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The Barrington High School girls indoor track team dominated all three relay events and cruised to the Medium School Class Championship on Saturday, Feb. 8. Barrington outscored second-place South … more
Tess Gagliano is taking her game to Duke University. Earlier this school year, Tess, a junior at Barrington High School, made a verbal commitment to play her college lacrosse at Duke, which is one … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Following a rare, mid-season week off, the East Providence High School boys’ basketball team returned to action late last week with a trip to Coventry where the Townies … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — City native, noted actor, author and voice-over artist Ron McLarty passed away Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 in New York City at the age of 72. The cause of death was not yet known. … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Police Department is seeking public input as part of its three-year accreditation process. A team of assessors from the Rhode Island Police Accreditation … more
PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School’s Colby Fahrney had already run in the 4x200-meter relay race and had just set a personal-best time (7.08 seconds) in the 55-meter sprint. He … more
Bristol police officers made a few arrests and issued numerous citations after shutting down a party involving Roger Williams University students last weekend. Following are incident reports from the … more
For the past couple of weeks, Kickemuit Middle School students have had the opportunity to gain some exposure to CNC technology through the Mobile Maker Lab. CNC stands for Computer Numerical … more
The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing Tuesday, Jan. 28, on legislation, introduced by Rep. Susan Donovan (D-69), which attempts to protect the environment and wildlife by banning the … more
St. John's Church will offer "drive-thru ashes" on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 26.  St. John's Episcopal Church Rector Rev. Patrick J. Greene said the drive-through service will be available from 7 … more
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