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State audit: Ascencao misspent thousands on District 68 campaign

Would-be House of Representatives District-68 winner Laufton Ascencao misspent thousands of dollars in campaign contributions and a private organization's funds during his successful campaign for the …
Warren police logs: Car stops yield drugs, DUI arrests
Monday, Feb. 4 A caller reported being passed by another car while driving on Cutler Street. A Main Street resident reported … Read More
Big changes on the way at Kickemuit Middle School
Big changes are on the way for Kickemuit Middle School, days after a long line of teachers stood before the Bristol Warren Regional … Read More
LISTEN: In their own words, KMS teachers talk of school troubles
The following are audio files recorded of the 13 Kickemuit Middle School teachers who spoke of the school's behavioral problems at … Read More
School board votes for police, more behavioral resources at Kickemuit Middle School
Following a two-hour closed session Wednesday evening, the Bristol Warren Regional School Committee took three votes to attempt to … Read More
Kickemuit Middle School teachers: We need help (Video)
A long line of teachers stood before a packed audience in the Kickemuit Middle School auditorium Wednesday evening to tell the Bristol … Read More
Mt. Hope gymnasts remain undefeated after narrowly defeating LaSalle — again
The Mt. Hope High School varsity gymnastics team is proving to be unstoppable this season, with another win this past Saturday, Feb. … Read More
Obituaries
Lynne Anne Belanger Kemp, 63, Warren Lynne Anne Belanger Kemp, devoted wife and mother, passed away on February 4, 2019 at her home, with her family by her side. Lynne was a kind and gentle spirit who gave wholeheartedly to all who …
Ann M. Figueiredo, 91, Warren Ann M. (Cabral) Figueiredo, 91, of Warren, died Friday, January 25, 2019 at Crestwood Nursing Home,Warren. She was the wife of the late John E. Figueiredo. Ann was born in Bristol, RI, a daughter …
Phillip D. Schub OD, 74, Phoenix, AZ Phillip D. Schub, O.D., age 74, formerly of Warren, RI, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, January 17, …
Carolyn F. DaPonte Carolyn F. (Mello) DaPonte, 84, of Warren, died Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Hope Hospice in Providence. She was the wife of Anthony DaPonte. Carolyn was born in Warren, a daughter of the late …
Sports
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 …
Eagles score six goals in first period, win 8-5 The East Bay Co-op girls ice hockey team took a commanding 6-0 lead in the first period and glided to an 8-5 win over the Smithfield/Coventry/Rogers Co-op team on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Sarah Yee …
Eagles skate past Mounties in Medeiros Cup opener The East Bay Girls Co-op ice hockey team scored two goals in the first two minutes and rolled to a 6-0 victory over the Mount St. Charles/Cumberland/Lincoln Co-op team in the first of the two …
Ben Hurd leads Portsmouth over Mt. Hope in boys’ basketball PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School boys’ varsity basketball team escaped with a 60-58 win over Mt, Hope in the East Bay Holiday Classic tournament at PHS Thursday. A …
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Opinion
Editorial: Teachers showed a clear need for help Give the teachers credit. After their stunning “sick out” two Fridays ago, they regrouped and changed the narrative. In an impressive showing before the Bristol Warren Regional School …
Editorial: Gambling made easy In most casual fashion, Rhode Island is putting big money on a most dangerous bet. The state is wagering that the few millions a year it expects to win from on-line sports betting will offset the …
Letter: Tiverton manager didn’t do much for Warren either To the editor: Citizens of Tiverton, I share your pain having your town manager trying to manage what he is incapable of doing. As a citizen of Warren, we had his position of town manager which …
Letter: Schofield issues statement on KMS response Bristol Warren Regional School Committee Chairperson Erin Schofield released the following statement to the Warren Times on Tuesday: After meeting with the teachers union Wednesday evening, the …

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