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The legacy of local war hero 1SG P. Andrew McKenna lives on with the recent establishment of the 1SG P. Andrew McKenna Irish Vets Chapter.  According to Michael Byrnes, a close friend of the … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Two planned housing developments in city have moved further down the road to actual construction in recent weeks.The “Ivy Place” residential project planned at the … more
On Tuesday, Jan. 14, residents and passersby noticed a person panhandling near the intersection of Rumstick Road and County. The sight, a less than common occurrence in Barrington, left some … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The School Committee, during a discussion of the matter at its January 14 meeting, tried to temper the concerns of local parents and students as it pertains to field trip … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence School Department’s required commitments to Special Education exploded late in 2019, causing a strain on the district’s existing 2019-20 … more
Barrington police responded to a Hampden Meadows residence after the homeowner was accused of yelling at a 9-year-old girl who cut through his yard after school was dismissed. Police said they … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is alerting the public that a brown bat found in the Common Fence Point section of Portsmouth earlier this week has tested … more
PROVIDENCE — An alleged hit-and-run traffic case involving former Ward 4 City Councilor Brian Faria dating back to the late fall of 2018 was recently adjudicated in State Superior Court with … more
Warren’s new trash and recycling program appears to be reducing waste and increasing the amount of recyclables saved, according to data collected over the first two months of the … more
The newly-inked Barrington teachers contract offers a detailed look at the requirements and compensations extended to local public school teachers. For starters, the contract calls for around a 2 … more
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