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The Bristol/Warren All-Star team bashed 9 hits in clobbering Barrington 9-3 at Sherwood Field on Friday night. The two teams play again in a deciding game at Vets Memorial Park tonight (Sunday) … more
Sunday, July 7 was a busy day for dog-related incidents in Barrington. Early in the day, a dog was found wandering loose in the area of Whipple Avenue. The dog was later returned to its … more
Brigadier General (Ret.) Greg Ebner's speech highlighted two elements of patriotism that aren’t often top-of-mind when it comes to this particular subject, and the more banal expressions of it like flag waving (and wearing) and shooting off fireworks. more
Police arrested seven people between July 1 and July 7, 2024, including multiple instances of assault. more
A new law sponsored by Rep. Jason Knight will allow nursing home residents to choose to have cameras installed in their rooms. The legislation (2024-S 2263A, 2024-H 7969A), which was signed into … more
Bristol Fourth of July Committee General Chairman Camille Teixeira broke new ground in the 239-year history of the Bristol Fourth of July parade, and the response was certainly polarizing. more
The United Congregational Church of Little Compton will hold its 63rd Annual Summer Church Fair, and the 43rd Annual Road Race, this Saturday at the Commons. The day kicks off at 8:30 with the … more
PROVIDENCE — There's more than a hint of irony in the updated traffic figures for the Washington Bridge provided by state officials last week after they were forced to make dramatic alterations … more
It's been an admittedly unsatisfying start to the 2024 Rhode Island American Baseball League season for the Riverside Post 10 Senior Division club. The locals, however, are hoping to turn around … more
Westport police are trying to locate a local girl reported missing early Thursday morning. Lilyana Gorman, 14, was last seen leaving her home in the Conserve Avenue area just after 4 a.m. She … more
Barrington’s Ava Tine and her teammates on the US Women’s Eight boat won first place in the FISU 2024 World University games. Tine is an alum of the East Bay Rowing club, and after … more
Marine biologists took advantage of a very rare opportunity Thursday, when dozens walked out to a remote stretch of Little Compton beach to study the remains of a 17-foot minke whale that washed up … more
Barrington opened the Ron Silva All Star baseball tournament with a 5-2 win over Bristol on Tuesday, July 9, at Veterans Memorial Park in Bristol.   Bristol jumped out to a 2-0 lead over … more
Police and officers with an animal welfare group seized 21 cats from a Tiverton home Tuesday, after investigators found unsanitary conditions inside. Police responded to 51 Adams St. on a report … more
One city-based side got its Ron Silva/Little League District 2 Minor Baseball Division tourney run going, while another got its first win of the event as play resumed Tuesday night, July 9, following … more
Barrington officials are asking residents to assist in drafting a blueprint for “Barrington 2050” at a special open house on Tuesday, July 23 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Peck Center and … more
A truck and SUV were destroyed and a home damaged in an early morning fire on Forge Road Sunday. Firefighters were called to the scene at approximately 5:40 a.m. by a neighbor, who also alerted the … more
An alert resident and a quick response by Barrington Police may have thwarted a dangerous or destructive situation last week, as trespassers and full cans of gasoline were spotted at a vacant … more
Monday, July 1 A noise complaint came in from Washington Street at 12:16 a.m. Police tried but were unable to serve a warrant on American Legion Highway just after 6:30 a.m. A Pine … more
Editor’s note: Continuing on Little Compton’s 350th birthday celebration, the Town Crier writes of Queens and canes, and their ties to the town’s history. An article in the … more
PORTSMOUTH — Dogs and owners who prefer the rugged trails to an open space to gallop and socialize now have a happy medium. The Portsmouth Dog Park, nestled within the Melville Park … more
Tiverton Baseball ’s 10 and under All Star team are state champions for the second time in the Cal Ripken-affiliated league’s two-year existence, following a bizarre turn of events in the … more
Betsy Brenner wants to know ‘What changed?’ A year ago, the longtime Barrington resident visited health classes at the high school to share a talk on eating disorders. Brenner said … more
PROVIDENCE — It's likely the general public will not get all of the information it would expect and want to know about the Washington Bridge debacle any time soon. At least that's how the … more
The money will go towards trail maintenance and the removal of invasive species. more
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