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A Warren man is facing charges after an incident at Police Cove Park early Tuesday morning, Aug. 27. According to Barrington Police, an officer on routine patrol on County Road spotted two … more
Disgraced would-be state legislator Laufton Ascencao, who faces a felony charge of embezzlement stemming from his successful 2018 campaign for House of Representatives … more
Disgraced would-be state legislator Laufton Ascencao of Bristol, who won the District 68 House of Representatives seat in 2018 only to resign months later after a host of financial irregularities … more
A woman searching for her missing bird stumbled upon a homeless man who had been living in the woods near Brickyard Pond for the last year and a half. According to police, a Barrington resident … more
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police reports from over the past week: Monday, Aug. 26 Cristina M. Scott, 26, of 8 Burton Place, Middletown, was charged … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The School Department made its annual budget presentation to the City Council, at the latter’s September 5, Superintendent Kathryn Crowley and District Finance Director Craig … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls’ soccer team opened up its 2019 fall campaign this week, its second season back in Division II, with the aim of returning to the postseason … more
PORTSMOUTH — The lemonade stand on the corner of Linda Avenue and Windward Drive on Sunday wasn’t like most others. more
Baseball brought Trevor Kelley back to Barrington. Kelley grew up in Barrington and attended Primrose Hill School, but his family left town when he was in the third grade.  Late last … more
An elevator worker from Westport died Tuesday morning in what Needham, Mass., police say was an elevator related incident at the headquarters of the Trip Advisor company in Needham. The victim … more
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