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Portsmouth Police: Weapons found in cars of two arrestees

PORTSMOUTH — In separate incidents, two people were recently arrested after illegal weapons were found in their vehicles, according to police. In the first incident, while on patrol in the …
East Bay legislators seek more regular bridge information from RIDOT
PROVIDENCE — State Rep. Katherine Kazarian was the lead sponsor on legislation signed on by many of her fellow East Bay area … Read More
Barrington students honored for their short stories
A small group of Barrington students were honored during a special event at the high school last month.   Barrington High … Read More
Barrington girls win state championship, celebrate a decade of dominance
Ten in a row! The Barrington High School girls swim team capped a decade of dominance with its 10th straight state championship on … Read More
Shipwrecked Teddy comes ashore, 30 years later
Looking not all that worse for wear after decades in the ocean, one of the thousands of Teddy Bears that washed up along Little … Read More
Tap-In is now offering extended hours
Touch A Person In Need (Tap-In), a nonprofit agency committed to helping people in need throughout East Providence, Barrington, Warren … Read More
Barrington planning its own resilience garden
Barrington officials are inviting residents to a public workshop that will be focused on the creation of a resilience garden, which … Read More
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Bristol Golf Park opens for first full season this weekend

This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, the course will be open for play from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

What's on tap – R.I. Craft Beer Week begins

Rhode Island Craft Beer Week kicks off Friday, March 1, and continues through March 10, celebrated at locations throughout the state. There is a full schedule of taproom events and special beer …

Free family fun day at Audubon

The Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium is open free to the public the first Saturday of every month. Stop in for nature stories, animal discoveries, hikes and more. …
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Maria Brum Maria Leonor (Ventura) Brum, 92, of State Street, passed away on February 28, 2024, at Silver Creek Manor. She was the wife of the late Jose de Brum. Born in Pico da Pedra, São Miguel, Azores,
Joan Pattie Barrington|Joan R. (Wilkinson) Pattie, 94, of Barrington, RI died Thursday, February 29, 2023 at Newport Hospital. Joan was born in Attleboro. She was the daughter of the late Edith and Roland Wi
Young Ok Young Ho Ok, 81, of Portsmouth, RI, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 1, 2024 at home. She was the wife of the late Dong Suk Ok for 46 years. Born in Seoul, Korea, she was the daughter of the
Barrington High School swim teams prepare for states Both Barrington High School swim teams finished third at their respective Division I championship meets last weekend. Next up for the BHS swim teams are the state championship meets on Saturday, …
Mt. Hope swim teams sending multiple athletes to states this weekend As a team, they were runners up for the division. But when accounting for the odds against them, team participants and coaches say the season meant so much more than what appears on paper.
Kent Field renovation project in East Providence gets start date, added features The start date and some added details surrounding the much-anticipated redevelopment of the Kent Field, in the eponymous neighborhood in the center of the city, were the main take-aways from a …
East Bay hockey sides earn extra skates, qualify for postseason Both East Bay co-op high school hockey squads qualified for their respective 2024 postseason tournaments, the boys' Huskies outfit dropping an 8-2 decision in the preliminary round of the Division II …
Letter: Take it from an educator, there is no need for phones in school

There is no need for cell phones in schools. Take them out of the equation, and our youth and future will be in better hands.

Letter: When we cross that bridge

We need more deliberate thought and creativity.

Letter: Stop threatening cuts — right Westport's financial ship

The February 15th Shorelines front page article on the Westport five-year financial plan was detailed and listed eigh spending categories where savings might be available. Unfortunately no …

Letter: Want a dictator? Be careful what you wish for

We have seen ordinary Americans say on camera that we need Donald Trump to be a dictator, because “America needs a dictator now.” Presumably, they feel that a dictator will be able …

Letter: Grassroots efforts can lead to positive change

To the editor: Grassroots efforts can lead to change. They can educate the public on important town issues and ensure that those who are supposed to represent us hear our voices and desires. …

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