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Roots barbershop is a throwback — a place where a good haircut is often paired with a great conversation, where people talk about what's going on around town and discuss the high school … more
The Town of Warren will raise the Black Lives Matter flag in front of town hall Friday morning, with officials and dignitaries holding a small ceremony to mark the occasion. It begins at 10 … more
Though criminal activity was at a minimum, Bristol police officers were kept busy fielding scores of fireworks complaints through the week leading up to and beyond the Fourth of July. Monday, June … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Theoretically prevented by law for the last several years, the open burning of recreational fires on residential property could once again be allowed in East Providence after … more
At its meeting last month, the Barrington Town Council voted 5-0 to introduce an ordinance that would increase the pay scale for non-union municipal employees by as much as 16 percent. The pay … more
Monday, June 29 A resident notified police at 10:41 am about an incident involving a dating website. A tractor trailer truck using Warren Avenue illegally was reported at 11:01 am. Police … more
PORTSMOUTH — Steve Sebolt says the teen summer camp he’s bringing to Glen Farm is not only ideal for kids who experience the same uneasiness he once did, it’s also the perfect … more
Barrington is surrounded by water, so it is little surprise there are so many access points or rights-of-way in town. Recently, town officials released a list of the water access points: • … more
Monday, June 29 An officer went to a Ridgeway Drive home to deliver a summons, but was unsuccessful. The party came to the window and looked out at the officer, but refused to answer the door … more
The Barrington School Department finished the year with a surplus of more than $1 million. The schools also have $2 million sitting in a capital reserve account, accumulated from prior years' … more
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