East Providence School Committee narrowly passes MMS Courtyard renovation project

EAST PROVIDENCE — At a special session Tuesday, May 23, held specifically to take action on the agenda items posted, the East Providence School Committee gave near unanimous approval to a list of …

Dressing the stars

TIVERTON — Emily Taradash was raised on a horse farm on Neck Road in Tiverton, her life now consists of a full immersion in theater. She designs costumes for performers in Warwick's Ocean State Theater (Ocean State or OST) productions — shows like "Victor Victoria," a musical that has just finished its run, and the upcoming [and now cancelled, see update] "Shrek" (July), and "Clue" (August), and "Titanic" (September).
Opinion
Letter: Thanks for helping 'Stamp Out Hunger'

To the editor: We at TAPIN (Touch a Person in Need) would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Barrington community for helping us collect over 4,200 pounds of food for East Bay families in …

More Local News

Huskies hope bats return for playoffs

The Mt. Hope high school 2017 regular season baseball campaign has come to an end. An inconsistent year ended in a 3-5 slump that dropped their record to 10-8 overall. After a hot start to the …

Off the Market: Homes sold around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 3 Houghton St. — $410,000 4 Paquin Road — $355,000 16 Evergreen St. — …

Breaking down the budget votes in Barrington

A financial town meeting boils down to votes, and in Barrington on Wednesday night, the votes were lopsided. On two straight tallies, taxpayers overwhelmingly voted to support increases to the …

Tiverton council names McGreevy town administrator

By Tom Killin Dalglish tdalglish@eastbaynewspapers.com TIVERTON — Tiverton has a new town administrator. He is Paul E. McGreevy, 57, of Newport, and he starts with the town on Monday, …

‘Dream team’ of farmers takes root in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — This town may have lost hundreds of acres of working farms over the years, but it just gained a whopper of one off Jepson Lane.
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
Luis Miguel Araujo, 40, Warren

Luis Miguel Araujo, 40, of Riverview Street, Warren, passed away on May 21, 2017. Born in Villa Franca, St. Michael, Azores, he was the son of the late Jose Esperito Santo Araujo and Maria Sofia …

Carl E. Harper, 78, Warren

Joseph C. Bellas, 86, formerly of Barrington

Dr. John Champlin Lathrop, 89, formerly of Barrington

Gladys S. Vermette, 97, Bristol

Brian Daniels, 35, 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: A true coincidence in a Barrington neighborhood

To the editor: I never write letters to the editor. However, this story is one I have long wanted to tell.  One day, approximately twenty years ago, I was outside my home when I said to my …

Letter: Beauty business is entrepreneurial incubator

Letter: Funding issues put old cemetery at risk

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

Letter: Vote Rosengard for committee on appropriations

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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