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The candidates for Barrington Town Council are focused on a variety of issues and priorities, ranging from repairing the East Bay Bike Path to ensuring that Barrington remains accessible to people of … more
Social justice and the question of morality lessons in the classroom turned into a hot political discussion in Warren and Bristol this week, following an online post last week by a school committee … more
To the editor: On Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7 PM, Warren Planning Board will hear a petition by Blount Boats to approve a four-phase Master Plan for the six-acre Blount shipyard and residences that … more
Walter Frank Staskiewicz, 91, of Tiverton, passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, at his home in Tiverton, surrounded by his loving wife and four children. He was born on December 9, 1928 in … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 22, held the first in a planned series of discussion-only workshops about East Providence’s Fiscal Year 2020-21 draft budget delivered … more
David A. Erickson, 84, of Bristol passed away peacefully on Friday Sept. 18, 2020, with his loving family at his side. Born in Duluth, Minn., he was the son of the late Emil J. Erickson and Emma … more
Monday, Sept. 14 At 4:51 am, a caller told police he had struck a dog while driving on Colebrook Road at Adamsville Hill. The responding officer determined, “The animal is a pig and appears … more
Amelia (Damaso) Medeiros, 71, passed away Sept. 19, 2020, at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.  She was the wife of the late Virginio Medeiros for  30 years. Born in … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — A miswritten application resulted in significant pushback from neighbors and eventually led the Planning Board to delay a decision on allowing for the construction of a new … more
Mrs. Patricia Ann (Fay) Doherty, age 85, of Bristol, died Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at her home, surrounded by her loving family and her three beloved dogs. She was the wife of the late James V. … more
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