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Barrington's Spencer Trust nearly triples annual budget

The Spencer Trust board of directors recently voted to increase its annual budget from $92,000 to nearly $250,000. Officials learned recently that the Trust, which is dedicated to helping the poor …

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East Providence awaits details on American Rescue Plan Act funds
EAST PROVIDENCE — East Providence will get a portion of the $1.78 billion earmarked for Rhode Island through the American Rescue … Read More
Three charged with narcotics possession at Westport hotel
WESTPORT — Three Fall River residents face an array of drug-related  charges after Westport Police say they were caught thenwith … Read More
Bristol Police: Complaints about fires, sick animals and dirt bikes
Bristol Police continued to field frequent calls about sick raccoons and skunks, as well as noisy neighbors and dirt bikes. Monday, … Read More
Senate Judiciary approves nomination of Matos for lieutenant governor
PROVIDENCE — The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen. Cynthia A. Coyne (D-Dist. 32, Barrington, Bristol, East Providence), … Read More
Subdivision could save historic Bristol home
Members of the Bristol Planning Board will meet Thursday to discuss a pre-application and concept plan designed to preserve a nearly … Read More
Barrington police news — new tennis courts vandalized
Barrington police responded a variety of calls last week, including one about the new tennis courts at Barrington Middle … Read More
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Obituaries
Peter Pacheco, 83, Tiverton Peter Pacheco, 83, of Tiverton, husband of Joan (Drewniak) Pacheco, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2021. He was the son of the late Peter and Mary (Bento-Pimental) Pacheco. He was predeceased …
Vivian A. Lombardi, 87, Warren Vivian A. (Trombley) Lombardi, 87, of Warren, died Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI. She was the wife of the late Louis Lombardi Sr. Born in Warren, RI, she was …
Frank G. Miranda, 83, Little Compton Frank G. Miranda, 83, of Little Compton, passed away Sunday, December 20, 2020, at Charlton Memorial Hospital.  He was the beloved husband of Linda (Wetherell) Miranda.  He was born in Fall …
Sports
Eagles win Thanksgiving Day rivalry game…on Easter weekend Different holiday — same passionate rivalry. Most years, the Barrington High School football team squares off against Mt. Hope on Thanksgiving. This year, the Eagles waited until Easter to …
Mt. Hope Huskies' comeback against Barrington falls short The Mt. Hope Huskies could not overcome a tough first quarter against rival Barrington Saturday, falling to the Eagles 30-22, at their temporary home field in Middletown. The loss drops the Mt. Hope …
Cumberland clips E.P. in Townies’ only football home game EAST PROVIDENCE — It was an almost…almost perfect return to their home grounds for the members of the East Providence High School football program, who were gracing the Pierce Memorial …
Miranda smashes 10 aces as Tigers trounce Paul Cuffee, 3-0 Olivia Miranda recorded 10 aces and 6 kills, as the Tiverton girls volleyball team trounced Paul Cuffee School, 3-0 (25-7, 25-3, 25-13), during a home match on Tuesday night. The win boosts the …
Opinion
Letter: We need action, not talk, on Portsmouth Senior Center

To the editor: One has to be captivated by the speed with which government moves in Portsmouth.  Consider that in 2007, the Portsmouth Town Council sought and received permission from the …

Letter: Discussion on virus is overlooking the public interest

To the editor: John Adams was one of the foremost of the American patriots wanting to break from England. However, to his great credit, when the British soldiers in the “Boston …

Letter: East Providence Comprehensive Plan should consider children

To the editor:As you may have heard by now — the City is undergoing planning process to draft its new “Comprehensive Plan.” A city’s “Comprehensive Plan” is the …

Letter: God is part of our Declaration of Independence

After reading the letter of Paul Salesi (“The 11th Commandment?”), I must remind him of the Declaration of Independence, which states “that they are endowed by their Creator with …

Letter: Keep selling guns, just don’t sell the bullets

As well illustrated by Senior Chief Salesi’s letter of last week (“The 11th Commandment?”), neither the Church or the Constitution conveys a “God given right” to bear …

Letter: It is too dangerous

To the editor: The abrupt closing of the two East Bay Bike Path bridges in 2019 displaced hundreds of riders, walkers, runners, kids on their way to school, workers heading to their jobs, out onto …

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