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Warren offering small business support services in June, July

Workshops will focus on growth planning, marketing and PR strategy and development, sales forecasting and planning, social media and email marketing, setting up Google My Business, guidance on optimizing or building websites and more. 
Bristol Warren Education Foundation hosts first fundraiser since 2019
The fundraiser shifted away from the spelling bee towards an “adult recess” theme, held at Hope & Main's parking lot in Warren. Read More
Barrington girls win division championship in track
The Barrington High School girls track team won the Eastern Division Championship held at Portsmouth High School on … Read More
Barrington boys cruise to division track championship
The Barrington High School boys track team won the Eastern Division Track Championship on Saturday afternoon.  The Eagles … Read More
Coasting through class at Portsmouth elementary school
Ryan Soares was never good at skateboarding as a kid, but he never forgot how much he enjoyed trying it. Now the second-year … Read More
Ramaglia’s walk off hit in seventh boosts Huskies nine over Townies, 10-9
The Huskies stormed outfielder Aidan Ramaglia who stood on second base after he hit a groundball base hit up the middle to score Matt … Read More
Portsmouth Police busy with alleged domestic incidents
PORTSMOUTH — A local woman was charged with domestic assault and driving under the influence (DUI) following a “walk-in domestic … Read More
Westport girls tennis loses hard fought match to Diman, 4-1
The Westport girls tennis team lost to Diman 4-1 in a hard fought home match on Wednesday afternoon. Three matches went three sets and … Read More
Barrington official: Schools on track to finish with $2 million surplus
Town officials shared a detailed look at the proposed budgets during the annual budget hearing on Wednesday night, May 11.  The … Read More
Two face multiple gun and drug charges following Tiverton car stop
Two Massachusetts residents are being held without bail after officers found a large quantity of suspected fentanyl and crack cocaine, … Read More
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Obituaries
John Braz John Braz, 66, of Pawtucket, RI, passed away, May 15, 2022, at Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI. He was the husband of Wanda C. (Banalewicz) Braz. Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son of th
Helen Waite Waite|Helen H. (Hastie) Waite, 94, of Tiverton, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at The Dawn Hill Home for Rehab and Healthcare. She was the wife of the late Arnold W. Waite with whom she shared
John Farnworth John Paul Farnworth, 87, of Tiverton, passed away Monday, May 16, 2022. He was the husband of Judith "Judie" (Hipson) Farnworth. They shared 63 years of marriage. Prior to his retirement, John was emp
Harriett Gallucci Harriett Gallucci, 85, of Warren, RI, passed away, Saturday, May 14, 2022, at home. She was the wife of Louis Gallucci. Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late Charles and H
Elizabeth Goggin Goggin, Elizabeth "Betty", 74, of Terrace Drive, Barrington, passed peacefully and surrounded by family on May 9, 2022. She leaves her sister, Virginia McGinn (Peter) of Warwick, her brother Thomas Go
Sports
EPHS athletes earn accolades at Eastern Division outdoor meet PORTSMOUTH — The East Providence High School boys’ and girls’ outdoor track and field teams placed fourth and sixth, respectively, in their Eastern Division Championship Meets held …
Portsmouth remains undefeated in D-2 girls’ lacrosse PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High girls’ varsity lacrosse team kept on its winning ways with an impressive 17-3 win against Mt. Hope at home on Thursday, May 12. The victory …
Long-time staff members depart East Providence school district EAST PROVIDENCE — The exodus of some of the district’s most senior and respected employees continued to be announced in recent days, …
Barrington volleyball team is young, smart and athletic What a difference a year makes. At this time last year, the Barrington High School boys volleyball team had struggled to capture two wins while battling some tough competition. This year, the …
Opinion
Letter: Don’t use our tax dollars to fund abortions

To the editor: Dear fellow residents. After the recent leak of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Barrington State Representative, Liana …

Letter: No one owns a woman's body except the woman herself

To the editor: The writing is on the wall: the US Supreme Court will issue its opinion overturning Roe v. Wade next month. The time is now to act in Rhode Island to do all we can to protect each …

Letter: Community above politics in Barrington

To the editor: The following is a joint statement issued by TJ Peck and Frazier Bell who are running a coordinated campaign as independent candidates for the Barrington School Committee. We are …

Letter: ‘Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves…’

I am writing to bring attention to the two bills recently filed in the RI Senate (S2549) and RI House (H7500) proposing taxpayer dollars be used for abortion. As a Christian, I believe I have a moral …

Letter: Maybe the old Haines plan is better than the new one

When I served on the council, the state offered to sell Haines Park to the town for $1. As the town was maintaining the property, it was thought to be a good idea. The sports groups got together …

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