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