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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 event serves as a preview for the May 25 financial town meeting …
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
Planning Board approves Yarn Mill development
A divided zoning board voted 3-2 to approve the redevelopment of the Robin Rug factory into 127 residential units. Read More
Westport voters up allowed size of accessory apartments
Westport will ease size restrictions on in-law apartments, following a vote last week that zoning board members hope will make it … Read More
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. … Read More
Learn to Row Day set for June 4 in Warren
The Fourth Annual “Learn to Row Day” is going down at the Warren Town beach on Saturday, June 4 Read More
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 … Read More
Research reveals details about town’s slave history
It was tedious. It was frustrating. And it was time-consuming. But in the end, the research work completed by three college … Read More
Bristol Police demo new body camera technology
While waiting to see about state funding the cameras, the Bristol Police Department has launched a 30-day demo/pilot program, with a … Read More
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 … Read More
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Obituaries
Joseph Coelho Joseph Coelho, 88, of Bristol, RI, passed away, Friday, May 13, 2022, at Dawn Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Bristol, RI. He was the husband of the late Henriqueta (Vieira) Coelho. Bo
Alice Wilkie Alice (Costa) Wilkie, 54, of Little Compton, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Rhode Island Hospital, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was the wife of the late Michael J. Wil
Manuel Carvalho Jr. Carvalho, Jr.|Manuel "Pete" Carvalho passed away peacefully at St. Luke's hospital after a brief illness. He is survived by his daughter Stacey Herman and husband Brad, daughter Melissa Carvalho and h
Helen Kuszej-Sousa Helen A. Kuszej-Sousa, 97, of Warren, RI, passed away, Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Grace Barker Nursing Home, Warren, RI. She was the wife of the late John Sousa, Jr. Born in Warren, RI, she was
Diane Reeve Diane (Weaver) Reeve, 79, of Bristol, Rhode Island, passed away on May 8, 2022 in Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Charles Reeve. Diane is survived by her children Mary E. Reeve, and
Sports
Gallery: EPHS boys' volleyball vs. Barrington EAST PROVIDENCE — Among the recent run of successes for the East Providence High School boys' volleyball team was a victory over neighboring Barrington in a Division II match last Thursday …
Mt. Hope softball pounds Barrington 23-3 The Mt. Hope softball team pounded Barrington 23-3 in five innings during a Division II away game on a cold and blustery Monday afternoon. The Huskies improve their overall record to 12-1, the …
Barrington golfers win Hendricken Invitational The Barrington High School golf team won the Hendricken Invitational at Warwick Country Club on Monday afternoon, finishing with a 321, four strokes better than Moses Brown and LaSalle. The team …
Portsmouth beats Barrington for 4th straight victory (photos) BARRINGTON — The Portsmouth High boys’ varsity lacrosse team won its fourth straight game on Friday when it defeated Barrington, 10-7, on the road.
Opinion
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 …

Letter: Opposed to taxpayer funding for abortion on demand

I am writing in strong opposition to taxpayer funding for abortion on demand in Rhode Island.  There is a bill in the state legislature (S2549 and H7442) which will allocate your tax dollars …

Letter: Seasons Corner Market is wrong for Tiverton

To the editor: On the Tiverton Planning Board agenda for Tuesday, May 17 is the Seasons Corner Market, a 24-hour gas station/convenience store with a drive-up coffee shop window planned for the …

Letter: Patience! Spring, and life, is returning

To the editor: It was such a long wet winter that the fields couldn’t be mowed until a few weeks ago. This did not please my beautiful pheasant and he fled next door where there was a nice …

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