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Officials say the drive-through lane at the new Starbucks will be open on Tuesday morning, Feb. 27.   The new coffee shop opened earlier this month, on Feb. 9, but the drive-through lane, … more
Jenna Deldeo scored 16 points as the Tiverton girls basketball team beat Coventry 41-31 in a D-II home playoff game on Friday night. The Tigers, who ended the regular season with a record of 11-10, … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 44-year-old man was arrested Sunday for allegedly assaulting a 76-year-old Portsmouth woman. Officers received information that Matthew C. George, 44, of 288 Sprague St., … more
For the first time in its short life, Westport’s new Middle High School has a blueprint to follow toward accreditation with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges . The last … more
The Westport girls basketball team is playoff bound after crushing Cape Cod Academy 60-30 on Tuesday and dominating Fairhaven 56-16 on Thursday to end the regular season with a record of 19-1. The … more
The search for a missing kayaker ended with a grim discovery late Sunday night, Feb. 25. According to Barrington Police, the body of the missing kayaker was located along a section of Barrington … more
First responders were searching the waters off Barrington Beach for a missing kayaker on Sunday night, Feb. 25. According to a source, the missing kayaker is out of Warwick, and the Barrington … more
PORTSMOUTH — Adam Conheeny scored four 3-pointers in the final two and a half minutes of regulation — including one that tied the contest with less than a minute left — to … more
PORTSMOUTH — A win’s a win. The Portsmouth High girls’ basketball team edged Scituate, 57-53, at home Thursday night in the preliminary game of the Division I playoffs. … more
Little Compton greeted two new fire fighters this week. Nicole Marion and Benjamin Deneault worked their first full day Monday, Feb. 19, and were sworn in Tuesday at Town Hall. Each will report … more
A 50-year-old Barrington man is facing multiple firearms charges after he was allegedly found in possession of a loaded “ghost gun” and a second unlicensed firearm.   On Monday, … more
Some members of the Barrington High School boys indoor track team recently shared their thoughts about winning the state championship. The title was the first for the BHS boys track program. … more
The Barrington Fire Department is hoping a new off-road vehicle will help increase the success rate for emergencies that take place in remote sections of town.   Barrington Fire Chief … more
Bristol police made one arrest and responded to multiple reports of fraud and thefts from vehicles between Feb. 12-19, 2024. more
Warren police received multiple reports from multiple people about a snow plow driving at excessive speeds during last week's snow storm. more
The East Providence High School boys' basketball team easily dispatched Central in the preliminary round of the 2024 Division I championship tournament, the Townies literally doubling up the visiting … more
The girls indoor track team, which placed second in their division and second at the class meet, had a tougher time competing on the state level. The Huskies placed 20th as a team with 11 points during the state indoor track championships at the Providence Career and Technical Academy on Saturday. more
PORTSMOUTH — The town hasn’t given up on the run-down Stone Bridge abutment just yet. The Town Council on Feb. 12 voted 6-0 to approve a resolution requesting state legislation to … more
At a special session of the East Providence School Committee held Tuesday, Feb. 20, the body approved a pair of key arrangements for projects planned at Waddington Elementary School and Riverside … more
“I’m so grateful to these exercise programs at the senior center,” one participant said. “I can dance again. I can’t explain the joy I feel to move without pain once again.” more
Westport Community Schools will receive slightly more than $22 million this coming year, if a budget plan sent off to the finance committee last Monday evening by the Westport Select Board is … more
Former East Providence High School standout keeper Nate Silveira is one of two native Ocean Staters to be signed in recent days by Rhode Island FC, the fledgling franchise about to begin its … more
WPRI Channel 12 was first to  report a draft review on the status of the westbound section of the Washington Bridge written by an engineer hired to investigate the shuttered section paints a … more
A Newport County Superior Court ruled last month that opponents of a Fall River funeral director who wants to build a crematorium in the north end of Tiverton have a right to be heard in a legal … more
Dr. Paulo Pacheco, who grew up in Bristol and whose family's legacy can still be felt throughout the town, was recently featured in a national broadcast segment encouraging colon cancer screenings. more
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