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104-year-old Bristolian among cohort visiting Normandy for 80th anniversary of D-Day

Next week will mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings. This Friday, American Airlines and several philanthropic partners will be flying 70 of these men, including Bristol's Arthur Medeiros, to France for a very special series of events.
Barrington tennis team will play for state championship
The Barrington High School boys tennis team cruised to a 4-0 win over Moses Brown in the Division I semifinals on Tuesday, May 28.   … Read More
Fundraiser to be held Sunday for KMS Outdoor Learning Zone
Mount Hope Farm will host a family fun day to raise money to help build the new outdoor learning zone at Kickemuit Middle School. Read More
Fitzgerald paces EPHS golfers at 2024 state golf tournament
CRANSTON — Billy Fitzgerald led a trio of East Providence High School players who qualified for the 2024 Rhode Island … Read More
Barrington in second place after first day of golf state championship
Barrington High School senior Adam Gorman was two strokes off the lead and the Barrington team stood in second place overall after Day … Read More
Chamber's 'Reality Fair' provides a helpful glimpse at financial futures
Each student got 45 minutes to choose a career and work out what expenses they could afford, putting into perspective questions about … Read More
Barrington shuts out Narragansett and advances in playoffs
Luke Tanous went 3-for-3 with three RBI, two runs scored and one stolen base as the Barrington High School baseball team (18-3) … Read More
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Newport Classical Music Festival presents 27 concerts in July

The 2024  Newport Classical Music Festival  will present 27 concerts this summer, between  July 4 and 21, bringing music to Newport’s stunning historic mansions and venues, …

'Festival of Historic Houses' celebrates Mount Hope neighborhood

The Providence Preservation Society (PPS) celebrates the 42nd "Festival of Historic Houses" from May 29 to June 8. This year’s Festival highlights the history of the Mount …

Animal sanctuary hosts Spring Visitors Weekend

The public is invited to meet the farm animal rescues of West Place Animal Sanctuary in Tiverton this weekend. The sanctuary is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and …
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Obituaries
Mary English Portsmouth, RI -Mary A. English, 92, of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, entered eternal life on May 23, 2024. Born in St. Louis, MO, on April 28, 1932, Mary was the daughter of the late Joseph and Edith (Sm
Stephen Asselin Stephen A. Asselin, 61, of Warren, RI, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 23, 2024. A son of Andre "Andy" and Ann (Beaulieu) Asselin, he was a lifelong resident of Warren. Stephen joined the
Zalia O'Blenis Zalia (Arruda) O'Blenis, 94, of Warren, RI, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 24, 2024. A daughter of the late Joseph and Edith (Borges) Arruda and the beloved wife of the late Weldon I. O'Blenis,
Sports
EPHS playoff update: Baseball wins again, boys' tennis falls in semis The 2024 playoff season for a couple of East Providence High School entries started well enough with the baseball and boys' tennis teams winning. However, while the former continued its pursuit of a …
Playoffs in full swing for BHS spring sports teams Tuesday, May 28 is shaping up to be a busy day for Barrington High School spring sports teams.   Four playoff games or matches are scheduled for Tuesday, including the boys tennis semifinal …
Knapman, Browne power Huskies past Toll Gate 12-5, head to semis Charlie Knapman and Ben Browne each scored 3 goals as the Mt. Hope lacrosse team pounded Toll Gate 12-5 in the Division 3 quarterfinals at home on Thursday night. Goalkeeper Ethan Labolita made 15 …
Baseball, tennis teams make playoffs, softball awaits fate The Westport baseball and softball teams finished up their regular seasons and now wait for to learn their tournament fates.  The baseball team beat South Shore 3-2 on Friday and …
Opinion
Letter: Town may have trouble finding curbside customers

To the editor: Your article “Town awards its first curbside collection contract” on May 16 stated that residents with private services are paying $800 to $900 annually for private …

Letter: Transparency is crucial as wind farm plan moves forward

Note: This letter was sent to members of the Westport Select Board, and other officials in Westport, by the newly-formed Protect Our Westport Waters (POWW) group: "Openness and transparency" are …

Letter: Musings on Little Compton's Town Meeting, and the way things were

The 2024 Little Compton Financial Town Meeting is now history. Once everyone had checked in, it was called to order at 7:22 p.m. To include extensive instructions from our Town Moderator, it lasted …

Letter: Let’s work harder to find relief for taxpayers

Regardless of past mistakes, the town is at a critical point where decisions are being made that affect all of us.

Letter: How does the math on school bond debt work?

According to School District calculations, Warren’s share of the $200 million school building bond is 37.82% or $75,640,000.00. Based on the current budget and the audit report, how can this be accomplished?

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