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White’s foul shots sink Prout 45-34 on senior night

Mt. Hope guard Elsa White knocked down 9 free throws in the fourth quarter to ice a 45-34 victory over Prout in front of a stacked crowd at the high school on Tuesday. White drained a 3-pointer and a …
Chipotle coming to County Road in Barrington?
Members of the Barrington Technical Review Committee are scheduled to review the development plan for a new restaurant in … Read More
A look into Bristol Warren's new social-emotional learning screening
Children in grades K-2 and 6-9 will take surveys to better assess their emotional wellbeing in class, which was a part of requirements … Read More
Bristol native named James Beard semifinalist
RObert Andreozzi and Jesse Hedberg opened Pizza Marvin on Providence’s East Side in 2020, featuring uniquely creative pies and … Read More
Photos: Girls indoor track class championship results
The girls indoor track team placed seventh in the medium class with 44 points during the RIIL class championships on Saturday. The … Read More
BHS boys hockey team drops close one to Smithfield
The Barrington High School boys hockey team lost to Smithfield 4-3 Friday night at the Abbey.  The Sentinels took an early 1-0 … Read More
Tiverton police charge two with drugs following car stop
Monday, Jan. 30 A resident from Hayden Avenue reported an assault at 10:52 a.m. A resident from Chace Avenue reported … Read More
Things To Do ...

'Love Songs in the Living Room'

Join Blithewold and Encore Opera Company for the perfect Valentine’s date-night event. Enjoy a mixture of romantic duets and arias performed in Blithewold’s intimate Living Room. Bubbly …

Tiverton hosts Valentine's Market on Sunday

Join the Tiverton Farmer's Market on Sunday, Feb. 12, for their third annual Valentines Market. Visit more than 40 vendors while enjoying artisan foods, grab n' go foods & drinks, baked goods, …

'Made with HeArt' arts and crafts fair this weekend in Newport

The Hotel Viking ballroom hosts "Made With HeArt," an arts & craft fair in benefit of Give Kids the World. The two-day event will feature artists and crafters from all over Rhode Island and …
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Weekly recap of recalls, withdrawals & safety alerts: January 28 – February 3, 2023

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 …

Obituaries
Maria Flora Maria Almerinda (Barbosa) Flora, 88, of Shaws Lane passed away on February 5, 2023 at Silver Creek Rehab & Healthcare. She was the wife of the late Antonio Ponte Flora Jr. Born in Agua de Pau, St. M
Robert Marshall Robert Manuel Marshall, 91 of Hope Street passed away on February 1, 2023 at the HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center. He was the husband of the late Ethel (Barboza) Marshall. He was the son of the lat
Alice Rene Alice C. Rene, 94, passed away on February 3, 2023 at Warren Skilled Nursing & Rehab . She was the wife of the late Edward Rene. Born in Bristol, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Maria (
Sports
Council dedicates $90,000 to study fields, and feasibility of a new field house The town will hire outside consultants to study issues related to the athletic fields in Barrington. One study will focus on building a recreation center/ field house in Barrington, while the …
Portsmouth boys take 3rd, girls 6th in Class Championships PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School indoor boys’ track squad took third place as a team in Class B during Saturday’s Class Championships at Providence Career & …
Mt. Hope freshmen win first-ever indoor track state championship With just four participants, the Mt. Hope High School girls indoor track team won the first-ever freshman indoor track state championship on Monday night.
East Providence's Ruddock rules, wins boys' Class A 300 meter title PROVIDENCE — Kit Ruddock’s victory in the boys’ 300 meter race highlighted the East Providence High School athletes who competed in their respective class indoor track and field …
Opinion
Letter: Is this solar deal just a sales spin?

To the editor: So all this hype about free electricity for the town and sales of excess electricity for the town is just sales spin? It appears we are just switching from one electrical provider …

Letter: Insults are not arguments

To the editor: I want to address Ms. Arelene Violet's article in last week's Barrington Times. Unfortunately, Ms. Violet's hostile language did little more than vilify and divide an already split …

Letter: Offshore wind opponents are only muddying the waters

A “Gish Gallop” is a debate technique where you attempt to overwhelm your opponent with an unrelenting barrage of arguments, with little regard for the truth. Using quantity over quality …

Letter: Don't look to the bluebird for a sign of spring

If you have just seen a Bluebird and are jumping up and down with joy and excitement thinking it is a sign of spring — stop jumping. Not only do they winter here, but according to my bird Guru, …

Letter: Bristol should be more competitive for their police

To the editor: This is the final week that the Bristol Police Department will be accepting applications for their latest recruitment drive, and first off, I would like to congratulate the …

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