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Blanc & Bleu, a unique European boutique, is open Saturdays in Unity Park

Blanc & Bleu offers home goods and decor that could best be described as French coastal cottage; the name also describes the shop’s predominant color scheme.
EPHS outlasts Sanchez in meeting of Division II girls' hoops unbeatens
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School and Juanita Sanchez girls’ basketball teams played an outing befitting of two … Read More
Longtime Barrington High School principal is retiring
Principal Joe Hurley has been at Barrington High School for more than two decades. And he’s been working in education for more than … Read More
BHS Sports Roundup: Barrington wrestlers battle Cumberland
The Barrington High School wrestling team won nearly every division where it entered a wrestler, but gave up 36 pounds in forfeited … Read More
'Hate has no home in Westport' Sunday
The Westport Friends Meeting will hold a vigil this Sunday, Jan. 23 to stand together against intolerance and hate, following the … Read More
Complaints allege unfair treatment by Historic District members
Two complaints by Bristol Downtown Historic District homeowners allege multiple incidents of wrongdoing on the part of two of its … Read More
Tiverton police: Pair charged with drug offenses after traffic stop
Monday, Jan. 10 Police responded to a burglar alarm on Mainsail Drive at 11:12 a.m. The house was secure. Police looked for but … Read More
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Obituaries
Robert E. Wilkinson, 94, Westport Robert E. Wilkinson, 94, of Westport passed away on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, at Charlton Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of the late Theresa (Lemelin) Wilkinson, who passed away on Jan. 19. They …
Theresa Wilkinson, 94, Westport Theresa (Lemelin) Wilkinson, 94, of Westport passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, at home. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Wilkinson, who passed away on Jan. 17. They were married for 72 …
Bertha E. Zeitler, age 94 Bertha E. (St. Angelo) Zeitler, age 94, passed away Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at Crestwood Nursing Home. She was the wife of the late Lawrence Zeitler. Born and raised in Bristol, a daughter of the …
Sports
Barrington native excels in college hockey Granted, Barrington has produced numerous high-quality student-athletes. But how many have gone on to play Division I hockey let alone for a nationally-ranked team? Enter Mike Lombardi, a senior …
EPHS boys' hoopsters split two league games, boys' indoor tracksters end dual meet slate EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School boys’ basketball team let a 12-point second half lead slip away to Cumberland earlier this week in a Division I contest, the host …
Weather, pandemic slow down EPHS swimmers EAST PROVIDENCE  — It’s been slow going for the East Providence High School swim teams at the start of their respective 2021-22 seasons as the Townies have had only two regular …
Ferris and White spark Huskies comeback victory Junior forward Reyn Ferris and sophomore guard Elsa White combined for 38 points to fuel a Huskies 55-47 comeback victory over Chariho in an away game on Monday night. The win boosts the teams …
Opinion
Letter: Pit bulls should be banned from residential areas

To the editor:  In the 12 Jan. 22 Barrington Times Police Log, an entry for Thursday, Jan. 6 tells of a pit bull pulling to the ground and biting the dog sitter watching it--then attacking a …

Letter: Don’t allow Robin Rug developer to skirt Bristol’s Master Plan

To the editor:Developer Brady Sullivan is asking the Planning Board and Town Council to eliminate substantial benefits to Bristol taxpayers by changing the Zoning Map and Master Plan attached to …

Letter: Sea rise threatens Robin Rug

To the editor:The State of Rhode Island has been encouraging the shore towns to get serious in planning for sea level rise, especially in the East Bay, and the proposed development of Robin Rug runs …

Letter: Why should we trust anything that RIDOT tells us?

To the editor: The Jan. 13, 2022 edition of The Portsmouth Times resurrects the state highway situation in Portsmouth.  Please note that Sprague Street is not mentioned. That is the …

Letter: Town should fund new bocce and croquet courts

To the editor: Engaging in physical and social activities is an important part of the lives of Barrington residents of all ages. Historically, efforts to provide funding for youth sports …

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