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In a town shocked by racist propaganda, a new message appears in Warren

Warren residents outraged at the recent appearance of dozens of racist and hateful stickers in downtown Warren are responding fiercely, and with a very different message: Hate Has No Home …

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Tigers roll with wins over Shea, Times 2 Academy
The Tiverton girls volleyball won back-to-back home games, crushing Shea, 3-0 (25-10, 25-12, 25-9) on Tuesday and outlasting Times 2 … Read More
Underclassmen fuel Wildcats to three straight 
The Westport girls soccer team has won three straight games to boost their record to 3-2 in the Mayflower Athletic Conference. The … Read More
Senior Night celebration: BHS wins big, 41-12
Everything went right for the Barrington High School football team on Friday night. It was a home game. It was Senior … Read More
Portsmouth cruises to 35-6 Homecoming win
PORTSMOUTH — In the first spring Homecoming game in school history, the Portsmouth Patriots scored four touchdowns in the first half … Read More
Outrage as racist, Nazi stickers spotted in downtown Warren
Outrage is growing over the appearance of racist and hateful bumper stickers on street signs along Water Street and at the Town Common … Read More
Regional vaccination pod soon will shift locations in East Providence, increase volume
EAST PROVIDENCE — The new East Bay regional vaccination site located in East Providence has started with modest aspirations, but … Read More
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Obituaries
Emily Morrow Emily (Ferreira) Morrow, age 83, of Tiverton, earned her angel wings on Monday, April 12, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was the devoted wife of the late Raymond J. Morrow. Emily was a …
Maria deFatima Bigham, 89, of Bristol Maria deFatima (Santos) Bigham, 89, of Gibson Road, Bristol, passed away on April 12, 2021, at Newport Hospital.    Born in Terceira, Azores, Portugal, she was daughter of the late Artur …
Henry F. Serbst III of Bristol Henry F. Serbst III passed away peacefully at St. Elizabeth’s Manor on April 6, 2021, with his family by his side. Henry recently lost his loving wife of 61 years, Anne Marie, in February of …
Sports
Eagles win Thanksgiving Day rivalry game…on Easter weekend Different holiday — same passionate rivalry. Most years, the Barrington High School football team squares off against Mt. Hope on Thanksgiving. This year, the Eagles waited until Easter to …
Mt. Hope Huskies' comeback against Barrington falls short The Mt. Hope Huskies could not overcome a tough first quarter against rival Barrington Saturday, falling to the Eagles 30-22, at their temporary home field in Middletown. The loss drops the Mt. Hope …
Cumberland clips E.P. in Townies’ only football home game EAST PROVIDENCE — It was an almost…almost perfect return to their home grounds for the members of the East Providence High School football program, who were gracing the Pierce Memorial …
Miranda smashes 10 aces as Tigers trounce Paul Cuffee, 3-0 Olivia Miranda recorded 10 aces and 6 kills, as the Tiverton girls volleyball team trounced Paul Cuffee School, 3-0 (25-7, 25-3, 25-13), during a home match on Tuesday night. The win boosts the …
Opinion
April Country Letter: Ready for hummers

To the editor: So you know where your Hummingbird Feeder is and you have extra sugar to make your own nectar? (1 cup sugar boiled with 4 cups water – no red coloring needed). Well, good for …

Letter: Small towers, antennas the future of wireless

To the editor: Municipal Communications and their local attorney are not only trying to impose upon our community an egregious monster cell tower that will confront and affront us every time we …

Letter: Replace school leadership if they implement de-leveling

To the editor: School Administration and School Committee: you need to listen to your employer, we the taxpayers! As a parent of two recent BHS graduates (2018 and 2020), we are deeply opposed to …

Letter: Middletown should open Third Beach to non-residents

To the editor: Many of our favorite local attractions were closed or restricted in summer 2020. Third Beach in Middletown was no exception. Citing the need to maintain adequate social distancing, …

Letter: We need action, not talk, on Portsmouth Senior Center

To the editor: One has to be captivated by the speed with which government moves in Portsmouth.  Consider that in 2007, the Portsmouth Town Council sought and received permission from the …

Letter: Discussion on virus is overlooking the public interest

To the editor: John Adams was one of the foremost of the American patriots wanting to break from England. However, to his great credit, when the British soldiers in the “Boston …

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