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Warren Thanksgiving meals drive falls victim to pandemic

One of Warren's longest Thanksgiving traditions is off this year, a victim like many others of the Covid-19 pandemic. The annual Thanksgiving meals preparation and delivery drive, run yearly out …

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Westport Police say driver ran over motorcycle, hit building, then guardrail in three crashes
WESTPORT — A New Bedford woman faces charges including drunk driving after she allegedly drove over a motorcyclist in Fall River and … Read More
For Marine and Westport mom, a most special Thanksgiving grocery delivery
WESTPORT — She was expecting a free pre-Thanksgiving Stop & Shop grocery delivery, courtesy of Stop & Shop and a thoughtful son who … Read More
Tigers lose to first place South Kingstown, 1-0 in D-II semifinals
The Tiverton field hockey team lost to South Kingstown, 1-0, in the D-II Semifinals at Curtis Corner Middle School on Tuesday night. … Read More
Barrington police seek landscaper involved in alleged assault
Barrington police received a call about a fight between two landscapers that occurred on Adams Point Road on Thursday, Nov. … Read More
Warren police logs: Deer euthanized after collision with car
Monday, Nov. 16 Police were called out to Metacom Avenue for an injured raccoon. Loose dog calls came in almost simultaneously … Read More
E.G. edges E.P. for D-II girls’ soccer championship
JOHNSTON — East Providence High School’s dream of completing an undefeated 2020 Division II girls’ soccer season with a title … Read More
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Josephine Calce, 88, of Bristol Josephine Calce, 88, of Hope Street, Bristol, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at Saint Elizabeth Manor in Bristol. She was the wife of the late Marco Calce Jr. Josephine was born in Bristol, the …
Maria Estrella Sousa, 93, of Bristol Maria Estrella (Correia) Sousa, 93, of Orchard Street, Bristol, passed away on Nov. 23, 2020, at Silver Creek Manor. She was the wife of the late Hermano Medeiros Sousa. Born in Sta. Antonio, …
Eileen Botelho, 88, of Bristol Eileen (Silvia) Botelho, 88, passed away on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at Silver Creek Manor. She was the wife of the late George Botelho, to whom she had been married to for 60 years before his death in …
Gallery: EPHS girls' soccer Division II championship game JOHNSTON — East Greenwich scored the only goal in the 10-minute overtime period en route to defeating East Providence, 3-2, in the Division  II girls' soccer championship game Sunday …
East Providence reaches D-II girls' soccer championship game EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' soccer team left it relatively late, but the top-seeded Townies will play for the league title after they defeated visiting West Warwick …
Eagles taking their games to D-I college programs It took just a few seconds for Ellie McGee and Tess Gagliano to sign their names, but those signatures represented years of hard work and sacrifice. The two Barrington High School seniors signed …
After a brief career in the NFL, he's setting powerlifting records As anyone who has chased a dream will tell you, whether you reach your goal or not, adjusting to what comes after can be a challenge. For former collegiate and, briefly, pro football player Rob …
Letter: Property owners have every right to keep trespassers out

To the editor: I have just finished reading Cornelia Colijn's letter published in the November 19 edition. This woman obviously has no concept of private property and is using the buzzwords of …

Letter: Shop local on Small Business Saturday

To the editor: Now more than ever, it is imperative that we support the businesses here in our community. Usually at this time of year, we all read about a well known “Shop Small” …

Letter: DEM was no help with sick fox downtown

On Saturday, Nov. 14, I called the R.I. Department of Environmental Management. I was deeply concerned about a fox in our neighborhood that was in extreme distress. He had lost his fur, and …

Letter: Media should play its role, not try to influence others

First, regarding “Speakout” criticism of pre-election editorial in support of Joe Biden, I too felt it was entirely one-sided in its assertion of Biden’s character, integrity, and …

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