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Bengals get the better of East Providence again in D-III girls' lacrosse playoffs

For the second time in as many years in the postseason, cross-city rival St. Mary Academy-Bay View handed East Providence High School a gut-wrenching loss in the Division III girls' lacrosse …
Tiverton assessments up as much as 47 percent
As president of a group representing over 200 homeowners at Countryview Estates in Tiverton, Al Affonso is in a unique position to … Read More
Bristol striving, but struggling, to meet state's housing goals
At just shy of 6% of its housing listed at prices deemed affordable, Bristol has consistently failed to meet the state's standard of … Read More
Eagles race to Class B Championship
Postseason championships continue to pile up for the Barrington High School boys outdoor track team.   On Sunday, May 19, … Read More
Bristol-based organization gets $100K to improve mental health outcomes
The Bristol-based chapter of The Arc has received a $100,000 grant to conduct mental health training and engage the community on how … Read More
Capone: Horseneck work was approved, but ...
The Westport Conservation Commission unanimously approved access road work at Horseneck Beach last fall, but filed a cease and desist … Read More
How will the FTM votes impact Barrington tax bills?
Here is the good news: The tax rate in Barrington is dropping from $20.30 per $1,000 of assessed property value to $14.75. … Read More
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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 5390, 822 Anthony Road.

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 …
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Obituaries
Manuel Braga Manuel Braga, 87, of Pearse Avenue, passed away on May 21, 2024, at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of the late Maria Eduarda (Sousa) Braga. Born in Villa Franca do Campo, São Miguel, Azor
Ann Leary Ann Marie Leary, of Tiverton, RI, passed away at home on Friday, May 17th, 2024. She was the loving mother of Jessica (Daniel) Jackson of Middleboro, MA, and Dr. Joshua Morimoto of Cambridge, MA, and
Cecilia Perry (August 9, 1936 – May 16, 2024)|Cecilia ("Cece") Carolyn Perry, 87, a long-time resident of Bristol passed away peacefully on May 16, 2024. Cece was born (as a twin to sister Emily) on August 9,
Sports
Townies begin defense of Division II baseball crown against Chariho The East Providence High School baseball team begins its pursuit of a second consecutive Division II championship in city Friday night, May 24, when the Townies host Chariho. First pitch is 5 …
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 …
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, which was held in Chicago last weekend.   Barrington …
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) …
Opinion
Letter: Let’s work harder to find relief for taxpayers

Regardless of past mistakes, the town is at a critical point where decisions are being made that affect all of us.

Letter: How does the math on school bond debt work?

According to School District calculations, Warren’s share of the $200 million school building bond is 37.82% or $75,640,000.00. Based on the current budget and the audit report, how can this be accomplished?

Letter: It takes a village, and we're grateful for ours

We are thrilled to report that the response to our request for financial support was outstanding!

Letter: The troubling history of creating a 'demographic balance'

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Letter: Demand action on predatory loan vendors

Citizens should express their outrage at these undemocratic processes. Fourteen years is enough time.

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