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Barrington official: Schools on track to finish with …

Town officials shared a detailed look at the proposed budgets during the annual budget hearing on Wednesday night, May 11.  The event serves as a preview for the May 25 financial town meeting …

Ashley Kalus’ media buy is a knockout

Since she is an unknown candidate in the gubernatorial race, Republican Ashley Kalus  has commenced a media buy in order to get name recognition. One campaign ad shows her as a boxer (with …

Letter: ‘Speak up for those who cannot speak for …

I am writing to bring attention to the two bills recently filed in the RI Senate (S2549) and RI House (H7500) proposing taxpayer dollars be used for abortion. As a Christian, I believe I have a moral …

Letter: Maybe the old Haines plan is better than the …

When I served on the council, the state offered to sell Haines Park to the town for $1. As the town was maintaining the property, it was thought to be a good idea. The sports groups got together …

Letter: Opposed to taxpayer funding for abortion on …

I am writing in strong opposition to taxpayer funding for abortion on demand in Rhode Island.  There is a bill in the state legislature (S2549 and H7442) which will allocate your tax dollars …

Authors plan book tour Saturday at Westport Point

Westport authors Fred and Amy Thurber will lead a walking tour of Westport Point Saturday in support of their new book, "In the Wake of the Willows," a humorous followup to the classic "The Wind in …

Two face multiple gun and drug charges following …

Two Massachusetts residents are being held without bail after officers found a large quantity of suspected fentanyl and crack cocaine, as well as a gun and other weapons, during a traffic stop on …

Planning Board approves Yarn Mill development

A divided zoning board voted 3-2 to approve the redevelopment of the Robin Rug factory into 127 residential units.

Westport voters up allowed size of accessory …

Westport will ease size restrictions on in-law apartments, following a vote last week that zoning board members hope will make it easier for the elderly to stay in their homes, with their …

Portsmouth remains undefeated in D-2 girls’ lacrosse

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High girls’ varsity lacrosse team kept on its winning ways with an impressive 17-3 win against Mt. Hope at home on Thursday, May 12. The victory …
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