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Revised bike path bridge plans call for fishing access

Revised plans for the new East Bay Bike Path bridges include two new public fishing spots — one on the Barrington River and the other on the Palmer River.   The revised plans — …
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 … Read More
Kids contribute to new mural at Warren library's children's room
Local students in K-5 contributed recently to make a colorful contribution to murals that will grace the walls of the children’s … Read More
Condo development proposed on industrial parcel in Warren
A preliminary proposal to build three new townhouses with a total of 12 units (three of them earmarked as "affordable" units) at 75 … Read More
New Warren shop specializes in handmade, 'elevated' household goods
A look around at the offerings inside of Inhabit, the newest store open at 489 Main St. in Warren, might conjure a question in the … Read More
Warren's newest bar brings cozy, chic vibe and cocktails to Main Street
Stingy Alley, the third establishment opened by Warren restaurateur couple Amy and Joel Cary, strike a solid balance between a … Read More
McCarthy's great escape secures state title
Junior Andrew McCarthy escaped the grasp of Ponaganset’s Colby Vital with one second left to win the 144-pound state championship by … Read More
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Warren couple to share secrets of happy retirement in series of talks

Dr. Lisa Cowley and her husband, Victor Westgate, have spent about 15 years researching, self-exploring, traveling, and interviewing hundreds of people to be able to answer one question insightfully: What to do after retiring?

Central Fire Company's Holiday Breakfast is Dec. 3 in Warren

All are invited to an upcoming holiday breakfast to benefit members of the Central Fire Company in Warren on Sunday, Dec. 3, between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Warren Holiday Festival kicks off on Friday

The Warren Holiday Festival is gearing up for another year of seasonal joy, with committee chair Elwood Donnelly reporting that everything is ready to go for the two evenings of festivities on Friday, Nov. 24 and Saturday, Nov. 25.
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Obituaries
Edward Almeida Edward Harold Almeida, Jr., age 69, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly February 20, 2024, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Ed "Butch" was born in Fall River, Massachus
William Carroll 96, of Riverside, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2024 at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara H. (Kinsella) Carroll. Born in C
Irene Ackerman Irene Ann Ackerman, 85, of Roosevelt Drive, passed away peacefully on February 23, 2024, at Dawn Hill Rehabilitation Center. She was the wife of Frank Edward Ackerman. Born in Warren, Rhode Island,
Sports
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.
Mt. Hope gymnastics looks to promising future after a comeback season After winning only two meets last season, the Mt. Hope gymnastics team had reason to celebrate this year,  and to look forward to the future. The team placed third in Division II during the gymnastics state championships at Rhode Island College on Saturday.
Huskies hockey team still optimistic, despite difficult season Sometimes season’s go south before they even get started. It can happen in the blink of an eye. This season the Huskies saw it coming. It’s been the same for the Mt. Hope/East Providence …
RI Hockey Hall of Fame unveils Class of 2024 inductees The names of five local hockey greats who represent the RI Hockey Hall of Fame’s Class of 2024 were unveiled last weekend between periods of the Providence Bruins-Hershey Bears “Hall of …
Opinion
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: 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: 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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