Detroit Breakdown, Gerry Grimo headline Concert Series Friday

Start the evening with some jazz, and end up dancing in the aisles at tonight's Fourth of July concerts at INdependence Park. The following bands are scheduled to perform tonight: Gerry Grimo …

East Bay men indicted on robbery, conspiracy charges

The Providence County Grand Jury has indicted two East Bay men on charges of first degree robbery and conspiracy. Kiefer H. McCaughley, 26, of 180 Bay View Ave., Apt. 1, Bristol, and Adam Justin …
Opinion
Letter: Support for farm animal protection bill

To the editor: I’ve been a veterinarian for 10 years, and I take my duty to protect animals from cruelty very seriously. That’s why I’m proud to support House Bill 6023, …

More Local News

Quahogger frees tangled turtle in upper bay

Rob Russo was quahogging near Ohio Ledge (roughly between Colt State Park and Warwick Neck) last Tuesday when he came upon a large sea turtle apparently tangled in a buoy line. He posted an …

Section of Pawtucket Avenue to close briefly for repaving

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation announced a temporary road closure of Pawtucket Avenue between Warren and Waterman Avenues for paving on Friday and Saturday, June 23 …

Off the Market: Homes sold in towns around East Bay

The following homes have changed hands recently in towns around the East Bay: Barrington 19 Oak Grove Ave — $409,000 29 Commonwealth Ave — $215,000 9 Fairview Circle — …

Police: Warren man had veritable arsenal of weapons

Warren police seized a large amount of weaponry and ammunition after getting a call about a man firing weapons last Thursday, June 15. Keith A. Raposa, 31, was charged with firing in the compact …

Barrington delays start of standards-based grading at BMS

Barrington school officials recently postponed the implementation of standards-based grading at the middle school level. Barrington administrators had planned to switch from the traditional …
Business
House Hunt: Open houses in East Bay this weekend

The following open houses are scheduled in towns around the East Bay this weekend: Barrington 35 Appian Way — Saturday, June 17, 2-4 p.m. Waterfront, 5, 4, $1,449,000. Mott & Chace …

Obituaries
Leon Francis Dobridnia, 96, Bristol

Leon Francis Dobridnia, 96, of Fort Hill Road, passed away on June 20, 2017 at Grace Barker Manor. He was the husband of the late Rita (Corey) Dobridnia. Born in Lynn, Mass., he was the son of the …

James P. DeCastro, 63, Bristol

Naomi E. 'Betty' McManus, 75, of Acton, Mass.

Eleanor P. Simons, 92, Little Compton

Viola C. Marino, 92, Warren

Kathleen Palumbo, 73, Bristol

Sports
Golf tournament to fund higher education

Thousands of dollars have benefitted dozens of students over the years, and the Michael J. Mercurio Scholarship Foundation Memorial Golf Tournament aims for more when golfers tee off in a couple …

Barrington girl finishes 10th at track nationals

Photos: Andrade and company win 2017 CVS Health Charity Classic

Portsmouth’s McGuire again named Gatorade Player of the Year

Mt. Hope lacrosse player is All American

Opinion
Letter: Mr. Douglas should resign from appropriations

To the editor: I have been reading the letters about Mr. Douglas being on the COA being a conflict of interest. It is and he should resign. I say this with no malice.  Senator Cindy Coyne, …

Speak-Out: ‘Suspicious’ characters, attention for soap box winner

Letter: Together, we can disarm hate

Letter: Votes should have taken place at polls, not high school gym

Letter: Mr. Fuller needs to shut down his attacks

Things to do
View Purple Martins at Pic-Wil on Saturday

Mark your calendars for this Saturday, June 24, when the Barrington Land Conservation Trust holds a guided bird walk at the Pic-Wil Nature Preserve.  Hosted by the Barrington Recreation …

Classics featured Thursday at Fourth of July Concert Series

‘Behind Closed Doors’ uncovers Warren's hidden treasures

Local rock bands take the Independence Park stage Wednesday

Army Band kicks off Fourth of July Concert Series Tuesday

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