Barrington moms challenge schools over Primrose performance gap (Video)

A small group of moms continued their quest for more answers, attention and resources at Primrose Hill Elementary School during Thursday night’s Barrington School Committee meeting. After …
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Five of Barrington's six schools are 'commended'

Reports cards are out, and five of Barrington's six public schools earned "commended" status. The Rhode Island Department of Education 2017 School Report Cards were issued on Thursday — a …
Like medical students working on cadavers, Bristol Marine techs are collecting data as they dismantle boats

Dying boats are part of an environmental research project

Forgotten, abandoned and never again to feel the gentle lap of waves, or the cool lift of ocean breezes, a collection of once-proud boats lie strewn about a Franklin Street lot. To the passerby, …

East Providence included in state's Amazon 'HQ2' application

PROVIDENCE — East Providence is among seven communities around the state submitted by the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation to be the new home of Amazon’s planned second quarters, the …

Disabled resident asks 'Where are the handicap parking spaces downtown?'

Janet Durfee-Hidalgo enjoys shopping in downtown Barrington.  The longtime resident says she often stops by Webster Bank, Vienna Bakery, Daisy Dig'Ins and Tiffany's Salon. But the new …
Obituaries
Stephen Butera, 67, Bristol

Stephen Butera, 67, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at his longtime home in Bristol. He was the beloved husband of Felecia (Freiday) Butera. Born in Jacksonville, FL, he was the son of the …

Harold A. Dennis, 93, of Bristol

Joseph J. Velleca, Jr., 79, of Warwick

John Borges, Jr., 81, of Chesapeake, Va.

Helen M. Wendt, 87, of Barrington

Rev. Margaret Brown Gunness, of Concord, Mass.

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