Barrington schools celebrate win at financial town meeting

Barrington taxpayers voted overwhelmingly to restore the school district's initial request for a $1.2 million increase at Wednesday night's financial town meeting. A crowd of more than 500 people …

Stanfield pleads guilty to 2015 East Providence Mother’s Day murder

PROVIDENCE — The perpetrator in the murder of a city woman on Mother’s Day 2015 acknowledged guilt and accepted a life sentence during proceedings Wednesday morning, May 24, in Superior …
Opinion
Letter: Funding issues put old cemetery at risk

To the editor: The annual meeting of the Island Cemetery will be held on Wednesday, May 31, at 3 p.m. at the Newport County Chamber of Commerce Building, 35 Valley Road, Middletown.   The …

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Gov. Gina Raimondo visits Portsmouth Senior Center (photos)

PORTSMOUTH — Gov. Gina Raimondo made a pitstop in Portsmouth last week, taking a tour of New England Boatworks — recently recognized for being the state’s largest …

New digital Veterans Honor Roll dedicated in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Residents will be now have detailed information at their fingertips about local people who served in the military. On Saturday the Town Council and the Veterans Honor Roll …

Town: Recycling reaches tipping point

Warren ranks near the bottom of the state’s barrel when it comes to recycling. And with statewide tipping fees set to increase next month, officials want to change that wasteful trend.On July …

Voters will decide Barrington budgets tonight

Barrington officials will begin registering people for the May 24 financial town meeting at 6 p.m. at the high school. The meeting is slated to start at 7 p.m. According to an email from …

Parade, ceremonies to mark Memorial Day in Westport Monday

A parade and the placing of wreaths at veterans’ memorials around town will take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. The Memorial Day Parade will step off promptly at 10 a.m. at Town Hall, …
Business
The matriarchs of hair

"The state inspector who licensed us, he said we would never last, five women owning a business together," said Jo Ann Pasqual, a comment that elicits a good laugh among Pasqual and her partners …

Obituaries
Joseph C. Bellas, 86, formerly of Barrington

Joseph C. Bellas, 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 20, 2017.  Joe was born on June 16, 1930 in New Kensington, Pa. to Joseph and Elizabeth Molnar Bellas. He served five years in …

Dr. John Champlin Lathrop, 89, formerly of Barrington

Gladys S. Vermette, 97, Bristol

Brian Daniels, 35, Bristol

Bruce G. Medley, 65, Portsmouth

Christine Carvalho, 58, Bristol

Sports
Drizzly softball game called with Portsmouth up, 8-3

PORTSMOUTH — Members of the Portsmouth High varsity softball team had an 8-3 lead as they came to the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning against Johnston Monday …

Mt. Hope student among state’s ‘Golden Dozen’

Westport girls tennis team drives toward playoffs

East Providence baseball team upsets first place South Kingstown

Photos: Olympic swimmer stops by Bayside YMCA

Opinion
Letter: Education is Barrington’s industry; we must invest in it

To the editor: I am encouraged by the number of residents who want to understand the town budget process and are getting involved in the conversation, particularly around the school operating …

Letter: Vote Rosengard for committee on appropriations

Letter: Committee on appropriations is important to town politics

Letter: Your vote will matter

Letter: What appears to be a savings, could likely be a loss

Things to do
Tough Kids Challenge returns to Westport June 4

For the third straight year, the Westport Elementary/Macomber Schoool Parent Teacher Organization has issued a Tough Kids Challenge. This year’s challenge takes place Sunday, June 4 starting at …

Stones That Speak: Cemetery lecture in Portsmouth Saturday

Warren podcasters reach milestone

Touch-a-Truck is this Saturday at Glen Park in Portsmouth

‘A Chorus Line’

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