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Tiverton sees sudden hike in coronavirus cases — the East Bay count

From zero cases last week, Tiverton’s coronavirus total jumped to five in the latest tally released by the state Department of Health late Saturday. Little Compton remained the only town in …
Rhode Island Department of Health reports state’s initial deaths from COVID-19
PROVIDENCE – Two persons with underlying medical conditions are the first Rhode Islanders to die from COVID-related illness, the … Read More
East Bay nonprofit changing locations, temporarily
Tap-In is moving. The nonprofit organization that has offered a helping hand to people in need in the East Bay for the last 37 … Read More
Little Compton, Westport add restrictions for out-of-state arrivals
Efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus from out-of-state visitors, especially those from New York, were ramped up with … Read More
Business closures, dine-in ban extended to April 13
PROVIDENCE — Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, during her daily press briefing Friday on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, extended several … Read More
Bristol Police: Man arrested for felony domestic assault
The Bristol Police Department handled numerous calls about noisy neighbors and made one arrest for felony domestic assault from March … Read More
Barrington families cope with new challenges
Michael Curry knew exactly what he needed to do after learning that his three sons would be moving home. The Barrington resident … Read More
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As a service to the community, East Bay Media Group is maintaining a list of local businesses, restaurants and merchants that remain open for business. The list is being compiled through our own …

Obituaries
Elizabeth Sands Bolles, 92, Portsmouth Elizabeth Sands (Elliot) Bolles, 92, of Portsmouth, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on March 23, 2020.  Elizabeth, known to all as “Bambi,” was born in …
Eleanor R. Murphy, 80, South Dennis, Ma. Eleanor R. (Mendoza) Murphy, 80, of South Dennis, Ma., died Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis. She was born in Warren, a daughter of the late Joseph and Molly (Medici) …
Sports
From Barrington to Syracuse to Providence The big news in local college basketball ever since games were halted for precautionary measures due to the COVID-19 virus is that former St. Andrew’s School great Brycen Goodine has …
Barrington resident reaches 1,000-point milestone Barrington resident Ainsley Burns capped an impressive four-year career with the Colby College women's basketball team by reaching the 1,000-point mark. Ainsley hit the basketball milestone during …
EPHS selects Stringfellow as new head football coach EAST PROVIDENCE — In a press release issued Tuesday, March 24, through the District Athletic Department, Jon Stringfellow has been named as the next head football coach at EPHS. He replaces Jay …
Opinion
Letter: Westport teacher parade provided heartwarming moments To the editor: What an awesome event the Westport School Parade was! Kudos to all who worked so hard on this.  I have never felt so appreciated as a teacher and been so moved by the …
Arlene Violet: Strong leadership at the top Governor Gina Raimondo has had a heap of criticism regarding her administration of the state. Since the buck stops with her, the negative critiques were warranted. Even her most vehement detractors, …
Letter: Volunteers can make real difference for foster children To the editor: Last holiday season, my office requested help on behalf of a vulnerable population — local foster children. The Department of Children and Families (DCF) was, and still is, in …
Legal Notices
Bristol Legal Notices – March 5, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the March 5 Bristol Phoenix.
East Providence Legal Notices – March 5, 2020 These Legal Notices were published in the March 5 East Providence Post.

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