Dunkin’ Donuts plan returns without Council's traffic study

A controversial proposal to build a free-standing Dunkin’ Donuts in Gooding Plaza is back on the Zoning Board’s agenda Monday, even though a traffic study the Town Council requested has …

Toy drive aims to help ‘kids that won’t see Santa’

Lessons learned in confirmation class to help others has for two local students turned into an annual campaign to help less fortunate kids have a better Christmas. The St. Nicholas toy drive is …
Opinion
Editorial: Residents won't be able to drive through

The fact that Bristol’s roads are often congested — especially in the afternoon and during the summer tourism season — is no secret to anyone who’s ever driven in …

Latest News

Can you help with Scout's project?

Barrington's Jimmy Halfyard is trying to raise money for his Eagle Project. The local teenager is a scout at Troop 6 Barrington and a senior at Barrington High School. He was asked to make four …

Christmas concert is this Friday night in Barrington

The Barrington High School Jazz Ensemble will present a Christmas Jazz concert on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the sanctuary of the Barrington Congregational Church, …

BHS grad is first team all-conference soccer selection

Colby-Sawyer junior Denali Sexton, of Barrington, has been named to the 2016 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Men’s Soccer First Team.  Earlier this …

Sewer, late tax fees at forefront of first new East Providence city council meeting

EAST PROVIDENCE — Fees were on the mind of the people and the politicians Tuesday evening, Dec. 6, when the reconstituted city council gathered for its first official working meeting of the new …

UPDATE: Five injured in WaterRower explosion

Five people were injured just before noon Wednesday when an industrial paint-curing oven exploded at the WaterRower complex at 470 Metacom Ave. Two employees suffering from smoke inhalation and …
Business
Featured Home: Portsmouth's Hunter Longfellow House hits market

A coupling of historic details and modern conveniences are in store at this colonial style home in the Black Point neighborhood of Portsmouth — just off Indian Avenue and a stone's throw from …

Obituaries
George R. Sardinha, 80, Bristol

George R. Sardinha, 80, passed away on Nov. 30 at Home Hospice & Palliative Care of RI. He was the husband of the late Helene (Turner) Sardinha.  Born in Bristol, he was the son of the late …

Erik Bense Jr., 70, Bristol

Mildred Wildes LiVecchi, 93, Little Compton

Adelina M. DeSano, 91, of Barrington

Wayne Cooper, 68, Little Compton

Robert B. Wolter, 85, Little Compton

Sports
'Eagle Speed' running program meets on Sundays

Students in grades 4 through 8 are invited to participate in the "Eagle Speed in the Winter" running program. The program runs every Sunday morning — runners meet with Coaches Larson Gunness …

Barrington soccer teams capture championships

East Bay girls' hockey team tops South County

Barrington native earns basketball honor

Barrington student-athletes learn more about leading

Opinion
Letter: Important lessons learned on the council

To the editor: As the new town council takes office on Dec. 5, permit me the opportunity to wish them well as some of them continue, and some of them begin, their service to the Town of …

Letter: Barrington needs you to 'find your four'

Commentary: East Providence council can find common ground

Community support allows Bristol to Bloom

Commentary: East Providence councilman-elect Faria questions transparency

Things to do
Island Park history topic of illustrated lecture Dec. 15

PORTSMOUTH — Town Historian and Portsmouth Historical Society President Jim Garman will present an illustrated lecture on Island Park’s history from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15, …

Bake sale benefits Portsmouth Veterans Honor Roll Project

Comfort food doesn’t get any better than a braise

Botanical Center at Roger Williams Park a year-round oasis

The halls are decked at Linden Place

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