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Barrington official condemns Chachapacassett Road home

Barrington Building Official Dennis Begin ordered a Chachapacassett Road home "unfit and dangerous for human occupancy" last month, forcing the property's owner to find a new place to live. On …

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East Providence seeks new development proposals for vacant VAMCO property
EAST PROVIDENCE — The city recently issued its latest Request for Proposal, seeking plans on how best to redevelop the vacant, … Read More
Barrington officials tap field fund for other projects
The Barrington Town Council approved a name change for an account, allowing town officials to use the money in that account for … Read More
Banned from town beaches, nonresidents go elsewhere in Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — Vicky Newbold said she has video of about 30 strangers stomping through her backyard underneath the Sakonnet River … Read More
Municipal salaries in Barrington — raises range
On July 18, residents voted to approve the proposed municipal budget, which included an increase of more than 3 percent. Some of the … Read More
Mt. Hope graduate named a soccer Scholar All-American
Mt. Hope High School graduate Nathan Silveira recently added a new honor to his list of accomplishments. Salutatorian for the Class of … Read More
Police: BB gun to blame for broken windows in Barrington
Barrington police are investigating two incidents where windows were damaged by BB gun pellets. The first incident was reported … Read More
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Paul Wilber, Little Compton Paul Wilber passed away peacefully at home of natural causes on August 1, 2020, surrounded by his beloved wife Fran and family. Paul was born in Fall River on July 19, 1925, and grew up in Little …
Mary Lou Labao, 65, of Bristol Mary Lou Labao, 65, of Franklin Street passed away on July 21, 2020, at Rhode Island Hospital. Born in Fall River, she was the daughter of Sofia (Aguiar) Labao and the late Jose Labao. She was …
Fernanda Paiva Almeida, 94, of Bristol Fernanda Paiva (Bernardo) Almeida, 94, of Waterman Street passed away on July 29, 2020, at Silver Creek Manor. She was the wife of the late Manuel Cabral Almeida.    Born in Pico da …
BHS student-athletes train for uncertain fall sports season Some falls sports teams at Barrington High School have started their preseason practices, but the future of high school sports this fall remains uncertain. On Friday, July 17, public school …
Gallery: Post 10 Juniors open 2020 baseball season EAST PROVIDENCE — The Riverside Post 10 Junior Division American Legion Baseball team began play in the new Rhode Island 19/20 Elite League this week with a series of games, including 5-1 …
Barrington throwers named 'Virtual All-Americans' Four Barrington residents recently competed in the National Scholastic Athletics Foundation/athleticNET Virtual Qualifying series and Virtual National Championships. There were three virtual …
Letter: Tax hike showed disregard of citizens during pandemic To the editor: This letter is addressed to Portsmouth town officials. Much has been written about Portsmouth government’s refusal to recognize the will of the people and eliminate the FY …
Arlene Violet: It's the Rhode Island way Bill Belichick fans know that the “Patriot Way” is a term to describe the team-first culture of the New England Patriots. The "Rhode Island Way”, regrettably, is the way that …
Letter: Liberal eyes beget liberal lies To the editor: In regards to the “letter” by Mr. Goulart in the July 30 edition of the Portsmouth Times, perhaps conservatives don’t see things as you do, Mr. Goulart, through …

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