Portsmouth zoners to rule on O'Reilly Auto Parts on Aug. 17

Abutters raised concerns over traffic, hazardous materials, building aesthetics, lighting and more during Thursday's Zoning Board of Review hearing on a plan to bring an O’Reilly Auto Parts store to Portsmouth.
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Artists design their guns for peace

For so many Americans, gun violence has become a top-of-mind issue, but one about which we feel helpless to effect change. For Boris Bally, a metalsmith and 10-year resident of Barrington, the …

State budget impasse could mean less money for Barrington schools

The Rhode Island General Assembly's budget impasse may result in less state aid for Barrington schools. According to information from the local school department, Barrington could stand to receive …

Providence Country Day School lists third trimester honors

EAST PROVIDENCE — The Providence Country Day School has announced its honor roll of students for the third and final trimester of the 2016-17 term. Students are listed alphabetically by hometown. Rhode Island8, …

Eagle Scout employs lessons learned from house fire

Aaron Sousa was 14 and off to school on the morning of May 7, 2013 when a sudden fire tore through his family’s 89 Jillian Way home in Westport. The Sousa’s have since rebuilt on the same …

Barrington defeats Rumford 12-2 for District 2 Championship

Needing to complete a two game sweep of Rumford, the Barrington bats came alive in the forth inning. Down 2-0, Barrington exploded with everyone contributing to the fourth inning rally. JC …
Business
Jeweler: ‘I believe in the arts in Bristol’

The ongoing revitalization of the Wood Street neighborhood takes another step forward Friday with the opening of a new jewelry gallery that brings a unique style to the Bristol arts scene. Kendall …

Obituaries
Service Saturday for Mildred Shaw Wildes Livecchi, Little Compton

If you knew Mildred Shaw Wildes Livecchi  (June 11, 1923 - December 1, 2016), please join family and friends in a celebration of her life at the United Congregational Church, Little Compton, on …

Richard L. Melies, 81 of Barrington

John Henry Pinto Jr., 81, Bristol

Gerald Anthony Mederos, 57, Bristol

Domenic M. Castigliego, 89, Bristol

Thomas Andrews Jr., 58, Warren

Sports
Barrington 9-10 All Stars defeat Newport, 9-0

The Barrington 9-10 Minors All Star team is one game away from the District 2 finals. Barrington shut out Newport 9-0 in an elimination bracket game on Tuesday night, and is scheduled to play …

Barrington Juniors All Stars win, force a deciding game

Portsmouth 11s All-Stars win in grand fashion, advance to states

Barrington's 10U Majors All Stars win district title

Register now for Aug. 20 Common Fence Point road race

Opinion
Letter: We're going to make seniors work for the town?

To the editor: And so, now the citizens of this town want to reduce retirees to second class citizens, who have paid their fair share to support this town for far more years then some of you ever …

Commentary: Gerry fought the battle to the end, with gusto

Letter: ‘Nope, I own a farm!’ — a sad response to cruelty

Letter: Animal atrocities — despite the outrage, little has changed

Letter: Kilmartin continues tradition of AG obfuscation

Things to do
Firefighters will douse each other, not flames

Bristol firefighters will be dousing each other instead of flames this weekend as the annual Firemen’s Field Day is scheduled Sunday. The annual firemen’s muster — scheduled for …

Eastern Rhode Island 4-H Fair this weekend in Portsmouth

St. Anthony’s Feast kicks off tonight in Portsmouth

East Providence Heritage Fest 2017: 'A Townie Homecoming'

Memorial plaques unveiled as OLMC prepares for feast

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