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BHS Sports Roundup: Eagles defeat Pilgrim, lose to EP and Cumberland

The Barrington High School girls volleyball team picked up 3-0 victory (25-20, 25-14, 25-16) over Pilgrim on Thursday, Sept. 21.   The victory, coupled with two losses, moved …
Guild partners with Collaborative for charitable pint
There's still time to grab a brew for a good cause! Read More
Bristol to resurvey Historic District for first time since 1978
The project initially came about in response to efforts to determine which local structures might be vulnerable to sea level rise, and … Read More
Bristol firefighter gets send-off after nearly 50 years of service
For nearly a half-century, James Vieira has epitomized what being a true firefighter is all about. Read More
EP Council claps back at mayor again, overrides police station ARPA veto
EAST PROVIDENCE — For the second time in as many weeks, the City Council clapped back at Mayor Bob DaSilva, overriding the … Read More
Photos: Hope & Main's Twilight Party delivers smiles, $10,000 prize
Francis and Ramon Hinds from Orisirisi Spice of Life, a specialty pepper sauce maker, took home the grand prize of $10,000 and the … Read More
Little Compton restaurant to be sold at auction
The old RL Flounders restaurant property at 90 Pottersville Road in Little Compton will be sold at public auction next Wednesday, Oct. … Read More
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Italian 'Festival in the Park' is Saturday in Newport

Newport Festa Italiana hosts its “Festival in the Park” this Saturday, Sept. 30. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., find Italian food and novelties, assorted vendors, live music and games at Touro …

17th annual Touch-A-Truck is Saturday in the city

This weekend, the East Providence Area Chamber is hosting its 17th annual Touch-A-Truck event this weekend! This event gets bigger and better each year with more vehicles, activities and attendance. …

'Folk at the Farm' at Frerichs on Sunday

Folk at the Farm is a free event that celebrates the rich folk tradition in Rhode Island. This year, internationally acclaimed folk group the Atwater-Donnelly Band will be joined by genre-bending …
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Recalls, Withdrawals and Safety Alerts: Kias, cheese, chippers and more

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 …

Antonio Nunez Antonio N. Nunez, 86, of Easterbrooks Avenue, passed away on September 21, 2023, at The Miriam Hospital.  He was the husband of the late Albertina (De Sousa) Nunez.   Born in Barranqu
Elizabeth Thornton Elizabeth A. (Josephs) Thornton, 86, of Bristol passed away peacefully on Friday, September 22, 2023 surrounded by her family. She was the devoted wife of Phillip G. Thornton for 35 years before his p
James Linhares James L. Linhares, age 94, of Tiverton, RI passed away at The Grand Islander Center, Middletown on September 21, 2023. He was a Korean War veteran and was proud to serve his country. Son of the late
DEM stocks 25 state waterways with Brook, Rainbow trout PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management is conducting its fall trout stocking at area locations in advance of the Columbus Day holiday weekend. The effort …
Townies earn first girls' soccer points, suffer initial boys' loss EAST PROVIDENCE — It's been a fruitful and interesting last few days for the respective East Providence High School soccer clubs, the girls picking up their first two results to date in the …
EPHS slices past Scituate, remains unbeaten in girls' tennis EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' tennis team staked its claim to being the top side currently in the Division III ranks as the Townies remained undefeated in the league …
Eagles rally for 4-2 victory over Huskies The Barrington High School girls soccer team trailed Mt. Hope 2-1 at halftime of a league game last Thursday, but exploded for three second-half goals and captured a 4-2 victory.   The win …
Letter: Three finalists chosen for Port Marker design

All three are now charged with returning with polished proposals for the Memorial sculpture with drawings, a budget of costs, and a 3D model, each receiving an honorarium of $1,000 to support their time and further creative work.

No transfer station will hurt most vulnerable residents

To the editor: Closing the transfer station will impact our most vulnerable residents, seniors and low-income families, in cost and convenience. Many seniors make a combined trip to the …

Letter: Numbers don’t justify keeping transfer station open

To the editor: As I left the the town council meeting that was to have discussed the transfer station, a woman from the audience approached me, smiled, then said that “You didn’t …

Letter: Transfer station decision is about residents’ choice

To the editor: The transfer station decision impacts all residents’ choices and pocketbooks. Both curbside users and transfer station users need to collaborate on this effort as it’s …

Letter: Island Park bike event wasn’t wonderful for everyone

To the editor: On Saturday morning, Sept. 9, an event was held in Island Park on Park Avenue. The event was sponsored by Bike Newport and other contributors and presented as a family bike and …

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