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  EAST PROVIDENCE — City-based CareLink, a non-profit organization of post-acute and community healthcare providers, has been awarded $70,000 from the joint United Way/Rhode Island … more
Officials from Citizens Bank contacted Barrington police on Monday, March 30 after discovering a case of fraud. A check written out for $8,100 that appeared to be legitimate was deposited into an … more
Not even a global pandemic could rain on Alan Leach’s parade Friday night. Though the 14-year-old was disappointed he could not celebrate his birthday like usual — getting ice cream … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The first virtual meeting of the City Council due to restrictions imposed on gatherings because of the COVID-19 pandemic certainly did not go without a hitch, but the body was … more
A chicken coop on Maple Avenue caught fire early Saturday morning, April 4. Barrington firefighters and police officers responded to the blaze quickly. The fire department was able to extinguish … more
The early morning clouds had given way to blue skies Saturday afternoon, and inside Little Compton’s Peckham’s Greenhouse was blooming with early spring life. In previous weekends, … more
Like everyone, Devon McWilliams has been mostly stuck inside for weeks. Aside from short strolls with her husband and son, or a few stretches outside in the yard when the weather has been tolerable, … more
‘Shelter in Preace’ is a new banner created by Melinda Green, a member of the Sakonnet Peace Alliance.  It will hang on the Little Compton Commons every Sunday morning as long as … more
Monday, March 30 Police responded to a 4:35 p.m. 911 hangup call from Wild Cherry Lane — no issue. Wednesday, April 1 A family member asked police to check on a resident’s … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Town of Portsmouth is working with the local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post to manufacture face masks for local first responders and citizens. The exceptionally … more
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