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Townies come up shy in a trio of Sunday spring sports playoff outings

East Providence High School teams and individuals came up painstakingly shy of victories during their respective 2023 spring postseason outings Sunday, June 4, the most notable being the Townies' …
Huskies shutout West Warwick 6-0 in playoff opener
Reily Amaral threw a two-hit shutout as the Mt. Hope softball team beat West Warwick 6-0 in the opening round of the Division II … Read More
Bristol PD: A trapped skunk, loose chickens and two arrests
Bristol Police made two arrests and dealt with animal control issues between May 22-29, 2023. Read More
Bristol County Statehouse hosting open house Sunday to seek community uses
The Bristol County Statehouse — that grand building anchoring the Town Common across from the top of Court Street — will be … Read More
Warren PD: Seven arrests and assisting a marine rescue
Warren Police made seven arrests in a busy week and assisted with a jet ski operator who had become imperiled after an incident off … Read More
Eagles lose to Avengers in lacrosse semifinals, 13-11
Violet Gagliano and Emma Johnson each scored four goals, but it would not be enough as the Barrington High School girls lacrosse team … Read More
Numbers show East Bay Food Pantry facing unprecedented need
“We're busier than we've ever been,” said Executive Director Emily Mushen. “With the expiration of COVID-era SNAP benefits, plus … Read More
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'Love Wins' block party is Saturday in Little Compton

Love Wins Coastal will host its third annual Pride Block Party this coming Saturday, June 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Town Commons. LGBTQ+ community members and their loved ones and allies are …

'Bittersweet: Sugar’s Sticky Road to Revolution' exhibit

The Rhode Island Historical Society presents " Bittersweet: Sugar’s Sticky Road to the Revolution,"  the newest exhibit at the John Brown House Museum. The exhibition opens Thursday, May …

Wayland Square hosts three-day Sidewalk Sale

The Wayland Square Merchants Association hosts a three-day Sidewalk Sale in one of the East Side of Providence’s most popular districts, beginning Thursday evening, June 1, and continuing from …
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Recalls, Withdrawals and Safety Alerts: Backup cameras, ice cream and electric bikes

At the end of each week, the law firm d’Oliveira & Associates compiles a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their …

Mary Ryan Warwick|Mary Lou (Foster) Ryan passed away peacefully on Monday, May 15, 2023, surrounded by her loving family at home. She was the beloved wife of Maury Ryan with whom she shared sixty years of marri
Burr Sebring Burr A. Sebring (95), of Barrington, RI, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on June 1, 2023. He was born on February 6, 1928, to William and Claribel Sebring in Altay, NY. Burr grew up
Laura Swain Laura Belle Lupton Swain, or "Lolly" to her friends and associates, died peacefully Wednesday at her home in Barrington, RI, with her family at her side. She was 96. Herbert Woodward Swain, her belove
Tigers’ crush Exeter-West Greenwich 18-8, move on in playoffs The Tiverton softball team crushed Exeter-West Greenwich 18-8 during a Division III first-round playoff game at home on Thursday afternoon. The Tigers travel to play Mount St. Charles in the …
Barrington will battle against LaSalle for D-I tennis state championship The Barrington High School boys tennis team will square off against LaSalle Academy in the Division I State Championship on Saturday, June 3. The match will be played at Slater Park in Pawtucket …
East Bay Rowing alums competing in college Over the last few weeks, East Bay Rowing was well-represented at collegiate conference championship regattas throughout the Northeast.   Barrington High School graduates Ellie McGee and …
EPHS playoff notes: Baseball wins; softball, boys' volleyball lose EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence High School spring sports teams lost two of three playoffs outings Thursday, June 1, the host Townie baseball club the only one to come away with a victory. …
Letter: Volleyball complex would create chaos for area

To the editor: I am responding to your article, “From town dump to sports Oasis”? As a longtime Portsmouth resident, I am familiar with this area. AP Enterprises would be …

Letter: Let’s stick to the facts on SouthCoast Wind proposal

To the editor: Regarding the SouthCoast Wind proposal, it never ceases to amaze me how much misinformation and disinformation gets thrown around on this subject. But, when you examine the …

Letter: Windpower benefits are legion, with few downsides

Apropos of your recent correspondence I would like to contribute some facts regarding wind power, and in general the transition away from carbon dioxide emission, which will fairly soon render much …

Letter: What to do with yard waste in Tiverton?

Will someone please tell me where we Tiverton homeowners are supposed to take our yard waste now that our town dump is closed?   The town gave us one week this Spring when its trucks picked …

Letter: Onus for new septic system costs should be on the state

Once the Department of Environmental Protection promulgates the rules regarding private home owners’ septic systems with nitrogen filtering upgrades, it will undoubtedly create a very …

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