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EAST PROVIDENCE — ONE Neighborhood Builders broke ground in recent days on the long-awaited redevelopment of the former VAMCO Jewelry Co. site off Bullocks Point Avenue in the Riverside section … more
Bristol Police Chief Kevin M. Lynch was sworn in as the new president of the Rhode Island Police Chiefs Association. more
Barrington is looking for nine volunteers to populate the newly-formed Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee.  The Barrington Town Council approved the creation of the BPAC during its meeting … more
Senior year of college is typically a heavy lift.  That description takes on new meaning in the case of University of Rhode Island senior Arianna Helger, who not only carries a full-time … more
If you haven't taken a tour through Westport's new Middle High School, Saturday's a good chance. The cutting edge school, which opened in September 2021, is now firing on all cylinders, with much … more
They were down, but not out.  Trailing North Kingstown by as many as 18 points in the second half, the Barrington High School girls basketball team rallied and knocked off the defending state … more
The Warren Town Council agreed unanimously on the first passage of a proposed ordinance that would cap the total number of short-term rental units allowed in town, set up a registration requirement, and enforce a parking requirement. more
Eva Touhey thinks about trash a lot. At times, she finds joy in it. Touhey doesn’t necessarily want to pick through your trash, but she enjoys telling you where to put it — … more
PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ indoor track team had mixed results following a pair of Sullivan Division regular season meets held over the last week at the Providence Career … more
Joe Martino will stop by Barrington Books on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. to read excerpts from his book “On The Run.” Martino, who worked as the executive director at the Bayside YMCA … more
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