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Westport kicks off the holiday season Sunday

Westport's holiday season officially begins late Sunday afternoon, when the Westport Recreation Department and Westport Land Conservation Trust join at the trust's home base, Westport Woods, at 573 …
Tiverton police logs: Police pull man over, find gun
Monday, Nov. 14 A caller from Stafford Road reported suspicious activity at 5:27 a.m. A walk-in from Bulgarmarsh Road reported a … Read More
After two year absence, Little Compton senior bus returns
A “new” handicap-accessible shuttle bus for Little Compton's senior residents will soon be hitting the streets, after more … Read More
Bristol PD's new system a game changer for missing persons
Some 2,000 children are reported missing in the United States each day. A new system now used by BPD can save valuable time in … Read More
Two Barrington Pop Warner teams headed to nationals
The Barrington Pop Warner JV-1 and JV-2 cheer teams will compete at Pop Warner Nationals in Orlando, Fla. this month. The … Read More
A chance at another cup for RWU women's rugby
This weekend, the RWU women's rugby team will play for a chance to win the national D-II collegiate championship in Houston, Tex. Read More
What's this? A new skating rink in downtown Bristol
The Town of Bristol took the first steps to creating a public skating rink by constructing a rectangular shell in the center of … Read More
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Pieces from the pandemic on display Dec. 2 in Barrington

On Friday, Dec. 2, the Mead Art Gallery at St. John's Church, 191 County Road in Barrington, is sponsoring an evening of "Covid Creations” — framed art as well as crafts that were created …

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 …
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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
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 York on Saturday. The freshman ran the three mile course that …
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 …
Opinion
Letter: Oh hail, the GOP's return to prominence

Welcome to the very slim Republican majority in the House of Representatives. Some voters eagerly await the restored elegance and wisdom of the Grand Old Party. Their slight ascendance was, of …

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 …

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