Benatar concert in East Providence cancelled over wind concerns

EAST PROVIDENCE — Waterfront Productions announced at 4:45 p.m. today the Pat Benatar-Neil Giraldo concert scheduled for this evening, September 22, at Bold Point Park has been cancelled due to …
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Caribbean eyewitness: From lush islands to 'brown wastelands'

Bristol native Alex Hamel has had front-row seats to two of the most powerful and damaging hurricanes to have slammed the Caribbean this century — first Irma, and now Maria. Commander of a U.S. Coast Guard ship stationed in Puerto Rico, Lt. Hamel and his crew have been working for weeks in and around the U.S. Virgin Islands. They have delivered food and supplies, rescued stranded tourists, provided securty, and assessed infrastructure and damages.

Police trying to find cat's owner

Barrington police are trying to reunite a lost cat with its owner.   A Stanley Avenue resident contacted police on Wednesday, Sept. 13, and said there was a black and white cat hanging …

Barrington students offer help after hurricanes

There will be a special Hurricane Harvey relief effort dinner and silent auction at Barrington High School on Thursday, Oct. 12. The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m., and all proceeds will benefit …

THS names 2017 Athletics Hall of Fame inductees

TIVERTON — Seven former athletes, one championship team and one longtime supporter of the THS athletic program have been selected to the Tiverton High School Athletics Hall of Fame.
Obituaries
Donalda Medeiros, 101, Tiverton

Donalda "Donna" (Grandmont) Medeiros, 101, of Tiverton, wife of the late Manuel "Bob" Medeiros, died at home with her loving family at her side, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Tiverton's oldest …

Bernard Vincent Scola, of Barrington

Michael Pierce Donovan, 59, of Warwick

Michael J. Del Santo, 87, formerly of Barrington

Jeannine Christian Mongeon, 89

Horacio Jose DoRego, 75, of Bristol

Things to do
Tickets on sale for Portsmouth High Athletics Hall of Fame dinner

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School’s sports “pioneers” will be honored in a special ceremony Oct. 14, and advance tickets are now on sale. The Portsmouth Athletic …

Like fire trucks? They'll all be in Warren Sunday

Paul Cuffe: Following His Footsteps, 200 years later

Fiddle n Folk Festival set for Sept. 16

Let them eat zucchini bread

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