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The Barrington High School girls tennis team lost nine starters from last year’s squad, but despite the player turnover, the Eagles have powered to a strong 3-1 start.  Barrington has … more
The two undergraduates got to test-drive NASA-grade tools, learning how to build a laser, handle fiber optic components, and operate a splicer, while conducting numerous research experiments. more
Armed with a picker and bucket, Anthony “Tony” Silvia Jr., 66, has spent a majority of his life patrolling the beaches at the end of Town Way to keep the shoreline spotless. A lifelong … more
Nearly three years to the day the state closed the East Bay Bike Path bridges, officials gathered to celebrate their upcoming replacement. More than a dozen state and local officials attended the … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 34-year-old Portsmouth was arrested Sept. 21 after being tied to several car breaks in the local area, according to police. Matthew J. Schmidt, of 1220 West Main Road, faced … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Years in the works, East Providence Police officers will soon join their brethren who use body cameras after the council at its September 20 meeting authorized the … more
The severely shoaling federal channel into and out of the Westport River is causing nearly daily groundings, forced one commercial boat owner to abandon his berth at the town dock altogether, and is … more
PORTSMOUTH — Two swimmers from the Portsmouth Fire Department rescued a man who spent about 20 minutes in the water after falling from his boat off Fountain Avenue in Island Park Monday … more
With Heritage Park serving as a virtual map of Portsmouth during the Revolutionary War, more than 120 visitors came out Saturday to get a sense of the complex set of events that shaped the Battle of … more
There’s an unfortunate trend continuing in Rhode Island and across the nation that must be stopped: the bad behavior of coaches, parents and fans at high school athletic … more
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