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On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the East Bay Prevention Coalitions and police departments of Bristol, Warren, Barrington and East Providence are participating in the U.S. Drug … more
The stalemate between the parent company of Stop & Shop Supermarkets and five local unions of United Food & Commercial Workers in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut concluded a sixth day … more
TIVERTON — After an acrimonious meeting in Tiverton Town Hall last Thursday, the eleven-member town budget committee, on which the TivertonTaxpayers Association (TTA) holds a 6-5 majority, voted what it was calling a "compromise budget" of $31,442,700 to educate the town's children in the coming fiscal year. Compromise or not, that sum is "$505,020 less than our request. We are in serious trouble," said Tiverton School Superintendent, Dr. Peter Sanchioni last Friday. more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Police Department is seeking assistance from the general public in relation to its ongoing investigation into a string of automobile parts thefts.EPPD … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence Police investigators appear to have cracked an area automobile parts theft ring. Tipped off by other city public safety officials, EPPD personnel seized an … more
Providence Country Day School announces students who have been named to the honor roll for second trimester of the 2018-19 term. Students are listed alphabetically followed by class of graduation, … more
The St. Mary Academy-Bay View community recognizes those students who demonstrate above average scholastic achievement on a quarterly basis via the Honor Roll. A student in grade six through twelve … more
[UPDATE: Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 6:25 a.m.]TIVERTON —Following a Tiverton School Committee meeting Tuesday night, School Committee member Deborah Pallasch released the following … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — “Preservation, Recreation and Sport,” the 34th Annual Rhode Island Statewide Preservation Conference, comes to East Providence on Saturday, April 6. The day-long … more
LITTLE COMPTON — Farm owners in this town say they only learned about a proposed new zoning ordinance, entitled "Farm Promotion Accessory Uses," on or about Friday, February 22, and they are upset, as they showed in an impromptu gathering of half a dozen of them late last Monday morning. "The agricultural community is up in arms," said Tyler Young from Young Family Farm, late last week. more
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