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Pandemic influences the new tech at Bristol library

From Dewey Decimal to digital, the local library is a center for literacy and learning. For Rogers Free Library tech guru Kristin Amaral — as much as she loves books — much of her focus …

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Marshall gets a bit more specific about Metacomet redevelopment plans
EAST PROVIDENCE — With both parties, the potential proprietor and the public, seemingly entrenched in their positions, a third in a … Read More
From tiny acorns, majestic oaks will grow in Little Compton
  Little Compton is a special place that has been shaped by the efforts of countless people who have cared for and enhanced its … Read More
DaSilva delivers draft East Providence FY20-21 budget
EAST PROVIDENCE — The administration of East Providence Mayor Bob DaSilva released its draft of the FY2020-2021 budget to the City … Read More
Double-amputee sailor is in the final stretch
For someone who has spent the past few years sailing solo around the world, you wouldn’t think loneliness would be an issue. But for … Read More
Bristol liquor stores and restaurants cited for serving minors
Six Bristol businesses were cited for liquor law violations after reportedly selling or serving alcohol to minors during an undercover … Read More
Another strong season for Barrington Farm School
It has been a busy summer season at the Barrington Farm School. The volunteer run farm located near the intersection of Federal … Read More
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Obituaries
Barbara Steuart Hans Waller, 96, formerly of Little Compton Barbara Steuart Hans Waller, affectionately known as “Bobby,” 96, died September 12, 2020, at Goodwin House, Alexandria, Virginia.   Born September 18, 1923 in New London, …
Jean Lenar Lemaire, 90, formerly of Westport Jean Lenar (Campbell) Lemaire, 90, of New Bedford passed away peacefully at The Oaks Skilled Nursing Facility on September 11, 2020. Jean was born April 18, 1930, to Jesse Leo and Gertrude Mae …
Cynthia Ann Adams, RN, 76, of North Kingstown Cynthia Ann Adams, RN, 76, of North Kingstown, passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Born in Pawtucket, she was a daughter of the late Charles R. and Maria Drowne. Mrs. Adams was a Certified …
Sports
Townies appreciate resumption of sports this fall EAST PROVIDENCE — With word coming out recently that most fall high school sports in Rhode Island will be played amid precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, coaches and athletics expressed a …
Middle school fall sports postponed Larson Gunness is hoping to come up with a "Plan B." The coach of the Barrington Middle School track and cross country teams is scrambling to find some way to allow student-athletes an opportunity …
Destination: Block Island The Twenty Hundred Club had their fourth race of the season on Saturday August 1. This was also their second of two destination races. The “Block Island Race” starts just south of Rose …
Opinion
DEM warns of outdoor hazards

The state Department of Environmental Management released warnings on two fronts in the past week, first announcing that state beaches will be flying purple flags warning visitors of the presence of …

RI Libraries launch Rhody Radio podcast

Rhody Radio: RI Library Radio Online is the latest offering from Rhode Island public libraries. Rhody Radio is a weekly podcast that brings you voices from your neighbors around the state. Enjoy …

'Becoming Vanderbilt' open after lengthy delay  

After an unexpected delay of more than five months caused by the pandemic, the Preservation Society of Newport County has opened Becoming Vanderbilt: An Exhibition at Rosecliff to the public.A …

Letter: Evidence on police killings

To the editor: People across the country are protesting, some peacefully, some not, ostensibly, because Black Americans are being hunted down and killed by police. Lebron James talks of how he is …

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