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Barrington Schools hosting ‘Construction Workshop Week’

The Barrington School Building Committee is hosting “Construction Workshop Week” from June 12 to 15. The event is part of the district’s work preparing for future school …
Bristol Firemen's Memorial and Parade is this Sunday
The Bristol Firemen’s Memorial will occur on Sunday, June 11, starting with a mass at 11:30 a.m. at Saint Mary’s Church. Read More
Barrington High School loses to LaSalle in tennis finals
As the regular season drew to a close, the Barrington High School boys tennis team picked up an impressive win over LaSalle Academy. … Read More
Barrington Police and Fire help with Torch Run
Members of the Barrington Police and Fire Departments showed their support for Rhode Island Special Olympics by participating in the … Read More
Tattoo artist finds a welcome home on Warren's Main Street
At one point the youngest licensed tattoo artist in Rhode Island, Chrystal Santos has brought her love for body art and modification … Read More
Gallery: EPHS holds Class of 2023 commencement
East Providence High School held commencement exercises for the Class of 2023 Friday evening, June 2, at Pierce Memorial Stadium. The … Read More
Barrington volleyball team hosts playoff match-up
The Barrington High School boys volleyball team clinched the Division II title for the first time since 2012, after defeating East … Read More
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British Motorcars return to Bristol this weekend

British Motorcars New England will present the annual British Motorcars in Bristol Festival on Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10. Classic British motorcars from around New England will …

Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is open for summer tours

Looking for a unique adventure this summer without going far from home? The Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse have scheduled tours to the historical island light station all summer long. The summer …

Colonial Encampment in Warwick all weekend

Immerse yourself in the colonial atmosphere of the Gaspee Days Colonial Encampment and gain a feeling of what life was like in the 1700s. Throughout Gaspee Days Parade weekend and during Sunday in …
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Recalls, Withdrawals and Safety Alerts: Backup cameras, ice cream and electric bikes

At the end of each week, the law firm d’Oliveira & Associates compiles a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their …

Kenneth Catalano Kenneth John Catalano, 76, of Bristol, passed away peacefully on Friday June 2, 2023, at Providence Veterans Affair Medical Center. Born in Providence, he was a son of the late Vincent and Caroli
Constance DeMello Constance Amarantes DeMello, age 88, of Tiverton passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family on June 1, 2023. Born in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Gloria Cambra A
Carlos Quaresma Carlos F. Quaresma, 57, a long-time resident of Bristol, RI passed on May 20th, 2023 in Lajes do Pico, Azores, his birthplace. He is survived by his wife Virginia, daughter Vania Beltrami, sons Milton
Cumberland ends East Providence High School's softball season The East Providence High School softball team fell out of the Division I state championship playoffs over the last week after dropping a pair of games in the double-elimination event. Host …
Eagles place at track state championships The Barrington High School boys and girls track teams scored top-10 finishes at the state track championship on Saturday, June 3. The boys team scored 46 points and finished fourth, while the …
Tigers' softball team is headed to the finals The Tiverton softball team is headed to the finals after dispatching Mount St. Charles 4-1 in the Division III winner’s bracket final in Woonsocket on Tuesday night. The Tigers will play at RIC …
Eagles take aim at Avengers in baseball playoffs The Barrington High School baseball team will square off against East Greenwich in a Division II playoff game on Wednesday, June 7. Barrington opened the playoffs on Friday with an 8-4 win …
Letter: Is Shorelines in cahoots with the select board?

I just received my May 18 Shorelines. The one where selectboard says a "strong marketing campaign" is necessary for override vote to pass. Isn't that the same as propaganda when politicians push an …

To the editor: A child pretending to be a leader

Some dear friends have a new granddaughter who is a healthy, happy, good baby. Yet they report that a recent overnight stay was harder than they expected or recalled. Babies often get fussy when …

Letter: Offshore wind has vast benefits for the public

Editor’s note: The writer submitted this letter to the Portsmouth Town Council in advance of its May 25 workshop on SouthCoast Wind, which he was unable to attend. To the editor: Dear …

Letter: The AR-15 is indeed an assault-style weapon

To the editor: While I appreciate Mr. Huth’s bringing facts to the discussion of firearms safety (“Preventing criminal gun use requires facts, not fiction,” May 25 Portsmouth …

Letter: Volleyball complex would create chaos for area

To the editor: I am responding to your article, “From town dump to sports Oasis”? As a longtime Portsmouth resident, I am familiar with this area. AP Enterprises would be …

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