Little Compton police: Two charged with drug offenses

LITTLE COMPTON — Two Little Compton men have been charged with drug offenses, one dating back to December 15, 2017, the details regarding which were withheld by police for "investigative purposes" until this week. Police did not say that the two incidents were related, but did however release news of the charges at the same time.
Warren housing authority walks away from Metacom building
The Warren Housing Authority is selling an office building that has mostly sat unused and vacant since it purchased the property 10 … Read More
Boat aground on the Kickemuit
Touisset Point resident Fred Massie took these photos Tuesday of an unregistered sailboat that broke loose from its mooring on the … Read More
YMCA honors Bayside's 'heroes' at special luncheon
The YMCA recently honored longtime Bayside YMCA members and volunteers Gloria Hall and Ellen Collis as "Y Heroes." At a special … Read More
Agreement on Pawtucket Avenue construction plan in East Providence stalls
EAST PROVIDENCE — Not so fast. The much ballyhooed and anticipated collaborative effort between the city and state to reconstruct … Read More
Barrington baseball opens season with 2-1 record
The Barrington High School baseball team opened its season with a 13-2 win over Woonsocket at Renaud Field last week. Andrew Conaty … Read More
Orienteering event coming to Colt State Park
There will be an introductory, beginner’s orienteering event at Colt State Park in Bristol on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 … Read More
George Hail Library: Warren's "little jewel"
Staff members can always tell when someone new walks into the George Hail Library. It’s not just that they know most of the … Read More
Barrington native has personal best throws
Barrington High School graduate and Princeton University junior Adam Kelly had five straight hammer throws surpassing his previous … Read More
Warren's new housing court is in session
Warren’s new Housing Court has taken its first action since being formed, with the judge agreeing last week to a request by the town … Read More
Obituaries
Frank “Sandy” Souza, Jr., 86, of Bristol

Frank “Sandy” Souza, Jr., 86, of Fatima Drive passed away on April 16, 2018, at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Genevieve (Silva) Souza, his best friend, who he was married …

Teofilo Jose Lima, 74, of Seekonk

Anna M. Ferreira, 92, of Bristol

Opinion
Letter: We need to work to keep Barrington Beach clean To the editor: We moved to Barrington last July and were thrilled to find ourselves a home within walking distance of the beach and excited about realizing our dream of living near the ocean It …
Editorial: Warren housing court is in session Government can often move at a snail’s pace, a frustrating truth for anyone who has ever tried to have an issue adjudicated at the local court level. But Warren’s town council, legal staff, …
Letter: Barrington needs to address underfunded liabilities To the editor: Dear Richard Staples and the committee on appropriations, thank you for inviting representatives from the state pension board to your meeting. I believe the COA serves our …
Sports
Huskies softball team improving despite rough start The Mt. Hope softball team has gotten off to a rough start this Spring. The team has an 0-3 record in just their second year in Division II. The Lady Huskies moved up a division after winning the …
Wildcats gain experience in loss to Holbrook Westport softball gains experience in loss to Holbrook Despite getting whooped by Holbrook 21-3 in the second game of the season, the Westport High School softball team held their heads up high as …
‘The Beast’ invades Glen Farm in Portsmouth (photos) PORTSMOUTH — The collegiate rugby tournament known as The Beast of the East returned Saturday and Sunday for its annual visit to Glen Farm. As always, the Portsmouth Fire …

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