Photos: Long lines, cereal boxes and free Eclipse gum at solar event

More than 1,000 amateur astronomers gathered on the lawn in front of Barrington Town Hall on Monday afternoon, Aug. 21, to view an eclipse of the sun. The scene was more like a festival with …
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Tiverton Library lawn is eclipse central

TIVERTON — An eclipse of the sort that arrived Monday happens but once or twice in a lifetime and the Tiverton Public Library was well …

Eclipse fans descend upon Portsmouth library (video)

PORTSMOUTH — More than 50 people were staring into the sun outside the Portsmouth Free Public Library for today’s partial solar eclipse. They did it safely, however, with library staff …

Crowd soaks up solar eclipse from Barrington Town Hall

Hundreds of people flocked to the lawn in front of Barrington Town Hall to get a glimpse of the historic solar eclipse on Monday afternoon, Aug. 21.  Titlted "The Great American Eclipse," the …

Little Compton watches as eclipse darkens afternoon sky

Obituaries
Elaine L. Samson, 85, Bristol

Elaine L. Samson (Camara), 85, passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Romeo J. Samson Sr., to whom she was married 59 years before his passing …

John H. Pacheco, 82, Tiverton

Kenneth F. Braz, 63, formerly of Tiverton

Michael J. Cafarella, 50, Little Compton

Stanley Stanko, 99, Warren

E. Howland Bowen, 86, Little Compton

Things to do
An event to eclipse all others

Not making plans to view the solar eclipse next Monday because Rhode Island is not in the path of totality? That's kind of like not buying a lottery ticket unless the jackpot is over $100 million. …

Annual E.P. Neighborhood Day Coalition celebration takes place August 19

Family fair to highlight Wood Street improvement

Adams, ‘Bluz U Can Use’ headline annual RIRBPS festival

First Bold Point concert in East Providence goes off without a hitch

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