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Jail time for crash that killed Westport woman

A 59-year-old California woman who, earlier this year, left the scene of a fatal motor vehicle crash in Dartmouth, was convicted of leaving the scene— death resulting, in Fall River Superior Court, …
Buy a middle school brick, before it's too late
Anyone interested in purchasing a personalized engraved brick to support the Barrington Middle School PTO should do so before Dec. 31 … Read More
Route 114A reconfiguration project nears completion
SEEKONK — Over six years after a fiery crash served as the impetus for the project and some three years since it actually commenced, … Read More
Westport's Fields on the Farm hits high gear
Well out of eye and earshot of Route 177, way back in the woods, startling progress is being made on the Fields on the Farm sports … Read More
In Portsmouth: Assembly line puts together packages for homeless
PORTSMOUTH — In front of more than 170 Pennfield School students gathered in the gymnasium Thursday, Jan Armor took off his right … Read More
National retailers will soon occupy former Taunton Avenue Benny's store
SEEKONK — Attention local shoppers: Two major national retailers will soon be coming to the area, taking up renovated spaces of the … Read More
Warren children go to source, writing to Santa for presents
Lauren wants a manatee, a robot that can bake cakes and a purple ukelele. Addyson wants a new friend to play with. And Blake just … Read More
Obituaries
Alice Borges, 93, of Bristol Mrs. Alice (Brown) Borges, age 93, of Hope Street, Bristol, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. She was the wife of the late David D. Borges, her husband …
Joseph DePalma, 78, of Bristol It is with great sorrow that the family of Joseph DePalma, 78, of Bristol announce his passing on De. 2, 2018. He was the beloved husband of 54 years to Pauline (Rinaldi) DePalma. Born in Bristol, …
Sports
Gallery: EPHS girls' basketball EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' basketball team played its final non-league game in preparation for its Division I regular season earlier this week against Exeter-West …
Eagles indoor track team races past Quakers, falls to Rams The Barrington High School boys indoor track team opened the winter season with a win over Moses Brown, 85-22, and a loss to LaSalle, 64-43. The meet was held on Wednesday night, Dec. 12, at the …
Barrington native named All-American in field hockey Williams College senior forward and Barrington native Libby Dolan has been named a Third Team All-American (Division III) by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA).  The …
Wildcats look to improve as they overcome age and size issues The Westport basketball team will be fighting an age and size battle this year. The Wildcats graduated six seniors, have only three returning players and just one starter from last season. …
Opinion
Editorial: School buses need seat belts The Tiverton school bus that hurtled off the highway and into the woods recently emerged dented but intact. But for those unfortunate enough to have been trapped inside without seat belts, the …
Hogwash! Poppycock! And other baloney! Rhode Islanders learned something officially which we knew all along: the school system is failing our children. In a demographic comparison, i.e. economically poorer areas to our economically poorer …
Letter: How to delude the voting public — the Ascencao story The election and subsequent resignation of Laufton Ascencao should be an instructive example of democracy going off the rails. Mr. Asencao fabricated a narrative of a young Bristol native who …
Letter: Facts contradict accusations against Sakonnet farmers To the editor: This concerns Mimi Karlsson's letter to the editor of Nov. 15 about legally applied agricultural chemicals. In making her sweeping, overly dramatic yet unfounded claims about …

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