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DEM to ‘prescribe’ more fires, including on Prudence Island

PORTSMOUTH — Prudence Island is one of four areas in Rhode Island where the R.I Department of Environmental Management (DEM) intends to prescribe more controlled burns starting this spring …
Warren PD: Multiple animal bites and four arrests
Warren police received multiple reports of animal bites and made four arrests between Jan. 23-30, 2023. Read More
Bristol PD: A stolen golf cart and two arrests
Bristol police made two arrests and investigated claims involving a stolen golf cart and a suspicious drone between Jan. 23-30, 2023. Read More
Warming centers open in East Providence to combat severe cold
EAST PROVIDENCE — With wind chills expected to take temperatures well below zero throughout the area over the next 24 hours, … Read More
Eagles edge East Providence in dynamic D-I boys' basketball contest
BARRINGTON — Matt Raffa’s spinning jumper five feet from the cup with two seconds left was the winning bucket as Barrington High … Read More
Barrington Middle School team wins robotics state championship
Team Gold brought a state championship to Barrington last weekend. The group of Barrington Middle School students captured first … Read More
Music returns to Common Fence Point in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — The “gold lamé stage” may be long gone, but live music has finally returned to Common Fence Point. Before it … Read More
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Save the Bay hosts seal tours this weekend

Save the Bay is planning four seal tours this wekeend, with two on Saturday and two on Sunday.  Tours depart from Bowen's Wharf in Newport.   This weekend, departures are at 12 p.m. …

Bit Players perform improv Friday and Saturday nights

The Bit Players are a fast paced and energized group of improvisation master-minds. Their high energy live shows are modeled after the hit TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway?”. Full of …

Newport Winter Foodies Strolls begin this weekend

  Cozy up this inter and enjoy a three-course meal accompanied by selected wine pairings at three of Newport's exquisite restaurants. This progressive stroll will last several hours along …
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Weekly recap of recalls, withdrawals & safety alerts: January 28 – February 3, 2023

At the end of each week, the law firm d’Oliveira & Associates compiles a summary of recalls, FDA warnings, market withdrawals and safety alerts that the public should be aware of for their …

Joan DeBella Joan (Knox) DeBella, of Mansfield CT, beloved wife of Donald J. DeBella, passed away on January 30, 2023, surrounded by family. She was born in Providence, RI on May 19, 1938, daughter of the late Rob
RoseMarie Smith RoseMarie Smith died peacefully on February 1st, 2023 surrounded by family at the Sullivan County nursing Home in Unity, NH. She was 78. She was born on March 12, 1944 to Rose Mildred Ballou Smith &
James Durkin 59, formerly of Barrington, died unexpectedly on Friday January 27, 2023 in Studio City, CA. Born in Schenectady, NY, a son of William T. Durkin of Barrington and the late Anne M. (Deakin) Durkin,
Townies split swim meets with neighboring PCD/St. Raphael co-op EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School and St. Raphael/Providence Country Day co-op swims teams engaged in a couple of spirited Division IV meets Wednesday night, Feb. 1, at the Boys …
Moniz wins again on latest EPHS wrestling team road trip EAST PROVIDENCE — The latest non-league excursion for the East Providence High School wrestling team took the squad to Southington, Conn., where the Townies competed in the 2023 Connecticut …
Barrington High School gymnasts shine on Senior Night The Barrington High School gymnastics team celebrated a big win on Sunday night, during a special Senior Night event.  The Eagles had their highest score of the season, a 141.1, which earned …
Eagles beat LaSalle; tie Moses Brown The Barrington High School boys hockey team picked up 3 points over the weekend, beating the LaSalle Rams 2-1 Friday night at Smithfield and tying Moses Brown 3-3 Saturday evening at Lynch …
Letter: Bristol should be more competitive for their police

To the editor: This is the final week that the Bristol Police Department will be accepting applications for their latest recruitment drive, and first off, I would like to congratulate the …

Letter: On the Mt. Hope theater program

To the editor: I’m writing in response to the article, ‘Theater to be ‘phased out’ of Mt Hope High School’, stating that the decision was driven by low enrollment and …

Letter: Michael Byrnes forever changed my life

To the editor: I was so sad and in tears to hear that Mr. Michael Byrnes passed away. On Dec. 20, 2022, I even exchanged several short emails with him. In his first email, he mentioned he had a …

Letter: Here we go again, fighting to preserve theater

To the editor:Let’s be real. We’ve been here before and we’ll be here again. When it comes to theater programs and other art programs, all we ever seem to do is fight, and the fight …

Letter: On Warren's short-term rental ordinance

To the editor: I read in the Warren Times-Gazette about the proposed short-term rental ordinance being considered by the Warren Town Council and think there are several items of concern that are …

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