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Kids contribute to new mural at Warren library's children's room

Local students in K-5 contributed recently to make a colorful contribution to murals that will grace the walls of the children’s room at the George Hail Library.
‘We still have our goal in front of us’
The goal remains the same.   Despite an early exit from the Division I tournament, the Barrington High School boys basketball … Read More
Bristol Golf Park opens for first full season this weekend
This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, the course will be open for play from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read More
Battle-tested Barrington grinds out win over Falcons
The Barrington High School girls basketball team won its quarterfinal playoff game on Tuesday, Feb. 27, defeating Cranston West 61-50, … Read More
Portsmouth seeks 2% cap on increases to civic support
PORTSMOUTH — Forecasting another challenging budget season, the Town Council is expected to keep the overall increase in civic … Read More
Condo development proposed on industrial parcel in Warren
A preliminary proposal to build three new townhouses with a total of 12 units (three of them earmarked as "affordable" units) at 75 … Read More
Development plans for Bristol's former Oliver School begin taking shape
A plan for 11 one- and two-bedroom units, with three priced at or below 80% of the area median income, recently went before the … Read More
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What's on tap – R.I. Craft Beer Week begins

Rhode Island Craft Beer Week kicks off Friday, March 1, and continues through March 10, celebrated at locations throughout the state. There is a full schedule of taproom events and special beer …

Free family fun day at Audubon

The Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium is open free to the public the first Saturday of every month. Stop in for nature stories, animal discoveries, hikes and more. …

Concerts at the Point present Ruckus

Concerts at the Point will present the next concert in its 27th concert series with the Ruckus Early Music Band and flutist Emi Ferguson. Acclaimed virtuoso flutist Emi Ferguson joins Ruckus, a …
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Obituaries
Edward Almeida Edward Harold Almeida, Jr., age 69, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly February 20, 2024, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Ed "Butch" was born in Fall River, Massachus
William Carroll 96, of Riverside, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2024 at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara H. (Kinsella) Carroll. Born in C
Irene Ackerman Irene Ann Ackerman, 85, of Roosevelt Drive, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2024, at Dawn Hill Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of Frank Edward Ackerman. Born in Warren, Rhode Island,
Sports
Tiverton falls to high powered Moses Brown in quarterfinals The Tiverton girls basketball team fell to high powered Moses Brown 65-34 in the Division II quarterfinals in Providence on Tuesday night. The Tigers, who dropped to 11-11, won their initial playoff …
EPHS competition cheer squad starts season off strong BRISTOL — The East Providence High School winter competition cheer team began its 2024 season last weekend by participating in an event hosted by Mt. Hope in Bristol where the Townies produced …
Portsmouth stuns Barrington, 79-61, in D-1 quarterfinals BARRINGTON — They kicked off into high gear and never looked back. The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity basketball team rolled over Barrington in the Division I …
Hawks have their way with Townies in D-I boys' hoops quarters There's no shame in having Bishop Hendricken as your nemesis in boys' basketball. After all, the Hawks are the record holders of 23 state and league championships. It's just East Providence High …
Opinion
Letter: Take it from an educator, there is no need for phones in school

There is no need for cell phones in schools. Take them out of the equation, and our youth and future will be in better hands.

Letter: When we cross that bridge

We need more deliberate thought and creativity.

Letter: Stop threatening cuts — right Westport's financial ship

The February 15th Shorelines front page article on the Westport five-year financial plan was detailed and listed eigh spending categories where savings might be available. Unfortunately no …

Letter: Want a dictator? Be careful what you wish for

We have seen ordinary Americans say on camera that we need Donald Trump to be a dictator, because “America needs a dictator now.” Presumably, they feel that a dictator will be able …

Letter: Grassroots efforts can lead to positive change

To the editor: Grassroots efforts can lead to change. They can educate the public on important town issues and ensure that those who are supposed to represent us hear our voices and desires. …

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