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Spirlet shoots 40 in Westport golf loss

Cooper Spirlet shot a low score of 40 and won his match at the Old Scotland Links Golf Course in Bridgewater for the Westport golf team which lost to Bristol Plymouth 2-7 in a league match on …
Bristol EMS celebrates 75 years of saving lives
In 1947, a handful of Bristol’s finest firefighters got together and formed the Bristol Rescue Squad. Seventy-five years later, the … Read More
Warren Heritage Foundation’s annual gala is Oct. 8
A bounty of food, live music, and a prize-filled auction will highlight event honoring Warren’s nautical roots Read More
Wharfinger eyes plan to protect Westport's fishing families
In a town built on its close ties to the water and tradition, the harbormaster wants to make it easier for fishermen and women to pass … Read More
Bristol named safest college town in nation
According to FBI crime data, Bristol’s latest top-spot stats include a violent crime rate of 0.23 per 1000 residents, while property … Read More
Revolution Wind farm plan moves ahead
Even as the Mayflower Wind project faces concern here over the routing of its electric cables up the Sakonnet River, a second project … Read More
Gallery: Portsmouth, Tiverton cross country teams
TIVERTON — Teams from LaSalle Academy were the winners of both the boys’ and girls’ Metropolitan Division cross country meet … Read More
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Italian Festival in Newport on Saturday

Touro Park in Newport is the site of the popular Festival in the Park, taking place this Saturday, Oct. 1. The festival is part of the larger 2022 Newport Festa Italiana. On Saturday, from 11 a.m. …

Audrain Newport hosting annual Concours and Motor Week

The third annual Audrain Newport Concours & Motor Week welcomes the world’s most exclusive auto brands and car collections back to Aquidneck Island for four days of special events, …

Free 'Instrument Petting Zoo' is this weekend in Barrington

!Free Instrument Petting Zoo! Marimbas, Xylophones, Fiddle and Uke,  !Free workshop to try Awesome Instruments! Bay Spring Community Center 170 Narragansett Av …
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Obituaries
Dorothy Boudreau Dorothy "Dottie" (D'Allesandro) Boudreau passed away peacefully at home on September 24th surrounded by her loving family. She was a lifelong resident of Barrington. Dottie was the daughter of the
Robert Francoeur Robert Leonard Francoeur, age 88, of East Providence passed away Monday, September 26, 2022 at Evergreen House Health Center. Born in Central Falls, he was the son of the late Leonard and Antoinette (
Evangeline Manuel Evangeline T. (Tabora) Manuel, "Vangie," age 83, of Bristol, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at Hope Health Hulitar Hospice Center in Providence. Born in Umingan, Pangasinan, Philippines, she
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Sports
Advantage…Townies EAST PROVIDENCE — It was a day expectedly full of firsts for the East Providence High School girls’ tennis team as the Townies christened the new complex on campus with a resounding 7-0 …
Gallery: EPFD/EPPD Charity Softball Game EAST PROVIDENCE — "The Battle of the Badges" charity softball game between members of the East Providence Firefighters Local 850 and the East Providence Police Officers IBPO Local 569 took …
Former Eagle soars for college tennis team Barrington native Eric Zhang is excelling in two worlds: sports and academics. A sophomore at Kenyon College, Zhang not only is a proficient student in the classroom, but he is also one of the …
Barrington resident helps team win national title Barrington’s Hank Alessandro and his club team 3D New England Red won the Boy’s Inside Lacrosse Elite Eight National Championship in Baltimore, Md. The team is the number one ranked …
Opinion
Letter: Ending private school caps is a bad idea

To the editor:I would like to commend the East Providence Post for the high degree of editorial bravery displayed in your call to divert a higher amount of tax dollars from the general fund towards …

Letter: Bristol needs a better Rescue system sooner than later

To the editor:Back in the spring I expressed my concerns in a letter to the editor regarding the low pay, personnel shortage, and reliance on mutual aid from surrounding towns regarding our fire …

Letter: To the angels who helped during my time of need

To the editor: In August of this year, my home was struck by lightning, causing it to be on fire.I wasn’t aware of the fire until a neighbors, Alisa Travers and Zackery Anderson, came …

Letter: Save taxpayer money  by sending Hodgson into retirement

With seven active lawsuits against Sheriff Hodgson, frequent payments made for positive accreditations, sponsoring non correctional related programs, travel and extra curricular activities, are there …

Letter: Time to call it a career, sheriff

Thomas Hodgson started his career in law enforcement. His site says he is "tough on crime." Being "tough on crime" is the responsibility of  the professionals in our local police …

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