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Camaraderie powers Barrington High School girls tennis team

The Barrington High School girls tennis team lost nine starters from last year’s squad, but despite the player turnover, the Eagles have powered to a strong 3-1 start.  Barrington has …
Two RWU students conduct cutting-edge lasers research
The two undergraduates got to test-drive NASA-grade tools, learning how to build a laser, handle fiber optic components, and operate a … Read More
Little Compton's 'seashore guardian' has been at it for half a century
Armed with a picker and bucket, Anthony “Tony” Silvia Jr., 66, has spent a majority of his life patrolling the beaches at … Read More
State replacing bike path bridges
Nearly three years to the day the state closed the East Bay Bike Path bridges, officials gathered to celebrate their upcoming … Read More
Portsmouth man charged with breaking into vehicles
PORTSMOUTH — A 34-year-old Portsmouth was arrested Sept. 21 after being tied to several car breaks in the local area, according to … Read More
East Providence Police officers will soon use body cameras
EAST PROVIDENCE — Years in the works, East Providence Police officers will soon join their brethren who use body cameras after … Read More
Westport federal channel shoaling worsens
The severely shoaling federal channel into and out of the Westport River is causing nearly daily groundings, forced one commercial … Read More
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Virtual Talk with author Linda M. Grasso – O'Keefe and Feminism

The Newport Art Museum welcomes author Linda M. Grasso for a virtual discussion of her book "Equal Under the Sky: Georgia O’Keeffe and Twentieth Century Feminism," the first historical study of …

Waterfire returns to Providence on Saturday

Waterfire Providence is hosting a full lighting this Saturday, Sept. 24, in downtown Providence. The program begins at sunset (6:39 p.m.) and continues until midnight. A food fair and artisans …

Goat hikes happening every weekend at Simmons Farm

When nature calls (literally), head over to Simmons Farm in Middletown for a two-hour goat hike around the historic family-owned farm. Led by farmer Karla and her crew of adventurous, spirited …
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Obituaries
Jose Costa Jose Simoes Costa, 50, of Oliver Street passed away on September 20, 2022 at Silver Creek Nursing & Rehab. He was the husband of the late Jenna (Felix) Costa. Born in Hanford, CA, he was the son of
Anibal Germano Anibal Pereira Germano, 57, of Bristol, passed away on September 23, 2022, at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Relva, St. Michael, Azores, he was the son of the late Joao and Silvana (Pereira) Germano
Robert Kilmarx Long-time Barrington resident prominent in civic life|Robert Dudley Kilmarx, 94, of Verona, PA, passed away peacefully at Longwood at Oakmont Retirement Community in the presence of his sons on Wednes
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Sports
Youthful girls soccer team ready to start league play This girls varsity soccer team may be the youngest Westport Middle-High School team ever as the majority of the girls are seventh and eighth graders with just two juniors, three sophomores, a …
Portsmouth High volleyball team falls to Townies, 3-2 (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The Patriots’ varsity girls’ volleyball team lost a non-conference match against East Providence on the road Friday night, 3-2. The Patriots are now in fourth …
Eagles run over Dartmouth in Pop Warner action The Barrington Pop Warner football teams picked up key wins last weekend. The Eagles' 12U football team evened its record to 2-2 after defeating Dartmouth 32-12 on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 18, in …
RIFAC athletes complete busy summer, start new season EAST PROVIDENCE — The new month marked a new season for the athletes at the city-bases Rhode Island Fencing Academy, who took part in the Boston Fencing Club sponsored Regional Junior/Cadet …
Opinion
Letter: Land purchase is a big win-win for Westport

Your article in the September 22 Shorelines suggested that the Westport Select Board’s action of assigning the right to purchase the Pettey Farm at 559 Main Road to the Buzzards Bay Coalition …

Letter: More information on Mayflower Wind plans, please

Please, may we have from the companies involved in laying the prospective Mayflower project power cable from the windmills to the storage power station, diagrams of the process: the barge that holds …

Letter: Where are the Little Compton police?

An idyllic Little Compton community, where dogs control the roads, and the police/town do little about it. Quiet streets where dogs have bitten at least half a dozen neighbors. In 2016 we were …

Letter: Local store made it a priority to be helpful and kind

To the editor: I want to thank Lou, the manager of Barrington Hardware, for helping to keep a small-town, look-out-for-one-another community spirit in Barrington.   When I went into the …

Letter: Mr. Blanchard, ‘we’ve got your back’

To the editor: I am writing in response to a letter penned by Craig Van Ness last week concerning his son and an incident with his English teacher, Mr. Blanchard. As one of Mr. …

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