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Warren could use Liberty Street School as municipal offices

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Having been unable to find a buyer, Warren is looking at a possible new use for the Liberty Street School: Municipal offices. Warren Town Planner Caroline Wells said Friday that there have been discussions about moving some of Warren Town Hall’s more crowded offices into the old high school. It’s just talk at this point, […]

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Disagree with Taxpayers Association at your peril

By   /  August 31, 2012  /  Letters to the Editor  /  No Comments

To the editor: I question the judgment of the Sakonnet Times editors for publishing such a vitriolic letter from the Board of Directors of the Little Compton Taxpayers Association (LCTA). Were I a member of that powerful group whose members hide under a blanket of anonymity, I would be concerned that my board executed such a personal attack on […]

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Warren selling old VFW post

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Warren’s old Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) headquarters is on the market. The town is soliciting bids and offers for the modest one-story building at 308 Metacom Ave., across the street from Perella’s Ristorante. Those interested in the property have until the end of November to submit proposals. It’s not a big building, covering only […]

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Barrington Eagles turn offensive in Injury Fund clash

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Players from both teams and spectators were all provided with repellant at last Friday night's football game.

PORTSMOUTH — The Barrington High School football team scored touchdowns on four of six offensive possessions when it defeated Rogers 28-16 in the annual Injury Fund game Thursday night at Portsmouth High School. Quarterback Jacob Simons threw three touchdown passes for the Division-One Eagles who totaled 214 yards of total offense in 22 plays from […]

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New principals head Tiverton Middle School

By   /  August 31, 2012  /  Schools  /  No Comments

In middle school lobby, Principal Laurie Dias-Mitchell (right) stands with Interim Assistant Principal David Frerichs.

TIVERTON — Tiverton Middle School’s new principal, Laurie Dias-Mitchell, stepped outside into the sun last Thursday morning to water the potted flowers at the front entrance to the building. It was one of many tasks on her check-off list to get the school ready for the first day of classes Tuesday, Sept. 4. A few minutes later she […]

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Fun facts about fruits and vegetables

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There are a number of myths circulating about fruits and vegetables — from the fresh-versus-frozen debate to how to best store your produce. The following information will help put some these myths, along with others, to rest: • Fresh vs. frozen — When fresh produce is not available or may not look its best, the frozen option […]

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Barrington’s BAY Team receives $125,000 grant

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Barrington Town Hall, Barrington, Rhode Island

The BAY Team recently received $125,000 in grant money from the Office of National Drug Control Policy as part of the Drug-Free Communities Support program. The money is intended to help people in Barrington prevent substance use by young people in town. The BAY Team will specifically work to address underage drinking and marijuana use. […]

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Night fishing on Narragansett Bay has rewards

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Greg Vespe, an East Bay resident, has successfully completed 375 night striped bass fishing trips on Narragansett Bay. “I fish at night to catch quality fish. It’s not as dark as you think out there,” said Mr. Vespe, seen here with an appreciation plaque for being a guest speaker for the R.I. Saltwater Anglers Association.

EAST BAY — Greg Vespe has successfully completed 375 night fishing trips for striped bass on Narragansett Bay. He fishes for three types of striped bass: spring fish, transit bass and what he refers to as “resident grubbers.” He spoke last week at the R.I. Saltwater Anglers Association (RISAA) monthly seminar and shared tactics he […]

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Rabid raccoon bites young Barrington girl

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A 4-year-old Maple Avenue girl was bitten by a raccoon last week; the raccoon later tested positive for rabies. The girl’s mother told police she heard her dogs barking outside and when she went out, her daughter said she had been bitten on the finger by a raccoon in the garage. The Rhode Island Department […]

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State police arrest Barrington police sergeant

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A sergeant with the Barrington Police Department was reportedly arraigned on a charge of domestic disorderly conduct. According to media reports, Rhode Island State Police arrested Joseph D. Andreozzi, 46, on Thursday, Aug. 30. The state police were brought in at the request of Barrington police. Sgt. Andreozzi was transported to the Lincoln Woods Barracks […]

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