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Bristol to replace boat ramp, make other big improvements at Independence Park

A new boat ramp, parking lot, and site enhancements are all part of two major Independence Park projects, hopefully to start this fall and be complete by the spring of 2025.
Little Compton settles Financial Town Meeting in 19 minutes
  In what may have been the shortest annual meeting in recent memory, 294 residents packed the auditorium at Wilbur & McMahon … Read More
Barrington teenager facing multiple charges following investigation
On Friday, May 17, Barrington Police charged a 17-year-old Barrington girl with seven counts of receiving stolen goods, three counts … Read More
Westport orders state to stop Horseneck work
Days after bulldozers carved off a sizable chunk of the Horseneck Beach dunes, the Westport Conservation Commission ordered the Mass. … Read More
Infrastructure Bank finances latest Narragansett Bay Commission project
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank announced on Monday, May 20, it had issued a $41,630,000 Clean Water State Revolving … Read More
Barrington High School sailing team finishes seventh at nationals
The Barrington High School sailing team finished seventh at the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) for the Founder’s Trophy, … Read More
VFW 5390 in Portsmouth hosts Memorial Day event Monday
PORTSMOUTH — The public is invited to a Memorial Day ceremony and reception scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27, at VFW Post … Read More
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Warren to recognize two Memorial Day observances this weekend

Ceremonies will begin on Sunday, May 26 at 9:00 a.m. honoring a Vietnam Veteran, and continue at 7:45 a.m. on Monday, Memorial Day, with Naval Honors at the Town Wharf, followed by a speaking program and parade.

'Boots on the Ground' at Fort Adams all this weekend

In 2016, Operation Stand Down RI launched the Boots on the Ground for Heroes Memorial which presented almost 7,000 combat boots adorned with flags and placards. Each boot represents the life of a …

Comedy Festival has 5 days and 7 venues for laughs

The Ocean State’s only comedy festival rolls into its tenth year this weekend, with thirteen shows across Newport County and for the first time, Providence. Shows take place at seven different …
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Obituaries
Ronald Carpenter TIVERTON- Ronald J. Carpenter, 86, passed away peacefully at home on January 29, 2024. He was the loving husband of Susan (Roberts) Carpenter. Ron was born in Fall River and was the son of the la
Frank Campo Frank Keith Campo, age 62, of Bristol, passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Elizabeth A. (Zeitler) Campo for the last 38 incredible yea
Joseph Collins Joseph Wilfred Collins, 96, a resident of Westport, MA, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 of natural causes. He was born in Syracuse, NY, in 1928 to Wilfred and Theresa Collins, where he excel
Sports
East Providence, Bay View face off in a Division III girls' lacrosse playoff rematch Crosstown competitors East Providence High School and St. Mary Academy-Bay View meet for the second time in as many years in the Division III postseason, this time in the quarterfinal round of the …
Eagles wrap up regular season with 18-2 win Quinn Murphy belted a three-run homer in the first inning as Barrington swept its season series from Mount St. Charles by coasting to an 18-2 victory on Tuesday, May 21. The Eagles (15-3) …
Barrington volleyball team picks up wins over Wizards and Bulldogs On Tuesday, May 14, the Barrington High School boys volleyball team celebrated Senior Night with a sweep of West Warwick, 3-0. The scores were 25-23, 25-18, 25-10.   Cam Kelley led the …
Townies come up short on pitch for state golf tourney berth It's best regular season record in decades as well as setting a new program scoring mark for stroke play scoring still weren't enough for the East Providence High School golf team to earn a berth …
Opinion
Please vote to approve the fields bond

If Barrington’s athletic fields are important to you, I encourage you to attend the Financial Town Meeting (FTM) on Wednesday, May 22 at Barrington High School. The FTM is your opportunity …

Letter: Vote ‘Yes’ to the monastery plan

To the editor: I am writing to encourage residents to attend the upcoming financial town meeting and ask that you vote "yes" to the new monastery plan. This plan has taken two years, multiple …

Letter: Don’t expect Watson to weather the coming storm

To the editor: As Barrington prepares itself to vote for the most up-to-date 25 Watson Ave. plans, a view of the current rhythm of the location and its surrounding and updates from other Rhode …

Letter: Solving the field space issue with existing resources

To the editor: There has been a great deal of talk around the Town of Barrington about a lack of field space for youth, on the one hand, and what to do with the monastery property on the other …

Letter: Vote yes to finally move forward on Watson

To the editor: After three years of an extensive public process, the time has come to move forward on 25 Watson, the former monastery. Three years ago, FTM voters relied upon the stated purposes …

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