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Book review: stories set in wartime

The House Girl by Tara Conklin Two remarkable heroines separated by a century: Josephine, a mulatto slave of a Southern plantation owner in the mid 1850’s and Lina, a New York City lawyer assigned by her firm to research a reparations case on behalf of the descendants of slaves. The book’s chapters alternate between the

Retired US Marine Michael Tripp shares his speech with those gathered at the Veterans' Day ceremony in Barrington.

Barrington honors, remembers its veterans

A small group of veterans, residents and supporters of our service men and women gathered on the south side of Barrington Town Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 11 to celebrate Veterans’ Day. Paul Dulchinos, president of the Barrington United Veterans’ Council and retired Air Force Lt. Colonel, acted as MC for the brief ceremony honoring our

Book reviews: Two bright ‘Lights’ and a local

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr A great book — compelling, engrossing, and suspenseful that is presently in competition for The National Book Award, of which it is extremely deserving. Set in war-torn Germany and France during the l930’s and l940’s, this book focuses on two main characters, a young blind French

The Eagles signal a touchdown after junior full back Nicholas DiPaola ran in for a score with under two minutes to go in the fourth quarter to give Barrington a, 22-16, lead.  Photos by Rich Dionne

Barrington holds off Cumberland, wins 22-16

The Barrington High School football team kept its postseason hopes alive for a Division I playoff berth, with a 22-16 win over Cumberland at Victory Field Friday night. Barrington overcame a sluggish start and held on with a last minute fourth quarter defensive stand. Cumberland trailed 22-16 with 1:30 left to play and quickly marched

Barrington's Marti Del Negro recently launched bENE Lifestyle Management.

Barrington woman’s business makes life easier

Barrington resident Marti Del Negro wants to help organize your life. Marti is the owner of bENE Lifestyle Management, a new service that offers assistance in almost everything — from finding a dog walker to packing your home for a move . Marti has always been a well-organized person. From the time she was a teenager, she was a list-maker. “I’d get

Barrington's Emma McMillan (middle) won the gold medal in the girls  cross country state championship for the third straight year. The Lady Eagles took second place behind LaSalle Academy. McMillan clocked 17:47.8.
Photos by Rich Dionne

Barrington’s McMillan wins another girls’ harrier title

NORTH SCITUATE — This season’s three coaches polls, conducted by the R.I. Track & Field Foundation, consistently predicted that the LaSalle Academy girls’ and boys’ cross country teams would emerge from the 2014 State Championship as standard-bearers. On a blustery and wintry Sunday afternoon at Ponaganset High on its “Covered Bridge” 3.1-mile course, the nationally-ranked

The 8th grade COBRAS gather for class shot.

Westport’s 8th grade COBRAS get early taste of high school life

By Karen Antonelli,  WHS assistant principal. In September, 18 students began their grade 8 year at Westport High School. After completing an application process last year that included an essay, a teacher recommendation, an interview and a parent meeting, these students were selected as candidates who would thrive in a challenging but supportive early entrance


Halloween? There’s an app for that

Halloween is here — do you have a costume? Seasonal treats? Creepy music? Here are a few fun, family-friendly apps to make the most of this thrill-filled season. Costumes for Halloween (Android) Tired of showing up to your office party as a ghost every year? This app, developed by Sprouts lab, will give you countless

Seniors Sophia Pezza, Yuliandra Henriquez and Fransheka Gauthier (from left to right) along with fellow co-captain Stephanie Ferreira were recognized by the EPHS girls' soccer mates in their final high school game Friday night, Oct. 24.

East Providence High girls’ soccer finishes off winless fall

EAST PROVIDENCE — The struggle which was the 2014 season for the East Providence High School girls’ soccer team came to an end Friday night, Oct. 24, at Pierce Field with the Townies losing to reigning Division II championship Pilgrim, 6-1. Almost fittingly for the Townies in their winless campaign, they made several mistakes in