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Little Compton Police: Dog violation, DUIs

Monday, July 25 A caller from Simmons Road reported found/lost property at 7:51 a.m. A caller reported suspicious activity/vehicle at the barns on Simmons Road at 11:19 a.m. Tuesday, July …
Police called for neighbor disputes in Barrington
Barrington Police responded to a pair of neighbor disputes on Tuesday, July 26. At about 11:40 a.m., a Sherbrooke Road resident … Read More
Pokanokets receive commemorative bench at Burr's Hill
The bench is located near the Pokanoket memorial in Burr’s Hill Park, and is dedicated to the memory of Massasoit Ousamequin. Read More
Westport police arrest man on warrant
Monday, July 25 A caller reported a disturbance on Old Bedford Road just before 2 p.m. A caller to 911 reported a disturbance on … Read More
Keep these dates in mind for the upcoming elections
The deadline to register to vote (by any means) is Aug. 14 for the primary and Oct. 9 for the general election. Read More
Tiverton woman pleads guilty to stealing from employer
A Tiverton woman who embezzled nearly $1 million from her New Bedford employer has pleaded guilty to the charges and ordered to pay … Read More
Grants available to visual artists from Rhode Island
Visual artists who dream of having the resources to push their craft to the next level have until Aug. 19 to apply for $25,000 … Read More
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Ten days until Westport Shellstock

Shellstock is coming the weekend after next, and organizers are dedicating part of the show in honor of former shellfish constable Gary Sherman, who died at home last Thursday at age 71. Marine …

Pokanoket Heritage Day is this Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

The event is free and all are welcome to join and celebrate the heritage and culture of the Pokanoket Nation.

Showing of "The Princess" at The Elms

Newport film outdoors will be showing "The Princess" at The Elms on Thursday, August 4. There will be food trucks from Hometown Poke, Wally's Wieners and Sprout and Lentil and live music by La …
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Obituaries
Mary Fallon CO-FOUNDER OF ST. PAUL the APOSTLE CATHOLIC CHURCH, DIES at 92|WESTERLY, RI - Mary Farley (Caldwell) Fallon, mother of 10 children, beloved widow of Frank (Francois P.W.) Fallon, and last surviving co
Jimmie Bailey Jimmie Bailey, age 75, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at his Warren home on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. He was the beloved husband of Jeanne (Salvaggio) Bailey for 20 years before his...
George Haray George F. Haray, 95, passed away in Middletown on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. He was the husband of the late Margaret (Garvin) Haray. Born in Bridgeport, CT, he was one of twelve children born to Michae
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Sports
Basketball standouts will compete to be ‘the best shooter in RI’ A handful of local basketball players have been selected to participate in a special event called “A shot for life,” which will be held at St. George’s School in Newport on Aug. …
Bristol Warren 10U falls in state tourney after taking district title After an 8-4 conquering of Rumford delivered the Bristol Warren 10U Little League team a District 2 title and a trip to the state tournament, their story ended last week when the lost in the semi-final round to Cumberland by a score of 2-12.
Portsmouth Youth Soccer lists recent game results PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Youth Soccer Association (PYSA) has been busy, busy, busy with games this summer. Here are some results from recent contests. July 11-14 U6 It was an …
Barrington lacrosse captains are named All-American Barrington’s Ava Kovolyan and Kate Robertson were recently named All Americans in girls lacrosse. Kovolyan and Robertson, who helped lead the Barrington High School girls lacrosse team to a …
Opinion
Letter: Shall not be infringed

To the editor: April 18, 1775, fearful of growing discontent in the colonies, the British began their march towards Lexington and Concord. Their goal: neutralize the rebel movement by seizing and …

Letter: Fortunate to live in a community like Barrington

To the editor: We are so very fortunate in our town to be blessed with many proactive individuals. Together they work hard to ensure that the residents of this town are kept abreast and …

Letter: Delighted by our diverse and welcoming community

To the editor: Thank you to BaySide Pride for bringing its Drag Extravaganza to town, and to the amazing Barrington Public Library and its team for hosting the show. What a way to spend an …

Letter: We need a police officer at the Town Beach

To the editor:I strongly urge our town officials to support the posting of a Bristol police officer at our Town Beach on weekends in the summer.Our town beach is an incredible natural resource and is …

Letter: Writer ignores the pulse of real voters

To the editor:In response to the recent letter (‘On three Democrats running as Independents’), where the writer decries the decision of three long-time Democrat politicians to leave the …

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