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The Warren Town Council has established the American Indian Ad Hoc Study Committee, and through it will study the impact of the area's indigenous population and make recommendations on how to honor … more
To the editor: There are no liberals on the Supreme Court. Only a liar or a lunatic would call Kagan or Sotomayor liberals. President Obama, himself not a liberal, nominated Garland, the centrist … more
PORTSMOUTH — After running the figures again, the School Department is reporting a further reduction in the number of students opting for full distance learning as opposed to the … more
Barrington High School officials confirmed that a freshman at the school has tested positive for Covid-19. BHS Principal Joe Hurley sent an email to parents of all high school students on Tuesday … more
To the editor: The following is intended to be an open letter to attorney Arlene Violet in response to her open letter published by East Bay Media on Sept. 16-17, 2020. I am writing this open … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Rhode Island Commerce Corporation is seeking proposals from nonprofit organizations, chambers of commerce municipalities, merchant associations, downtown improvement … more
PORTSMOUTH — A 32-year-old Newport woman was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 22, and charged with four counts of possession of a controlled substance. While on patrol in the area of Route 24 … more
Monday, Sept. 14 A caller complained that a man had been sleeping on a blanket at Burr's Hill Park. Police checked it out: "Male having a day at the park." Police looked for but could not … more
PORTSMOUTH — John McDaid had just started working on a solo acoustic album when music venues shut for the pandemic. With musicians facing tough economic times, he re-envisioned the project … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The more things change, the more they stay the same, which is a good thing in this particular instance as it pertains to the on-going construction of the new East Providence … more
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