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Warren gateway project cost currently at $9 million

A public/private effort to transform the old National Grid property in the shadow of the Warren River Bridge into a gateway center with a public area, riverwalk and shops/eateries could be ready for …

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Barrington Town Manager: Take a minute to get tested
Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha is recommending residents make time to get tested for Covid-19. The Rhode Island National Guard … Read More
Barrington's old fire truck finds a new home
The Barrington Fire Department’s old ladder truck may be gone, but it is not forgotten. In fact, during the recent council … Read More
Health officials: More than 51,000 Rhode Islanders at least partially inoculated
More than 51,000 Rhode Islanders had been at least partially vaccinated against the coronavirus by Friday morning, according to state … Read More
Portsmouth Senior Center: 'Don't quit on us'
PORTSMOUTH — On July 1, will local senior citizens have a place to play pool, get some exercise through line dancing or yoga, … Read More
Safe roads earn Barrington a special distinction
Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha shared some good news during Monday night’s council meeting: In 60 years, Barrington has not … Read More
Tiverton Police: Rollover leads to DUI charge; maskless at library
Monday, Jan. 4 Police checked the area of Warren Avenue at 9:02 am after receiving a call about trucks using the road illegally as … Read More
East Bay Social
Lorraine Bradt Dennis, 99, Portsmouth Lorraine Bradt Dennis, 99, professor emeritus at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I., died Sunday, Jan. 10, at her assisted-living-facility home in Tiverton, R.I.She was born Lorraine May …
William Cole Jordan, 76, Little Compton William Cole Jordan, 76, of Little Compton, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife, Nancy (Tyburski) Jordan, to whom he was …
Bernard P. Campbell, 94, of Barrington Bernard P. Campbell, Esquire, age 94, of Barrington, died peacefully on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Bernard C. Campbell and Elizabeth (Kiernan) Campbell. …
Brown ‘an awesome place’ for hoops coach Mike Martin has the best of two worlds. Not only have Martin, his wife Kristen and their three daughters resided in Barrington since 2012, a town they relish, but he also has his dream job: head …
School officials encourage testing for BHS student-athletes Barrington school officials are recommending that student-athletes participating in a winter sport get an asymptomatic BinaxNOW test before the start of practices. The district announced the news …
BHS senior will play soccer in England next fall Cameron Chalue-Feeney is taking his game across the pond. The Barrington High School senior recently signed his collegiate letter of intent to play soccer for Everton FC Academy in England, while …
Townies prepare for start of 2021 winter season EAST PROVIDENCE — The plan at the moment is for East Providence High School athletics to begin its 2021 winter sports season just after the New Year, according to District Athletic Director …
Letter: COVID contamination not being reported in RI

To the editor: Why are the COVID Contaminations per day being reported as COVID percent positives, which reveals only a measure of availability of testing and does not reveal the rate of disease …

Letter: Oppose the petition to establish a Diversity committee

A group of citizens has petitioned the BristolTown Council to establish a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, DEI. The committee will “advise” the Town Council on issues and …

Letter: This was an attack from within

What took place at our nation’s capital last week was an attack on our country and Constitution from within. It was another 9/11 moment perpetrated not by foreign terrorist but from American …

Letter: Severance package hardly makes up for low compensation

I did not expect it to occur so quickly, but the battle between the conservatives and liberals on the “new old” Bristol Town Council has begun, as evidenced by the recent kerfuffle …

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