Asbestos found at Hugh Cole School

Two classrooms at the Hugh Cole School are closed through at least the end of the week, after workers dealing with burst water pipes discovered asbestos tiles in the music room and under the gym …
Halogen lamp likely caused Barrington house fire

Investigators believe that an overturned halogen lamp was to blame for a Barrington house fire late Wednesday night, Dec. 6. A Barrington Fire Department official said an investigation into the …

New owners plan to redevelop all Benny's Store parcels

EAST PROVIDENCE — Benny’s announced earlier this week the sale of most of its properties to the Carpionato Group, nearly bringing about the end of the 93-year-old company’s existence in Rhode Island, …

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RIDOT announces Newman Avenue Bridge work closures

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has modified its schedule for closures this week of a portion of Route 152 (Newman Avenue) as part of the Newman Avenue Bridge …

Outerlimits Powerboats owner dies when new boat flips

Joseph Sgro, the 63-year-old owner of Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats in Bristol, was killed Thursday when his new Outerlimits SB 50 powerboat boat flipped in the Florida Keys. Mr. Sgro is the …

Power back on in much of Warren

Power has been restored to much, but not all, of Warren, after a windstorm Sunday night into Monday knocked out power to 150,000 Bristol County National Grid customers and more than 490,000 across …

East Providence Police seek second suspect in school bus theft incident

EAST PROVIDENCE — In a release issued Monday afternoon, Oct. 30, the East Providence Police Department announced it has issued an arrest warrant for Tiverton man for his alleged participation in …

RIDOT plans one-day closure of Newman Avenue in East Providence

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the next closure of Route 152 (Newman Avenue) at the Newman Avenue Bridge, from Barney Street to the Massachusetts …

Non-profit tracks Ocean State's beautiful — but dirty — shoreline

Thousands of pieces of junk litter Rhode Island’s shores, but a new website just launched by a Middletown non-profit aims to spot — and hopefully help get rid of — them …
Obituaries
Robert L. Allen Jr., 67, of Seekonk and formerly of Barrington

Robert L. Allen Jr., 67, of Seekonk and formerly of Barrington, passed away with his wife and daughter by his side on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 at The Miriam Hospital. He was the son of the late Robert …

Margaret M. Brady, 91, of Seekonk, Mass.

David E. Ward, 49, Portsmouth

Mary "Ann" Hall, 73, Portsmouth

Father Edmund Adams, 77, Portsmouth

Daniel Barbosa, 86, formerly of East Providence

Francis "Tut" Jamiel, Warren

Maria Tavares, Bristol

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Sports
Youngster wins 15th In Step for Autism Road Race

BRISTOL — Steamy conditions on an early Fall morning greeted the some 75 entrants into the 15th Annual In Step for Autism 5K Road Race and Walk held Sunday, Sept. 24, at Colt State Park. The race …

LaSalle Academy baseball program enjoys its East Bay influence

East Providence's Mercurio reflects on rise up baseball coaching ladder

City players Forcier, Leopold win prestigious golf titles

Many local nonprofits benefit from annual golf tournament

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Will Warren pumpkins squash world record? Today's the day

Pumpkin growers from across New England will be chasing a world record when they converge on Frerichs Farm Saturday for the Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Growers’ annual weigh-off, …

Let them eat zucchini bread

'Bold' move: Waterfront Productions opens first season in East Providence

A glossy, sticky teriyaki fish made on top of the stove

'Red Book' is free online and will ease research in U.S. states and counties

Opinion
Letter: What's the answer to last week's quiz?

To the editor: I loved the way Arlene Violet morphed her column into a fact-check quiz this week, but I'm confused about the scoring. She said that one who disagreed with all the statements she …

Letter: We can all do something to stop domestic violence

Letter: Antifa protesters not so innocent either

Family Search discontinuing microfilm loans; Canada celebrates 150th

Editorial: Veterans coming home

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