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Westport boat builders find inspiration in the past

Westport high school students got a good dose of history alongside hands-on boat building lessons this spring, when they built "Osprey," a replica of a shallow-drafted coastal sailboat built in …
Little Compton won't fly Pride flag
In a split vote, the Little Compton Town Council last Thursday declined a local organization’s request to display the Pride flag … Read More
Plans for Wednesday night FTM in Barrington: Vote, vote, vote
Taxpayers will face a number of questions when they show up for the financial town meeting on Wednesday night, May 25.  The … Read More
Mt. Hope softball clinches division title, finishes regular season 16-0
The Mt. Hope softball team  clinched the Division II South title as they out slugged Portsmouth 8-4 during a home game on Tuesday … Read More
Jones strikes out five as Huskies edge LaSalle 1-0
Starting pitcher AJ Jones struck out five as the Mt. Hope baseball team edged La Salle 1-0 at Guiertas Field on Tuesday afternoon. The … Read More
State awards grant for pickle ball courts in Barrington
The state awarded one recreation grant for Barrington, but not another.  Last week, the Rhode Island Department of … Read More
Barrington High School officials investigating spectator behavior
Officials at Barrington High School are investigating an incident that occurred during a girls lacrosse game Friday night, May … Read More
Bristol Warren School Committee may not renew Dr. DiBiase's contract
Rhode Island's 2021 Principal of the Year recently learned that she does not currently have the support of a majority of the Bristol … Read More
Townies truck Wizards, win boys' tennis playoff opener
EAST PROVIDENCE — The second seeded East Providence High School boys’ tennis team easily advanced past seventh seeded West Warwick … Read More
Food venue proposed at former DB Mart in Warren
The application to transform the building was put forth by an existing Warren business owner — Matthew King, who owns and operates … Read More
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Obituaries
Florence Onge Florence G. (Case) St. Onge, age 84, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 23, 2022 at Hope Hospice Hulitar Center. She was the wife of the late Arthur R. St. Onge, Jr. Born in Providence a daughter
Kathleen Scorpio Memorial |On June 1st on a Wednesday I am having a memorial service for Kathleen Scorpio at 10am at the First Congregational Church on 300 high st in Bristol Rhode Island. Following the mass a recepti
Anthony Eddins Eddins, Anthony J. Sr., 59, of Terrace Avenue, Riverside Terrace, Riverside, died peacefully on May 16, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Susan C. (Sturm) Dus
Sports
Gallery: 2022 East Division golf playoff match PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School was the far-and-away winner of the East Division golf playoff match held over its home layout of Green Valley Country Club Monday afternoon, May 23, as the …
Bay View edges East Providence once again in D-I softball EAST PROVIDENCE — For the second time this spring the playoff-bound EPHS softball team and its first-place neighbors from Bay View engaged in a pitchers’ duel with the game ending in the …
Townies vie in Class A outdoor track championship meets The East Providence High School outdoor track and field teams continued their respective postseasons last weekend, vying in the Class A Championships held at Coventry High School on Saturday, May 21, …
Former Eagle is a standout at St. Lawrence Oliva Middleton’s junior season at St. Lawrence University got off to a flying stop. A junior point guard and a Barrington High School alumnus, Middleton was diagnosed with Patellofemoral …
Opinion
Letter: Vote yes on Watson Avenue

To the editor: I write to encourage all voters in Barrington to attend Wednesday night’s Financial Town Meeting at the Barrington High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. and to vote …

Letter: Over-budgeting and millions in surplus in Barrington

To the editor: I would like to explain my vote on the recommended budgets for the schools and the town and what I learned while going through the budget process. I voted with the majority on …

Letter: Entire monastery process has been a bit of a sham

To the editor: I’m writing in support of preserving and renovating the monastery building at 25 Watson Avenue in Barrington. The town council has decided to go to the Financial Town Meeting …

Letter: Reasons we voted against an option to demolish

To the editor: We are respectfully submitting a minority statement to explain our negative votes at the Ad Hoc 25 Watson Avenue committee on April 25, to have the option to demolish the Monastery …

Letter: No need to offer demolition option yet

To the editor: I fail to see why, at this juncture, a resolution allowing demolition of the former Carmelite Monastery is necessary to entice developers to offer plans for management of the …

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