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East Providence Council meeting ends abruptly due to connectivity issues

The Tuesday, May 21, East Providence City Council meeting ended abruptly just under an hour into the session because of issues with internet connectivity in City Hall, halting the livestream of the …
Tizzy K's ice cream coming to Warren to anchor new Main Street food spot
The former convenient store that has been vacant for years just outside of downtown Warren is about to be hopping with delicious … Read More
Barrington FTM: Monastery property, $5M bond, budgets and more
At the FTM on Wednesday night, May 22, Barrington taxpayers will vote on the future of the Monastery property, a $5 million bond to … Read More
In Portsmouth: Tiny tots help the big seniors
PORTSMOUTH — When Portsmouth High School seniors enjoy the fun and safety of their “Post Prom” on June 5, they’ll have some … Read More
Barrington teenager flips his car on the Wampanoag Trail
Barrington Police are investigating a crash that occurred on the Wampanoag Trail on Sunday morning, May 19.   Police said a … Read More
Council approves bids for Walker Farm work, town audit, more
It was a busy night for bids.   The Barrington Town Council approved a number of bid requests during the May 6 meeting.   … Read More
Tiverton KOC sells building, gives away $1 million
A local Knights of Columbus council marked the end of an era last week when members distributed more than $1 million — proceeds from … Read More
Things To Do ...

‘Tiverton Celebrates’ on Saturday

The annual townwide celebration includes a parade, block party and fireworks show. The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. from 180 Main Road and ends at 983 Main Road. The block party begins at 5:30 p.m. at …

Revolutionary mayhem in Bristol

May 25, 1778, dawned much like any other early spring day, but this tranquil scene was about to be interrupted by invading British and Hessian soldiers intending to burn Bristol to the ground. Join …

Annual Blossoms & Sweets Sale in Little Compton

Purchase member-grown perennials, small shrubs, vegetable seedlings, green elephant, garden tools and baked goods at the Sogkonate Garden Club’s annual sale. The Little Compton Tree Committee …
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Frank Campo Frank Keith Campo, age 62, of Bristol, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Elizabeth A. (Zeitler) Campo for the last 38 incredible yea
Joseph Collins Joseph Wilfred Collins, 96, a resident of Westport, MA, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 of natural causes. He was born in Syracuse, NY, in 1928 to Wilfred and Theresa Collins, where he excel
George Donovan George A. Donovan, age 96, retired teacher, videographer, and lifelong resident of East Providence, died May 17, 2024. He was married for 50 years to the late Lois (Kent) Donovan. Born August 22, 1927
Townies come up short on pitch for state golf tourney berth It's best regular season record in decades as well as setting a new program scoring mark for stroke play scoring still weren't enough for the East Providence High School golf team to earn a berth …
EPHS boys' tennis seniors hopefully leave a lasting legacy Three matches is all that potentially remains in the noteworthy careers of the seniors on the East Providence High School boys' tennis team as the Townies begin their pursuit of the 2024 Division II …
Eagles open early lead and roll to 18-7 win over Portsmouth Colin Hope scored six goals and Jake Ignall tallied five as the Barrington High School boys lacrosse team defeated Portsmouth 18-7 on Thursday, May 16.   Barrington took a 6-1 lead in the …
MetLinks will tee off soon in East Providence following full Commission vote "MetLinks," the reimagined nine-hole layout on the site of the former Metacomet Country Club, will soon tee off for real after the full East Providence Waterfront Commission, at its May 16 meeting, …
Letter: This is not a personal squabble; it’s a wake-up call

To the editor: It’s rare to witness such hypocrisy as is displayed in Shoshana Landow’s LTE published May 8. In the name of inclusive love, she condemns the efforts of our Christian …

Letter: What does Brave Books mean by Culture and the enemy?

To the editor: I thank the Ryans and Fullers, in their recent letter “DEI’s Godless Agenda,” and Daft and Ryan’s prior letter, for making me aware that our library had …

Letter: Please evaluate life cycle of artificial turf fields

To the editor: We are writing to express our concern about the proposed plan to install artificial turf playing fields. As members of the Barrington Conservation Commission, we are focused on …

Letter: PAYT bags shouldn’t be part of curbside collection

To the editor: I’ve resided in Portsmouth since 1991. I loved using the transfer station and enjoyed the convenience of trashing on my schedule and in my way. Throw it in a bag, a box, or …

Letter: Fishing is a problem at Nanaquaket Bridge, too

Regarding t he article on fishing restrictions from April 9 (Anglers balk at fishing restrictions proposed in Tiverton), the Town of Tiverton definitely needs to take action and start imposing and …

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