New company to take over Barrington walk-in clinic

A new company will take over management of the emergency walk-in clinic on Maple Avenue next month. Ocean State Urgent Care, which runs clinics across the state, will open its doors in …
He spent 38 years teaching and leading at St. Michael's School

The saga of Robert “Whitey” Tavares, better known as “Mr. T” to fellow administrators, faculty members, and students at St. Michael’s Country Day School in Newport, reached its climax on …

One man's worries: New school is too expensive for Barrington taxpayers

Ed McKinlay has lived in Barrington for nearly 50 years, but the longtime resident told people at a recent school committee meeting that his days in town might be numbered if taxpayers vote …

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Seekonk Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Sheldon

SEEKONK — Hi, my name is Sheldon and I‘m a shorthaired male cat around 1 to 2 years old. My fur is mostly gray with some white and I love when people pet me! I somehow ended up in a …

East Providence keeps baseball playoffs hopes alive with win

EAST PROVIDENCE — In a must-win game, the East Providence High School baseball team walked off with a 4-3 victory in the bottom of ninth inning over visiting Barrington at …

'Click it or Ticket' campaign kicks off in East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department, in conjunction with its neighbors in Seekonk and the Rhode Island State Police, kicked off the annual "Click it or Ticket" enforcement …

Like oysters? Warren first in state to grow for public

They’re little more than tiny grains now. But in a year’s time, many of the 50,000 or more baby oysters bound soon for Warren will be big enough to harvest, waiting to be plucked by …

Portuguese culture on display at Trinity feast

Although not as old as its two equally acclaimed parish celebrations — the Holy Ghost Feast and Santo Christo Feast — the St. Elizabeth Church Holy Trinity Feast has become a true staple of the …

Wow, what a show! Barrington students perform Lion King, Jr.

More than 150 Hampden Meadows School students shared the stage during the recent production of The Lion King, Jr. The show captivated audiences on Friday and Saturday with beautiful stage sets and …

Man charged with exposing himself on Westport beach

An East Providence man will answer to charges of lewd behavior after Westport Police say he exposed himself to one woman on Gooseberry Island and perhaps as many as six more. On Monday, Westport …

Giant terrapin goes missing from Barrington DPW

Members of the Barrington Land Conservation Trust are looking for information that may help them locate a missing float in time for the Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 30. Recently it was …
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Editorial: Barrington man calls for $120K cut to school budget

A relatively quiet budget season in Barrington has left some folks in town thinking there might not be enough attendees at tonight's financial town meeting to have a quorum.  That's hard …

Letter: A united front addressing autism

Letter: Town Council needs to remember whom it serves

Letter: Fact-checking, or the lack thereof

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Westport Touch-a-Truck returns but to new location

Cub Scout Pack 100 will host its 3rd annual Touch-a-Truck event on Sunday, June 12, at UMass-Dartmouth. There will be more than 30 vehicles for children and parents alike to inspect, climb on, and …

‘Traditional arts’ on display at Fiber Fest

Exhibit tells the story of Warren's Touisset

Rare, exotic British cars to roll into Bristol

‘Traditional arts’ on display at Fiber Fest

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