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Learning pavilion to strengthen Portsmouth Middle School farm

PORTSMOUTH — This spring, the Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District (ERICD) aims to break ground on a new outdoor learning pavilion at Portsmouth Middle School’s five-acre, …

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Letter to Barrington residents: Remove Biden and BLM signs
Candace Breen was having a wonderful day. The Barrington resident was watching President Biden’s inauguration on television last … Read More
Portsmouth man charged in alleged domestic altercation
PORTSMOUTH — A 30-year-old local man was charged on Thursday, Jan. 21, with domestic vandalism, with malicious injury to property; … Read More
Warren police raid yields marijuana, guns and cash
A Warren man faces several felony charges after a police raid at his home Friday, Jan. 22 uncovered dozens of marijuana plants and … Read More
Portsmouth: Notice of violation doesn't target signs’ content
PORTSMOUTH — The Town of Portsmouth did not use its local sign ordinance to ban the posting of “political” signs by a local man … Read More
M. Hope to present a virtual ‘Musicafe’ next week
The Mt. Hope High School Choral Department is proud to announce that their quarterly open mic, “Musicafe,” will be held … Read More
Barrington testing site extended two more weeks
Barrington officials announced recently that the pop-up asymptomatic Covid-19 testing site in town will remain open for an additional … Read More
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Obituaries
Margaret Ann Cary, 95, of Maine Margaret Ann (Doherty) Cary, 95, passed away on January 11, 2021 in Rangeley, Maine, with family at her side. Margaret (‘Marge) was the wife of Harry W. Cary, Jr. for 71 years and was the …
Oswald A. Rosenholm, 90, of Riverside and formerly of Barrington Oswald A. Rosenholm, 90, of Riverside, RI, and formerly of Barrington, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Ozzie was the beloved husband of Elizabeth “Liz” A. (Mcculloch) Rosenholm for …
Charles Rodman Mosher, 83, Little Compton, Charles Rodman (Rod) Mosher, 83, of Little Compton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at the Warren Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was the son of the late Ellen Bliss and …
Sports
Barrington teams excited to start winter sports season Barrington High School’s winter sports teams will begin playing regular season games this weekend, after the state gave the green light to interscholastic league competition earlier this …
Pickleball on the Common — a ‘winter lifesaver’ Peter Maloney and his teammate Eileen Malloy celebrated after he whacked the softball-sized plastic yellow ball over the net, sending it whistling by his opponents, Cathy Winston and David Schwartz, …
RIDOH, RIIL clear way for winter school sports with some pandemic mandates in place EAST PROVIDENCE — Most East Providence High School winter sports teams attempt to start their respective 2021 seasons this week, doing so with COVID-19 pandemic health and safety protocols …
Petition says lacrosse is moderate risk, not high More than 1,000 people have already signed a petition calling for the state to reclassify the risk level for lacrosse, moving it from high risk to moderate. That move, officials say, would allow …
Opinion
Letter: Massachusetts travel policy seems inconsistent

To the editor: I am curious about the Barrington School District policy of not allowing day trips to a place like Wachusett mountain. I personally have no vested interest in this because we …

Letter: Non-political flag policy is first step to unity

To the editor: As we look towards achieving our 46th President's goal of unity and healing, I would recommend we look no further than the heroic actions of our nation's first Black recipient of …

Letter: Those behind coup attempt must face consequences

To the editor: Many agree with Senator Jack Reed’s commentary that it is “time to move on from a disgraced presidency” and “those who sought to torch our democracy must be …

Letter: Vaccine must be priority number one for Congress

To the editor: It is time now for our legislators in Washington, DC to focus on the distribution of the Coronavirus caccine to every U.S. citizen, quickly and decisively!  The new Biden …

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