‘Surprising’ Townies near end of another top-notch tennis regular season

EAST PROVIDENCE — Count the members of the East Providence High School girls’ tennis team as among those a bit amazed by the Townies’ performance to date in 2017, a campaign that has seen the …
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Barrington police chief calls for additional detective

Barrington Police Chief John LaCross was very pleased with the work of his department during the investigation following the Feb. 2 shooting on Maple Avenue.  But, the chief added, the local …

Westport selectmen back creation of court animal advocate

The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Monday to endorse the creation of a special animal abuse unit within the District Attorney’s office. Animal rights activists had called for such a unit …

Council to Chief Galinelli: Thank you (video)

The Warren Town Council gave thanks on behalf of a grateful town last week to Al Galinelli, who will retire at the end of the month after serving 29 years as Warren’s fire chief. In front of a …

Warren police: Another panhandling arrest

Tuesday, Oct. 10 Items were reported stolen from a business on Market Street. An officer found a disabled drone on Child Street, and contacted the owner. A possibly sick coyote was spotted …
Obituaries
Harold A. Dennis, 93, of Bristol

Harold A. Dennis, 93, of Bristol, passed away peacefully at the home of his daughter, Jayne Dennis, and son-in-law, Jeffrey Skillings. He was the loving husband of the late Doris C. Dennis. Born in …

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.

Pauline M. Cooper, 83, formerly of Barrington

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