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Bristol man gets 40 years for 2017 murder of grandmother

Superior Court Justice Stephen P. Nugent sentenced Raymond Paiva IV (age 30) to 60 years, with 40 years to serve at the ACI, and a 20-year suspended sentence with 60 years of probation.
Community rallies in support of 3-year-old battling cancer
The Warren community is rallying around a local couple facing every parent's worst nightmare. A fundraising dinner is planned for Oct. … Read More
Portsmouth man charged with shooting hawks
A Portsmouth man has been charged with shooting several hawks in and around his property, in violation of the federal Migratory Bird … Read More
Council signals first likely changes to East Providence's FY2023-24 budget
EAST PROVIDENCE — Residents got their first semi-official glimpse of how members of the City Council viewed the draft Fiscal Year … Read More
Schools plan new adult learning initiative
They say you are never too old to learn. While the adage will always apply, some educators believe it’s now crucial in the … Read More
Officer Blue gets the job in Tiverton
After a successful first month on the job as Tiverton’s first comfort-therapy dog, three-month-old Blue, an English Labrador … Read More
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 … Read More
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Italian 'Festival in the Park' is Saturday in Newport

Newport Festa Italiana hosts its “Festival in the Park” this Saturday, Sept. 30. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., find Italian food and novelties, assorted vendors, live music and games at Touro …

17th annual Touch-A-Truck is Saturday in the city

This weekend, the East Providence Area Chamber is hosting its 17th annual Touch-A-Truck event this weekend! This event gets bigger and better each year with more vehicles, activities and attendance. …

'Folk at the Farm' at Frerichs on Sunday

Folk at the Farm is a free event that celebrates the rich folk tradition in Rhode Island. This year, internationally acclaimed folk group the Atwater-Donnelly Band will be joined by genre-bending …
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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
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 …
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 …
Tiverton holds off Smithfield in overtime Tiverton held off Smithfield 7-6 in overtime, during a defensive Division IV home game on Friday night.   Tiverton struck first in overtime after the two teams battled to a 0-0 tie at the …
Barrington High School dominates Cranston East in football The Barrington High School football team notched its second straight shut-out, defeating Cranston East 24-0 on Friday night, Sept. 29. The Eagles opened the scoring on a field goal by Ben Aree …
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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