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Bristol Warren schools reopening to all students, all days

School reopening to all students, all days   JUMP SCHOOLS: District ends hybrid system, brings students back full-time   QUOTE “I think the students are ready to …

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Late Herbert Hall to be honored with tree-planting in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — In cooperation with the Portsmouth Tree Commission, the Portsmouth Historical Society will host an Earth Day tree … Read More
Barrington residents report larcenies from their cars
Barrington Police Chief Dino DeCrescenzo has a message for Barrington residents: Do not leave anything valuable in your cars … Read More
On a mission to save Walt’s Farm in Westport
Submitted by the Westport Land Conservation Trust ... The Westport Land Conservation Trust (WLCT) is partnering with the Town of … Read More
In a town shocked by racist propaganda, a new message appears in Warren
Warren residents outraged at the recent appearance of dozens of racist and hateful stickers in downtown Warren are responding … Read More
Portsmouth manager outlines $1.43M in capital improvements
PORTSMOUTH — Town Administrator Richard Rainer, Jr.’s proposed Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) for fiscal year 2022 includes roof … Read More
Nathan Bruno and Jason Flatt Act passed by R.I. Senate
PROVIDENCE — The State Senate today passed legislation sponsored by Sen.  James A. Seveney (D-Dist. 11, Portsmouth, Bristol, … Read More
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Antonios Antoniadis, 92, Swansea Antonios Antoniadis, 92, of Swansea, MA, formerly of Warren, RI, died Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at Grace Barker Nursing Home, Warren, RI. He was the husband of the late Aggeliki “Angie” …
Emily Morrow, 83, Tiverton Emily (Ferreira) Morrow, age 83, of Tiverton, earned her angel wings on Monday, April 12, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was the devoted wife of the late Raymond J. Morrow. Emily was a …
Maria deFatima Bigham, 89, of Bristol Maria deFatima (Santos) Bigham, 89, of Gibson Road, Bristol, passed away on April 12, 2021, at Newport Hospital.    Born in Terceira, Azores, Portugal, she was daughter of the late Artur …
Huskies get back on winning track, beat Pilgrim, 3-1 The Mt. Hope Volleyball team got back in the win column after beating Pilgrim, 3-1  (25-19, 23-25, 25-15, 25-22). Senior hitter, Hannah Rodrigues, led the team offensively with 11 aces and 7 …
Tigers roll with wins over Shea, Times 2 Academy The Tiverton girls volleyball won back-to-back home games, crushing Shea, 3-0 (25-10, 25-12, 25-9) on Tuesday and outlasting Times 2 Academy 3-2 (25-16, 15-25, 13-25, 25-15, 15-13) on Friday. The …
Underclassmen fuel Wildcats to three straight  The Westport girls soccer team has won three straight games to boost their record to 3-2 in the Mayflower Athletic Conference. The Wildcats began the season, 0-2, losing home and away games to Bishop Connolly.  But the team broke that streak by crushing Cape Cod Regional Tech, 9-0, at home on Tuesday, March 30, and they haven’t looked back.
Senior Night celebration: BHS wins big, 41-12 Everything went right for the Barrington High School football team on Friday night. It was a home game. It was Senior Night. It was a big win. The Eagles overpowered Pilgrim 41-12 in …
Letter: Who is minding the store in Barrington?

To the editor: Will someone please explain to the Barrington taxpayers why the proposed School expense for FY 2022 is $57,130,483 when the actual School expense for FY 2020 was $50,117,845. That …

Letter: Speeding cars could generate lots of revenue

To the editor: I’d like to propose a bona fide solution to Barrington’s financial issues. At last, a guaranteed fix to generate substantial income for our tax-stressed town. Raise …

Letter: Barrington — what happened to free speech?

To the editor: Out of curiosity, I examined the Town of Barrington Charter recently. I was wondering what I was missing in the job descriptions, since for the past year both our Town Council and …

Letter: A quiz for our town officials

To the editor: As the second semester speeds down the tracks to completion in the next few weeks, it is good to hold the student’s attention, and not let them ease up on their studies. One …

Letter: Are school officials listening to us?

To the editor: As we continue the discussion about de-leveling, many people have asked the administration to furnish concrete proof that this model has worked in districts like Barrington, and we …

April Country Letter: Ready for hummers

To the editor: So you know where your Hummingbird Feeder is and you have extra sugar to make your own nectar? (1 cup sugar boiled with 4 cups water – no red coloring needed). Well, good for …

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