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Gallery: 2022 East Providence City Hall Tree Lighting event

EAST PROVIDENCE — The annual tree lighting ceremony at City Hall last weekend on Saturday, Nov. 26, kicked off a season’s worth of holiday events in city. The following afternoon a …
Short-term rental regulations “on hold” in Little Compton
Little Compton will take no further action for the time being on a controversial plan to begin regulating short term rentals, though … Read More
Deal places 18th at regional cross country championship
Mt. Hope cross country runner Jessica Deal placed 18th at the Nike Northeast Regional Cross Country Championship in Wattipager, New … Read More
Tiverton swears in new fire chief
Tiverton Town Hall took on a celebratory air Monday night as the town's fire department members, along with fire chiefs and officers … Read More
Police order teenagers off Barrington school roof
Barrington Police responded to Hampden Meadows School on Sunday, Nov. 27 at about 11:20 a.m. after receiving a phone call from someone … Read More
Piper becomes new Bristol Warren school committee chair
Marjorie McBride and Karen Cabral voted in opposition, while the remaining members approved her nomination. Read More
Suburban blues singer channels the stark sounds of Mississippi
PORTSMOUTH — Throw on “Winter Hill Blues,” the title track from Ryan Lee Crosby’s latest album, and close your eyes. Read More
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Bristol's Grand Illumination is Saturday night

Bristol's 2022 Grand Illumination will take place on Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Burnside Building at 400 Hope St. The program will also be live streamed on …

Alisa Amador performs in 'Women's Voices' series

Newport Live and the Jamestown Arts Center present Alisa Amador in concert as part of its onoing “Women’s Voices” series. This show begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 18 …

'Christmas in Newport' kicks off month-long celebration on Thursday

The 52nd annual Christmas in Newport celebration begins Thursday night, Dec. 1. The official opening is at 6 p.m. in Washington Square, and it features a proclamation from the Mayor, the official …
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Obituaries
Richard Fairbanks 91, died peacefully on November 24, 2022 at the Hattie Ide Chaffee Home, East Providence. He was the beloved husband of 67 years of the late Janice (Rudd) Fairbanks. He lived in Barrington RI for many
Claire Brown Claire M. (Skuce) Brown, 84, of Warren, died November 23, 2022 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Russell Horton Brown. Born in Warren, she was a daughter of the late Charles L. Sk
Joseph Silva Joseph Correia Silva, 79, of Bristol passed away peacefully at Philip Hulitar Hospice center on Monday, November 21, 2022. He was the devoted husband of Theresa (Rapoza) Silva for 55 years before his
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Sports
Knights knock off top seeds en route to D-IV girls’ soccer title CRANSTON — The old saying goes it’s difficult to beat a team three times during any given sports year, and the Providence Country Day girls’ soccer team gave credence to that …
Providence Country Day captures D-IV girls' volleyball crown PROVIDENCE — It was the perfect ending to a near perfect season. The Providence Country Day girls’ volleyball team fulfilled its ultimate goal …
Barrington running back eclipses 1,000-yard mark The Barrington High School football team finished the Thanksgiving Day game with 296 yards rushing on 32 carries. Senior running back Payton Murphy led the way with 140 yards, while AJ DiOrio …
Eagles coach: 'I think we should have been in the playoffs' The Barrington High School football team scored four touchdowns during an eight minute span and rolled to a 41-13 victory over Mt. Hope on Thanksgiving Day.  The Huskies and Eagles remained …
Opinion
Letter: As Mayflower plan moves ahead, wind power prices skyrocket

Thanks very much for your informative report published on Nov. 23, 2022.  Information on this subject is typically only released in a favorable fashion by the regulators. I am quite sure …

Letter: Discourse falls aside as name-calling and polarity reigns

September of 2016 was when Hilary Clinton famously said that half of Trump’s supporters was a basket of deplorables. True or not, it's certainly not a phrase likely to endear one to …

Letter: All I want for Christmas

To the editor: After many years of soft warm lighting (that still exists on the bridges and snowflakes) I'm trying to adjust to the new replacement bulbs in our town lamp posts. I just hope a …

Letter: A close enough call with a Fisher Cat

Although Fisher Cats are considered crepuscular animals (dawn and twilight feeders along with red fox, opossums and many others) one wasn’t paying any attention to that when a visitor in the …

Letter: To clarify political history in Barrington

To the editor: It was 1980, 42 years ago, when the Barrington Democrats succeeded in electing a Black woman to the Barrington Town Council. I, Anthony V. Arico, then a former Democratic chairman, …

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