New photos: Gert creates perfect surfing at South Shore Beach

LITTLE COMPTON— Surfers headed in as the general public was ushered out by police at South Shore Beach in Little Compton on Wednesday. Hurricane Gert forming into a category 2 storm off the eastern …
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Letter: Warren police chief has concerns over regulated marijuana growing

The following letter was written by Warren Police Chief Peter Achilli and sent to the Warren Planning Board on May 22, 2017, and was included in a packet submitted to Warren Town Council members …

House explosion reveals alleged hashish lab

Two residents are facing multiple drug charges after an explosion and fire in their State Street home revealed the hashish lab they were running, according to Bristol Police. Kelly Normandin, 22, …

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

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Neighborhood Day Coalition, in cooperation with the East Providence Affirmative Action/EEO Office, will be hosting their 26th Annual Neighborhood Day …

Are more concerts in the works in Barrington?

Barrington's summer concert series has been warmly received, and may lead to additional, smaller concerts in the future. Barrington Town Council President Michael Carroll said the summer concert …
Obituaries
Stanley Stanko, 99, Warren

With deep sympathy the family of Stanley J. Stanko announces his passing at age 99. Staff Sergeant Technician Third Grade, Mr. Stanko proudly served in the United States Army during World War II …

E. Howland Bowen, 86, Little Compton

Mary A. DeFusco, 98, Bristol

Edward R. Marshall, 80, formerly of Bristol

Rose M. Conti, 93, Bristol

Zoe E. Woodruff, 86, of Barrington

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