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Three dogs owned by a Grain Terrace woman have been deemed vicious just over a month after they escaped from their yard and attacked a leashed dog that was being walked in the neighborhood. more
Colin Hope scored six goals and Jake Ignall tallied five as the Barrington High School boys lacrosse team defeated Portsmouth 18-7 on Thursday, May 16.   Barrington took a 6-1 lead in the … more
The Barrington Town Council recently signed off on a bid to renovate the Kent Street tennis courts.   At their May 6 meeting, Council members voted 3-0 to reallocate money from different … more
The Tiverton Planning Board is proposing a major re-write of the town’s residential zoning map, including the elimination of the R-80 zoning district and addition of a new R-120 district that … more
Students in the East Providence High School Career and Tech Center's Fashion Design program held their annual show on Wednesday night, May 15, in the Elmasian Auditorium. East Providence Post … more
People are encouraged to bring the entire family to Barrington Town Beach this Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a day of family fun, all while raising money for a great cause. Two … more
After more than a year looking for solutions to Westport and Dartmouth’s deer overpopulation problem, one of the founders of a group formed to address the issue said this week that while there … more
The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the person who killed a dog that washed up on a Barrington … more
Barbara Papitto, a generous philanthropist and an advocate for education, will be the speaker at the St. Andrew’s School commencement on Saturday, June 1.   Over the last 40-years, … more
"MetLinks," the reimagined nine-hole layout on the site of the former Metacomet Country Club, will soon tee off for real after the full East Providence Waterfront Commission, at its May 16 meeting, … more
PORTSMOUTH — Taking another step toward establishing the town’s first municipal curbside trash collection program, the Town Council Monday night voted unanimously to award a contract … more
Bristol PD made six arrests between May 6-13, 2024 more
Warren police made four arrests between May 6-13, 2024. more
Still just 38 years of age, Mr. Lambert has enabled Bristol and Warren students the opportunity to express their musical feelings while creating a positive atmosphere that has taken both towns by storm. more
Makayla Grace struck out 9 and Jayda Pequita homered and drove in 4 runs as the Wildcats walloped South Shore 15-3, in a non-league home game on Tuesday afternoon. Westport improved their overall record to 6-8 with a power ranking of 33 in Division 5, as they fight for a playoff spot with four games left to play in the regular season. more
A Tiverton girl recently won a bronze medal at the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) Kids World Championships in Morristown, N.J., placing near the top of the 876-competitor field. … more
The Westport Board of Health will sponsor “The Impact of Opioid Addiction on Individuals, Families, and Communities: A Public Health Crisis,” next Wednesday, May 22, in the middle high … more
Monday, May 6 A caller from Beeden Road reported larceny, forgery or fraud at 12:56 p.m. A State Road resident complained of harassment at 4:47 p.m. A 911 caller reported a disturbance … more
The Barrington High School sailing team finished fifth at the NESSA Team Racing Championship (President’s Trophy) regatta earlier this month and earned a spot at nationals. The strong … more
The Town intends to preserve the land as open space. more
Get ready to tap your toes and snap your fingers because the stage is set for a whirlwind of song, dance, and all that jazz when Arts Alive! presents "Chicago: Teen Edition.” Student … more
Kathie Rietheimer, an instructor at the Orlo Avenue Elementary School, was named the 2024 East Providence District Teacher of the Year during a ceremony held Tuesday afternoon, May 14, at East … more
More than 85 people filled the Barrington Public Library auditorium to support East Bay’s Jewish population. Attendees were welcomed by Jacob Brier, volunteer organizer, who shared their … more
A couple of aspiring East Providence High School spring sports playoff teams prepped for their respective upcoming championship tournaments with relatively comfortable victories Wednesday, May 15. … more
The Barrington High School boys lacrosse team defeated Mount St. Charles, 12-8, on Friday, May 10. Colin Hope scored four goals, while Peyton Hillier had three. Jake Ignall and Ben Parylak each … more
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