Barrington 300 gala is Saturday, Oct. 21

The Barrington 300 gala will be held this Saturday at Rhode Island Country Club. The celebration of the town's tricentennial begins at 5:30 p.m. The gala will serve as a high-point in the …
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Eco-Depot collection on Prudence Island Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — There will be an Eco-Depot collection of household hazardous waste on Prudence Island on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the island’s transfer …

Warren names new fire chief

James Sousa has been named Warren’s new Fire Chief, replacing veteran Al Galinelli, who will retire at the end of the month after nearly 30 years as the town’s top fire fighter and 50-plus years …

Rail trail demolition protest planned

Bicyclists and walkers are planning a “rally to save the rail trail’ to protest a plan to tear up the newly completed Alfred J Lima Quequechan River Rail Trail in Fall River near the Westport …

Bristol students “adopt” hurricane-ravaged Texas school

Students at the Guiteras School in Bristol went shopping for supplies last two weeks, but not for themselves: They adopted a middle school in Texas that lacks the barest essentials after Hurricane …
Obituaries
Joseph J. Velleca, Jr., 79, of Warwick

Joseph J. Velleca, Jr., age 79, of Warwick, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center after a courageous battle with prostate …

John Borges, Jr., 81, of Chesapeake, Va.

Helen M. Wendt, 87, of Barrington

Rev. Margaret Brown Gunness, of Concord, Mass.

Pauline M. Cooper, 83, formerly of Barrington

Quentin A. Sanford, 88, Westport

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