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The Tuesday, May 21, East Providence City Council meeting ended abruptly just under an hour into the session because of issues with internet connectivity in City Hall, halting the livestream of the … more
The former convenient store that has been vacant for years just outside of downtown Warren is about to be hopping with delicious activity — hopefully by next month. more
It's best regular season record in decades as well as setting a new program scoring mark for stroke play scoring still weren't enough for the East Providence High School golf team to earn a berth … more
At the FTM on Wednesday night, May 22, Barrington taxpayers will vote on the future of the Monastery property, a $5 million bond to improve athletic fields, and nearly $100 million in school … more
PORTSMOUTH — When Portsmouth High School seniors enjoy the fun and safety of their “Post Prom” on June 5, they’ll have some youngsters half their size to thank for helping to … more
Barrington Police are investigating a crash that occurred on the Wampanoag Trail on Sunday morning, May 19.   Police said a 16-year-old Barrington boy was driving at a high rate of speed … more
It was a busy night for bids.   The Barrington Town Council approved a number of bid requests during the May 6 meeting.   BAY Team — $122,832 The Council approved (3-0 vote) … more
A local Knights of Columbus council marked the end of an era last week when members distributed more than $1 million — proceeds from the sale of its old home — to four local churches and … more
Two weeks after voters at Town Meeting rejected a warrant article that would have legalized and regulated Short Term Rentals (STRs) in Westport, members of the Select Board warned Monday night that … more
Students will also have access to the mental health services starting during the 2024/25 school year. more
For a few hours Monday, 15 Special Olympians from Westport got to leave everything behind and just focus on competing. Sophia Siddal was as competitive and driven as ever. Ethan Cabral and Ethan … more
PORTSMOUTH — The towns of Portsmouth and Middletown, and the City of Newport, are developing the first ever multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan for Aquidneck Island.   The … more
Peter Fletcher was a direct descendant of Commodore Abbot, a hero of the War of 1812, a one-time commander of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet. He was 21 when he died during military service in Vietnam. more
Three matches is all that potentially remains in the noteworthy careers of the seniors on the East Providence High School boys' tennis team as the Townies begin their pursuit of the 2024 Division II … more
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some recent arrests made by the Portsmouth Police Department: Tuesday, May 14 Freddie Valentin DeJesus, 41, of 93 Mason Ave., was charged with domestic violence … more
The cold wet weather on Sunday, May 19, could not dampen the spirits of those who participated in this year’s HMS Tough Tiger adventure race.   As usual, a very large crowd turned out … more
One member of the Barrington Town Council pushed pause on a request by the DEI Committee to include a “respectful speech” statement during Council meetings.   Another Council … more
TIVERTON — One day after a staffing shortage forced the temporary closure of one of Tiverton’s three fire stations, town administrator Chris Cotta announced at an emergency town council … more
Three dogs owned by a Grain Terrace woman have been deemed vicious just over a month after they escaped from their yard and attacked a leashed dog that was being walked in the neighborhood. more
Colin Hope scored six goals and Jake Ignall tallied five as the Barrington High School boys lacrosse team defeated Portsmouth 18-7 on Thursday, May 16.   Barrington took a 6-1 lead in the … more
The Barrington Town Council recently signed off on a bid to renovate the Kent Street tennis courts.   At their May 6 meeting, Council members voted 3-0 to reallocate money from different … more
The Tiverton Planning Board is proposing a major re-write of the town’s residential zoning map, including the elimination of the R-80 zoning district and addition of a new R-120 district that … more
Students in the East Providence High School Career and Tech Center's Fashion Design program held their annual show on Wednesday night, May 15, in the Elmasian Auditorium. East Providence Post … more
People are encouraged to bring the entire family to Barrington Town Beach this Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a day of family fun, all while raising money for a great cause. Two … more
After more than a year looking for solutions to Westport and Dartmouth’s deer overpopulation problem, one of the founders of a group formed to address the issue said this week that while there … more
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