House Hunt: Open houses scheduled in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 17 Stone Tower Lane — Sunday, July 30, 12-2 p.m. Contemporary, 4, 3.5, $1,350,000. Mott & Chace …
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Tiverton mosquito tests now negative for EEE

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Thursday announced that 110 mosquito samples from 28 traps set on Tuesday, July 5, and 106 mosquito samples from 28 traps set on Monday, July 10 have tested negative for both West Nile Virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The remaining 95 samples from 24 traps set on June 26 have tested negative for WNV and EEE. The results represent a change from the last reporting. It had previously been reported that mosquito samples collected on June 26 in Tiverton, Westerly, and Pawtucket had tested positive for EEE.

Off the Market: Homes sold in East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 9 Middle St. — $460,000 39 Water Way — $1,112,000 16 Joy St. — $392,400 4 …

Town set to celebrate Tiverton Days

TIVERTON — All 15,580 residents of Tiverton — that's the census figure for the total town population — and their friends and family and others from elsewhere, are invited to celebrate "Tiverton Days" over the weekend of July 28-30.

West Place Animal Sanctuary open for tours Aug. 5

TIVERTON — West Place Animal Sanctuary is a home of last resort for an array of creatures including unwanted or injured farm animals, wild geese, ducks and other birds and animals. Some of the …

State Police arrest East Providence man on drug charges

SCITUATE — The State Police have arrested an East Providence man for possessing large quantities of fentanyl pills and cocaine with the intent to deliver. In a statement issued Wednesday …
Business
Is Portsmouth's Island Park trending upward?

PORTSMOUTH — Island Park is in Mike Macfarlane’s blood. His grandparents met at the old dance hall at Cashman’s Amusement Park before the 1938 Hurricane blew it all …

Obituaries
Alice M. Cirillo, 92, Bristol

Mrs. Alice M. (Coyne) Cirillo, 92, formerly of Franklin Street, Bristol, died Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at St. Elizabeth’s Manor, 1 Dawn Hill Road, Bristol. She was the wife of the late Jerry M. …

Alice Lillian Marabello, 98, Bristol

John Henry Pinto Jr., 81, Bristol

Pasquale S. Pezzullo, 88 Bristol

Robert L. Thornsbury, 82, Tiverton

Gisela Waltraud Ryan, MD, 85, formerly of Barrington

Sports
Riverside rallies past Rumford for Silva Tournament title

RIVERSIDE — Just when all hoped looked lost, the Riverside 9-10 Little League All-Star team scored seven unanswered runs to take the District 2 Ron Silva Tournament championship 9-7 over cross-city …

Barrington All Stars eliminated from district tourney

Bridge run gives racers chance to cross historic Mt. Hope Bridge

South Kingstown sends Riverside home from state All-Star tourney

Riverside Stars fall in Major Baseball state tourney opener

Opinion
Editorial: The big swat

They trapped a mosquito with Triple E virus in Tiverton last week and the response was inevitable. ‘Bring in the air strikes. Nuke ’em all!’ Spray the whole area — …

Letter: Making private budget emails public an abuse of office

Letter: Emails show budget committee manipulation

Letter: July — So much to hear, so many memorable sights

Here's why 'Crimetown' happened

Things to do
Photo contest captures one day in Warren

More than 30 photographers spread out across Warren last month, capturing the town in all its varied glory — from bucolic Touisset to the town beach, to its eclectic merchants and diverse …

Lipizzan Stallions return to Bristol

Driving skills brought to life for area teens

Rare war horses trot into Bristol next weekend

A glossy, sticky teriyaki fish made on top of the stove

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