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Write-in candidate emerges in council race

Former Barrington Recreation Department Director John Taylor is running as a write-in candidate in the upcoming town council special election. Mr. Taylor — and any other write-in candidates …
Longtime Eagles coach inducted into Hall of Fame
Barrington's Jim Anderson was recently inducted into the Rhode Island High School Football Coaches' Association Hall of Fame. Mr. … Read More
Turf talk reaches Barrington school board, petition surfaces
A member of the Barrington Park and Recreation Commission approached the Barrington School Committee recently, calling for an in-depth … Read More
East Providence announces MLK Jr. week notes
EAST PROVIDENCE — The City of East Providence makes two announcements pertaining to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The … Read More
Voicemail helps police track down injured girl
On Saturday, Jan. 12, a Barrington resident contacted police after she received a strange voicemail on her cell phone. The … Read More
EPHS boys’ cagers eye victories over league’s elite
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ basketball team approached the midpoint of its Division I regular season … Read More
East Providence officials prepare city for impending storm
EAST PROVIDENCE — The office of Mayor Bob DaSilva presented the following information on the winter storm advisory issued for the … Read More
Obituaries
Harold E. Wallman, 98, of Barrington Harold E. Wallman, 98, of Barrington, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 at the Grace Barker Health. He was the loving husband of Harriet M. (Joyce) Wallman for 71 years. Born in Brookline, …
Dodie O. McCarron Blais, 85, of Barrington Dodie O. McCarron Blais, 85, of Edgewood Drive, Barrington, died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. She was the wife of Eugene McCarron.  Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Joseph …
Gabrielle F. Hanley, 93, of Warren Gabrielle F. (Paquin) Hanley, 93, of Warren, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Manor in Bristol. She was the wife of the late William A. Hanley. She was born in Fall River, a daughter of …
Lillian Combra Lopes, 76, Portsmouth Lillian Combra Lopes, 76, of Portsmouth, R.I., passed away Jan. 18, 2019, at home surrounded by her loving family. Born Feb. 17, 1942, in Fall River, Mass., Lillian was a lifelong resident of …
Sports
Ferri steps away as EPHS girls’ hoops head coach EAST PROVIDENCE — In the midst of a difficult season on the court transitioning back to the Division I ranks, the East Providence High School girls’ basketball team took a hit off it with the …
Gallery: Hawks clip Townies in Division I boys’ basketball EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ basketball team closed the week with a 65-52 loss to visiting and reigning Open State Tournament champs Bishop Hendricken, leveling its …
East Providence's Fiorito focuses on lifting Hawks to more hoops titles EAST PROVIDENCE — City product and Bishop Hendricken High School senior boys’ basketball standout Bobby Fiorito appears to truly be saving his best for last, not that the first three years of his …
Eagles rebound after loss, defeat South County Six different Eagles scored goals while helping the East Bay Co-op girls hockey team to a 7-3 win over South County on Wednesday night, Jan. 16. Maeve Harrington opened the scoring for East Bay …
Opinion
Letter: Early Tiverton budget requests far beyond reasonable To the editor: On January 17. the Tiverton Budget Committee received budget requests from the town administrator, and school superintendent.  These requests exceed the state cap on spending and …
Letter: Nockum Hill was a self-inflicted wound To the editor: The recent avalanche of critical comments on the proposed development in Nockum Hill have fingers pointing towards the developer, North End Realty.   In truth, high density …
Letter: Life on George Street To the editor: Everyone enjoys the drive and walking on George Street. Open land, farming, horses and nature. Everything is there for the young and the old to get "unplugged." The neighborhood is …
Trump: in case of emergency… By the time you read this you may know whether President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency in order to scoop up some of the $20 billion of excess funds out of the Pentagon budget in …

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