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Patriots beat Barrington, advance to lacrosse semis

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High girls’ varsity lacrosse team advanced in the Division I state playoffs with a 17-12 victory over Barrington at home on Thursday, May 23. Sophia …
East Providence escapes Chariho's upset bid in D-II baseball playoff opener
Gavin Palombo's extra-inning base hit helped the East Providence High School baseball team avoid a massive upset by Chariho in the … Read More
Townies cruise past Crusaders in Division II boys' tennis quarters
The third-seeded East Providence High School boys' tennis team breezed by visiting and sixth-seeded Prout in the quarterfinal round of … Read More
Portsmouth baseball team starts playoff run today
PORTSMOUTH — A young Portsmouth High School baseball team will begin its playoff run this afternoon (May 24), with a Division I … Read More
Warren PD: Police called for illicit use of a porta-john
One juvenile was arrested by Warren Police between May 13-20, 2024. Read More
Slow down — state aims to make Barrington road safer
The State Traffic Commission recently approved a series of safety upgrades for one Barrington road. According to a press release … Read More
Bristol PD: Three arrests and a pizza refund
Bristol Police made three arrests and responded to a variety of complaints between May 13-20, 2024. Read More
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Popular St. Elizabeth events kick off this week in Bristol

Two of the most famous and hallowed religious events will take place over the next two weekends at St. Elizabeth’s Church.

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.
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Obituaries
Joel Kane Joel S. Kane, age 86, of Tiverton, passed away Friday, May 24, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Mary Elizabeth (Giordano) Kane. Born in Fall River, he was a so
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
Sports
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 …
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, the Eagles cruised to the Class B Championships, which were held at …
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 …
Opinion
Letter: Musings on Little Compton's Town Meeting, and the way things were

The 2024 Little Compton Financial Town Meeting is now history. Once everyone had checked in, it was called to order at 7:22 p.m. To include extensive instructions from our Town Moderator, it lasted …

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.

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