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To the editor: Business leaders from across the state held a press conference recently to address proposed tax legislation and the impact it would have on Rhode Island’s business climate. … more
The Barrington High School girls lacrosse team punched its ticket to the Division I State Finals by defeating Lincoln School 14-9 in the semifinals on Thursday, June 17. The Eagles will play … more
The Barrington High School baseball team has outscored its playoff opponents 22-0 in the first two rounds of the Division II tournament.  But starting on Friday, the Eagles will face a new … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — While the City Council was considering changing the ordinance around qualifications for new police officer recruitment last week, the administration was also beginning its … more
One ballot. That is all that separated the vote to spend $3.5 million to purchase the former Carmelite Monastery property on Watson Avenue. At the financial town meeting on Wednesday night, 176 … more
Thank you to all the heroic CNAs, nurses and support staff at all long-term care facilities for working through this wretched COVID pandemic. Many of us would have been lost without … more
I often read Arlene Violet’s columns in the East Bay newspapers. I usually find them interesting and informative. She is an accomplished woman – a former nun, former Rhode Island attorney … more
As Father’s Day approaches it is a good time to remember lessons learned from your Dad. Here is one of my favorites. A lesson in adaptability. In the mid-1950s growing up, my Dad worked … more
Hundreds of students celebrated their senior prom in style at Barrington High School last week. For the first time in a long time, the BHS senior prom was held on the school’s campus — … more
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