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Barrington school officials notified parents recently that organized school sports will not be allowed until January. According to a district-wide email from the administration, the RI Deputy … more
Alexandra "Xan" Maddock-Mark was looking for a Senior Project. What she found was much, much more. The Barrington High School senior spent months working with the Good Neighbors Soup Kitchen, Day … more
Following a search that screened 34 candidates over three rounds of interviews, Ryan Brennan has been named the new director of the Rogers Free Library. He will begin on Monday, Nov. 30. Mr. … more
Sunday, Nov. 15 At 12:31 am, a Bourne Mill Apartments caller reported two vehicles blocking the State Avenue intersection — multiple people, loud music, beer bottles being thrown. Police … more
During the statewide 'pause' to stem the spread of Covid-19, Warren Town Hall will begin operating on an appointment-only basis starting Monday, Nov. 30. From Monday through Sunday, Dec. 13, those … more
Few workers in Warren Town Hall have seen as much as Town Clerk Julie Coelho, who is retiring from the job after 30 years of service to the town. Ms. Coelho, who plans to spend most of her time … more
CRANSTON — The Rhode Island Board of Elections officially completed its Risk-Limiting Audit (RLA) of the state’s 2020 General Election results and updated the vote tallies for all races … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Members of the City Council, stressing the severity of the situation, approved a resolution at the body’s November 24 meeting attempting to quell speeding in areas … more
Warren will join together to welcome the holiday season when the town turns on its Christmas lights this Friday. This year, it won't be a child flipping the switch in front of town hall, though … more
Carl DaPonte resists the “hero” label. “I did what anyone should have done,” said the Swansea resident of the scene he happened upon while delivering a Pizza Wave pie in … more
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