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RIIL adds girls wrestling weight classes for 2023-24 season

EAST PROVIDENCE — In an announcement made Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 4, the Rhode Island Interscholastic League said the organization for the first time will be sponsoring separate weight …
Photo: Warren turtle sherpa
A few stopped motorists waved 'Thank You' out their windows Wednesday afternoon when a good-sized snapping turtle finally made it … Read More
Portsmouth Patriots make the state championships
The Portsmouth Patriots cross country team is having one of its best seasons in years, following a strong showing at an event in Maine … Read More
Tiverton girls' tennis: Improvements and progress
The Tiverton Tigers girls’ tennis team is in a building year. Half the players are freshmen and with no seniors and new coaches, … Read More
East Providence Council again denies Cumberland Farms' 24-hour application at Newport Avenue store
EAST PROVIDENCE — For the second time in a year's time, a second set of City Councilors voted unanimously to deny a application the … Read More
Students offer perspective on need for new Mt. Hope High School
Sewage smells in the science wing, constant water issues, and a lack of school spirit has these seniors advocating for a new school; … Read More
The $250 million question facing Barrington taxpayers
What would a $250 million school construction bond mean for Barrington taxpayers? School Committee member TJ Peck said officials have … Read More
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'Atlantis Rising' has sand sculptures, food, live music and more

Atlantis RIsing is an international sand sculpture competition featuring 10 artists from all over the world competing for a cash prize for their sand sculpture. For four days over Columbus Day …

Scenic Newport Marathon and Half-Marathon are Sunday

The 2023 Amica Newport Marathon & Half Marathon take place on Sunday, Oct. 8, and feature all of the beauty and grandeur the City By The Sea has to offer.

Spirits of Island Cemetery: A living history walking tour

Island Cemetery is the final resting place of important and intriguing people, many from Newport’s Gilded Age. During this guided walking tour across the cemetery’s scenic grounds, …
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Recalls, Withdrawals and Safety Alerts: Kias, chocolate, air fryers and more

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 …

Antonetta Ray Antonetta S. (Stanzione) Ray, 95, of Bristol passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, October 1, 2023 surrounded by her family. Born in Bristol, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Angel
Thomas Army Sr. East Providence|Thomas F. Army died at home in East Providence on September 29th, surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born 5/15/1930 in Bridgeport, CT to George and Dorothy Army. The family soon
Lisa Clancy Lisa Jane Clancy, 62, of Cul de Sac Way, Riverside, died peacefully on Sept. 30, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Her funeral will be held on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUN
BHS field hockey wins third straight game The Barrington High School field hockey team recently reeled off shutout wins over Cumberland, LaSalle and The Lincoln School.   The Eagles blasted Cumberland on 14-0 on Tuesday, Sept. 26. …
Townies stay unbeaten in girls' volleyball EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' volleyball team, the pace-setters to date in the Division II ranks, returned to league action earlier this week following a six-day …
Eagles improve to 5-2 after pair of wins Sophia Denham tallied nine kills, eight assists and five aces while helping the Barrington High School girls volleyball team defeat North Smithfield, 3-0.   The Eagles won 25-21, 25-22, …
Falcons foil Townies late in Division II football EAST PROVIDENCE — At home, in front of a fired up crowd on homecoming and under the bright lights of local television cameras, the East Providence High School football team couldn't quite close …
Letter: Biased and defamatory reporting on wind issues

Biased and defamatory. These two words describe EcoRI writer Mary Lhowes’ portrayal of Green Oceans President Lisa Quattrocki Knight’s September 19th presentation on wind industry …

Letter: Volunteers pulled off a great community dinner

Volunteerism was the key to a very successful turn-out to the recent Little Community Dinner . Thank you to everyone for their help and for coming to enjoy our fourth annual community dinner …

Letter: Three finalists chosen for Port Marker design

All three are now charged with returning with polished proposals for the Memorial sculpture with drawings, a budget of costs, and a 3D model, each receiving an honorarium of $1,000 to support their time and further creative work.

No transfer station will hurt most vulnerable residents

To the editor: Closing the transfer station will impact our most vulnerable residents, seniors and low-income families, in cost and convenience. Many seniors make a combined trip to the …

Letter: Numbers don’t justify keeping transfer station open

To the editor: As I left the the town council meeting that was to have discussed the transfer station, a woman from the audience approached me, smiled, then said that “You didn’t …

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