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Playoffs in full swing for BHS spring sports teams

Tuesday, May 28 is shaping up to be a busy day for Barrington High School spring sports teams.   Four playoff games or matches are scheduled for Tuesday, including the boys tennis semifinal …
Knapman, Browne power Huskies past Toll Gate 12-5, head to semis
Charlie Knapman and Ben Browne each scored 3 goals as the Mt. Hope lacrosse team pounded Toll Gate 12-5 in the Division 3 … Read More
Baseball, tennis teams make playoffs, softball awaits fate
The Westport baseball and softball teams finished up their regular seasons and now wait for to learn their tournament fates.  … Read More
Didn’t ‘feel’ Memorial Day — until he served in Vietnam
PORTSMOUTH — Growing up in Iowa, Dr. Wayne C. Christiansen said he remembered Memorial Day as a day of parades, cutting flowers, … Read More
Photos: Warren honors nation's fallen soldiers
The rain held off to the relief of those who gathered to commemorate Memorial Day in Warren on Monday morning. Read More
Tiverton girls lacrosse and softball teams win, move on in playoffs
Girls lacrosse beats Scituate 13-6, moves on to semis Peckham and Polofsky combine for 11 goals Zoe Peckham and Julia … Read More
Eagles sink Skippers in quarterfinals, 16-4
The Barrington High School boys lacrosse team defeated North Kingstown, 16-4, in a Division I playoff quarterfinal game on Friday, May … Read More
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Popular St. Elizabeth events kick off this week in Bristol

Two of the most famous and hallowed religious events will take place over the next two weekends at St. Elizabeth’s Church.

VFW 5390 in Portsmouth hosts Memorial Day event Monday

PORTSMOUTH — The public is invited to a Memorial Day ceremony and reception scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27, at VFW Post 5390, 822 Anthony Road.

Warren to recognize two Memorial Day observances this weekend

Ceremonies will begin on Sunday, May 26 at 9:00 a.m. honoring a Vietnam Veteran, and continue at 7:45 a.m. on Monday, Memorial Day, with Naval Honors at the Town Wharf, followed by a speaking program and parade.
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Obituaries
Stephen Asselin Stephen A. Asselin, 61, of Warren, RI, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 23, 2024. A son of Andre "Andy" and Ann (Beaulieu) Asselin, he was a lifelong resident of Warren. Stephen joined the
Zalia O'Blenis Zalia (Arruda) O'Blenis, 94, of Warren, RI, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 24, 2024. A daughter of the late Joseph and Edith (Borges) Arruda and the beloved wife of the late Weldon I. O'Blenis,
Joel Kane Joel S. Kane, age 86, of Tiverton, passed away Friday, May 24, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Mary Elizabeth (Giordano) Kane. Born in Fall River, he was a so
Sports
BHS girls lacrosse eliminated from playoffs The Barrington High School girls lacrosse team lost to Portsmouth 17-12 in the Division I quarterfinal playoff matchup on Thursday, May 23. Captain Anna Lombardi led the Eagles (6-9 in the …
Patriots beat Barrington, advance to lacrosse semis PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High girls’ varsity lacrosse team advanced in the Division I state playoffs with a 17-12 victory over Barrington at home on Thursday, May 23. Sophia …
East Providence escapes Chariho's upset bid in D-II baseball playoff opener Gavin Palombo's extra-inning base hit helped the East Providence High School baseball team avoid a massive upset by Chariho in the preliminary round of the 2024 Division II championship playoffs. …
Townies cruise past Crusaders in Division II boys' tennis quarters The third-seeded East Providence High School boys' tennis team breezed by visiting and sixth-seeded Prout in the quarterfinal round of the 2024 Division II championship tournament Friday, May 24. …
Opinion
Letter: Musings on Little Compton's Town Meeting, and the way things were

The 2024 Little Compton Financial Town Meeting is now history. Once everyone had checked in, it was called to order at 7:22 p.m. To include extensive instructions from our Town Moderator, it lasted …

Letter: Let’s work harder to find relief for taxpayers

Regardless of past mistakes, the town is at a critical point where decisions are being made that affect all of us.

Letter: How does the math on school bond debt work?

According to School District calculations, Warren’s share of the $200 million school building bond is 37.82% or $75,640,000.00. Based on the current budget and the audit report, how can this be accomplished?

Letter: It takes a village, and we're grateful for ours

We are thrilled to report that the response to our request for financial support was outstanding!

Letter: The troubling history of creating a 'demographic balance'

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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