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RIDOT closing a portion of I-195 in East Providence overnight

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a series of temporary overnight highway closures for a portion of I-195 in East Providence between the …
Services set for Matthew M. Harris, 38, of Warren
Matthew Marcellus Harris, 38, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. He was a beloved son of Larry Harris of Springfield, MA, … Read More
Portsmouth’s Welles wins J/24 Worlds
They won four years ago in Newport and now Portsmouth’s Will Welles and crew have captured the J/24 world championships once more, … Read More
Cassar wins Democratic primary for District 66 seat
Liana Cassar moved one step closer to earning a seat in the Rhode Island House of Representatives on Wednesday night, Sept. 12. Ms. … Read More
Election 2018: East Providence primary results
EAST PROVIDENCE — City residents went to the polls on a rainy Wednesday, Sept. 12, to cast their ballots in the 2018 primary … Read More
Primary is today — District 66 Democrats square off
The battle over the Democratic nomination for the District 66 seat in the Rhode Island House of Representatives will highlight primary … Read More
New fitting a fresh start for Hall Spars founder
Eric Hall was once president and CEO of thriving Bristol-based spar and rigging maker Hall Spars, the firm he founded that supplied … Read More
Obituaries
Charles H. Patterson Jr., 84, formerly of Riverside Charles H. Patterson Jr., 84, of Swansea, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Pauline L (Carpenter) Patterson. Born in …
Michael J. Damiani, 63, Riverside Michael J. Damiani, 63, of Willett Avenue, Riverside, died unexpectedly on September 8, 2018. He was the beloved husband and perfect counterpart …
William A. Mac Intosh, 83, formerly of East Providence William A. Mac Intosh, Jr., 83 of Jamestown and formerly of East Providence, passed away on June 9, 2018. Bill was the son of the late William A. Mac Intosh and Edna Jeannette (Lavoie) Mac Intosh and …
Sports
Townies would like a faster start to upcoming boys’ soccer slate EAST PROVIDENCE — While they certainly appreciated the results of the regular season the previous two falls, the players and coaches of the East Providence High School boys’ soccer team would …
Chatfield reps local golf with US Am performance EAST BAY — Wannamoisett’s Davis Chatfield certainly did his home layout and the area golf community proud last week with his performance at the 118th U.S. Amateur played over the renowned …
Three with area ties vie for RIGA Jr. Amateur golf titles EAST PROVIDENCE — Three golfers with area ties were among the finalists of the 2018 Rhode Island Golf Association Jr. Amateur Championships held this week at Metacomet Country Club, …
Riverside beats Rumford for District 2 All-Star title EAST PROVIDENCE — The Riverside Little League entry emerged from the losers' bracket to defeat previously unbeaten intra-city rival Rumford twice last weekend to claim the District 2/Ron Silva 9-10 …
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Opinion
Letter: I never liked 'gentlemen's agreement' To the editor: I was amused to see myself quoted in the Aug. 29 Barrington Times regarding yard signs. The quote suggested that I was interested in abiding by the so-called …
Letter: Concern over chemical spraying on bike path To the editor: As a “frequent flyer” on the East Bay Bike Path, I was horrified to see chemical application signs popping up on the bike trail a few weeks ago. After several phone …
Letter: Arlene needs to clarify her column To the editor: Dear Arlene, your Barrington Times article about immigration needs some clarification. To state that Melania Trump came into this country twice illegally is inaccurate at …
Letter: If it is not about love, it is not about God To the editor: Over the past week you may have heard or read the following verse from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans: “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for …
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