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Barrington preservationists honor Bonnie Warren

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Bonnie Warren accepts her award from the Barrington Preservation Society.

Barrington Preservation Society’s (BPS) Annual Meeting was held at the Tyler Point Grille on Jan. 13, and the highlight of the meeting was the announcement of a new award. The award was established for recognizing the individual or business for outstanding work in preserving the historic character of a property, landscape or for exceptional effort […]

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Missing the boat

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The 'new' Tiverton harbormaster boat that Mr. Vannier helped obtain from the state.

For towns with harbors, there’s no understating the value of a good harbormaster office. Westport seems to understand this; Tiverton might take a lesson from its neighbor to the east. Westport is blessed with a first-rate harbormaster (Richie Earle) who has been there for years, knows the waters well and is there to assist boaters […]

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Barrington schools will see increased presence of police officers

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Barrington Middle School

Barrington police will be visiting local public schools this week discussing safety protocols, lockdown procedures and other information with school principals. Barrington Police Chief John LaCross said school department and police officials have been communicating more since the tragic elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. in mid-December. The discussions have been part of an effort […]

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Barrington woman arrested for making threats at East Providence High School

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EAST PROVIDENCE — A Barrington resident with a history of incidents in the city turned herself into police Wednesday morning, Jan. 30, after she allegedly made a threat of gun violence at East Providence High School two days earlier. After a brief investigation, a warrant was issued Tuesday for Ms. Balcewicz’s arrest. She turned herself […]

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One arrest in Bristol; police break-up snowball fight

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Monday, Jan. 21 Police were called to Kennedy Court at 10:52 p.m. after a caller complained of people being noisy in the roadway. When police arrived they found several people involved in a snowball fight. After police spoke to them, they agreed to take it in for the night. Wednesday, Jan. 23 A Wall Street […]

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KMS wrestling team proves strength at States

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Neil Thibaudeau of KMS looks for a pin at the RI State Wrestling Championships.

Kickemuit Middle School wrestlers wrapped up their season with a 4-4 regular season record and made a strong showing at the Rhode Island State Championship meet held on Saturday, Jan. 26. Middle school wrestling teams from across the state competed against one another at Cumberland High School, where KMS came in seventh among the schools. […]

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Tiverton Harbormaster Vannier to step aside March 31

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David Vannier at Monday's Tiverton Town Council meeting.

TIVERTON — It’s been a good four-year run, says Tiverton Harbormaster David Vannier, but this summer he’d like to get out on his own boat for more than the four days he managed last year. So Monday night, the town council received Mr. Vannier’s letter of resignation. He’ll stay through March 31 to handle the […]

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Bristol woman, 79, dies after jump from Mt. Hope Bridge

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Bristol fire and rescue recovered the body of a woman who jumped off the Mt. Hope Bridge at around 11 a.m. Wednesday. The woman’s name has not been released, however police confirmed that she was a 79-year-old Bristol resident. Police received a call from a motorist who was on the bridge, reporting that they saw an […]

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Fund drive saves WMVY radio; will stream live for now

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WMVY's studio and tower on Martha's Vineyard.

Aquidneck station to broadcast WMVY on airwaves After 59 days of on-air fund raising targeting the islands, South Coast and Cape Cod, the Friends of mvyradio’s effort to save the popular radio station has been accomplished. For now the station will continue to stream on-line but friends of WMVY also hope to get it back […]

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Joseph L. Marchand, 60, Warren

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Obit photo Joseph Marchand

Joseph Lou Marchand, 60, of Warren, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Hospice in Providence. Born in Nova Scotia, a son of Theresa (Landry) Marchand and the late Wilfred Marchand, he was employed by Carol Cable and Dixon, and also was a co-owner of Amigos Restaurant. He was avid softball player […]

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