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Little Compton greeted two new fire fighters this week. Nicole Marion and Benjamin Deneault worked their first full day Monday, Feb. 19, and were sworn in Tuesday at Town Hall. Each will report …
Ouellette seeks to replace Schmid in Eighth District
Westport Select Board member Steven Ouellette has pulled nomination papers in his bid to take over the seat of Eighth District … Read More
Police charge Barrington man with possession of ghost gun
A 50-year-old Barrington man is facing multiple firearms charges after he was allegedly found in possession of a loaded “ghost … Read More
Photos and quotes: State track championship 'felt unreal'
Some members of the Barrington High School boys indoor track team recently shared their thoughts about winning the state championship. … Read More
Opioid settlement money opens door for Barrington Fire Dept. purchase
The Barrington Fire Department is hoping a new off-road vehicle will help increase the success rate for emergencies that take place in … Read More
Bristol PD: Scams, one arrest, and a brandished BB gun
Bristol police made one arrest and responded to multiple reports of fraud and thefts from vehicles between Feb. 12-19, 2024. Read More
Warren PD: Two arrests and a speeding snow plow
Warren police received multiple reports from multiple people about a snow plow driving at excessive speeds during last week's snow … Read More
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Newport Winter Festival features ice-carving, Mac & Cheese Smackdown and more

The 36th annual Newport Winter Festival continues through this weekend. There are daily events, including musical performances, a Mac & Cheese Smackdown, comedy shows, Bubblemania and an ice …

Puddingstone Music Series hosts trio from Europe

The Puddingstone new music series continues this month with another live concert following January’s sold-out performance at Newport’s Old Colony House. Like the previous concerts, this …

Greenvale hosts 'Jazz for Kids' on Thursday afternoon

Greenvale Vineyards hosts its 22nd annual Jazz for Kids event on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. Part of the annual Newport Winter Festival, Greenvale’s Jazz for Kids program was created as …
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Obituaries
Alice Taylor 94, formerly of Bristol and Providence, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 19, 2024 in Warwick. She was the beloved wife of the late James W. Taylor, Jr., who passed away in 2007. Born in Pawt
Patricia Lavier Patricia Ann Lavier (78) of Bristol, RI passed away unexpectedly on February 14, 2024. Known affectionately as Pat, Patti, Mom, Coach, Grandma, and Big Ma, she was an avid reader, prolific crocheter
Cecil Leonard Cecil E. Leonard passed December 18, 2023. For his complete obituary, see the Sakonnet Times, Jan. 4, 2024, or click here . A celebration of life will be held  on Friday, March 8, 20
Sports
Townies trounce Knights, advance in 2024 Division I boys' basketball tournament The East Providence High School boys' basketball team easily dispatched Central in the preliminary round of the 2024 Division I championship tournament, the Townies literally doubling up the visiting …
Huskies find competition steep at state meet The girls indoor track team, which placed second in their division and second at the class meet, had a tougher time competing on the state level. The Huskies placed 20th as a team with 11 points during the state indoor track championships at the Providence Career and Technical Academy on Saturday.
Fledgling RI pro soccer team signs former EPHS standout Silveira Former East Providence High School standout keeper Nate Silveira is one of two native Ocean Staters to be signed in recent days by Rhode Island FC, the fledgling franchise about to begin its …
After years of injury, East Providence's Jacobs bounces back The story of East Providence High School senior basketball standout Levi Jacobs is certainly one of pain, definitely one of perseverance and, for good measure, one of pride..."Townie Pride." The …
Opinion
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. …

Letter: Thanks to all who made Port Marker possible

The Council’s unanimous approval was the ultimate blessing for us to bring the proposed memorial into being. This is a milestone for Bristol, one which all of us can appreciate and learn from.

Letter: I agree, let’s give the ferry service another try

With the worst of the winter almost behind us, couldn’t we search for options using ferry service to Providence in the upcoming fair weather months and try to pivot away a little from the same old option of car travel?

Letter: In response to claim about Warren’s right to govern itself

It is unfortunate that Mr. Mensinger rejects his community's self-determination in how it chooses to grow, at the behest of Smith Hill functionaries with unfalsifiable plans for providing affordability.

Letter: Mt. Hope gymnastics team deserves more applause

To the Mt. Hope High School community, athletic department, administration and the regional school district, you missed out on what represents the best of what high school athletics is all about.

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