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Four Portsmouth organizations win Champlin grants

PORTSMOUTH — The Champlin Foundation has awarded more than $170,000 in capital funding to four nonprofit organizations in Portsmouth.
Prudence Island man charged with B&E, felony assault
PORTSMOUTH — A 57-year-old Prudence Island man was arrested last week and charged with breaking into a home and assaulting two … Read More
No serious injuries reported in EPPD cruiser-involved accident
EAST PROVIDENCE — An East Providence Police cruiser was one of four vehicles involved in a multi-car accident in the rain Sunday … Read More
East Bay Warriors sending eight to national football contest
Eight of the East Bay’s most hard-working gridiron athletes are off to Texas in a couple of weeks to compete in the U.S. Army Bowl. Read More
Photos: Barrington wallops Mt. Hope 41-13 in Thanksgiving Day game
Barrington rolled over Mt. Hope 41-13 in the annual Thanksgiving Day game in front of  a packed crowd at Roger Dietz Field on … Read More
LaSalle outlasts East Providence's Thanksgiving Day upset bid
EAST PROVIDENCE — In what was an instant classic for an already historic series, LaSalle Academy fended off East Providence High … Read More
Barrington native's scripts become Lifetime holiday movies
Three movies written by Barrington native Eirene Tran Donohue are being aired on the Lifetime network over the Thanksgiving … Read More
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Warren Holiday Festival kicks off Friday

Lights, captivating performances, and fun for all ages is right on the horizon.

Warren lights up the town and the holiday season!

The 34th annualWarren Holiday Festival features two days of fun for the family. On Friday, Santa arrives and there are musical and dance performances, crafts and hot chocolate and cookies, …

Spectacular 'Night Lights' returns to Blithewold this weekend

Beautifully lit paths throughout the grounds of Blithewold Mansion and Arboretum will reveal stunning custom light displays, handmade bamboo ornaments, and all the beauty that the gardens and …
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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
Portsmouth blanks Middletown in Thanksgiving game PORTSMOUTH — In a matchup of two Super Bowl finalists, the Portsmouth Patriots proved to be the superior team with a 20-0 shutout of island rival Middletown in the annual Thanksgiving Day …
EPHS-LaSalle Last Five: Rams regain holiday football hold of Townies EAST PROVIDENCE — The revered Thanksgiving Day football contest between East Providence High School and LaSalle Academy returned the schedule in 2021, a year after the COVID-19 pandemic did …
Huskies’ warning to Eagles: ‘We feel good about our chances’ Can the Barrington High School football team make it six in a row? As Thanksgiving Day approaches, football fans across the East Bay may be wondering if the Eagles will continue their recent …
Townies, Rams renew Thanksgiving Day football rivalry EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School and LaSalle Academy football teams meet for the 93rd edition of their historic Thanksgiving Day game when the sides gather for a 10 a.m. …
Opinion
Letter: To many, ‘MAGA’ symbolizes anything by greatness

To the editor: When Peter Hewett invokes “MAGA” and claims “it is difficult to comprehend how anyone could possibly find fault with this acronym”, he displays the myopic …

Letter: The East Bay needs its own hospital

To the editor: Thomas Paine, the often quoted colonial newsman, once wrote, “If you are afraid to offend, you can't be honest.” Hospitals across the river and the Washington Bridge …

Letter: Thank you for supporting League candidate forums

To the editor: The League of Women Voters of Rhode Island would like to thank the candidates who participated and citizens who sent in questions for our forums in Bristol, Warren, Barrington and …

Letter: 'Othering' has no place in our community

To the editor: It’s interesting to watch the range of reactions to the apparently hate-motivated shooting of five at the “Club Q” in Colorado Springs on the eve of the …

Letter: Please do not demolish this house

To the editor: Dear Mr. and Mrs. Killion, I am writing to ask you to please reconsider your decision to demolish the Gothic Revival Cottage at 135 Ferry Road. I understand the reasons—the …

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